Cottonwood Institute
Headquarters Location

1536 Wynkoop St., Ste 106
Denver, CO 80202
United States

Recreation Experiences
Stewardship Projects
Community Education
Focus Area
Environmental Law and Policy
Food Systems
Water Management
Opportunity Type
One-time recreational experiences
One-time stewardship experiences
Paid internships
Ages Served
15, 16, 17, 18, 19, Post-High School

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Cottonwood Institute (CI) is an award-winning 501(c)3 educational non-profit organization based in Denver, Colorado. We are on a mission to connect middle and high school students to the outdoors and inspire them to become leaders, problem-solvers, and changemakers in their communities. We do this by collaborating with schools and youth organizations along the Colorado Front Range—primarily for middle and high school students—to provide high quality, high impact environmental education and service-learning programs.

Work Examples

Find our school-based programs at New Vista High School, Centaurus High School, and Angevine Middle School in Boulder County; AXL Academy and William Smith High School in Aurora; and STRIVE Prep – Westwood in Denver.

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Get inspired by our Ripple Effect Award-winning students and the change they have made in their communities: