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Meet Our Youth

When you meet Gabby, she will likely have a big smile on her face. She is thriving in safe housing, working steadily at King Soopers, and saving money to buy a car. She is building critical skills to succeed in life, all while supported by Mile High United Way’s Bridging the Gap. 

Emily and her daughter

Emily is hopeful about her future, but she didn’t always feel that way. Right now, Emily has stable housing. Her daughter attends a high-quality preschool, and Emily has a close relationship with her adoptive father. Connecting with Mile High United Way’s Bridging the Gap program has helped Emily map out a future that looks nothing like her past.

Bridging the Gap youth Kendra

Kendra is a bright, determined young woman who wants to change the world. She has overcome many obstacles in her life, including being homeless more times than any young person should endure.  

Bridging the Gap students who completed job training bootcamp

March ended with the first Bridging the Gap Job Training Bootcamp. The bootcamp, part of our workforce readiness initiative, was designed to further prepare participants for the workforce. During the week-long program, nine Bridging the Gap youth attended sessions learning critical job skills such as Microsoft and internet searches, how to send an email and build a resume, workplace communication and professional dress.

Rayvon with a service dog

Twenty two year-old Alexander “Rayvon” Spencer spent much of his life without direction or even a stable place to call home. Determined to make a better life for himself, Rayvon then enrolled in Mile High United Way’s Bridging the Gap program.

Bridging the Gap Youth Gets a Makeover

With Mile High United Way’s help, Norma Olivas-Domiguez and her newborn baby has a roof over her head, and has applied for the CNA program at Emily Griffith Opportunity School.