YouthCharge – Mental Health


I am a senior. I play D&D and listen to a lot of punk rock. I am almost an Eagle Scout. I care a lot about LGBT+ and racial issues. I wish people would know that I love stuffed animals and therefore hopefully gift me stuffed animals.

Hi! I’m Anette De Santiago. There are many issues that I care about, but my #1 will always be Body Image for all genders. We need to normalize that being different is okay. I haven’t always been a leader and I will to change that.

I am Lyla. I am a very empathetic and slightly shy 17 year old girl. I often care about others more than myself, going out of my way to try to help and be inclusive of others. I am sensitive and caring.

Hi, I am Shelnna. I’m a student majoring in biology and am on a pre-nursing track at CU Denver. I care about mental health because mental health matters as much as physical. Something I wish people knew about me is that I’m very open-minded.

I’m an advocate for BLM, teen suicide prevention, and for the LGBTQ+ community. I care a lot about mental health in teens. Mental health tends to be overlooked in adolescents, and by spreading awareness, people will learn more. I’m very kind.

My name is Mandy Lieng and I’m a junior at Peak to Peak Charter School. In my free time, I love to create art. I care about mental health advocacy because I want to help destigmatize mental health issues and provide those in need with resources.

I am Luis Nevarez, a high school senior. I care deeply about mental health due to how it has effected myself, my family, and my friends. I hope to study clinical psychology and hope to one day become a family and immigration lawyer.

My name is Daniel Tochimani-Hernandez and I love to read books. Climate change advocacy is something I deeply care about, and I wish people knew that I love to draw.

My name is Finn Voss and I will probably be the only javelin thrower you will ever meet! The number one issue I care about is mental health because it affects students and everyone around them. I care deeply about how people are treated.

The 2020-2021 cohort is currently assessing community needs. The group’s impact statement is: “Supporting LGBTQ teens facing depression in Denver.” Check back here in a few months for more information on the group’s funding priorities. In the meantime, get involved by donating or volunteering!

2020-2021 Impact

Increase accessible transportation to mental health services

Increase access to mental health services for LGBTQ+ youth

Increase mental health services in middle and high schools

Coming in February 2021!

  • Coming in February 2021!
YouthRootsYouthCharge – Mental Health Board