1. What is YouthRoots? What has the impact been from the first two years of existence? Watch this video to learn more! Please enjoy and let us know if you would like to be involved! Our website is http://www.youth-roots.org. We are based in Denver, Colorado. Each year, we accept 15 local high school students to be on the YouthBoard of YouthRoots. They change the world. We help them do it.

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  3. In the 2014-15 school year, YouthRoots tripled its impact. Watch the video to see how they empower a small group of Denver teenagers to raise and give away tens of thousands of dollars - and change themselves as leaders forever.

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YouthRoots

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At YouthRoots, it’s about helping our communities. It’s about making sweeping local change. But behind the scenes, it’s about teaching a group of teenagers to fish.

See, we remember being teenagers. We remember having lofty goals, faith in humanity,…


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At YouthRoots, it’s about helping our communities. It’s about making sweeping local change. But behind the scenes, it’s about teaching a group of teenagers to fish.

See, we remember being teenagers. We remember having lofty goals, faith in humanity, and little fear of failure… and we also remember people who told us why our big ideas couldn’t work. Frankly, though, it’s up to the next generation to determine how to make their big ideas work. It’s up to today’s teenagers to solve tomorrow’s problems. And instead of tossing up limitations or naysaying their dreams, we want to give them the tools and mindset to do it.

So we built a one-year program. After we select 15 of Denver’s best and brightest high school students, we bring in community leaders and experts to help them define their leadership style in a boardroom, assess community needs, lay out a plan, raise funds, and make grants. They set the goals. They do the work. We give them the support they need.

But it’s about more than just business acumen. At YouthRoots, we’re creating something that harnesses optimism. We’re empowering teens to confidently pursue their passions. We’re showing America’s youth that they have what it takes to make an idea come to life.

Tangibly, this board of high school students will fund and help projects that they care about. But they’ll also go forth with confidence that they’ve got the tools they need to make their dreams reality.

Hey, if Denver’s teenagers realize they can make an impact today, there’s a pretty good chance they’ll keep doing it tomorrow. And paying it forward is what changing the world is all about.

YouthRoots is about making real change in a community. And it’s about giving youth a window into what they can do instead of what they can’t.

We’re YouthRoots. Make change take root.

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