What We Are Reading

“This report examines, from the perspective of young people themselves, the roles that relationships with adults and peers play in decisions about staying in, leaving and returning to high school. Building on previous studies, including last year’s Don’t Call Them Dropouts, this report offers new insights about how support from adults and peers can help […]

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What We Are Reading

A Stronger Nation through Higher Education, Ten-year time horizon brings Goal 2025 into sharp focus At the end of 2015, there will be 10 years remaining for the nation to reach Goal 2025. Given the significance of this milestone and the increasing urgency of making substantial progress toward Goal 2025, this year’s issue of A Stronger […]

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ACYI officially welcomed as StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network Member

ACYI has officially met the benchmarks to be the FIRST of its kind in Colorado to join the StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network, a nationwide movement which connects more than 9,450 organizations to impact more than 6.5 million students. This national network of over 60 communities is working to improve education success for every child through data-driven, quality collective […]

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The Family Leadership Training Institute (FLTI)

The Family Leadership Training Institute (FLTI) is a first-of-its-kind family civics program. Program graduates spend more than 120 hours to develop skills needed to become effective leaders in their communities. Once recruited and accepted in to the program, participants attend a 20-week curriculum that integrates personal and child development, leadership training, civic literacy and civic […]

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Young Leaders Society of Adams County

If you haven’t heard about the Young Leaders Society of Adams County (YLS), now is your chance! YLS develops diverse, young adult leaders who support youth success within our community through outreach, role modeling, and community partnerships. YLS needs your help! 1. We’re accepting applications (click here) for new members! We are looking for current […]

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What We Are Reading

“‘People keep asking ‘How?’ as a defense against living their life,’ says best-selling author Peter Block. ‘In this witty, insightful award-winning book [The Answer to How is Yes], Block shows that many standard solutions and improvement efforts, reinforced by most of the literature, keep people paralyzed. Here he places the ‘how to’ craze in perspective […]

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What We Are Reading

We recently read an interesting article called Putting Community in Collective Impact discussing the importance of involving the community in collective impact discussions. You can read the article here.

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Attendance MATTERS

September is Attendance Awareness Month We all know school is critical for success in the future, but did you know that in Adams County many students miss more than 18 days of school during the academic year? This is considered chronic absenteeism, and it’s a big problem! If the kids aren’t there, they aren’t learning. […]

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Attendance Awareness PROCLAMATION

Proclamation of September as Attendance Awareness Month WHEREAS good attendance is essential to student achievement and graduation, and we are committed to dedicating our resources and attention to reducing chronic absenteeism rates, with a focus starting as early as kindergarten, WHEREAS chronic absence – missing 10 percent or more of school for any reason including […]

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