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MHYC New Van 2016

Help Big Bird Retire!

Mile High Youth Corps needs $20,000 to buy a new van and send our old friend Big Bird in to retirement.



The Challenge:

"Big Bird," as he was affectionately named by Corpsmembers, our only yellow van, has driven hundreds of Corpsmembers all over Metro Denver for more than 10 years. He’s ready to retire and drive off into the sunset, but someone needs to replace him. Who will take the Corpsmembers to build trails, restore damaged habitat and remove invasive species from our parks and public lands? Who will take crews and all their tools to construction sites to build homes for low-income families? Who will visit dozens of low-income homes every week to retrofit them with energy and water saving devices?


We need $20,000 to purchase Big Bird’s replacement. We ask all of our alumni with their own Big Bird stories to tell, our partners who see the impact we make in the community, and all of the individuals who have seen our crews at work in their homes, local parks and communities to not just donate to our cause, but spread the word to your friends, families and colleagues. With your help, we can give Big Bird the retirement send-off he deserves.


Here's what some Corpsmembers have to say about Big Bird: 




How Much? 




August 5th, 2016



·       All of the work Mile High Youth Corps does relies on vans to get our Corpsmembers to job sites. In 2015, our programs had a huge impact on our community, the environment and the economy.


Project Info

Mile High Youth Corps

Mile High Youth Corps is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that gives youth ages 16 to 24 a chance to earn an income and learn hands-on job skills while serving in their communities. In its first year, 20 youth served Denver neighborhoods through a single 10-week program.