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Youth Education and Safety in Schools – Y.E.S.S.

The Youth, Education and Safety in Schools program was created to reach students and their parents in a positive way.

Y.E.S.S. is a proactive collaboration between law enforcement, schools and the community to develop life skills for our future leaders.

Y.E.S.S. instructors primarily teach middle school students in 7th and 8th grades health classes about:

  • teen relationships (bullying, harassment, abuse)
  • Internet/digital safety (cyberbullying and sexting)
  • substance abuse

School Resource Officers assist the Y.E.S.S. program by teaching topics, including abuse, sexting, dating violence and the use of Safe2Tell, at the high school level.


Parent Academies on issues such as Internet/digital safety, substance abuse, and physical/emotional safety. These free academies are offered several times a year.


To view safeTALK or ASIST events please visit the Events Calendar .

safeTALK training prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first-aid resources.

The Y.E.S.S program offers a community suicide prevention program that includes free safeTALK (suicide awareness for everyone) training.  Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshops are also offered at a minimal fee in partnership with the Douglas County School District and Rotary of Castle Pines.