Colorado Youth for a Change
Agency: Colorado Youth for a Change
Areas Served: Denver, Arapahoe, Lake, Adams, Jefferson, and Larimer Counties.
Program Description: Corps for a Change AmeriCorps program has 28 AmeriCorps members who serve youth ages 14-21 in Colorado who have dropped out of school or who are at risk of dropping out of school. Corpsmembers do this in one of two ways:
- Reaching out to youth who have already dropped out of school to reengage them in educational opportunities
- Serving in-school youth with low attendance to provide resources and support in order to improve attendance and school engagement
Program Impact: In the 2016/17 school year, Corps for a Change members supported 216 youth in returning to school and 488 youth through attendance support.