High School

* Indicates an evidence-based program focused on the prevention of problem behaviors in youth.

After-School Reading Program

(Lake County Public Library)

Program offers stories and activities for grades 1 and up.

(719) 486-0569
1115 Harrison Ave.
Cost: none
Languages: English
Times: Thurs., during the school year, after school until 4:30 pm; does not meet on school holidays or early-release days
Program/Service Access: drop-in


*Boys’ Council

(Full Circle)

This program uses a strengths-based approach to promote boys’ health in the adolescent years.

Bill Nelson
(719) 486-4200
113 E. 5th St. | P.O. Box 622
Leadville, CO 80461
Cost: none
Languages: English
Times: after school once a week for 10 weeks
Program/Service Access: Program is for boys in 9th-12th grades referred by the High School Counselor, teachers, principal, or other agencies. Call Bill to refer.


Cloud City Twirlers

Baton twirling teaches poise and grace and instills self-confidence.

Shannon Gipson
(970) 471-1263
Cost: $25/month
Languages: English
Times: Mondays
Program/Service Access: Any girl age 4 and older may sign-up, call Shannon.


*Full Circle High School Programs

Full Circle offers four different programs to develop leadership skills and promote making healthy decisions.

Bill Nelson
(719) 486-4200
113 E. 5th St. | P.O. Box 622
Leadville, CO 80461
Cost: none
Languages:
Times: SADD meetings are during school lunch at the High School; all other groups meet after school.
Program/Service Access: High school students may drop-in to SADD meetings and should register to participate in all after-school activities.
Boogie Down Productions is Full Circle’s DJ Club. High school students attend weekly practices to learn the skills of playing music for a larger audience. Participants learn about segues, public speaking, as well as the set-up, take-down, and operation of the equipment. Students also engage in discussions about music styles, lyrics, and careers. Once student DJs are trained, they venture out into the community to DJ functions, such as the High School’s Annual Homecoming Dance. In a typical year, the group performs at nearly two dozen events, more than half of which are donated to the community.W(rec)K-LESS is one of Full Circle’s most popular programs. The after-school, activity-focused program works with youth on issues related to drinking and driving between the ages of 13-17. We are excited about the outcomes associated with this program, as participating students show statistically significant decreases in alcohol use over a 30-day period.Latinos Unidos targets high school-aged Latino youth. Members attend weekly activities that focus on developing skills and building on strengths. Full Circle incorporates education around alcohol, drugs, violence, and other negative behaviors into fun alternative activities. The Latino Unidos group was established as an initial step in helping Latino youth integrate into other programs and develop leadership skills.

S.A.D.D (Students Against Destructive Decisions)
Originally, the mission of the SADD chapter was to help young people say ‘No’ to drinking and driving. Today, the mission has expanded. Students have told us that positive peer pressure, role models and other strategies can help them say ‘No’ to more than drinking and driving. And that is why SADD has become a peer leadership organization dedicated to preventing destructive decisions, particularly underage drinking, other drug use, impaired driving, teen violence and teen depression and suicide. In efforts for students to help each other, Full Circle has started a new SADD chapter at Lake County High School.


*Girls’ Circle

(Full Circle)

Girls’ Circle is an evidence-based prevention curriculum that increases self-efficacy and goal setting as well as reducing problem behaviors among girls at risk.

Vanessa Herrera
(719) 486-4200
113 E. 5th St. | P.O. Box 622
Leadville, CO 80461
olc@fullcircleleadville.org
Cost: none
Languages: English
Times: Thurs. after school
Program/Service Access: Program is for girls in 9th-12th grades. Students or parents should call Vanessa for more information.
This program uses a strengths-based approach to address risky behaviors, build on protective factors, and improve relationships. The curriculum is presented in ten week segments. Girls help plan end-of-year activities.


Lake County Law Enforcement Explorers

(Lake County Sheriff’s Office)

The Lake County Law Enforcement Explorers, part of the Boy Scout Learning for Life Program, focuses on Law Enforcement and gives youth of our community an inside look into Law Enforcement, giving them an experience to decide if it is something they would like to do in the future.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office
(719) 486-1249
Deputy George Whittington
(719) 207-3445
Officer Rick Stevenson
(719) 207-0438
Cost:
Languages: English
Times: varies
Program/Service Access: Program/Service Access: A student interested in the program should call one of the contact numbers listed. Students must be at least 14 years old, have graduated the 8th grade, have no prior convictions for criminal offense or serious traffic offense, have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA, complete a basic training course, and undergo a thorough background check.
What can you do as an Explorer?
– Go on ride-alongs with Law Enforcement
– Interact with the community in events and other activities
– Participate in fun team activities
What will you Develop?
– Self-confidence
– Leadership skills
– Respect for Police Officers and Explorers
– Personal skills
– Marksmanship
– Law Enforcement protocols
What will you get out of the program?
– Improved self-confidence
– Leadership experience and social network development
– Fun and exciting hands-on career experiences
– Community service opportunities
– College and career readiness preparation
– Team-building



Lake County Recreation Department

Offers various recreation programs for all ages throughout the year.  Also runs recreational facilities around Lake County.

Amber Magee, Coordinator
(719) 486-7486
Lake County Courthouse, Room 105
P.O. Box 862
Leadville, CO 80461
amagee@co.lake.co.us
www.facebook.com/LakeCountyRecreation
Cost: varies
Languages: English
Times: vary
Program/Service Access: Call the office, sign up for weekly RecMail emails, visit the webpage, or see brochure racks around town (Safeway, City on a Hill, and the Court House) for information about upcoming programs.


Link Crew

(Lake County School District)

Link Crew is a program that focuses on freshman transition and mentoring, leadership training, and school community building. All freshmen and transfer students participate in the general program. However, the LINK Program also provides one-on-one mentoring by older high school students for freshmen and transfer students who might benefit.

Julie McMurry
(719) 486-6972
1000 W. 4th
Leadville, Co. 80461
jmcmurry@lakecountyschools.net
Cost: none
Languages: English
Times: during school hours with occasional out of school activities
Program/Service Access: All freshmen will be part of this program. One on one mentoring is based on recommendations.


School Sports

(Lake County School District)

Sports teams offered at the High School include: soccer, golf, football, cross-country, basketball, wrestling, alpine skiing, nordic skiing, track & field, baseball.

(719) 486-6950
1000 W 4th St.
Leadville, CO 80461
Cost:
Languages: English
Times: vary
Program/Service Access: Sign-up during appropriate times announced at the High School.


Project Dream 21st Century Community Learning Center

Offers tutoring and activities for middle school and high school students. Offers computer access and classes to parents of middle and high school students.

Susan Fishman
(719) 486-6844
1000 W. 6th Street
Leadville, CO 80461
sfishman@lakecountyschools.net
Cost: none
Languages: English & Spanish
Times: vary by program; see individual program descriptions below
Program/Service Access: see individual program descriptions below.
Lake County High School Afterschool Programs: Project Dream offers high school homework help from 4-6 pm Mondays-Thursdays in the high school library and Ceramics Club on Tuesday from 4-6pm in the art room.  Transportation is available at 6:00pm.


*Upward Bound

(Colorado Mountain College)

Upward Bound is a U.S. Dept of Ed grant. It is a pre-collegiate program designed to assist first generation, low income high school students with getting into college. CMC’s Upward Bound serves 50 students from Lake and Eagle Counties.

Allen Burch
(719) 486 4393
901 S. Hwy 24
Leadville, CO 80461
aburch@coloradomtn.edu
Cost: none
Languages: English & Spanish
Times:
Program/Service Access: High School students may sign-up if they are low-income, would be the first in their family to go to college, and have a social security card


*Why Try

(Lake County School District)

A program for middle school and high school students designed to prevent dropout, violence, alcohol/drug abuse and truancy & increase academic success.

Will Walters (Middle School)
(719) 486-6852
107 Spruce St.
Leadville, CO 80461
wwalters@lakecountyschools.net
Julie McMurry (High School)
(719) 486-6972
1000 W. 4th
Leadville, Co. 80461
jmcmurry@lakecountyschools.net
Cost: none
Languages: English
Times: during school hours
Program/Service Access: middle school and high school students can be referred into the program by a teacher or principal



Young Life

Young Life offers safe and fun activities, Bible studies, camping trips, movie nights, volunteer activities, and other activities for high school age youth.

Ann Wibbenmyer
(970) 485-9806
Cost: none, except for camp
Languages: English
Times: varies
Program/Service Access: High School youth may drop-in. Call Ann for schedule.