July 23rd is the deadline to apply for a life-changing leadership opportunity for high school students. YouthRoots is a local nonprofit that empowers youth to make the world a better place while developing leadership and life skills.
“I learned things at 15 that people don’t learn in their lifetime,” one participant said. YouthRoots prides itself in creating a truly youth-led model. Students complete a 3-step program utilizing the philanthropic process. Starting with a community needs assessment to determine the most pressing issues facing children and youth in Douglas County. Next, participants will go out and fundraise thousands of dollars through special events and individual asks. The students then grant away 100% of funds raised to local non-profits doing the best work at alleviating the issues found in their initial needs assessment.
YouthRoots participants, dating back to 2010, have collectively raised and granted over $100,000 to 38 local non-profits.
The Douglas County YouthBoard will meet every other week in the evenings (location TBD), throughout the school year. Applications can be found at youthroots.org/apply and are due July 23rd. For more information feel free to reach out to our Program Coordinator, Aaron Earley via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.