Thursday, June 25, 2015

Gov. Hickenlooper is looking for two young people ages 15-25 to serve as appointed TGYS board members

The Tony Grampsas Youth Services Program (TGYS) is excited to announce that Governor Hickenlooper recently signed HB15-1365, adding two youth members, ages 15-25, as representatives on the TGYS Board. Governor Hickenlooper makes the appointments for these positions with input from the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS). This important addition will bring youth to the table as partners in an advisory capacity to the TGYS Program and CDHS.

The TGYS Board is soliciting applications from youth, ages 15-25, for the two Governor-appointed positions. Click HERE for a printable flyer and share through social media channels.

The TGYS Board has the responsibility to:
  • Develop and make available program guidelines including guidelines for proposal design, local public-to-private funding match requirements, and processes for local review and prioritization of program applications;
  • Develop criteria for awarding grants;
  • Develop result-oriented criteria for measuring the effectiveness of programs that receive grants under the TGYS program;
  • Establish timelines for submission and review of applications for grants through the TGYS program;
  • Adopt timelines for submission to the Governor the list of entities chosen to receive the grants;
  • Review applications received for grants and choose those entities that shall receive grants through the TGYS Program and the amount of each grant; and,
  • Recommend grant choices to the Governor for final approval.
CDHS values broad, diverse representation on its boards to ensure adequate representation of stakeholders and the public. Please help us spread the word! If you or someone you know is interested in serving the community in this capacity, please submit, or encourage them to submit, an application.

To apply for a position on the Tony Grampsas Youth Services Board:
Submit the Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions Application by July 31, 2015. The application can be found on the Office Website at this link:
On the application, indicate your interest in serving on the Tony Grampsas Youth Services Board.
The application, along with a current resume, must be submitted via the Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions online application system, as indicated on the website.
TGYS may contact eligible applicants with follow-up questions or interviews in August.

Please submit your application by Friday, July 31, 2015 to be considered for the TGYS youth board member positions. Throughout August, TGYS may request additional information and conduct interviews with eligible candidates. TGYS also encourages all applicants to attend the next regularly scheduled TGYS Board meeting on Friday, August 21 from 12:30pm to 3:30pm at the Colorado Department of Human Services (1575 Sherman Street, Denver, CO 80203) to learn more about the board and the board’s processes.

The Tony Grampsas Youth Services Program (TGYS) provides grants to organizations across Colorado working to promote positive youth development. 

Governor Hickenlooper is looking for two young people ages 15-25 to serve as appointed board members and help guide the decisions made by TGYS.

If you are motivated to help make change in your community and have insights about youth programs that you want to share, we want to hear from you. This is an opportunity to learn about state government and develop professional experience.

Board meetings are held quarterly– currently scheduled on the third Friday of August, November, February, and May. Meetings are held from 12:30pm – 3:30pm. Board member terms are three years long. We ask that applicants consider committing to serve in this capacity for a minimum of two years.

Visit to learn more and submit your application, including resume and references, online by July 31, 2015.