The Colorado Youth Corps Association honored Will Shafroth, U.S. Dept of Interior, Counselor to the Secretary, as CYCA's 2012 Champion for Youth at the Annual Youth Corps Awards Ceremony on February 4, 2013 (Colorado State Capitol). Mr. Shafroth could not attend the ceremony but joined by video. Lise Aangeenbrug, executive director of Great Outdoors Colorado, presented the award and Noreen Walsh, Director, Mountain-Prairie Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service accepted the award on his behalf.
Mr. Shafroth was chosen for this award because of his leadership at the Department of Interior, his service on the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Federal Advisory Committee, work on the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative, and support for youth conservation corps during his time as executive director of Great Outdoors Colorado have all contributed to the success of Colorado youth corps over the past 15 years.