YouthRoots: A Leadership Opportunity for Douglas County Teens

May 1, 2019

May 13th is the deadline for a life-changing leadership opportunity for students in Douglas County. YouthRoots is a local nonprofit that teaches high school students how to make the world a better place while developing their leadership and life skills. YouthRoots was recently awarded the National Philanthropy Day's Award for "Outstanding Foundation."

The program is completely free. As members of YouthRoots, students will:

  • Learn and practice skills that will empower them to be a strong leader today and tomorrow
  • Use philanthropy to tackle issues they care about
  • Collaborate with awesome high schoolers from different schools
  • Complete 60 hours of community service

Students who are passionate about making the world a better place should apply online at by May 13. 

You can also nominate a student online at

Please contact the Program Coordinator, Erin Button at with any questions.