Youth Congress


Students, grades 9 – 12 are invited to attend Youth Congress,  held on Monday, September 24.

Registrations are now being accepted for the 2018 Youth Congress to be held at the State Capitol

2018 Youth Congress Information

  • September 24 from 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    State Capitol
    200 E Colfax Ave
    Denver, CO 80203
    ( lunch will be provided)
  • Buses are available if needed, leaving promptly from Legend High School and Highlands Ranch High School at 7:45 a.m.

What is Youth Congress?
It’s an event where adult leaders work with youth leaders on issues that affect the lives of Douglas County youth.

Requirements and considerations for participation:

  • Must be in the 9th-12th grade living in Douglas County
  • Parent/guardian permission required to attend
  • Name, age, school, contact phone, and email for participant and parent/guardian required
  • Participants may choose their topics of interest from a provided list
  • Lunch will be provided
  • Participants will receive 7.5 hours of community service

Topics Include

  • Exploring Jobs and Higher Education Opportunities
  • Behavioral Health
  • 21st Century Learning
  • Teen Drug & Alcohol Abuse
  • Prevention Sources of Strength
  • ICAP Review
  • First Aide Mental Health

Please contact Marsha Alston, Youth Services Program Manager at 303.814.5327 or e-mail at 

Sample Agenda:

8:45 a.m.
– Check in begins at State Capitol
– Meet your Elected Officials

9:00 a.m.
-Keynote Speaker

10:00 a.m.
Youth Services Coordinator Marshal Alston explains the day’s proceedings

10:15 a.m.
– Break out into Small Workgroups

-A – 11:15 – 11:45 a.m.
-B – 11:45 – 12:15 p.m.
-C – 12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
-D – 12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

2:00 – 2:15

2:15 – 3:30 p.m.
– Presentations by Workgroups and discussion with Elected Officials.

3:30 p.m.

Youth Congress is a project of the Douglas County Youth Initiative, in partnership with the Douglas County Partnership of Governments