Together We Change The World
During the week of April 7 – 14, 2019 student teams from Colorado Young Leaders in Central Denver, Northeast Denver, Jefferson County, Douglas County, Arapahoe County, and Colorado Springs will launch community impact projects in celebration of National Volunteer Week and Global Youth Service Day. These Youth Leaders have been working to understand the needs of their community and developing plans to build awareness, strengthen advocacy, and directly impact causes that they care deeply about. Global Youth Service Day Projects Include:
Denver County Chapter | White Out the Stigma – Cause: Teen Suicide Awareness
Denver Area youth will be gathering to “white out” the stigma surrounding teen mental illness. By bringing together impactful speakers and local nonprofits focused on suicide prevention students hope to transform the dialog and change perceptions in order to reduce the stigma of teen mental health.
Northeast Denver Chapter | Growing Art – Cause: Community Building and Neighborhood Beautification
Teens in the CYL Northeast Denver Chapter feel strongly about growing the pride in their neighborhoods. They invite community members to help make their mark by supporting a community art and garden project. Students hope to make this an ongoing project in order to “grow” their impact throughout the summer.
Jefferson County Chapter | Clear Minds Clear Trails – Cause: Teen Mental Health and Environmental Stewardship
Being a teen can be really stressful! Mindfulness is a powerful way to handle stress and live life more fully. Teens in Jefferson County are combining their passion for outdoor stewardship with a chance to teach teens mindfulness and coping skills. This guided hike will provide the opportunity to explore the outdoors, clean a local trail, and clear your mind of stress before heading into the end of the school year.
Douglas / Arapahoe County Chapters | Tipi Racers – Cause: Equity for Native American People through The Tipi Raisers
Get your feet moving to help raise money for Lakota Families living on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. In collaboration with CYL partner, The Tipi Raisers students will be hosting a 5k Run/Walk support a community facing grinding poverty. Save the date for April 14th and stay tuned for more information.
Pikes Peak Chapter | Cause: Multi-Cultural Awareness and Support for The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
The Young Leaders in our Pikes Peak chapter have a deep and mutual respect for the Lakota Families living on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. They are designing an event to help share Native American culture and expand awareness of the rich diversity and compelling needs present in this community.
If you are interested in participating in any of these community impact events, please sign-up on the project interest form and we will make sure you have all the up to date details. If you are interested in becoming a donor or sponsor for any of these student projects, please email Jen Landers at email@example.com.