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.
The 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.
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.