We’re working with student athletes, coaches, and other allies to create a unique program focused on diversity and inclusion in high school athletics and activities, and need your help!

YCD is in the initial planning stages of supporting Colorado high school athletes, coaches, athletic directors and student activity participants in launching a new, youth-led and youth-driven Colorado Summit on Inclusive Teen Athletics and Activities, to take place on Tuesday, September 8, 2020!

We’re proud to be working alongside the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) as well as the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs (UCCS) to make this program a reality.

Modeled upon the successful YCD template, this program and event will be:

  1. Created by student athletes and coaches across Colorado
  2. 100% youth-led through a diverse, all-student Executive Committee
  3. Hosted by the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS)
  4. Supported by YCD and CHSAA staff for marketing, fundraising and logistics

This unique program will empower high school athletes and coaches to come together across sports, activities and schools to talk about the diversity and inclusion issues affecting teen athletics and activities in Colorado, as well as to brainstorm solutions to those issues, so that all teens feel welcome and included in high school athletics and extracurricular activities.

Student Athletes Needed for Executive Committee

We are seeking students across all sports and activities currently sanctioned by CHSAA to serve on the Executive Committee planning this event.  The Executive Committee will have full control over the topics, workshops, speakers and content of the summit. 

Students from the sports/activities listed below are encouraged to apply:

  1. Baseball
  2. Basketball
  3. Cross Country
  4. Field Hockey
  5. Football
  6. Golf
  7. Gymnastics
  8. Ice Hockey
  9. Lacrosse
  10. Skiing
  11. Soccer
  12. Softball
  13. Spirit
  14. Swimming
  15. Tennis
  16. Track
  17. Volleyball
  18. Wrestling
  19. Music
  20. Speech and Debate
  21. Student Leadership

The group will be meeting virtually between February and September 2020, so student athletes from all corners of Colorado are encouraged to apply! Make sure you apply before the deadline of Monday, February 3, 2020.

Questions

Contact Micah Porter at (303) 982-8053 or micah.porter@jeffco.k12.co.us with any questions or to discuss how to get involved with this new program.

Executive Committee Application