I am a junior in HS and I love skiing and fishing. I care about mental health because I believe that everyone deserves treatment without stigma. A fun fact about me: I speak 4 languages!

My name is Annika Aumentado and I’m a ninth-grader at Fairview High School. I have several interests and am always willing to learn more. I love to create things and I do that through sewing, drawing, building, and anything in between. I’ve played violin for around seven years, but I also love to listen to music. I’m glad to have been able to identify what I’m extremely passionate about. As a whole I love to learn about and work on several issues, all focused on the progress of society and the helping and supporting of people. My main interest is criminal justice reform and I hope to someday be a part of that field of work. Something I wish people knew about me is that as much as I love being around people, I also value alone time.

Hello! I’m Atiya and I’m a sophomore at Fairview High School. I’m very passionate about environmental and racial justice. I love getting involved with mutual aid efforts and working within a community to cause widespread change. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking and going to old bookstores.

I am a junior at Fairview High School. I am passionate about homelessness and poverty. Something I wish people knew about me is that I like writing.

I’m Ellen DeRoche and I’m a junior in high school. I have a cat and 2 guinea pigs (as of right now) and I love to dance. Music is a hugeee aspect of my life. I really care about mental health in teenagers and increasing self-love. I have seen so many of my peers struggle with their mental health and I’ve been there myself. Providing support and resources for my peers is my goal and I hope that I can achieve it and more during my time with 15Forever. I wish people could recognize just how special and magical I am. Seeing things in other people can help you see those same things in yourself.

Hello! I’m Ellen Lu, a sophomore in high school. As someone who loves to learn and solve world problems, the #1 issue I care about is education because it helps people become better citizens and shapes an overall better society. Fun facts about me are that I’m very flexible, empathetic, and a good listener.

My name is Evan Hassan. I am a senior at Boulder High School. In my free time, I love to ski, play the electric bass, and play the drums. I care about food insecurity and mental health, because I believe these are two issues that heavily impact the Boulder community and are always overlooked. Mental health is especially prevalent among students at my high school Boulder High, and it is always seemingly under addressed at my high school. I wish people knew that I think breakfast is incredibly overrated.

Hi! I am Hope Han. I deeply care about the plastic crisis & helping those in need for it’s our duty to keep the Earth healthy. I’m really shy but am a lot more social once you get to know me.

I am Janhavi Shrestha. A few words that describe me are ambitious, kind, understanding, and hard-working. The #1 issue I care about is mental health awareness. This is important to me because many people in my life have struggled with it and I can see how it really impacts them. By being more aware of mental health problems, we can provide more aid. Something I wish people knew about me is that I am a very sensitive person which causes me to overthink and overwhelm myself.

Hi, I’m Jillian. The issue I most care about bettering in my lifetime is homelessness, especially its root causes, such as drug addiction.

I am Juan Mendez and I’m A junior at Niwot High School in the IB Diploma program. I love to amplify people’s voices of those that are muffled and help others. I believe that everyone is important in this world and they should all be treated like humans.

Hello! I am a 17 year old senior at Fairview High School. This is my second year being a part of the 15 Forever board. The number one issue I care about is the mental health of teens in my community. This is important to me because I see it taking my fellow students’ lives every year and it’s something that needs to be taught and talked about. Recently at my school consent education and sexual harassment awareness has been a hot topic and I would like to bring importance to this issue as well. I love to rock climb in my free time and have a pretty extensive collection of crystals.

I’m Liliana, and the main issue I care about is safety, specifically female safety, because I’ve grown up scared to walk alone at night and don’t think anyone should ever be scared to do something that simple. I love animals and people and enjoy spending time outside.

Hi! My name is Palpasha Karki, I’m a senior in high school and I love to cook! The number one issue is caring about medical mobility and accessibility for all and one thing I wish people knew about me is that I’m from Nepal.

Hello! My name is Will Han(He, Him, His). I’m am a person who isn’t afraid of looking at anything without any knowledge about it, I like to always learn about something new that I don’t know before. The #1 issue I can about is racism and why it exists, because I am always interested in how the mind works and I feel like racism has a lot to do about that. Something that I wish people know about me is that Will is my legal first name, not William or any other adaptation of “Will”.

The 2021-2022 cohort has chosen and is fundraising for their final needs! View the needs below and check back in spring to view their grantees.

2021-2022 Impact

Marshall Wildfire aid

Youth mental health

Coming Spring 2022!


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Download last year’s full impact report here.

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