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CAP honors two Asset Champions

Asset Champions are people who volunteer their time and talents to make a positive difference in the lives of children. Two different but dedicated volunteers were honored as Asset Champions by the Community Asset Project early this month.

Jerry Rhodes, Sheila Graham, Heather Wahlstrom, Nina Young,  Holly Rutherford-Allen, Steve Cohen.Janise McNally, Candy Bhappu, Kimberly Armitage, Shawna Alan, Nikki Gordon, Shane Peroceschi, Holly Rutherford-Allen, Kristen Carpenter, Steve Cohen.

Parent volunteer, Nina Young, who has served on the Creekside Elementary and Liberty Middle School PTCOs, the Liberty and district Accountability Committees, and was a member of Leadership Cherry Creek, was recognized on May 2.

“Nina Young is one of the most committed, compassionate and caring people I’ve had the pleasure of working with in my career,” said Liberty Principal Carla Stearns. “Nina always lends a smile to our staff and students and is such a positive person to have on our team.”

Shane Peroceschi, a manager in the Cherry Creek Schools Transportation Department, was recognized May 6 for his years of volunteer service to the Community Asset Project. He has served as a committee chair, treasurer and member of the CAP executive board. He also supports children with cancer as a volunteer for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

“Shane is always there to provide whatever help is needed and is always the first to ask if anyone else needs an extra hand,” said CAP board member Steve Cohen. “He is committed to ensuring all children maximize their life skills and academic potential.”

CAP is a non-profit partner of the Cherry Creek School District and positively impacts more than 54,000 students and their families through youth leadership training, Positive Behavior Supports, drug and alcohol abuse prevention, suicide prevention and other important programs.

The Community Asset Project was founded on the 40 developmental assets, which help young people develop into successful and responsible adults. For more information, visit

Posted May 7, 2014.

Posted 5/7/2014 4:13 PM
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