The Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) today released 13 student-produced videos from every region across Colorado as part of its “You Can Play, Colorado!” contest — a program focused on stopping bullying and delivering messages of inclusion and acceptance for all students participating in high school activities such as sports, speech, music and student leadership.
To learn more about the “You Can Play, Colorado!” contest, view the videos and vote, visit CHSAANow.com/leadership/youcanplay.
Students, parents, school supports and, well, every Coloradan can vote for their favorite video. CHSAA encourages school communities to vote early and often for their hometown video candidate.
Each school submitting a video is eligible to receive prize money, with the grand prize school receiving $2,500. One Fan Favorite from each CHSAA classification will receive a $500 prize. Online voting begins today, Friday, March 7, and closes Wednesday, March 12. The winning student videos will be announced and highlighted at the March 15 state basketball championships at the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Videos were submitted from the following schools: Center High School; CIVA Charter High School; D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School, Denver; Dolores High School; Global Leadership Academy, Denver; Grandview High School, Aurora; Holyoke Senior High School; Liberty Junior/High School, Joes; Moffat County High School, Craig; Monarch High School, Louisville; Pagosa Springs High School; ThunderRidge High School, Highlands Ranch; Jefferson County Schools.
“You Can Play, Colorado!” is part of the “We Are CHSAA” positive leadership campaign, an educational experience — in partnership with the Positive Coaching Alliance, You Can Play and the Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado — dedicated to ensuring that all students are encouraged to participate and be accepted for what they bring to a team or activity, and not excluded for what some might see as differences.