Middle 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

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.

Cub Scouts

Cub Scout Troop for 1st-5th boys to participate in camping trips, earn badges, and help in the community.

James & Sandy Booth
(719) 486-0663
Cost: $15 for 1 year
Times: Depends on grade level.
Program/Service Access: Any boy interested should call to fill out an application. Boys older than 5th grade can be involved too, even though there is not an official Troop yet.

Girl Scouts

Offers a variety of activities for 1st-7th grade girls to work towards earning badges for courage, commitment, and character.

Charlotte Cecil
(719) 486-9773
Cost: $40-45/year, grants are available
Languages: English
Times: varies by age group
Program/Service Access: Call Charlotte for information.

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
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.


(Full Circle)

Youth are matched with an adult mentor and participate in positive activities together. Visit www.fullcircleleadville.org for complete information.

Marty Remsen
(719) 486-2400
113 E. 5th St. | P.O. Box 622
Leadville, CO 80461
Cost: none
Languages: English & Spanish
Times: after-school group activities and activities arranged between mentor and mentee
Program/Service Access: Youth grades 4-6 are usually referred by a teacher or other school personnel, Human Services, and parents. There is currently a waiting list. Contact Marty for details.
Full Circle began as a trial program to measure the effectiveness of reducing substance abuse in at-risk youth if they were matched with a positive adult role model. More than fifteen years later, mentoring is still at the core of Full Circle’s programming and it has been successful in helping hundreds of youth become successful young adults.Youth ages 9-12 are matched with volunteer adult mentors who spend 2-3 hours week with their “mentee”. Activities range from working on homework to cooking to climbing a 14er to just hanging out. Each month, Full Circle organizes a mentor-youth activity to bring together mentors and youth for a fun group outing whether it’s sledding, playing board games or our annual trip to Water World in Denver.

*Outdoor Leadership Crew

(Full Circle)

The mission is to encourage positive behaviors, attitudes and life skills. Activities teach social skills, respect, responsibility, team building, leadership, outdoor recreation, and community service learning.

Rohan Roy
(719) 486-2400
113 E. 5th St. | P.O. Box 622
Leadville, CO 80461
Cost: none
Languages: English
Times: After-school, weekends, and summer
Program/Service Access: Youth in 7th and 8th grades may register and must receive parental permission.
The Outdoor Leadership Club is a co-ed group whose members engage in a variety of activities including hiking, camping, climbing, swimming, biking, fishing, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, downhill skiing and snowboarding, caving, orienteering and much, much more.
Special activities include overnight trips with the 10th Mountain Hut Division and Outward Bound.In addition, students can enroll in either the Girls’ Club or Boys’ Clubs which offer gender specific programming in addition to the outdoor activities listed above. Additional activities and skills include leadership, community service, team sports, and various arts and crafts.All programs build self-esteem and provide youth with the skills and education to help them make positive choices.

Presbyterian Youth Group

(First Presbyterian Church)

Bible-based youth group for 5-8th grades.

(719) 486-0673
Cost: none
Languages: English
Times: times vary, call for information
Program/Service Access: Drop-in at the Presbyterian Church.

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
Cost: none
Languages: English & Spanish
Times: vary by program; see individual program descriptions below
Program/Service Access: see individual program descriptions below.
Lake County Middle School Afterschool Programs: Programs include daily homework help and tutoring as well as enrichment activities that vary each school quarter such as: computers, cooking, piano, guitar, art, dance, swimming, Science Olympiad, photography, hiking/snowshoeing, Fit Fun, Mad Scientist, woodshop, autoshop, video club, sign language and more. Programs are after-school at the Middle School Monday through Friday from 4-6 pm. Days and time vary. Calendars available at LCMS. Any Middle School student may sign-up in the Middle school office. $35 annual fee. Financial assistance available.

School Sports

(Lake County Middle School)

Sports teams offered at the Middle School include: football, volleyball, cross-country, basketball, alpine skiing, nordic skiing, track & field, and wrestling.

(719) 486-6830
1000 W 6th St.
Leadville, CO 80461
Languages: English
Times: Sign-up during appropriate times announced at the Middle School.
Program/Service Access: drop-in

Skyline Youth Baseball

Little League teams for various age groups.

Dorothy Martinez
P.O. Box 162
Leadville, CO 80461
Cost: varies, see below; financial assistance may be possible
Languages: English & Spanish
Times: season begins in May
Program/Service Access: Applications may be picked up at school and First Mountain Bank.
T-ball: ages 4-6*, $35
Coach-pitch: ages 6-7*, $35
Minors: ages 8-10*, $35
Majors: ages 11-12*, $35
Junior League: ages 13-14*, $55
Girls Softball: ages 7-11* and 11-14*, $45
*must be this age by May 1st


(Lake County School District)

Orientation and leadership program to help with the transition from elementary to middle school. Eighth grade students are trained to mentor fifth grade students.

Suan Fishman
(719) 486-6844
1000 West 6th St
Cost: none
Times: summer leadership training and ongoing trainings and activities throughout the year
Program/Service Access: students must exhibit leadership skills and fill out an application in the spring prior to their 8th grade year

*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
Julie McMurry (High School)
(719) 486-6972
1000 W. 4th
Leadville, Co. 80461
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

Youth Basketball

Competitive basketball program for grades 1st-6th.

Bunny Taylor
(719) 486-6890
Cost: $30
Times: Each team practices 1 hour/week from January – March. Games are Friday nights.
Program/Service Access: Registration occurs in November/December. Look for flyers sent home or call or email.