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 >>
Philanthropy. How come the first thing that comes to my mind is Bill Gates and John Malone? Rich men with plenty to give. Up until I heard of YouthRoots, I only thought rich people or businesses could partake in philanthropy. The idea of teenagers, people who are dependent on adults for livelihood, participating in philanthropy seemed absolutely absurd. I thought that this was just not the way the world worked.
Enter YouthRoots. (Click to read more!)more >>
Hello everyone, my name is Emily Zislis, and I am currently a junior at Cherry Creek High School. This is my second year volunteering with YouthRoots, and I absolutely love it! I am a member of the executive committee on the South Board along with Mac. This role means that I am helping to facilitate the process that our fantastic group of volunteers is going through, meanwhile developing my own leadership skills. (Click to read more!)more >>
YouthRoots is teaching us to become active, aware citizens of both our immediate surroundings and of the globe, and we are therefore able to become both local and global citizens. Not only are we learning how to benefit the community, but we are also learning how to better ourselves, as we are learning very important life skills, enabling us to make an impact and change the world.more >>
Register to apply for a 2015-2016 YouthBoard!
Due April 10th, 2015 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?! AND, it's free!more >>
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 >>