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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

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 2021-2022 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!

The program will begin in late September or early October 2021. Please note that due to COVID-19, the program year may begin virtually, but we are hoping for a primarily in person year. Applications for the YouthBoard Program are due by early fall 2021. Use the form below to apply for a Denver area YouthBoard.

We also partner with community foundations in Boulder, CO; Pueblo, CO; Yellow Springs, OH; and Sioux Falls, SD 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 Fall 2021.
  • Applications for the Youth Action Council in Pueblo, CO are closed.
  • Applications for the Youth Action Board in Yellow Springs, OH are closed.
  • Applications for the Youth Advisory Council in Sioux Falls, SD are now open! If you are a Sioux Falls high schooler, please click here for the Youth Advisory Council application. Applications are due Fall 2021.

YouthCharge: Applications for the new virtual program are open! The program consists of 19 hour-long weekly sessions. Applications accepted on a rolling basis, please click here for the YouthCharge application.

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.

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