You may not remember 1992, but it was a big year. 1992 was the year Aladdin, Sister Act, and Wayne’s World were released, the year Miley Cyrus and Nick Jonas were born, the year that Nintendo created Mario Kart, and the year the Washington Redskins won their third Super Bowl title. But most importantly, 1992 was the year that Boulder County Commissioner Josie Heath founded Year One, Inc, now known as Mile High Youth Corps (MHYC).
That’s right, Mile High Youth Corps has been around for 20 years. Here are just a few highlights from the history of the Corps:
2000: Year One, Inc changes its name to Mile High Youth Corps
2003: The first year of MHYC’s YouthBuild program
2007: Energy and Water programs launch
2009: The Corps merges with Colorado Legends and Legacies Youth Corps, creating a MHYC field office in Colorado Springs
2010: MHYC hires its 2,000th Corpsmember
We’ve gone through a lot of growth and changes over the past 20 years, but the best is certainly yet to come. This year, we’ll have an official celebration of our 20th Anniversary – one of those fancy gala-type events to recognize our founders and funders. You’ll also see us increasing our visibility around Denver and Colorado Springs, reaching out to our alumni, and continuing to provide amazing youth development programs.
Celebrating our 20th Anniversary wouldn’t be complete without YOU and your stories of the Corps. What is your favorite memory from MHYC? Post a comment below or continue the conversation on facebook.