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.

My names Angelina Reyes-Torrez. The number one issue I care about is child poverty, this is because abandoned children resort to poverty leaving our future leaders without real world communication and education. I wish people knew about my optimism and determination.

I am a passionate and kind individual who thrives in engaging, outgoing environments surrounded by energetic people; I have an eclectic style and like to express myself via clothes and hobbies such as art, music, and journaling. The #1 issue I care about is the environment/climate crisis as this issues major effects are going to come into play during my lifetime and I do not want to bring children into a Earth that is dying rapidly. I work at an ice cream shop and it is one of absolute favorite places.

My name is Josie Bygrave, and I am a senior at East High School. One of the issues that I care about is global warming, because I believe that it is a large threat to our lives and futures.

I’m Juliette and I am a sophomore at Stargate. I love spending time outdoors and reading. The #1 issue that I care about is mental health and repairing the environment.

I am excited to learn from and absorb practical things from the people around me. The issue which I care most about is the mental health of today’s youth. Something which I wish people knew about me is that I am a little shy at first but I open up pretty quickly.

I am Malavika Iyengar, a sophomore. I love hanging out with my friends, photography, 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.

I’m Rhea Alexander, and I’m a junior at Jefferson Academy. My #1 issue is teen mental health. I love animals, reading, and swimming.

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!

My name is Thi Nguyen; an issue I care about is climate change because of it’s effects have greatly impacted our planet. I wish people knew that I love hearing new ideas and thoughts.

I’m Yashaswi (yuh-sus-we) and I am currently a sophomore. The #1 issue I care about would be equality, or lack thereof. Equality is an umbrella term, however an important one. Ranging from issues such as the wage gap to forced marriages to lack of educational opportunities, it is one everyone should care about. A fun fact about me is that I can speak/understand 3 languages.

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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