A lifetime in Colorado Springs School District 11
Joseph Shelton is a long time friend and supporter of Colorado Springs School District 11, having grown up in the D11 Education System.
Joseph was born on September 10, 1996 in Colorado Springs, CO. Joseph's Father was in the U.S. Army causing Joseph to travel the world, until he came to settle in Colorado Springs in September 2001.
Joseph has lived his education life in School District 11, attending James Madison Elementary School from grades 1-5, Irving Middle School for 6th Grade, North Middle School for 7-8, and William J. Palmer High School for 9-12, graduating in May 2015.
Joseph attended Irving Middle School during the school shut down and was a part of the many progressive students wanting to keep the school open for future generations to attend. Although unsuccessful, Joseph attended Board meetings, protests after school hours, silent protests, meetings with the Superintendent and many other events.
Joseph has volunteered numerous of times for School District 11, attending Board Meetings, assisting North Middle School with Holiday Baskets, as well during his Junior year, he was apart of Superintendent Dr. Nick Gledich's Student Sounding Board.
Joseph has a lifetime of Community Activities in locations such as Colorado Springs Police Department, Memorial Hospital, Colorado Springs Utilities, and many other locations adding to over 3500 hours of Community Service.
Joseph is the founder and current Vice President of Colorado Springs Breaking Boundaries, an LGBTQ+ organization in Colorado Springs. Joseph is currently a Planning Committee Member for the annual Educating Children of Color Conference presented by the Educating Children of Color Inc. (ECOCI). Joseph was the first ever Student Representative volunteer for School District 11 for the ECOCI. Joseph was also the first ever Student Representative on the Board of Directors for the ECOCI.
Joseph ran for Colorado Springs School District 11 Board of Education in the November 2019 election receiving 10, 237 votes.
Joseph is exploring more ways to get involved in the District leading up to 2021. Joseph has not declared his candidacy as of this time and is currently unregistered with the Colorado Secretary of State and will therefore not be accepting any forms of donations until further notice.
James Madison Elementary School 2002 - 2008
Irving Middle School 2008 - 2009
North Middle School 2009 - 2011
William J. Palmer High School 2011 - 2015
Pikes Peak Community College 2015 - CURRENT
Program Assistant at Inside Out Youth Services since April 2019
On call Campus Safety Officer at Colorado College since September 2018
Educating Children of Color Inc.
- Student Ambassador 2012 - 2015
- Student Representative on Board of Directors 2013 - 2015
- Volunteer Planning Committee Member 2012 - CURRENT
- Chair of the Publicity Committee 2020 - CURRENT
Colorado Springs Breaking Boundaries
- President 2018 - 2019
- Vice President 2019 - CURRENT
United Court of the Pikes Peak Empire
- Member: June 2019 - CURRENT
- Duke to Emperor 44: November 2019 - CURRENT
Inside Out Youth Services
- Youth Volunteer July 2018 - April 2019
- Chair of Youth Advisory Council January 2019 - April 2019
Colorado Springs Police Department
- Cadet Explorer 2015 - 2017
- Acting Cadet Sergeant 2016 - 2017
- Cadet Sargent July 2017 - September 2017
- Junior Volunteer 2011 - 2015
- Member Junior Volunteer Leadership 2012 - 2014
- Co-President Junior Volunteer Leadership 2014 - 2015
Tobacco Free Alliance
- Inside Out Youth Services Representative 2019 - CURRENT