About Youth Connect

The Youth Connect program was established by The Summit Foundation in partnership with the Denver-based nonprofit YouthRoots. Through the Youth Connect program, Summit High School students were given the tools to:

  • Identify issues and needs in the community, particularly those affecting youth
  • Fundraise from local community partners and individuals
  • Provide strategic grants to local nonprofits addressing key issues
  • Learn what it means to be a leader and a philanthropist

The Summit Foundation provides a match of up to $5,000 for funds that the students raise.

In 2020, ten Youth Connect high school students were able to provide over $12,000 in grants to local charities.