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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
– Margaret Mead

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Students

If you’re a high school student who is passionate about making the world a better place, apply below to be a YouthBoard member for the 2020-2021 school year. Your grades and your clubs don’t matter for this application: the only requirement for YouthRoots is wanting to make a difference. YouthRoots counts for 60 hours of community service, and you get to meet new friends and make a real difference in your community!

Due to school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic, applications for Denver-area YouthBoards have been extended to September 20, 2020. Please use the form below to apply for Denver-area YouthBoards.

We also partner with community foundations in Boulder, CO; Pueblo, CO; Sioux Falls, SD; and Summit County, CO to bring YouthRoots to teens in these areas.

Applications for the 15 Forever program in Boulder County, CO are now open! If you are a Boulder County high schooler, please click here for the 15 Forever application. Applications are due September 20.

Applications for the Youth Action Council in Pueblo, CO are now open! If you are a Pueblo-area resident and an incoming freshman in high school, please click here for the Youth Action Council application. Applications are due September 20.

Applications for the Youth Advisory Council in Sioux Falls, SD are now open! If you are a Sioux Falls-area high schooler, please click here for the Youth Advisory Council application. Applications are due September 20.

If you’re a current participant and want to apply for second-year opportunities, please email Erin Button at erin@youthroots.org for a copy of the ExCom application.

Join a YouthBoard (Denver-Metro)

Nominate

Know a high school student who is passionate about making a difference and/or loves to help others? Nominate them for YouthRoots! They will receive an email that someone in the community thinks they’re a good fit for YouthRoots. It’s completely confidential.

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