Charity Partner

Colorado Youth for a Change

Solving Colorado’s Dropout Crisis

The mission of Colorado Youth for a Change (CYC) is to solve the dropout crisis in Colorado. CYC was founded in 2005 and we have seen a significant decrease in the number of youth dropping out since our inception. The agency has since grown in size and scope, and works to increase the number of students who graduate high school or earn a GED through innovative prevention and re-engagement services. With over 10,000 Colorado students still dropping out each year, we need your help! Research and experience have contributed to CYC’s ongoing strategic expansion of services – from Educational Intervention, attendance work, and most recently, K-3 literacy interventions aimed at serving the youngest students to empower a path toward graduation. Last school year, CYC served more than 2,800 students across 12 Colorado school districts. To learn more about CYC, please go to If you are interested in running for CYC, please contact Julia Hughes at