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Spreading goodness near and far.

From student-led podcasts and stories of profound impact, to leadership awards and capstone projects, we’re proud to share about our footprint in the community.

Mt. Bross Legacy Award

For seniors who are part of the Decalibron Summit Program, the Mt. Bross Legacy project is their community capstone for their time in CYL. Learn about their impact and find inspiration.

Presidential Service Volunteer Award

We are a certifying organization to provide the Presidential Volunteer Service Award to eligible Young Leaders during their time in our program. Bronze, silver, gold and lifetime awards are honored at our annual End of School Celebration in May.

Find and track service opportunies

Kindly Bold Award

This scholarship is awarded to a senior who lives Kindly Bold, in honor of 2019 CYL Alumna Lauren Guthrie and her legacy in Colorado Young Leaders.

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Our Stories

Reducing Harm in our Communities

In this episode, Sonakshi and Brayden chat with Leah Rohlfs, a youth leader with the City of Fort Collins Restorative Justice Services, and Ames Stenson with the City of Englewood Restorative Justice Program about the power of restorative justice. This episode...

Youth in Government

Youth in Government

In this episode, Sonakshi and Brayden chat with Colorado Youth Advisory Council members, Sidd Nareddy and Bhavya Surapaneni, and former state senator Ellen Stuart Roberts, who is one of the founding representatives of COYAC. This episode explores true youth-adult...

Co-Creating Our Future

Co-Creating Our Future

In this episode, Sonakshi and Brayden chat with our Founder, Nicole Mahobian, and Ryan Heckman, the Chairman of CiviCO, to share about the importance of intergenerational partnership through a live recording. As always, this podcast is produced in collaboration...

Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education

Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education

In this episode, Sonakshi and Brayden dive deep into the issue of diversity and inclusion on college campuses with University of Denver undergraduate students, Mia Payne and Xavier Ada, as well as Dr. Janiece Mackey, the founder and director of Young Aspiring...

Hope in the Legal System

Hope in the Legal System

In this episode, Sonakshi and Brayden talk with have a hope-filled conversation about criminal justice reform. Guests Vanessa Gates and Ellen Clark share their perspectives on the American legal system, identifying flaws and discussing new ways forward. Vanessa Gates...

Equity in the Classroom

Equity in the Classroom

In this episode, Sonakshi and Brayden dive into classroom culture and the power of representation in schools. They chat with Devonte Parker, a senior at Northeast Early College, and Mary Kaye Bjork, a Grandview High School English teacher, about the importance of open...

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