Each month, Grand Mesa Youth Service Center conducts an Art Heritage Group as an incentive program for our Educational Scholars which focuses on well-known artists and cultural art forms. Most recently, the youth were able to meet the famous artist of the month, Lyle Nichols.
Last week, the Colorado Office of Children, Youth and Families had the honor of hosting Mr. Shigoku, an official from the Juvenile Classification Home Section, the Juvenile Treatment Division, Correction Bureau, at the Ministry of Justice - Japan. Mr. Shigoku’s goal while in Colorado was to study the approach DYS and other juvenile justice serving agencies use to help in the prevention of delinquency and crime.
Platte Valley Youth Services Center began a new culinary and cultural program called “A Passport to the World,” in which youth will create a special meal that will focus on a different country each month. January’s focus was on China and a celebration to honor the Chinese New Year. The menu for this exciting treat was: Tofu Lo Mein, Stir Fried Vegetables, Sweet and Sour Chicken, and Chinese New Year Cake.
At the beginning of this month, the youth at Zeb Pike Youth Service Center were treated to a performance by DJ Panic. His passion for music, which started at age 9, was clearly evident and contagious to all those who were listening.
Five youth from Grand Mesa Youth Services Center (GMYSC) recently gave back to the community by helping to alleviate child hunger.
The timing couldn't have been better. Four days after NASA's InSight Mars craft touched down on the Red Planet, the "Marsvile -- A Cosmic Village" program made its debut Friday at the Zebulon Pike Youth Services Center, 1427 W. Rio Grande St. Read the full article published in the Cheyenne Edition of the Gazette Newspaper.
What is the best way to spruce up a plain wall? Add a beautifully crafted mural. DYS youth, in partnership with the City of Denver's Urban Arts Fund, created this work of art in the gymnasium at Gilliam Youth Services Center.
State Grants to Libraries (SGtL) funds are awarded each year to support efforts to improve literacy and learning. The Institutional Library Development program received 11 proposals from six Division of Youth Services (DYS) libraries. Each of the six libraries received at least one award, ranging from $200 to $800 each. The applicants demonstrated a need for materials and provided plans to measure impact on patrons.
Funded projects will: