I can be a quiet person but very outspoken when I need to be. I am an animal enthusiast and absolutely adore dogs. I have two: a husky puppy and Maltese poodle. My summer this year is going to be very busy and productive! I am a part of the Medical Career Collaborative program partnered with Denver Health, and I am currently working as an intern at Denver Health in the Pediatric Emergency Room.

Hey, my name is Theo. I go to DSST Montview. I love the outdoors – skiing, backpacking and everything in the mountains. I am excited for YouthRoots to learn how I can be more active and see the change I want to see.

I am a senior at DSST Stapleton. I’m very interested in politics and service work, so I’m very excited for YouthRoots. I also love meeting new people and spending time with others.

I go to Denver East High School. I have two dogs. I love the outdoors and I play baseball at East High School.

I thoroughly enjoy acting and being a part of the community around me. Being a part of a group and working with others is one of my favorite things to do. I am always eager to help out others.

I am a Denver native who loves the outdoors and have many passions. Fly-fishing, skiing, hiking and woodworking are ways I like to spend my free time. I am a dedicated student at East High School who wants to make a positive impact in my community.

Keala Gapin is a senior as part of the founding class at DSST: Byers High School. Some of her interests include sports and the sciences. She is bilingual, speaking both English and French, and is currently studying Spanish in school. She enjoys challenging herself to constantly improve and travelling around the globe, especially when it allows her to learn more about different cultures.

Hello my name is Lesly and I will be graduating in the year 2020. I’m a 17 year old that wants to give a voice to individuals that society doesn’t care to listen to. Ultimately I want to enter the healthcare path with a Physical Therapy degree to help patients feel less pain.

I believe I can be a very quiet yet outgoing person. I am a very competitive person yet will be nice about letting others win. I love playing sports and love listening to any type of music.

I am a Senior at Alexander Dawson. I have been interested in service work for as long as I can remember. I love meeting new people and working in groups. I love playing volleyball and helping my community.

I enjoy snacking, playing with animals, and dancing (when I’m alone). My favorite activities/hobbies are playing volleyball, drawing, and doing the lights for all of the school productions. I am a very social person and love spending time with my family and friends as often as I can.

Hi! My name is Maddie Moore and I am a junior at East High School. I love to spend time with my three dogs as well as laugh and have fun with my younger brother. I am passionate about making a change in our community and making it a better place for everything and everything.

Amelia Nugent is a senior at East High School. She loves animals, sports and the outdoors. She is very passionate about public policy and healthcare and is excited to change the world with YouthRoots!

My name is Amairani Nunez. I am a student at DSST: Montview, and I’ll be graduating this school year. I have three younger siblings, and I love painting as well as helping others. I believe that everyone’s story is valuable, so I always try to keep an open mind because listening to stories from people of different backgrounds is the only way to bring about change.

Hello, my name is Maddie Parker, and I am a senior at East High School. I spend most of my time outside of school with my family, friends, and doggies. I love Colorado and hope to strengthen the community I am in!

Hi, I’m Annie Reynolds, and I go to Regis Jesuit High School! I love being with friends and family! I also love being outside and playing sports.

My name is Andrew, but I go by Andy. My main thing that I do is swim, I’m a full time swimmer for school and outside teams. I work as a lifeguard and an ice cream scooper during the summers. I also love to travel.

I have 2 siblings an older brother and a younger sister. My brother attend this program last year and I was interested in it through him. I also play soccer for a my school.

The 2020 cohort has selected their needs and granted away the funds that they raised. See their impact below.

2019-2020 Impact

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