Charity Review

Leader's Challenge

Meets Standards
(303) 460-7100 9101 Harlan St Unit 210, Westminster CO 80031-2948

Standards for Charity Accountability

Measuring Effectiveness
Fund Raising & Info
  1. Conclusions
  2. Purpose
  3. Programs
  4. Fund Raising

Leader's Challenge meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


The mission of Leader's Challenge is to develop civic- and service-minded young leaders by engaging them in their local communities. Our vision is to be the premier high school leadership program in the USA.

Incorporated: 2000 in CO


Students participate in academic and experiential learning programs that emphasize leadership skills, civic engagement, and in-depth service opportunities. Leader's Challenge currently operates three programs; The Junior Program- Leader's Challenge partners with 35 local high schools that offer the Junior Program as an extra-curricular activity. Students participate in a four-day Summer Academy where they learn the skills needed for the year and develop a network of future community leaders. During the school year, participants receive monthly challenges that focus on community service, civic engagement and leadership training. The year culminates with the Final Challenge, where the students work with their school group to identify a need in the community and design a service project to address that need. The Global Challenge- designed to give high school seniors the opportunity to continue their learning and examine people and issues with a grater global perspective. Combining academic challenges with experiential learning, participants study global issues. In addition, students participate in an international service trip in the spring, giving them the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in a radically different environment and culture. Colorado Close Up- Colorado Close Up has provides civic education to high school students for 27 years. In October 2005 Colorado Close Up became part of Leader's Challenge. Students come to the capitol for three interactive days to learn about state and local government, meet with elected officials from each branch government, listen to lobbyist and business leaders, and discuss ways to impact their own communities.

Fund Raising

Direct mail appeals, fund raising events, print advertisements, grant proposals and internet appeals.

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