Our Journey & Vision
We started our journey into experiential learning in 2006 with our first “Build Your Own” peer workshop where students taught other students how to build their own desktop computer. Today, we provide real world learning experiences to youth to help prepare them for future success no matter what they want to be when they grow up. Youth in our programs develop financial knowledge, cultivate career readiness and employability skills and gain social capital. Our programs combine learning with practical, real world application – from youth competing in an architectural design proposal to performing a wellness exam on a volunteer patient – and engage students in a unique way.
Our goal is to make the Western Slope of Colorado the most financially literate region in the country. We hope that every young person in the communities we serve enters adulthood financially literate, with applicable work experience through our career development programs.
Job Ready, Career Ready, Life Ready
“Spend enough time around kids and you’ll believe that there’s hope for the world. Spend enough time around Youthentity, and you may believe it transcends being about kids and becomes more of a template for how it would be nice to see entire communities function.”
— Jay Cowan
Our legal name is the Computers for Kids Foundation d.b.a. YouthEntity. We switched our name in 2009 to reflect our breadth of programming. And no, we don't accept any old computers. If you'd like to recycle your computer, please contact Garfield or Pitkin County landfills (to recycle, not landfill) or Office Depot in Glenwood Springs.