The YouthCharge Race/Equity Board B is comprised of high school and college-aged youth from around the Denver/Boulder metro areas. They are raising money to support youth-serving organizations that meet at least one of the below needs in the Denver Metro community.
All donors will be entered to win up to $50!*
The YouthCharge Race/Equity B Board would like to fund organizations that address inequities in education. Lack of access to quality education can significantly hinder student outcomes. Matriculation into college or university, as well as career-prospects, seriously dwindle as a result of educational inequity. Further, the resources students are given in middle/high-school have a large impact on the tools they have to succeed in the future.
The YouthCharge Race/Equity B Board would like to fund organizations that address health disparities in Denver. Limited access to health care is an ongoing issue that impacts students directly or indirectly. We cannot expect kids to go to school if they or a loved one are in need of health care but are unable to receive it. In addition, lack of health care can negatively impact the quality of life of a student.
The YouthCharge Race/Equity B Board would like to fund organizations that address the issue of mass incarceration. We feel this issue is important because felony imprisonment is often a result of issues such as racial profiling or the school-to-prison pipeline and can hinder the ability for youth to feel as if they belong to today's rapidly-evolving society. Imprisonment also prevents people from finding adequate jobs and housing upon release.
The YouthCharge Race/Equity B Board would like to fund organizations that address mental health. Mental health significantly impacts an individual's daily life and plays a role in how they perform academically or how they interact with other people. In addition, mental health can exacerbate our other issue areas.
*Three people will be randomly selected to win a Visa Gift Card. 1 winner will receive $50, 1 will receive $30, and 1 will receive $20. You do not need to donate to participate in the raffle. Donors will automatically be entered, but if you'd like to enter without donating, please visit this website.
To learn more about the YouthCharge program, please visit: https://youthroots.org/youthcharge/
Donations sent through GoFundMe Charity will be sent to YouthRoots, who will then distribute 100% of the funds to the board's chosen winning nonprofits at the end of the program in February 2021.