About Us

WE BELIEVEin Colorado youth.

Colorado Youth for a Change (CYC) was established in 2005 in response to the alarming increase in the number of students dropping out of school in Colorado and the failure of the school system to both prevent students from dropping out and to re-engage students who had already left school.

CYC truly cares about and has a passion for serving high school students who have dropped out of school and students at risk of dropping out. Our work combines a dedication for helping underserved youth with programs that are proven to achieve positive outcomes and community impact. Our students have amazing potential and are filled with hope but they lack the support and resources necessary to be successful.

CYC’s dedicated and highly trained people are the key to helping these students return to school and stay in school by providing them with wraparound support to ensure they finish their education. We do this work within a culture that supports post-secondary success either in community college, career technical school, or the workplace.

CYC’s programs and methods are proven to work. Based on research, our interventions create positive outcomes for our students and for the community at large. We are a data-driven organization and recently completed our Theory of Change.