THESE ARE
OUR STORIES OF IMPACT

Connecting to Community

Leaving Colorado and moving to Virginia for college brought a lot of changes. One of them was that I all the sudden had no relationships with non-profits in the area! I was pretty overwhelmed with all the newness of college and only had 1 or 2 opportunities to...

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The Legacy of a Leader

“Embrace your own form of leadership while pushing your comfort zone in different aspects of your community.” These guiding words from CYL student Lauren G. underscore that leadership is not about who you are but how you engage within your community.  Last May Lauren...

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A Day of Peacebuilding and Community Impact

A Day of Peacebuilding and Community Impact

At the garden, we all converge, Paths cross and then Diverge Eyes misty, I soon learn I wasn’t the only one moved. Ana’s story is finished and many rush to embrace her. I follow. Sometimes it is just easier to express your emotions through a hug. In that moment, we...

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Maddy’s Story – 3 Years Out

Maddy’s Story – 3 Years Out

Never does one think that three years later one organization will still have such a huge impact on their life. But here I am three years later continuously feeling grateful for the opportunity to be a part of CYL. I was a passionate ball of energy junior year when I...

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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

“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

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

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

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