"Status quos are made to be broken." – Ray Davis

More than 10,000 Colorado students drop out of school each year. When youth drop out of school, they face limited employment options and higher poverty rates. CYC efficiently leverages limited resources and provides a realistic approach to the dropout crisis through demonstrated outcomes and effective collaborations with school districts and community partners. The agency serves over 2000 students a year. CYC is committed to engaging students with appropriate advocacy, expertise, and individualized educational plans to support them as they work towards a high school diploma or GED.




Student Demographics

2,816 students were served by CYC during the 2017-2018 school year

  • 54% Male  
  • 45% Female
  • 1% Transgender or Self-identify
  • 2%  American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • 1% Asian or Pacific Islander
  • 13% Black or African American
  • 55% Hispanic
  • 10% Two or More Races
  • 18% White
  • 28% have been involved in the court system
  • 5.3% have been involved in the child welfare system
  • 9.4% are experiencing homelessness
  • 10.2% are pregnant or parenting
  • 10% identify as LGBTQ