COYAC: bridges the gap between youth and the capitol through the statewide Youth Advisory Council and Senate District Youth Advisory Council programs. Develop relationships with your state Senator and Rep, discuss important issues, and use your voice to impact state policy.
Muslim Youth for Positive Impact: Supports the empowerment, education, and promotion of muslim youth through a focus on impactful and good citizenship and the promotion of cultural awareness of the Islamic Faith.
New Era Colorado: New Era believes that young people deserve a seat at the table in Colorado politics – they engage, educate, and train a new generation of active young leaders in Colorado.
YouthCharge: YouthCharge is a 100% virtual program for young people looking to make change in their communities through philanthropy and become community leaders in the process.
Brighton Youth Commission: A group of 22 youth and 6 adults appointed by the City Council to study and investigate issues impacting youth in Brighton.
Cottonwood Institute: Offers a variety of program options for middle and high school students looking to impact environmental issues in their communities.
Denver DA Youth Advisory Council: as a member of the council, provide youth perspective on community concerns, generate ideas for improvement, and discuss the role of the DA’s office.
Denver Mayor’s Youth Commission: youth commissioners work together with adults to help develop procedures and processes, ensuring equal rights through legislation and administrative action, and creating goals and action plans for the city.
Project VOYCE: partners with youth to develop transformational leaders in underrepresented communities by training, employing, and organizing youth to address the root causes of inequity.
Colorado Springs Civic Engagement Program: educates citizens on the structure and policy issues by shadowing and potentially serving on boards, commissions, and committees. Youth ambassador positions are available.
Leading Edge at Leadership Pikes Peak: students gain an understanding of themselves and their communities through networking with community leaders, exploring local organizations, and leadership skill development.
Valley’s Voice: gets young people ages 10-25 involved in making impactful change and improving youth issues in Eagle County.
Youth United Way Moffat County: open to all high school age students, this program engages participants in service, philanthropy, and the nonprofit sector while empowering them to directly impact Colorado communities through grantmaking.
Growing Up Boulder: includes youth input in local government decisions, focusing on projects such as the design of public spaces, transit systems, housing, and resilience planning in an effort to make sure that children’s rights are reflected in the city.