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Youth Corps
Youth Corps

Boulder County Youth Corps

Season Canceled

It is with great disappointment that we have canceled the 2021 Youth Corps season for Corpsmembers. At this moment, we are not able to operate a sustainable and efficient season given the public health restrictions we are facing with transportation of Corpsmembers and the last remaining effects of the pandemic. Unfortunately, this is a decision that is well outside of our control, and we are required to follow the Boulder County Public Health guidelines for county employees.

We want to thank you for your continued patience and interest in the Youth Corps. I could not be more excited to be the new Program Manager of such a wonderful program and I am personally saddened that my first season has been canceled. I sincerely hope that your child will consider the Youth Corps in 2022 for what we hope will be a normal and fully staffed season. Thank you for your understanding and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

– Luiz Blanco-Bertolo
Program Manager

About the Program

The Youth Corps provides opportunities for Boulder County teens to develop a sense of community involvement through personal accomplishment, teamwork and service to the county. Since 1996, participants, aged 14-17, have been completing projects for Boulder County departments, municipalities and towns.

Corpsmembers benefit by learning strong work habits, new skills and the value of environmental and civic stewardship. County departments, municipalities and towns benefit from the maintenance projects and tangible products such as new trails built by Corpsmembers each summer.

New Program Manager: Luiz Blanco-Bertolo

Luiz A. Bertolo

As the new Youth Corps Program Manager, Luiz aims to contribute his vast experience working with youth and collaborating with like-minded change-makers in order to have a lasting, positive impact on our community. Luiz’s work focuses on experiential education, equity and inclusion, and civic engagement, with broad experience supporting young adults to become active citizens through purposeful travel experiences, volunteer work, cross cultural engagement and mentorship.

In 2012, Luiz led a group of 15 intrepid students on a service-based immersive adventure through the rainforests of Costa Rica that would alter his professional path. Since then, he has traveled to six different continents and led over 30 successful international programs that have afforded the unique opportunity to develop a versatile skillset. In addition, Luiz has provided these formative experiences to students from marginalized backgrounds as a board member for the Global Works Community Fund, a nonprofit that strives for equity in the student travel industry.

Luiz fundamentally believes in the power of community, whether it is on a hike with close friends on one of our many beautiful trails or at a live show at Red Rocks. It is for this reason that he is thrilled to work alongside the future leaders of Boulder County.

Como nuevo director del programa Youth Corps, Luiz tiene como objetivo contribuir su experiencia trabajando con jóvenes y colaborando con colegas inspiradores en tener un impacto positivo y sostenible en nuestra comunidad. El trabajo de Luiz se centra en la educación experiencial, la equidad y la inclusión, y el compromiso cívico, con experiencia en apoyando a nuestros adultos jóvenes para que se conviertan en ciudadanos activos através de experiencias de viaje internacional, trabajo voluntario, participación intercultural y tutoría.

En 2012, Luiz dirigió a un grupo de 15 estudiantes en una aventura inmersiva basada en el servicio en Costa Rica que alteraría su trayectoria profesional. En los casi diez años transcurridos, el ha viajado a seis continentes diferentes y ha dirigido más de 30 programas internacionales exitosos que le ha brindado la oportunidad única de desarrollar habilidades versátiles. Además, Luiz se ha dedicado a proveer estas experiencias formativas a estudiantes marginados como miembro de una NGO que lucha por la equidad en la industria de viajes para estudiantes.

Luiz cree fundamentalmente en el poder de la comunidad, ya sea en una caminata con amigos cercanos en uno de nuestros varios senderos hermosos, o en un concierto en vivo en Red Rocks. Es por esta razón que está encantado de trabajar junto con los futuros líderes del condado de Boulder.

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