Access to Higher Education
In the Northern Denver community, students face many barriers trying to access higher education. Of the 75% of students in the Mapleton Public Schools district that graduate, only a third of them go on to post-secondary education. Those who do pursue college often need assistance navigating higher education, but do not know how to reach out for assistance. The North YouthBoard is looking to support nonprofits increasing access to higher education.
The lack of accessibility to healthy, affordable food in North Denver is a problem that has had significant effects on low-income families. We are looking for organizations that provide access to healthy food options to low-income families and educate about the importance of healthy eating.
An overwhelmingly large percentage of homeless youth identify within the LGBTQIAP+ community. Youth-serving organizations that provide supports, awareness, and mentorship around this issue are encouraged to apply.
Due to the recent legalization of marijuana, students on the North YouthBoard have noticed an increase in marijuana use amongst minors. We are looking for organizations dedicated to providing preventative educational resources and rehabilitation services for youth.
*Geographic Restrictions: If your organization serves youth within the following regions: Thornton, Northglenn, Westminster, Adams County, Arvada, Broomfield, or the north half of Jefferson County, your organization is eligible to apply for a grant.