our mission

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

  • Students served

    2801

  • Enrolled back into school

    451

  • Received diploma or GED

    141

  • Reading Corps Students Served

    881

News

In honor of Black History Month, the CYC blog is highlighting pioneers in education from the African American community. Each week of February we will highlight a new figure who helped shape the course of education in America. Read more

A bell rings signaling the five-minute warning. For the 1,300 students trickling into class, it’s just another day, but for our 75 AmeriCorps members, it’s another chance to make a difference. At Colorado Youth for a Change, we constantly analyze our data and share stories of student success, but we don’t often write about the individuals on the other side of this equation. Over the course of the 2018-2019 year, Colorado Youth for a Change AmeriCorps members will accumulate over 88,544 hours serving communities across Colorado. On this MLK Day, a day dedicated to service, we wanted to highlight those who devote every day to serving.

CYC’s Master Coaches are a critical part of the Colorado Reading Corps program. All former teachers, these staff members bring a wealth of passion and experience to CYC’s unique literacy program. Click to read an interesting interview with one of our Master Coaches who provides insights into the joys and challenges of teaching.