I’m a second-generation Chinese immigrant and a sophomore at Standley Lake High School, passionate about technology and hobbies like programming and video creation. The #1 issue I care about is uplifting the poor and less fortunate. In my opinion, everyone, regardless of age or circumstance, should be able to live and strive for success without worrying about providing bare necessities for themselves or their families. One thing I wish people knew about me would probably be my passion in technology. Being able to share such a large part of my life with somebody else would be fun.

I am Bennie Pollack I’ve lived in Denver my whole life I love you ski and I love the mountains. I care about homelessness because I think it’s a problem that keeps increasing and is beginning to really affect our environment

My name is Ireland Gillespie. I am about to become a sophomore next year. And I want to help people and make a difference in someway that is important. Mental health is something I care very deeply about for it’s something I have dealt with a lot. If there is a way I can help and or support people with that i would be very glad to do so.

My name is Isaac Case and I am a junior at Arvada West High School. The issue I care most about is community violence, because people deserve to feel and be safe in the area that they live. In my free time I like to play golf and spend time with my friends.

I’m Juliette, a junior at Stargate. My hobbies include reading and baking. I love being part of youthroots because I can give back to my community.

My name’s Katie, I care about sexual assault awareness, and humanitarian aid. I believe everyone should have a right to live, and live safely. There’s not anything I wish people knew about me.

Hi! My name is Lily and I’m a senior at Lakewood High School. The issue that I am most passionate about is making sure everyone has equal opportunities, regardless of their background or where they come from. One fun fact about me is that I love to hike and be outside.

I am Malavika Iyengar, a junior. I love hanging out with my friends and Bollywood dance. The number 1 issue I care about is helping children in need because I like to give back to my community. Something I wish people knew about me is that I try to always be a positive influence and make people laugh.

Hi, My name is Rhea and I love to go outdoors and learn about new cultures. I am reserved but can be outspoken with my opinions. I love meeting new people and look forward to joining YouthRoots!

I am Sarvesh Satheesh Kumar. I like school, volunteering, and baseball. The number one issue I care about is helping out people struck by poverty. This is because everyone deserves the same chance to have a good life. Something I want people to know about me is that I am excited to volunteer and help out my community!

My name is Shelbylynn Clifford this is my first year with the YouthBoard. The #1 issue I am focused on is probably homeless people and or equal rights because these are issues you see everyday and hear about in the news, I just feel there could be more to be done and it just takes work and starting small then working big.

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

Mental health & teen suicide

Substance abuse

Coming Spring 2022!

CO ‘I Have a Dream’ Foundation

Second Wind Fund

Download last year’s full impact report here.

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