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.

Program Contact: Vanessa Notman, AmeriCorps Program Manager, 720.256.9015vanessan@youthforachange.org

Website: http://youthforachange.org/services/corps-for-a-change/