The Arapahoe County Mayors & Commissioners Youth Awards

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About the Program

The Arapahoe County Mayors and Commissioners Youth Awards (ACMCYA) recognizes teenagers who have overcome obstacles and risen to challenges life has presented. This award is unique because it encompasses youth who live and attend school in Arapahoe County within traditional classroom settings, group homes, alternative schools, and emancipated youth.

Scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors who have overcome adversity and wish to pursue post-secondary educational opportunities at vocational, two- or four-year schools.

Thank You to our Presenting Sponsor

Groove Drive for education logo Opens in new windowThe youth awards are sponsored by the Groove Auto DRIVE for education program. 

DRIVE for education® is a forward-thinking charitable program created by the employees of Groove. It's about enriching the lives of children through education and foundational support. Each year, funds from vehicle sales go to benefit local area schools that have applied to receive a Drive for Education grant. These grants directly impact the students, school facilities and the teachers.

Introducing the 2022 Award Recipients

The 2022 award recipients were notified in early May and a ceremony of recognition was held on May 24 at the Mayo Aviation Hangar, Centennial Airport.

Abdirahmaan "Abdi" Ahmed

Abdirahmaan-Ahmed

Andrea Delgado

Andrea-Delgado

Archer Husbands

Amelia-Husbands

Autumn Boone-Massey

Autumn-Boone-Massey

Bruktawite Dadi

Bruktawite-Dadi

Devon Beaty

Devon-Beaty

Emily Dann

Emily-Dann

Ima Mervin

Ima-Mervin

Isabella Thiessen

Isabella-Thiessen

Isabella Walsh

Isabella-Walsh

Ivy Esteem

Ivy-Esteem

Izzabele Kukula Briggs

Izzabele-Kukula-Briggs

Joseline Vazquez

Joseline-Vazquez

Kasandra Alvarado

Kasandra-Alvarado

Kylie Quintana

Kylie-Quintana

Lilly Klein

Lilly-Klein

Logan Stone

Logan-Stone

Madison Brewer

Madison-Brewer

Marlen Mejia Garcia

Marlen-Mejia-Garcia

Mattea McLain

Mattea-McLain

Queenahmi Bathily

Queenahmi-Bathily

Ta'Lahja Gissendanner

Ta Lahja-Gissendanner

Tayla Martinez

Talya-Martinez