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.

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YOUTH IMPACT

Addressing Inequities with Think Like a Genius

Addressing Inequities with Think Like a Genius

In 2019, CYL was provided with a tremendous opportunity to carry on the legacy of the Think Like a Genius® Challenge, started by Eric Siler with the curriculum created by his brother Todd Siler. We were unable to run the Challenge in 2020 but it’s back in 2021!...

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S1E3: Curiosity

S1E3: Curiosity

The third episode of the Hear Our Voices podcast is out now! Podcast hosts, Lily and Brandon, explore the leadership theme of Curiosity. You can listen here, or go check us out on Spotify or Apple Podcasts. LISTEN HERE Guests Gitanjali Rao: inventor, scientist,...

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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

Addressing Inequities with Think Like a Genius

Addressing Inequities with Think Like a Genius

In 2019, CYL was provided with a tremendous opportunity to carry on the legacy of the Think Like a Genius® Challenge, started by Eric Siler with the curriculum created by his brother Todd Siler. We were unable to run the Challenge in 2020 but it’s back in 2021!...

read more
S1E3: Curiosity

S1E3: Curiosity

The third episode of the Hear Our Voices podcast is out now! Podcast hosts, Lily and Brandon, explore the leadership theme of Curiosity. You can listen here, or go check us out on Spotify or Apple Podcasts. LISTEN HERE Guests Gitanjali Rao: inventor, scientist,...

read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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