School Community Youth Collaborative


SCYC coordinates a middle school program: Botvin LifeSkills, a high school program: Youth Leadership Council, 21st Century Community Learning Center programming at both Southwest Open School and Montezuma-Cortez High School, two trainings: Youth-Adult Partnership & Positive Youth Development, as well as a Gear Lending Library. 

SCYC strives to serve all youth in Montezuma and Dolores counties, helping them learn the skills needed to become happy, thriving adults.

How the money will be used: 

All donations made to United Way on behalf of SCYC will be used in the continued support of youth outside of school time programming, leadership development, and social emotional education in Montezuma County. 

How it will make a difference: 

This funding will support feeding youth during program times and supporting additional staff time as needed for various programs. 

What we have accomplished over the past year: 

In 2020, SCYC was able to continue serving youth both in person and virtually through the following programs: 21st Century Community Learning Centers at Southwest Open School and Montezuma-Cortez High School, Botvin LifeSkills Training at Mancos Middle School, Youth Leadership Council, Gear Lending Library, Coalition on Responsible Driving, and two new projects for 2021: a BOCES Suicide Prevention project which focuses on bringing the youth voice to the table and a Communities That Care project to build a youth activities calendar for Montezuma County. We are excited to bring on two youth positions for the Gear Lending Library and the Communities That Care youth activities calendar!