Finding creative ways to establish relationships with youth in the Division's care is a challenge; but, it is a challenge where many of our staff and partners excel.
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.
Youth and staff from Platte Valley Youth Services center recently began a bike club. To help start up the program, staff worked side-by-side with several youth in the program to help restore bicycles for the club. Youth learned how to...
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.
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.
Five teenagers in identical gray t-shirts and black gym shorts stretch their quads at the base of the Palisade Rim Trail. It’s nearly 9 a.m., and the air already sizzles with July heat. Read the full story by clicking here.
The Grand Mesa Youth Services Center Adventure Club hit the road early on Saturday, July 8th, to hike their first 14er. The hike was led by the director of the facility, who spent his day off leading the youth up the steep incline to the summit.
June 29, 2017 - "Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope." With this vision in mind, on Thursday, June 29, the employees of the Division of Youth Services (DYS) Western Region Office volunteered to work on the local Habitat for Humanity home build in Grand Junction.
On 6/21/17, Spring Creek Youth Services Center (SCYSC) in partnership with the International Correctional Management Training Center facilitated a tour of correctional leaders from the country of El Salvador.
On May 31, committed youth at Platte Valley attended a presentation on Birds of Prey by HawkQuest co-founder Kin Quitugua.