The Arapahoe County Mayors and Commissioners 青年奖 (ACMCYA) recognizes teenagers who have overcome obstacles and risen to challenges life has presented. This award is unique because it encompasses youth who live and attend school in Arapahoe County within traditional classroom settings, 组织家庭, alternative schools, and emancipated youth.
Scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors who have overcome adversity and wish to pursue post-secondary educational opportunities at vocational, two- or four-year schools.
Thank You to our Presenting Sponsor
The youth awards are sponsored by the Keep Driving Foundation.
The Keep Driving Foundation was established by the employees of Groove Auto. It’s about enriching the lives of children through education and foundational support. The program is locally targeted and classroom focused, enabling area schools to receive donations during the school year that directly impact the students, the school’s facilities and the teachers.
- Seniors (grade 12) who live and attend school in Arapahoe County are eligible to receive a post-secondary educational scholarship to be used in 2023.
- Youth related to Arapahoe County employees are not eligible for this program.
The application is to be submitted by a teacher/counselor/school administrator, and not related to the youth. The nominator must provide details on why the student should be considered for the award including, ways in which the student has helped their community and how they have overcome challenges. Nominators will need to attach a student-written 3-paragraph essay describing what they have learned from overcoming challenges, plans for their future and what they hope to accomplish in the years ahead.
A committee comprised of county elected officials (commissioners, mayors, etc.) review applications and make recommendations for awards and scholarships based on the student’s desire to rise above adversity, determination to create positive change within their environment, and the positive contributions and service to their communities and families.
Scholarship amounts and the number of scholarships awarded are determined on a year-by-year basis.
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Program or Sponsorship Questions
Questions about the process or program should be directed to Daniela Villarreal at email@example.com.