our mission

Colorado Youth for a Change (CYC) is solving Colorado's dropout crisis. Learn more.

  • Students served
    Students served

    2040

  • Enrolled back into school
    Enrolled back into school

    477

  • Received diploma or GED
    Received diploma or GED

    122

  • Students served by AmeriCorps members
    Students served by AmeriCorps members

    706

News

...When we first start working with a student, it’s important to hear their story and understand who they are. We do this by asking a set number of questions, which can be found below. [...]

...As we all know, Colorado is becoming an increasingly desirable place to live. The cost of living, and especially the cost of rent, is surpassing average incomes. We are quickly becoming a state where having an education is essential[...]

JEFFERSON PARK — Colorado Youth for a Change (CYC) reengages at-risk students and helps them get their high school diploma, GED or even an associate degree.

“The work that we’re doing is the right work to be done for this population,” says Robert Ham, CYC’s development director. “If we don’t invest on the front end in these students who have disengaged from school, we will pay for it on the back end, in health care, prison and social service costs, not to mention the lost potential of these students.”