“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

Change the World

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 2022-2023 school year. Your grades and your clubs don’t matter for this application: the only requirement for YouthBoard is wanting to make a difference. YouthBoard counts for 60 hours of community service, and you get to meet new friends and make a real difference in your community!

The program will begin Fall 2022. Please note that we are hoping for a fully in-person program year, but due to COVID-19, the program may be virtual. Applications for the YouthBoard Program are due September 19, and programming will begin in late September or early October. Use the form below to apply for a Denver area YouthBoard.

We also partner with community organizations across the country to bring YouthRoots to more teens. Applications for these programs are now open! Please use the links below to apply for these programs:

We also partner with community organizations in Yellow Springs, OH and Cortez, CO to bring the YouthBoard to teens in these areas. If you are interested in applying for these programs, please email

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

Join a YouthBoard (Denver-Metro)