Celebration of Educational Excellence 2018 - Denver

June, Thu 28 4:00 PM America/Denver
ends June, Thu 28 7:30 PM
Metropolitan State University of Denver - Auraria Campus Tivoli Student Union - Turnhalle 900 Auraria Parkway, Denver, CO 80217

The Colorado Department of Human Services is partnering with multiple organizations and community partners to recognize youth involved in the foster care or juvenile justice systems who will graduate from high school, receive a GED or obtained a college degree this year. Youth will have a chance to attend a resource fair and get connected with organizations that can support their success in the future.


Dowload the application to participate in the celebration. The completed application should be submitted to a referral liaison (County Chafee Program, Bridging the Gap, CASA Legacy Program, Division of Youth Services) to the CDHS Division of Child Welfare no later than by June 1, 2018. If you know a young person who may be eligible, contact cdhs_ceex@state.co.us to get connected to a referral liaison.

Completed applications with signatures should be emailed by a referral liaison to cdhs_ceex@state.co.us no later than June 1, 2018.


In addition to a ceremony honoring the achievements of these youth, the event begins with the Pathways to Success Education, Employment & Resource Fair, helping youth connect with educational partners, community resources, and providing them with information to support their pursuit of lifelong goals.

If your organization would like to participate in the resource fair preceding the event, please complete this registration form. 

Deadline to register to become a Resource Fair Exhibitor is Friday, June 1, 2018. 

Print a PDF Invitation for this event.


We encourage child welfare professionals, policy makers, family and friends of graduates to join us to help recognize these young people for their educational achievements. Click HERE to RSVP by June 14th.


The 20th Annual Celebration of Educational Excellence celebrates the academic achievements of Colorado youth involved in the foster care and juvenile systems.

Celebration of Educational Excellence
Thursday, June 28, 2018

Metropolitan State University of Denver - Auraria Campus
Tivoli Student Union - Turnhalle
900 Auraria Parkway, Denver, CO 80217

Resource Fair 
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Parking & Directions
Suggested parking for the event is in Tivoli Parking Garage.

Click HERE to download a map of Auraria Campus Parking.

Click HERE to RSVP

Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline
1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1‑844‑264‑5437)
Available 24 hours a day, every day. Don't hesitate to call and get help. 
Anyone witnessing a child in a life-threatening situation should call 911 immediately.