We are a youth development organization providing at-risk youth with educational, emotional, and spiritual skills for success through long-term mentoring relationships.
We collaborate with individuals and groups in the community to increase awareness of kids' resilience and to support their success. Save Our Youth mentors bring experience, compassion, and time to provide kids a caring advocate by their side.
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.