The Colorado Youth Congress works with high school leaders – from urban, suburban, and rural communities across the state – to lead systems change in the areas of racial justice and mental health. We operate with the firm belief that in order to transform systems, we must focus on three levels of change:
- Individual: The first evolution is internal. We work with young people to develop a strong sense of identity and the skills needed for a lifetime of leadership.
- Community: We build the type of community we want to see replicated in society – diverse and equitable with a whole lot of love.
- Systems: We honor the complexity of the world and take a holistic, humble approach to understand and shift systems.