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2017 Training Conference

The Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Youth Services is excited to announce the registration for the annual training symposium on juvenile services is now open! The conference will be held November 6-9 at the Marriott Denver Tech Center.  "Improving Juvenile Services: Identifying and Promoting Quality Practices" will be the focus of the four day event.

Rustlers Loop

Recently, the GMYSC Adventure Club set out to Rustler’s Loop in Loma, CO for an afternoon hike.  Six youth (one from an outside placement) and three staff hit the trails and trekked across several paths that run alongside the Colorado River. 

Fish and Chips, Anyone?

Platte Valley Youth Services Center recently introduced a Farm to Table concept.  Earlier in the season, the program consisted of what the facility hopes will be a robust vegetable garden that will provide nutritious and delicious vegetables.  The Farm to Table program also includes a new fishing program. 

NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Visits Youth at Platte Valley YSC

Summer break is the season that youth take to relax, and take a break from school. However, research carried out at John Hopkins University shows that students can experience learning and reading loss when they are not actively taking part in education. One way to reduce or eliminate this loss is to enroll in reading programs.