Grassroots Leadership Opportunities Projects
The Five Point Youth Ambassadors
Uniting Communities through Public Spaces
The Five Points Youth Ambassadors (FPYA) is a community outreach program led by the youth of tomorrow. Representing the Five Points community of Denver, FPYA led and designed a project to renovate the St. Charles Place Park with over $1 million raised from local donors and the City of Denver. With new park equipment, two natural play areas, a three-story mural, an exercise course, and renovation of the parking areas, the FPYA completely transformed a rundown area into a thriving community center. Following the project’s completion in 2021, the FPYA were eager to spread their knowledge to youth in other neighborhoods.
The No Name Youth Ambassadors
Bringing Innovation to Public Works – One Individual at a Time
Determined to continue the success of the FPYA and youth advocacy within communities, Susan Brown, a consultant for Mile High Flood District (MHFD), formed a new group of Youth Ambassadors. The No Name Youth Ambassadors (NNYA) is a youth-run organization, working with professional designers to bring new perspectives to modern project design and flood mitigation within their community. Representing the Aurora community on the Unnamed Creek Restoration Project, the NNYA assisted with the design of many structural reforms, including adding trash receptacles in high use areas around the creek, rerouting senseless and/or dangerous sidewalks, and constructing a naturally resourced amphitheater! With construction planned to start at the end of 2023, the NNYA has now moved towards youth advocacy in future community projects.