Parker Teen Court held its second annual fundraiser event on Saturday, Oct. 13 to help fund scholarships for graduating high school senior members.
Local and area businesses participated in this year’s Bingo Night fundraiser by donating prizes and food to help make the event a success. Among the businesses who participated included: A-Basin Ski Resort, AMC Theaters, Boondocks Food and Fun, Colorado Avalanche, English Tealeaves Café, Fika Coffee, Luna Nail Salon, Parker Parks and Recreation, Texas Roadhouse, Tonti’s Pizzeria and TopGolf. Teen Court volunteers also proved invaluable in donating their time and efforts toward another great event.
Teen Court is a community-based intervention/prevention program designed to provide an alternative response to the juvenile justice system for first-time, non-violent, misdemeanor juvenile offenders. Community youth volunteers who serve in the program learn more about possible future careers in the legal profession while helping to determine appropriate sanctions for juvenile offenders who have elected to participate in the system. Positive peer influence helps hold youth offenders accountable and promotes long-term behavioral change that leads to enhanced public safety.
For more information on Parker Teen Court, including how to get involved as a youth or adult volunteer, visit www.ParkerOnline.org/TeenCourt or contact Teen Court Coordinator Carolyn Sheridan by email or at 303.805.3171.