Colorado Youth Congress

A nonprofit organization

$1,950 raised by 22 donors

39% complete

$5,000 Goal

Colorado Youth Congress works with high school leaders from across the state to lead us all into a better future. 

Our vision is that within our lifetime, the collective voice of young people will become central to social and political decision-making in Colorado. To make our vision a reality, our youth leaders partner deeply with advocacy and media organizations across Colorado to ensure that young people are at the center of decision-making in our state.

We intentionally center wellness in our program, allowing youth to experience what it’s like to belong to a healthy, loving community. We trust that this experience, coupled with deep knowledge of complex systems and access to adult decision-makers at both state and local levels, will translate into bold and wise leadership from the next generation. 

Thank you for being a part of this important work.


The Colorado Youth Congress cultivates the healing and leadership of young people to guide us all into a future grounded in justice and well-being.

Background Statement

The Colorado Youth Congress works with high school leaders -- from urban, suburban and rural communities across the state -- to guide us all into a better future. At CYC, we focus on youth wellness, learning, and leadership as means to create justice and well-being across Colorado.

We were founded in November 2017 as a small experiment: 50 high school students gathered in Denver on a Friday night to talk about the issues that were affecting them. We invited them to come again the next day and all 50 came back. And they showed up, again and again, deciding to form campaigns to address the issues that they had surfaced.

We’ve since grown to over 400 members and alumni representing 30+ communities across Colorado.

Together, we’re building a movement towards a fundamentally different future.

Organization Data


Organization name

Colorado Youth Congress

Year Established


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Youth Development, Education, Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, Public & Societal Benefit, Mental Health & Crisis Intervention, Community Improvement & Capacity Building, Mutual & Membership Benefit

Organization Size

Medium Organization


1031 33rd St
Denver, CO 80205

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