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.more >>
Do you know a passionate high school student? Do they want to change the world and give back to their community? Then nominate them for the 2015-2016 YouthBoard!more >>
I joined YouthRoots unaware of the kind of program that I was entering--of course I knew that it is an organization which allows teens to make a change, but sometimes that line seems too good to be true. The idea of teens having the power to make real, impactful change, is practically unheard of--many people even doubt the ability of teenagers to hold the high level of integrity necessary to carry out responsibilities, such as ones which encompass YouthRoots. But what I found, soon after entering the program was exactly the opposite--an environment which truly empowered youth to make a difference.more >>
Register to apply for a 2015-2016 YouthBoard!
Due April 10 by 5pm
We are a youth-led leadership development program aimed to teach and empower high school students to change the world! No, but really, we teach you how to change the world. I'm not joking. :) Plus, you complete a mini-MBA type program! What's better than changing the world while bettering yourself?!
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!more >>