Registration is CLOSED


April 4, 2018

Next Meeting

Date:  TBD

Location:  TBD

Time:   TBD

Each December, Coloradans come together with the common goal to strengthen the community by helping to power nonprofits through Colorado Gives Day. Community First Foundation and FirstBank partner to make this day rewarding for givers, nonprofits and the community as a whole by helping provide a $1 million Incentive Fund. Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the fund, increasing the value of every dollar donated and helping your gift go even further to support our arts and education programs.

This year, the African American Youth Leadership Conference (AAYLC) was accepted to participate in the program.  Colorado Gives Day was on Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018.   We are humbled by the tremendous outpouring of support on this great day!   Although the event "day" is complete, you can still donate through this program.  


It's easy to donate! Simply click on the "Donate Here" button below. We appreciate your continued support!

Want to learn more about our amazing presenters click here AAYLC Conference Presenters, click here.  We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, March 7th from 7:30am - 4:15pm at Colorado College, El Pomar Sport Center, 44 W. Cache La Poudre Street, Colorado Springs, CO  80903.  Let the fun begin!

Colorado Gives Day 12/10/19

Dr. Dennis Natali

Board Director

Dennis has been in the classroom as a trainer for the USAF since 1980 and is a Professor of Business Studies at Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC). He is a trained researcher and international speaker from Colorado State University with a PhD in Education and Human Resources Studies, and a certified Social Impact Strategist.  He is serving his 4th year as a presenter with AAYLC.  Dennis was attracted to join because his personal mission statement is in perfect alignment with AAYLC’s mission of “Respect and Responsibility for Success.”  As a life-long servant-leader for his community, Dennis has served on various fundraising committees and boards ranging from Boy and Girl Scouts, numerous youth sports teams, Rotary clubs, and a local museum.


April 7, 2018

College Bound Workshop

The African American Youth Leadership Conference (AAYLC) is partnering with Wells Fargo to conduct FREE Informational Workshops for College Bound Students in 9th – 12th grades and their Parents/Guardians.  These sessions will include topics such as:  Budgeting & Money Management, Funding Your Student’s College Education, Your 5-step Guide to Paying for College, and scholarships. 

The April 7, 2018 session will be at the Silver Key Campus, 1655 South Murray Boulevard, Colorado Springs, CO 80916 from 8:30am – 12:00pm.  Registration is required.  Deadline to register is Thursday, April  5th.  To sign up for this event, please select the button below.  

April15, 2018

AAYLC is an Official Referring Agency for Leadership Pikes Peak

The African American Youth Leadership Conference (AAYLC) is honored to be an official referring agency for Leadership Pikes Peak.  Their Leading Edge program is a comprehensive community leadership program developed specifically for students to attend during the summer.  Students will gain an understanding of themselves, their communities, and their city through networking interactions with community leaders, exploration of local agencies and organizations, and leadership skill development curriculum. Students will graduate the program as engaged and involved citizens who are working to make a difference in our community.  

You must currently be in your sophomore or junior year of high school to apply.  (Seniors cannot apply.)  Scholarships are available, so please apply regardless of your financial situation. Application deadline is April 15, 2018.  For more information on this amazing program, please click below. 


Dine with Us!


Registration is now OPEN


Corporate logos, brands, and other trademarks featured on our website are the property of their respective trademark holders.