INVEST IN CYL
IT’S ABOUT THE YOUTH
When you invest in CYL, you’re investing in the next generation of policy makers, business leaders, and active citizens. The thread of our impact weaves through every facet of the community.
IT’S ABOUT SERVICE
Our Young Leaders have the power to lead now. They’re developing their skills in public speaking, grant writing, and diving deeper into community engagement to serve and lead with empathy.
IT’S ABOUT THE REAL WORLD
Our community is seeking ways to help others live a fuller life. We’re explorers searching for the answers to life’s tough questions. All are invited on this journey together.
IT’S ABOUT LEADERSHIP
Where this takes you is largely up to you, but we know one thing: you won’t be the same. You’re going to be more confident, more compassionate, and more capable for whatever lies ahead.
LEADERS IMPACT EVERYTHING
“Every milestone and summit within the CYL program brings our young leaders closer to who they are meant to be.”
– Nicole Mahobian, Founder of CYL
“CYL stresses the importance of appreciating your talents and making the most out of what you can do every day as a young person… Our contribution matters.”
– Emma, CYL ’16
“Youth are longing for opportunities to test themselves and start making a difference in their world. CYL calls out that passion, validates it, and provides the structure for it to be unleashed in constructive ways.”
– Kelley Birschbach, Colfax Community Network
Sorting medical supplies at the Project C.U.R.E. warehouse so people around the world can access resources for a healthy life
VOLUNTEER WITH CYL
Lead group chapter
Work directly with youth
Co-lead an overnight Service Adventure
Share CYL with your students
Network with partners to raise funds for CYL and support strategic growth
Help CYL raise awareness & support
Capture the impact & share the story
THINK LIKE A GENIUS™ CHALLENGE
During this 9-week challenge, teams of young leaders and their adult mentors work together to address pressing community issues in their communities using the Think Like a Genius™ method and approach. Teams compete to develop the most creative and effective solution to a focus question. Teams present their solutions to a panel of community leaders AND have the opportunity to become project mentors for local non-profits for the continuation of their actions.