He is at the center of all we do. We embrace Scripture as our ultimate authority, and seek wisdom, guidance, and provision through prayer.
We see people as God sees people. We support and serve those living in poverty (emotional, spiritual, financial, or relational) by connecting them with resources that lead to hope.
All we do happens within the context of a healthy relationship. We strive to build relationships with all we interact with, including staff, youth, mentors, donors, community, and church leaders.
Teamwork is our primary mode of operation. We intentionally seek and offer support, feedback, guidance, and collaboration.
We do all things to the best of our ability. We are good stewards of our time, talent, and treasure, both individually and as an organization. We gauge impact through clear measures of success.
Learning never ceases. We value wisdom and intentionally pursue ways to apply new knowledge. We commit to owning our mistakes and leveraging them as growth opportunities.
Save Our Youth in Numbers
The year Save Our Youth began serving kids in the Denver area.
The number of youth served in 2022.
The number of months an average Save Our Youth mentoring relationship lasts.
The number of youth in the Denver area who still need a mentor.
Well-trained, highly experienced, and eager to help mentors do great work.
Representing a wide range of industries, they guide the vision and direction of the organization.
Highlands Health & Wellness
Save Our Youth
The University of Colorado College of Nursing
Colorado Christian University
Prosperion Financial Advisors
Globe Life Family Heritage
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 youth, 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 women.
Co-founder Luis Villarreal passes the torch of leadership to the new CEO and President, Russel Dains.
Serving nearly 3500 youth, Save Our Youth celebrates 30 years of mentoring in the Denver Metro Area.