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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

Apply as a student, nominate a student, or apply as a nonprofit for funds today!

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, you get to meet new friends and make a real difference in your community!

Applications for Denver-area YouthBoards are due April 10, 2020!

We also partner with community foundations in Boulder, CO; Sioux Falls, SD; and Summit County, CO to bring YouthRoots to teens in these areas. Applications for these locations will open in 2020.

Join a Youth Board

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.

Nominate a Student

Nonprofits

If your organization serves youth ages 0-18, look no further for funding! Please fill out the application below for funding from your local YouthBoard.

Applications for the 2018/2019 funding cycle are now closed. Please check back in early 2020 to participate in the next cycle.

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