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The Centennial Youth Commission was formed by City Council in July 2003 to provide a voice for the City’s youth. The Commission is composed of eleven teens from the City of Centennial, ranging in age from 13 to 18.

The Youth Commission meets twice a month and participates in City-wide events, develops community programs, performs community service projects and participates in the policy-making process. This year the Commission has been very busy in the Centennial community. 

The Centennial Youth Commission meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. at the Centennial Civic Center. 

Youth Commission Initiatives

Community Values Statement

In 2018, the Youth Commission worked closely with City Council and partner organizations in the community to create Centennial's first Community Values Statement, defining kindness, integrity and an inclusive community as key Centennial values. 

Mental Health

2017 NAMI WalksThe Centennial Youth Commission is committed to raising awareness for mental health to help stop the stigma associated with mental illness. With nearly half a million Colorado resident's struggling with mental health issues, it's crucial to look for areas of improvement.

View Mental Health Month Proclamation

Youth Achievement Awards 

Youth Achievement Awards: This year, six outstanding youth in Centennial were presented with the annual Youth Achievement Award by the Centennial Youth Commission. The Youth Achievement Award honors and recognizes youth who have made a significant impact on the Centennial community through volunteer work and have demonstrated exceptional leadership. 

Teen Court

The Centennial Municipal Court and the Youth Commission work in partnership with students to administer Teen Court. Teen Court is run entirely by youth including a jury of peers. Teen Courts have proven to be tremendously successful in other jurisdictions resulting in fewer repeat offenses. With an emphasis on early intervention, prevention and a commitment to restorative justice, the City hopes to better address the needs of youth while ensuring safety in our community. Learn more information about Teen Court in the Teen Court Brochure. Watch the 4 CBS Denver and KDVR stories that recently aired. 

Raising Awareness of Curfew Times

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Juveniles under the age of 18 are accountable to curfew hours in the City of Centennial.

What happens if I violate the curfew?

If you are a minor:

  • You may be detained by a law enforcement officer;
  • Your parents and/or legal guardians may be required to respond and take custody of you; 
  • You may be issued a summons that requires your appearance in the Municipal Court;
  • When making your court appearance, your parents or guardian must come with you;
  • If found guilty, the Judge may impose fines, incarceration, and/or probation.

If you are a parent or guardian:

  • You may be detained by a law enforcement officer;
  • You may be required to respond and take custody of your child;
  • If you allowed your child to violate the curfew, you may be issued a summons that requires your appearance in Centennial Municipal Court;
  • If found guilty, the Judge may impose fines, incarceration and/or probation.

Are there exemptions to the curfew?

Yes, the following are exceptions to curfew violations:

  • When accompanied by a parent, guardian, or other adult person having legal custody of such minor; or
  • When the minor is engaged in lawful employment that requires the minor to violate the curfew; or
  • When such minor is in the custody of, or accompanied by a person who has reached his or her 18th birthday, and has in his or her possession the written consent of such parent or guardian, or the person having legal care or custody of the minor.
  • When the minor is legally emancipated. 

Youth Commission Members

Jackson Daichendt, 9th Grade Term expires: September 2019
Lindsey Glenn, 11th Grade Term expires: September 2020
Sofia Martinez, 11th Grade Term expires: September 2019
Delwin Maben, 12th Grade Term expires: September 2019
Paul Pak, 11th Grade Term expires: September 2019
Logan Hilzer, 11th Grade Term expires: September 2019
Madelyn Mercier, 12th Grade Term expires: September 2019
Josie Williams, 11th Grade Term expires: September 2019
Sonakshi Srivastava, 8th Grade Term expires: September 2020
Brett Swedlund (alternate), 11th Grade Term expires: August 2019
Aimee Resnick (alternate) 9th Grade Term expires: August 2019

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