Youth Action Board

UpRISE is led by a Youth Action Board (YAB). In order for UpRISE to truly center and amplify the voices of youth, we knew that young people needed to shape and drive the movement. YAB members represent the geographic, socioeconomic, and racial diversity of Colorado. During the first year of UpRISE youth named the movement, created  mission and vision statements and a logo, and planned the first UpRISE Statewide Activity—”Web of Influence.”

The YAB meets regularly to make important decisions to guide UpRISE, plan the statewide activity and statewide forum, and discuss issues related to social justice, the tobacco industry, and root causes of tobacco and nicotine use. If you are interested in learning more about the UpRISE YAB and the work they do please email

These Colorado cities are represented on the YAB:
  • Silverton
  • Fort Collins
  • Salida
  • Centennial
  • La Junta
  • Sterling
  • Denver
  • Aurora
  • Northglenn
  • Craig
  • Kremmling
  • Lakewood