The mission of the I-70 Corridor Communities that Care is to provide opportunities for our schools, families, and community at large through educational and economic outreach focusing on youth substance abuse prevention and safety. The CTC will also strive to uphold the Bennett Park and Recreation's mission to unify the I-70 corridor citizens in health and wellness through physical activities, while enhancing their quality of life, inspiring personal growth, self-esteem, pride and respect.
In keeping with the Mission of BPRD we are proud to introduce the Communities that Care (CTC) system.
The CTC is a 5 phase systematic process that reviews data obtained through the “Healthy Kids Colorado Survey” distributed by the University of Colorado Denver, to our schools along the I-70 corridor. This survey will identify ‘Risks’ and ‘Protective’ factors in our communities. The data is then evaluated to assess the highest ‘Risk Factors’ in our communities. Once the ‘Risk Factors” are determined, information gathering will begin recognizing the local existing assistance programs and identifying if those programs address the corridor communities predetermined ‘Risks.’ Once the CTC system has identified the effectiveness of the assistance programs, it will move forward with enhancements, if needed, to increase the success of said program; while expanding the existing assistance programs, introduction of complementary tools or activities unique to our communities needs may be implemented.
The Communities That Care effort involves change. Changing the way a community addresses norms,
values and behaviors—and allocates resources—takes significant time and effort. It is important that the Communities That Care effort organize and involve all community members who have a stake in healthy futures for young people, by
bringing together representation from all of those stakeholders—groups such as: elected officials; the
business community; schools; public health officials;law enforcement; agencies and organizations serving
local youth and families; the faith community; youth; parents; residents.
The Communities That Care system will be modified to fit our youth needs through local community committees and support. We cannot make a difference without you. You have lived here and you understand what our community needs. Please consider joining our Key Leader Board, Community Board or a Committee for the Communities That Cares system.
5 Phases of CTC
Communities That Care (CTC) employs a proven, community-change process for reducing youth violence, alcohol & tobacco use, and delinquency – through tested & effective programs and policies
Key Leader Board
Key Leader Board members—the influential
community leaders who control resources and who support and oversee the Communities That Care effort, including securing needed resources for implementing the programs, policies and practices recommended by the Community Board as a result of the planning and assessment process
The Community Board may be Advisory, The board’s findings serve as the foundation to inform prevention planning in the community, but with no specific agency bound to follow the board’s suggested initiatives. Decision-making The board is authorized to make decisions regarding allocation of funding and other resources.