The Youth Advisory Council to Law Enforcement (YACLE) provides Colorado Springs' young people with an active role in addressing youth issues. High school juniors and seniors are selected to serve as volunteer representatives of every neighborhoodA geographic sub-area within the city that contains but is not limited to residential land uses. The extent of a neighborhood is variable and may be defined by tradition, organizational boundaries, period of building and development, or subdivision patterns. Neighborhood boundaries may include such features as major streets or other physical elements. as well as schools in the city. It is the mission of young advocates to advise the chief, reach out to Colorado Springs teens, inform them of existing opportunities and listen to suggestions on what the city can do to improve its youth-oriented efforts. Youth Council members represent young people in their schools and districts. The Council is designed to bring topics of mutual interest to Colorado Springs youth and local law enforcement directly to the attention of Chief Carey and city leaders through open dialogue.
The next YACLE will begin in September 2019. If interested, contact the Program Coordinator or your School Resource Officer for the application deadline. Applications are open to all interested teens residing within the city of Colorado Springs or El Paso County. To apply, you must:
- Complete the application and obtain your parent's approval.
- You must be between 9th and 12th grade or going into 9th grade in the upcoming school year.
- Must commit to one (1) meeting per month during the school year (September through May).
- Obtain one letter of recommendation from your school teacher/administrator, coach or School Resource Officer.
To submit your application, click the button below.