Colorado Youth for a Change (CYC) is an educational nonprofit organization and our mission is to solve Colorado’s dropout crisis. Each year there are 10,000 youth leaving the school system in Colorado. Large bodies of research show that the lack of a high school diploma or GED considerably lowers a person’s employability and economic security throughout their lifetime often resulting in poorer overall health, unstable housing conditions, increased exposure to violence, and higher rates of poverty. Because even one student who drops out is one too many, we are committed to improving the dropout rate through thoughtful partnerships, dropout outreach & reengagement, educational intervention programs, and an expansion of high school options. Be the Change!