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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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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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YouthRoots Social Impact Award

And the winners of the 2014 YouthRoots Social Impact Award are... (click to see winners and the grant amount!)

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Join us

Celebrate With Us!

Year-End Celebration

Come Celebrate the Accomplishments of the YouthRoots YouthBoard at our Annual Fundraising Event!

Get your tickets today!


- Thousands of dollars in prizes

- Free food, free drinks (alcoholic and nonalcoholic)

- Unique silent auction items 

- Games


AND a chance for you to directly make an impact at our innovative "Change the World Stations"...You'll walk away inspired knowing that you made a difference!

Get your tickets here!

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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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