The Arc - Special Educational Advocacy
The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes. Click here to learn more!
The Link is a nonprofit organization established in 1999 to reduce and prevent juvenile crime and delinquency. We provide a single point of entry for assessment and community-based 24 hour services for youth challenged by life issues such as truancy or delinquency, or participating in risky or anti-social behaviors, such as criminal activities, gang affiliation or substance abuse. By on-site screening and thorough assessment, youth are referred to appropriate intervention services in order to prevent initial or repeat youth offenses, to seek alternatives to detention and increase academic success. Click here to learn more!
Griffith Centers for Children
Griffith Centers for Children believes that every child deserves positive experiences and opportunities that would prepare him or her to live a productive life. Griffith Centers’ program include a wonderful Truancy Intervention Program where a truant child is given an advocate to help get kids on the right track, family preservation services, residential services, and transitional programs. To learn more about Griffith Centers for Children, Click here to learn more!
Griffith Center Application forms:
The link below is a helpful guide to local resources for GED testing and preparation.
The Link below is a helpful guide of how to advocate for the children you serve educationally and how to get into schools to investigate.
Education Opportunity Center
Consistent with Colorado State University’s land grant mission to make education accessible to all persons and groups, the Access Center develops the talents of those who have been historically underrepresented in postsecondary education (first generation, low-income, ethnically and racially diverse, and non-traditionally aged). By utilizing effective practices, we provide quality services to communities, individuals and institutions resulting in student success and exemplary programs guided by an ethic of community and project accountability. Click here to learn more!
The Youth Succeed program is a federally-funded Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program that offers assistance in supporting youth to obtain their high school diploma, GED, or post-secondary certificate/training (2 years or less), and encourages youth through their education by offering case management and supportive services. Services provided are based on individual need and availability of funding. Click here to learn more!
Foward Steps - Guardian Scholar Scholarships
By investing in their lives, Forward Steps empowers former foster youth so they can reach their full potential as active, independent, self-sufficient members of their communities. It’s our mission. Forward Steps Infromation Sheet. Forward Steps 2018-19 Scholarship Application. Click here to learn more.
CASA has created a program with some local instate colleges to take tours of the campuses and to look at foster children specific opportunities. Please Contact Matt Cale at Matt@CASA17th.com if you are interested in setting up a tour with the adolescent you serve.
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