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LPYS Summer Pogramming Guide

Summer Programming Guide:

What is this guide? A list of summer opportunities for young people ages 12-24 in La Plata County. The programs listed are substance-free and are either low cost or have financial assistance. This guide was created in partnership with the ROAR Coalition and La Plata Youth Services to increase awareness of summer pro-social opportunities for young people in the area.

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Horse Empower Youth Leadership Summer Camp

Horse Empower Youth Leadership Summer Camp:

Durango's only youth leadership camp is being held by our partners at Horse Empower, LLC this June. Students ages 12-16 will engage in equine activities with a focus on intrapersonal growth and support student's individual social styles.

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GOAL Academy High School

GOAL Academy High School is an online school that has been serving students for 13 years across Colorado. GOAL is a free, online curriculum coupled with one-to-one mentoring (either virtual, or on site in Durango at 3206 Main Avenue). The local center is set up for social-distancing with strict attention to COVID-19 protocols. Find GOAL on Facebook/GOAL Academy High School. Call: 1 877-776-4625. ENROLL at goalac.org.

Paving a Pathway Scholarship

Last year, the Durango Education Foundation introduced its first juvenile restorative justice scholarship, entitled Paving a Pathway, which was created in conjunction with representatives of the Durango Police Department, La Plata Youth Services and Martin Family. The Paving a Pathway Scholarship is designed to assist students who at one point have been to Juvenile Court, held at DeNier Youth Detention Center or referred to LPYS Diversion Program and have the desire to change their lives through education. This scholarship wouldn't be possible without the help of the community and the Martin Family. Click here for more information.

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