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.
June 1, 2017- the GMYSC Adventure Club took a day-trip to Glenwood Springs to tackle the Storm King Mountain.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- -Youth and staff from Grand Mesa Youth Services Center were interviewed by two local news stations and the Grand Junction Sentinel about their partnership with Homeward Bound. The youth shared not only their appreciation for staff, but also what they are learning in the program.
The Division of Youth Corrections (DYC) is welcoming proposal for their annual Symposium on Juvenile Services from all individuals and organizations that provide services to youth involved in the juvenile justice system. The symposium’s theme this year is Improving Juvenile Services: Identifying and Promoting Quality Practices.
Youth from Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center in Golden cleaned up the Golden Cemetery this week to prepare it for Memorial Day. Lookout Mountain youth have given back through the cemetery project for nine years, removing weeds, trimming around grave sites, and planting flowers to make it beautiful for the many Memorial Day weekend visitors. This year, 12 youth worked seven-hour days for five days to clean up the cemetery.
This past week, a Lakota Native American Indian spoke with students in the Art and Social Studies class at Adams Youth Services Center. George Antuna, is a Sun Dancer and a ceremonial singer.
May 4, 2017- The Grand Mesa Youth Services Center Hiking Club ventured out on a new trail, the Rattlesnake Arches. The trip included a few new youth that had previously struggled, but found interest in the hiking club and saw it as an incentive to work hard. By achieving goals in their treatment and education programming, they earned a spot on the hiking club, allowing the
youth to leave the facility for the first time.
Several youth and staff from Zeb Pike Youth Services Center participated in Earth Day activities on Saturday, April 22 by combining forces with a local neighborhood association's annual spring cleanup.