COLORADO YOUNG LEADERS

Empowering 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

FOR
STUDENTS

Are you a high schooler ready to discover your purpose & passion? You’re a click away from amping your impact & becoming a more empathetic leader

FOR
PARENTS

Help your teen explore the impact they can make in their community and the world – all while developing leadership skills that will serve them for a lifetime

LEARN
ABOUT CYL

Explore how we are empowering a new generation of high school leaders through experiential leadership development & community-centered service

IMPACT
STORIES

Don’t take our word for it. Check out stories from our Young Leaders & discover how they are creating a new future by believing that they can change the world now.

TEENS, ARE 
YOU READY?

FOR PASSION, PURPOSE & IMPACT

You’re capable. You don’t need to wait for this or that. We’re ready to give you the tools and opportunity to know what you’re capable of and what you care about, so you can impact the world for the better.

GET INVOLVED

 

YOUTH IMPACT

S1E1: Exploring Resiliency

S1E1: Exploring Resiliency

We’re excited for you to listen to the first episode of the Hear Our Voices podcast as hosts, Lily and Brandon, explore the leadership theme of Resiliency. You can listen here, or go check us out on Spotify or Apple Podcasts. LISTEN HERE Guests Governor Jared...

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Redefining what leadership means

Redefining what leadership means

Colorado Young Leaders (CYL) has been the most impactful organization in my life. It’s redefined volunteerism and service for me as a place in which I could be a leader and through which I could develop myself and my leadership abilities rather than simply...

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TEENS, ARE 
YOU READY?

FOR PASSION, PURPOSE & IMPACT

You’re capable. Yep, you. You don’t need to wait for this or that. We’re ready to give you the tools and opportunity to know what you’re capable of and what you care about, so you can impact the world for the better.

YOUTH IMPACT

S1E1: Exploring Resiliency

S1E1: Exploring Resiliency

We’re excited for you to listen to the first episode of the Hear Our Voices podcast as hosts, Lily and Brandon, explore the leadership theme of Resiliency. You can listen here, or go check us out on Spotify or Apple Podcasts. LISTEN HERE Guests Governor Jared...

read more
Redefining what leadership means

Redefining what leadership means

Colorado Young Leaders (CYL) has been the most impactful organization in my life. It’s redefined volunteerism and service for me as a place in which I could be a leader and through which I could develop myself and my leadership abilities rather than simply...

read more

Maddy W. Testimonial 2

“What inspires me is being able to see the smiles on others people’s faces when you help change their lives and knowing that the same smile is on yours.” – Maddy W., CYL ’17

Molly C Testimonial

“I have the mindset that every action I take has an impact. And I have the control of whether that’s a positive impact or not. I had no idea that my mind could have such a positive effect on my life.”– Molly C., CYL ’17

Stevie S. Testimonial

“In that very moment, I realized what makes me happy. Being there, committing my time to such an amazing soul – and changing my community – that’s what makes me happy.” – Stevie S., CYL ’16

Max A. Testimonial 2

“The biggest thing stopping you is yourself. There is no one physically in the way of you internally becoming a better person.”- Max A., CYL ’16

Daisy D. Testimonial

“CYL has given me so much in my life. I don’t think I would be the same person if I hadn’t encountered it because it has given me so many experiences that have given me a new perspective.”– Daisy D., CYL ’19

Molly C Testimonial

“Exploring a new way to lead is leading with humility. It’s leading from the heart. It’s listening to others and representing those with no voice. It’s leading for the benefit of everyone. And those are skills you don’t find anywhere else.”– Molly C., CYL ’17

Riley R. Testimonial

“Leadership is collaborating and cooperating with people from all different backgrounds to create and innovate; it’s being open minded to other people’s ideas while still asserting my own.” – Riley R., CYL ’20

Maddy W. Testimonial

I have begun to understand that there is a world outside of my own, a world that could really use some volunteers. I have really been engaged in helping children in different situations from me to have a stronger foundation and be a rock they can grab hold of.” – Maddy W., CYL ’17

Joshua Testimonial 3

My motto in life is quite simple, ‘live it to the fullest.’ CYL does not only fill up my cup of life, it allows it to overflow and drip into everyone’s cup around me.” – Joshua M., CYL ’17

Max A. Testimonial

“Saying yes is the start of something bigger than you could have imagined. You’ll know you love it when you do it.” – Max A., CYL ’16

Joshua M. Testimonial 2

“When I returned home from the service adventure, I spent about two days reminiscing the events, and not regretting anything.” – Joshua M., CYL ’17

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