DENVER YOUTH COUNCIL


The Denver Youth Council is a standing committee of the Denver Workforce Investment Board and fulfills all local region Youth Council responsibilities under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998.  It is the intent of the Denver Youth Council to provide services for the Denver workforce region in cooperation and coordination with other workforce regions and Youth Councils from the metro Denver region and around the State of Colorado.  The Council’s primary purpose, powers and duties are:


To develop portions of the local plan relating to eligible youth;

To recommend eligible providers of youth activities to be awarded by the Denver Workforce Investment Board; and

To conduct oversight of the eligible providers of youth activities.

  • Membership Qualifications:
  1. The Council must include at least two members of the Denver Workforce Investment Board with special interest or expertise in youth policy; and, representatives of youth serving agencies, local public housing authority, Job Corps, a parent of WIA eligible youth, and a former participant.
  2. Members are appointed by a majority vote of the Denver Workforce Investment Board.
  3. Membership terms are for two years.
  • Meets:  Monthly on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 3 to 4:30 p.m. 
    Contact David Ford or Lori Mack (see below) for meeting locations.

    Youth Council Members

    Megan Huffnagle, American Blue Ribbon Holdings (Chair)
    Kelli Kelly, Parsons
    Bernard McCune, Denver Public Schools
    Lexis McQueary, Student
    Brigid McRaith, Mile High Youth Corps
    Lynne Picard, Denver Housing Authority
    Cody Homeburg, Collbran Job Corps Center/Youth
    Emily Milian, Junior Achievement/Rocky Mountain, Inc.
    Caren Swales, Job Corps
    Charlotte Stephens, Public Safety Youth Programs
    Mali Tolman, Parent/DPS

    2010-2015 Youth Council Strategic Plan

    Operating Procedures 

    New Member Prospectus

    Membership Application - If you are interested in serving on the Youth Council, please contact David Ford or Lori Mack (see below).

    Meeting Schedule for 2014:
                        January 28
                        February 25
                        March 25
                        April 22
                        May 27
                        June 24
                        July 22
                        August 26
                        September 23
                        October 28
                        November 25
                        December TBD

    Meeting Minutes
    for 2014 will be posted on this page. Minutes from 2013 and earlier are included with the minutes of the Denver Workforce Investment Board.

    Contact:  David Ford, Workforce Board Liaison, at 720.913.1669 or david.ford@denvergov.org;
    or Lori Mack, Denver Youth Program Administrator, at 720.865.5565 or lori.mack@denvergov.org.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    APRIL 22 - HOSPITALITY & RESTAURANT JOB FAIR

    This FREE event is an opportunity for local employers in the hospitality and restaurant industries to meet face-to-face with our skilled workforce to fill current and future openings. Details here and registration form for employers here.

    Submit your registration form to workforce.development@denvergov.org.

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