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ABOUT US

MISSION


To develop urban student leaders who create a lasting, permanent, and positive impact in their communities.

SUSTAINING THE MISSION

Action Youth sustains its mission through four program areas

Every program area builds upon each other to help move students toward  


• Honesty

• Leadership

• Maturity

• Success

OUR TEAM

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JERRY TORREZ

Founder/ CEO

Meet our founder and CEO, Jerry Torrez. He is an alumnus of the DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative, as well as a recipient of the national My Brother's Keeper Award from Mayor Hancock. Jerry received this award for his work with young men of color. Outside of finishing his Master's in Public Administration at the University of Colorado Denver, Jerry spends his spare time on date nights with his wife, loves watching his two boys play sports, and enjoying his two daughters adult life journeys!

This is Jerry, this is Action Youth.

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JAZLYN RODRIGUEZ HERNANDEZ

Donor & Market Researcher, Lead Content Creator/Strategist

As a former Action Youth student, Jazlyn has nurtured the brand growth and authenticity by diversifying the production of Action Youth's content.

As a Chicana Marketing and Entrepreneurship student at Texas Christian University, she has been able to share her world-view of perspectives from the classroom, exploring the streets of Rome, and touring the landmarks of London.


She focuses on amplifying the voices of those in her Denver community that makes up Action Youth.


Creativity and authenticity are always at the forefront of Jazlyn's mind when faced with challenges and working on projects for Action Youth.

This is Jazlyn, this is Action Youth

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