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April 2013

Support Colorado Youth for a Change on May 18th and 19th

We are less than a month away from the 2013 Colfax Marathon and Colorado Youth for a Change (CYC) is getting ready!  The team members are running and training to be prepared for this awesome event. Please come out to Denver City Park on May 18th and 19th and visit the CYC tent in the Colfax Marathon Charity Partner Village. We will have CYC information, snacks, and a raffle!

Buy your $1 raffle tickets to have a chance to win:

Mike's Camera $100 Gift Card
Brunswick Zone Family Funtastic Value Package Certificate ($75 Value)

We can't wait to see you there!

Special thanks to our 2013 Colfax Marathon Sponsors and Donors::

CYC Youth Success: Meet Maria

North High School Student, Maria (15) is a second language English learner and sometimes struggles with reading comprehension. In the fall 2012 semester, Maria was failing her Geography class. She had problems understanding the text and was afraid to ask for help.  CYC Educational Intervention Specialist, Dante Bills, helped Maria create an action plan which included improving her time management and organizational skills. Maria began the spring semester on a good note by passing a few of the classes that she was failing in the previous semester. Dante is very proud of Maria's accomplishments.



CYC Volunteer Spotlight:
David Johnson Jr.

David Johnson Jr. reached out to CYC to volunteer as a tutor at Denver's West High School in January 2013 with CYC Late Intervention Specialist, Amy Tedoff. He is a New York native and graduate school student at University of Denver. He is currently working on Master's Degree in Taxation and completing an internship at a local accounting firm. He wanted to volunteer so he could learn more about the community and the educational system in Denver. He found out about CYC through Volunteer Match website. David likes tutoring in math because so many students struggle with this subject, and he enjoys being able to apply his graduate studies to his current volunteer role. 

CYC Student Leadership Program

CYC recently initiated a high school student leadership program to help keep students from the Outreach and Intervention programs engaged through the end of the school year. This programming will continue over the summer and take place at the CYC main office. The different programs include:

Finals Study Sessions will be held Monday through Thursday during the last two weeks of May for students to come and receive academic support at CYC as they study for finals. Students who participate in at least one day of the study sessions are eligible to participate in a Friday afternoon Video Game Tournament. The dates and times are as follows:

Monday through Friday: May 20th - 24th and May 27th - 31st from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.


End of School/Graduation Celebration will take place on Friday, June 7th from 12 - 3pm at CYC. The event will include a barbeque and fun summer-themed games and activities. This is a time to celebrate the hard work of our students, honor our graduates, and have some fun together. 


Summer 2013 Colorado Youth Leadership Institute will be an opportunity for select students to participate in an intensive leadership training and college and career-readiness program once a week for six weeks during the summer. Activities will include team building, explorations of personal, community and global leadership, as well as developing skills such as public speaking, self-advocacy, and critical thinking. 


If you are interested in volunteering for any of these events, please contact Sharla Williams at 303.292.2779 ext. 118 or send an email. We would love to have you!


The CYC Event Planning Committee would like to personally invite you to be an Event Captain for the 7th Annual Back to School Night Comedy Benefit which will provide much needed funding for the innovative and successful programs and services of CYC. This year, we will be honoring CYC's Founder, Steve Dobo, and Comedy Works owner, Wende Curtis, along with a distinguished student honoree.  
We need 50 Event Captains to help us pack the house with 450 guests and we cannot do this without YOU! Event Captains who secure six or more paying guests receive two complimentary tickets to the event and are recognized at the event both on-screen and in the program. The $40 ticket price includes a CYC informational program and a whole host of fun and entertainment including appetizers, complimentary wine, and a comedy show featuring local comedians and our headliner for this year's event, Henry Cho.  


We'll make it easy for Event Captains by either inviting guests on your behalf or by providing you with all the support, marketing materials, and electronic collateral necessary to send your own invitations and promote the event. Please do us the honor of partnering with us to make this event a success and to thank Steve Dobo and Wende Curtis for eight amazing years of dedication and service to Colorado's deserving students and to the community. Please contact Sharla Williams at 303-292-2779 or through email to sign up.


Thank you for your incredible support and let's chalk up the night with CYC and Comedy on October 3rd! 


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