we are youth roots

Our Program

45 high school students, 3 YouthBoards, 7 months, Tens of thousands of lives changed.

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Our story

At YouthRoots, it's about helping our communities. It's about making sweeping local change. But behind the scenes, it's about teaching a group of teenagers to fish.

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our mission

Using philanthropy as a vehicle, YouthRoots engages high school students in personal development, community partnerships and innovative ventures to foster leadership, integrity and social action, therefore cultivating a network of thriving adults who envision a better future and realize their full human potential.

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Meet the newest addition to the YouthRoots team!

Hi everyone!  My name is Chisana White and I am a graduate student at the University of Denver in the Social Work program.  I'm so excited to be joining the Youth Roots team! Click to read more...

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Year-End Celebration

Read about how YouthRoots ended this year of changing lives!

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Check out our impact!

Click here to see where our YouthBoard comes from and where their impact reaches!

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Join us


Every year, Denver's most passionate high school students come together to learn how to make a difference in the world. YouthRoots is a leadership development program that uses the philanthropic process as our experiential classroom to teach students how to change the world and give back to their community. Check out this video that summarizes the 2013/2014 program year!

15 Students Changing the World!.

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Help your Community THRIVE

Are you a connector? Are you passionate about helping your community thrive? Do you love helping people find meaningful and rewarding opportunities? Become a Community Liaison and be a partner in teaching students how to change the world!

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Here's How to Join

Bummer dude! We are in the midst of this year's program so sign up for our newsletter to hear when applications are open again for next year's program!  

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