October 2012

Colorado Youth for a Change's 6th Annual Back to School Night Comedy Benefit was a great success. We raised over $65000 that night! Thank you to those who attended or supported this event. 

Special Thanks to Our Event & Food Sponsors:
The Grainger Foundation
Carson Foundation
Moody  Insurance Agency
Lincoln Financial
Kaiser Permanente
Rising Roll Gourmet
Nothing Bundt Cakes



Steve Dobo
Founder & CEO


Another Successful Pupil Enrollment Count Day for CYC!

Pupil Enrollment Count Day (PEC), formerly known as October Count Day, is an annual statewide event that falls on October 1. School funding is based on the pupil count for that day. Colorado Youth for a Change's Dropout Outreach & Recovery Program and Futures Academy work hard annually to reach out to youth who left school for various reasons and help enroll them back into a school that best fits their needs.


CYC's Educational Outreach Specialists from the Dropout Outreach Recovery Program and Futures Academy Educational Specialists received dropout lists from our partnering school districts and contacted 2000 dropouts throughout the Denver metro area. Our specialists made phone calls, arranged meetings, toured schools and helped youth complete school registration forms so they can be enrolled into school by October 1.


Overall, CYC re-engaged and re-enrolled 505 students back into schools across the metro Denver area.  This year was another great success!


Youth Success: Meet Chris


CYC Late Intervention Specialist, Christopher Young, met 17 year-old Aurora Central High School student, Chris, in the 2012 spring semester. During this time Chris was behind almost a semester worth of credits. In addition, he was failing chemistry, ditching class, and constantly getting into trouble. Christopher Young began working with Chris to help him get back on track to completing high school.




Volunteers Needed

Lincoln 2011
Are you good at math (or other core subjects) and like working with teenagers? If so, CYC is the organization for you. Please help us continue to help youth, ages 14-18, through tutoring in core subjects such as math and science. 


Volunteers must commit to serving one hour a day, at least one day per week until 12/14/2012 (end of the semester). Volunteers must be 18 and older and pass a background check. Please contact Sharla Williams, 303.292.2779 ext. 118 or sharlaw@youthforachange.org. 


 2012 Fall Volunteer Tutor Opportunities  


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Another Successful Pupil Enrollment Count Day for CYC!
Youth Success: Meet Chris
Volunteers Needed
Join Our Mailing List
Futures Academy Bring It On
Camp 2016 Intervention Camping Trip 2012
Jesenia & students

Javier 2012

Roslyn 2011

Rebecca 2012