YouthRoots Routt County

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YouthRoots Routt County is a leadership program that empowers high school students to tackle community issues. Through the year-long program, students respond to emerging needs and build the skills to become change makers now and tomorrow.

YouthRoots Routt County is a collaboration between Yampa Valley Community Foundation and YouthRoots, a national youth philanthropy organization that teaches youth how to make the world a better place while developing their leadership and life skills.

The program uses a unique 3-step philanthropic process intertwined with a robust leadership curriculum to teach teens the skills to make an impact. Each group acts as a mini foundation working to tackle the biggest needs in their community.

As members of YouthRoots, youth will:

  • Learn and practice skills that will empower them to be a strong leader today and tomorrow
  • Use philanthropy to tackle issues they care about
  • Complete 60 hours of community service

For the 22-23 school year, Routt County students will meet approximately 17 times every other Sunday evening. The program is free.

High schoolers who are passionate about making the world a better place should apply online here by September 6. Students can be nominated for the program here.

For more information, contact Jenny@yvcf.org or Ellen routtcounty@youthroots.org

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