Save Our Youth addresses the development of kids in our program primarily through one-to-one mentoring, where they encounter new experiences, acquire essential skills, and develop relationships.
Mentors regularly take advantage of cultural events in the area and program-wide gatherings, while also enjoying the commonplace experiences of life.
The History of Save Our Youth
Denver's "Summer of Violence" devastates families across the city. The crisis prompts pastors, social workers, and others to address the issue collaboratively.
Mentoring emerges as one way to address the issues plaguing Denver's kids, and Save Our Youth is launched.
Save Our Youth launches The Master's Apprentice, an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit to address the gaps in employment preparation for young men (and now young women too).
Co-founder Luis Villarreal passes the torch of leadership to new CEO and President Russel Dains.