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Every student can succeed

CYC was established in 2005 in response to over 18,000 students dropping out of Colorado schools each year, and the lack of capacity of school systems to prevent youth from dropping out and reenroll those who had. Since that time, CYC has evolved to provide prevention and reengagement programs that span from ages 3-21 and serve over 6,000 Colorado students every year.

Our Mission: Colorado Youth for a Change addresses barriers to learning by providing individualized supports throughout pivotal stages of students’ education journeys.

Our Vision: Colorado Youth for a Change envisions an equitable education system where each student has access to the resources they need to maximize their own learning and growth.


Our programs address early warning signs of dropping out (lack of reading and algebra proficiency, chronic absenteeism, and course failure) and reengage disconnected and out-of-school youth, getting them back on a path to graduation and postsecondary opportunities. Through these programs, CYC works every day to help remove barriers to success for students across Colorado.

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