4-H Youth Development Agent Nominated for Mid-Career Award from Cooperative Extension Fraternity

Cynthia Demore, a Colorado State University Cooperative Extension agent in Teller County, received the Mid-Career Service Award given by Cooperative Extension’s professional fraternity, Epsilon Sigma Phi.

Each year, the Mid-Career Service Award honors those who have contributed exceptional service to the Colorado State Cooperative Extension for 10 to 20 years. Recipients show extraordinary skills in leadership, planning, creativity and delivery of educational opportunities to the citizens of Colorado. Demore received the award at a ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 22.

Demore has been a family and consumer Cooperative Extension agent in Teller County since 1992. She has also provided a home day-care provider training curriculum and partnered with Teller County Public Health and Colorado State Cooperative Extension colleagues in Park County to create and perform "Young at Heart," a cardiovascular health educational program.

Demore has been active in the creation of an entrepreneurial education piece for use in 4-H programs around the state and has developed an "Achievement Ladder, format that" which allows county 4-H members to record their activities, such as community service and leadership. She has provided after-school activities for middle schools in Woodland Park, for which she received the "Positive Youth Partner Award" from the North Teller Build a Generation organization.