Youth Leadership Douglas County (YLDC) is a high school program consisting of eight one day programs for high school students. One day each month, students actively participate in seminars and activities that engage and educate them about the community and their place in it. Each month’s day-long session explores a different aspect of leadership in our community with an eye toward building interest in local issues. By learning about the community, students will develop their leadership potential through active participation in ropes courses, law enforcement training activities, interviewing with various media personnel and visiting with local legislators and county commissioners. Each session offers an interactive opportunity for personal exploration and growth around such topics as working together as a team, getting in front of the TV camera, how to handle credit and even how a bit of improvisational skill can come in handy. The classes run September through May. The organizers of YLDC strongly believe that no one person can lead alone. Therefore, we start the year out at a Challenge Ropes Course where we teach students about working together to establish a foundation of teamwork and they learn about the theme of the YLDC class, I’ve Got Your Back. School attendance on these days is excused, but students are responsible for any school work missed.
 
Because many local businesses, governmental agencies, and organizations like the Sheriff's Department believe in the power of the opportunity they have agreed to help sponsor the program. Therefore, the cost to parents or students is reduced.
 
Next Steps...
First, please fill out the Application Form (CLICK HERE) and submit it to the Youth Leadership Douglas County Program at:
 
Youth Leadership Douglas County
558 Castle Pines Parkway, Unit B4, #364
Castle Rock, CO 80108
 
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