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New Campaigns

Colorado Safe Schools Month
Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Missing Children's Day Poster Contest
  • Submissions due January 13, 2015
  • Applicants must be in fifth grade.
  • Artwork should reflect the theme “Bring Our Missing Children Home.” This phrase must appear somewhere on the poster. The theme may be depicted in the student’s artwork through one or a combination of illustrations (e.g., signs and symbols, people, abstract, industry, wildlife).
  • For more information, contact Bev Walz, Colorado Department of Public Safety, Phone: 303-239-4605, Email: bev.walz@state.co.us
National Drug Facts Week
  • January 26 - February 1, 2015
  • Presented by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
  • First launched in 2010, National Drug Facts week encourages events that allow teens to ask questions about drug use and addiction substances and have them answered by addiction scientists or health experts. Events can be sponsored by a number of organizations, including schools, community groups, sports clubs and hospitals.  
  • National Drug Facts Week hopes to dispel myths about drugs that teens often hear on TV, in movies, music, on the Internet or from friends. Topics for discussion can include not only what science tells us about marijuana – that use by teens can negatively impact brain development and impair school and athletic performance – but about what science tells us about use of prescription drugs, tobacco and alcohol.
  • Plan and register your event.



The purpose of Businesses Assisting Schools in Communities Prepare (BASIC Prep) is to enhance emergency preparedness and safety planning initiatives in Colorado schools by aligning districts and individual schools with appropriate business sector partners.

What is BASIC Prep?

This program is intended to help schools create sustainable preparedness strategies for human-caused and natural disasters, while providing business partners the opportunity to share expertise and/or resources and increase their profile and value to Colorado communities.


Participation in the BASIC Prep pilot program is strictly voluntary for both schools and businesses. The purpose of the pilot program is to test this collaboration idea, identify challenges and provide tools and templates to be used for a larger rollout across the state. In order to be successful, it is critical that both parties agree on roles, responsibilities and expectations prior to beginning a pilot program project.

BASIC Prep Brochure
BASIC Prep Request for Participation

Posted August 2014. Requests for pilot program participation from school districts or businesses will be accepted immediately until five schools have been matched with appropriate businesses.

Current partners include:

  • American Red Cross

  • ADPS, LLC & 2ELK Consulting

  • Boulder Valley School District

  • City and County of Denver Office of Emergency Management

  • Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Colorado Department of Public Safety

  • Colorado School Safety Resource Center, Colorado Department of Public Safety

  • Colorado Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD)

  • FEMA Region VIII

  • Mercury Payment Systems

  • St. Vrain Valley School District

  • GCS Security Services

  • Allegion

  • Thompson School District

  • Firestorm

  • San Juan BOCES