Exploring a New Way to Lead

Colorado Young Leaders is a nonprofit organization that trains high school students throughout Colorado with leadership curriculum endorsed by University of Denver’s Pioneer Leadership Program (PLP) and aligns those same students with profit or nonprofit organizations that they are passionate about. We set students up to seek adventure, build community and reflect on what they have learned with our mentors and through our and service learning model.


cyl_brochure_thumbTo define a new generational leader; a young person with a clear passion & purpose, a heart for others, and a desire to get the most out of life.


To develop young people’s leadership skills through our dynamic leadership process; to inspire a sense of adventure through meaningful service-learning opportunities in the local community; and to create community for young people to live out their discovered skills and passions.


Leadership. Service. Community. Adventure. Legacy..