Colorado Youth for a Change is working hard to meet the needs of our youth during this COVID-19 national emergency. Here is a glimpse into how we remain committed to students and our community during this time.
Some of CYC’s Corps for a Change and Colorado Reading Corps AmeriCorps members are being deployed to food banks during this time of school closures to provide additional help during a great time of need. They remain committed to national service and will continue meeting community needs.
Though our direct student meetings and intakes have been put on hold, we are still serving our students. CYC staff and AmeriCorps members across all programs are focusing efforts to reach out to students to ensure they are aware of various resources for them during this shutdown. We are helping them connect with resources for meals, housing assistance, internet access, mental health support and more. With the recent announcement of extended school closures, CYC is committed to partnering with districts and students as different types of remote learning are put in place.
We’re proud of CYC’s Reengagement program who, in addition to connecting youth with resources, continues to talk about school options and reenrollment by phone, text, and email. Many youth have set the goal of reenrolling for the 2020-2021 school year. We expect this number to increase if the economic outlook continues to be uncertain.
Thank you for your continued support to Colorado Youth for a Change. Below is a great resource we’ve used to speak with our students about COVID-19. We’re sharing because you may find it helpful for your own family too. America’s Promise Alliance Covid-19 Resources