Youth Initiative Names Kevin West 2017 Champion

The Youth Initiative of Adams County presented Kevin West, School District 27J Director of Intervention Services, with the 2017 Youth Initiative Champion Award at their recent Catalyst for Change Breakfast on Friday, September 15, 2017. The purpose of the Champion Award is to recognize leaders, partners, and organizations who: Demonstrate a strong vision and driving […]

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First Target Set for Adams County Youth Postsecondary Enrollment & Completion

Our Community Leaders Council (CLC) met recently to review postsecondary enrollment and completion data for Adams County Youth as it relates to Certifications, Associate’s Degrees, Bachelor’s Degrees, and Master’s Degrees. Understanding that current data are limited to that which is available to us through the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) from the Student Unit Record Data System (SURDS) and the National Student Clearinghouse […]

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Reflections of Youth Coming Soon

Reflections of Youth… One way we are working to keep youth at the center is by simply listening. We listen to understand, allowing our partners to identify the root causes of the problems they’ve identified and bring youth into the changemaking process to help inform the work we do. But this goes beyond just having […]

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We’re Stepping Up Our Support to Empower Data Driven Decision Making: Introducing ACYI’s New Data Director

We are stepping up our support to empower even more data driven decision making to take place across the ACYI Partnership. To that end, we are delighted to introduce Daniel Archuleta, ACYI’s new Data Director, who will help make this happen. asd As the Data Director for the ACYI Partnership, Daniel is responsible for supporting […]

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‘Adams County Works’ Team Refining Process to Help Close the Attainment Gap

Students in Adams County are enrolling in postsecondary opportunities at a rate less than their peers across the state. Particularly, students of color who are enrolling behind their white peers. “For many students of color a major barrier is their lack of connectedness with university and colleges,” said Dr. Will Mellion of Metro State University’s […]

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Job Opening: Part-Tim Data Manager

SUMMARY: The Adams County Youth Initiative (ACYI), is a local nonprofit that works to mobilize and support a Partnership of stakeholders, who have agreed to work together to benefit children and youth throughout the community from Cradle through Career, is hiring a Data Manager. This is a new position and will play an integral role […]

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