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Michael Riley is the Executive Director of Southern Colorado Youth Development. Learn more at www.southerncoloradoyouthdevelopment.com.

 

WHAT DO YOU DO?
We work with youth to help motivate and inspire them to strive for a positive and healthy lifestyle.

 

WHY DO YOU DO IT?
We believe that the youth in our society need the support and guidance to help them be successful in their lives.

 

WHAT IMPACT ARE YOU MAKING?
We are building momentum and are excited to see what impact we will make both in the near future and the further future.

 

WHAT (OR WHO) INSPIRES YOU TO MAKE THIS IMPACT?
Youth inspire us, we believe that each and every one of them can have an amazing impact on the world we live in.

 

WHAT’S YOUR BIG DREAM FOR THE ORGANIZATION AND THE IMPACT YOU WANT TO MAKE?
I want to see SCYD grow and become one of the most successful youth programs not only in Pueblo but in the state of Colorado.

 

WHAT RESOURCES DO YOU NEED TO MAKE THOSE DREAMS COME TRUE?
We need more funding to get a building and to help finance the non profit and the programs.

 

WHAT IS (OR HAS BEEN) YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?
Raising funding.

 

WHAT WORDS OF ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR OTHER LEADERS LOOKING TO MAKE AN IMPACT?
No matter how many obstacles you face while trying to build your dream, never give up, stay focused, stay humble, and, most importantly, never forget why you started in the first place.

 

HOW CAN OTHERS SUPPORT YOU OR YOUR CAUSE?
By donating money or goods.

 


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