Our Mission:

Empower youth to succeed at life through financial education and career readiness.


What we do:

Youthentity engages and empowers youth to discover their potential by providing real-world learning experiences that prepare them for future success.

 

How we do it:

To give kids a head start in achieving success, Youthentity offers programs in:

  • Career Development

  • Financial Literacy

 

Our Programs

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. 

 

Personal Financial Literacy

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It’s never too soon to teach kids how to make responsible financial decisions. With a goal to make the Western Slope of Colorado the most financially literate region in the nation, we continue to grow our three-part personal financial literacy programming that includes I Am Financial Knowledge Levels I & II, and Banking On Your Future.

 
 

Career Exploration Programs

For Elementary, Middle and High School Students

Youthentity offers career development opportunities and exploration programs to students in the Roaring Fork Valley. My Career, My Life brings in area professionals into middle and elementary school classrooms for an interactive, hands on deep-dive into careers that may include veterinary science, public safety, journalism, culinary arts, finance, cosmetology, engineering or design. These workshops provide a unique look into these careers as taught by our volunteer Career Coaches, in which kids interact with working professionals to understand career options and the education and certifications necessary within those roles.

Career Exploration for high school students

For high school students, Youthentity offers an exciting opportunity for kids to receive school credit with Career Academy & YE University. A full year program, students choose between two tracks: Structure Design & The Building Industry and Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management. Meeting during school hours, both programs count toward graduation and are excellent for resumes and college applications.

 
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REAL, HANDS-ON LEARNING

Our career development programs provide real-life scenarios and skill-building, setting students up for success for any professional setting.

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EARN SCHOOL CREDIT FOR GRADUATION

All Youthentity career development programs count towards graduation, providing students with elective credits.

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CONNECT WITH MENTORS IN LOCAL INDUSTRIES

Our career development classes are taught by industry professionals who are passionate about teaching teens about their field.

 

Our Impact

 

2700+

Youth impacted annually

We serve students across 5 different counties with our financial literacy and career development programs.

10+

years serving the community

For over 10 years our programs have prepared youth to enter adulthood money smart and career ready.  

Youthentity has two distinct pillars to its organization: personal financial literacy and career development. In the 2017-2018 academic year, our programs served over 2,700 students, and currently run in five Colorado counties: Pitkin, Garfield, Mesa, Eagle and Summit.


Youth Served by Year

 

Through career development and personal financial literacy programs we help youth prepare for today’s complicated and uncertain world.

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Our Design Team architecture program has inspired many students to further study the field in college; our new Engineering & Construction Management program is poised for growth in future years.

 
 

Our culinary arts, restaurant management and pastry arts program is one of the top 50 programs in the nation for high school students. Our ProStart students compete at state and national level events, and over the past six years have amassed over $920k in scholarships.

 
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Our youth internships and career programs help students determine their strengths and interests, and provide opportunities for exploration before making decisions that will impact their position and happiness in the world.


Students Served in Each County

During the 2017-2018 Academic Year

Get Involved

Our programs operate throughout the academic year. We serve youth in elementary, middle and high schools throughout the Roaring Fork Valley and the Western Slope of Colorado.

 

Find out how to Sign Up For a Program

Learn more about financial literacy education and career development internships workshop programs, and sign up for the one that’s right for you.

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteer your time and expertise to support our community’s kids in discovering their potential and preparing them for successful futures.

Make a Charitable Donation

Our programs could not exist without the generous support of our donors, who make it possible for us to impact the lives of over 2,700 youth each year.


Everyone agrees that kids of all ages need to learn financial literacy, how to be responsible team members and to understand their own personalities so they can ultimately choose career and life paths that reward them and their communities. Youthentity helps kids reach those goals with a wide variety of real-world learning experiences throughout the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond.

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