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COLORADO YOUTH FOR A CHANGE

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy

Location

2490 W 26TH AVE BLDG A STE 110DENVER, CO 80211 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The mission of Colorado Youth for a Change (CYC) is to solve Colorado’s dropout crisis. 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 significantly contributed to a 50% reduction in the state’s dropout rate through its prevention and reengagement programs that span from PreK through age 21.

Description

Our programs address early warning signs of dropping out (lack of reading 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 close opportunity gaps for students across Colorado.

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