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The Alternative Roadmap

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Youth Development Programs

Mission: To provide age-relatable coaching programs to 16- to 24-year olds in Denver to improve self-efficacy, well-being, and career preparation for upward economic mobility.

Results: We are working with six high schools in the Denver Metro Area. Arvada, Chatfield, Dakota Ridge, Golden, Strive Prep Rise and Wheat Ridge. Almost all of our students are either credit deficient or at-risk. Last year, all our students raised their self-efficacy by an average of 9% and their well-being by 17%.

Target demographics: at-risk youth choose their path.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 155 Students

Geographic areas served: Denver

Programs: social and emotional programming (life skills, communications skills, life coaching, career preparation)

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Pam S.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Alternative Roadmap coaches are amazing with our students. They engage and motivate our students. Our students are totally immersed in their learning with their coaches. Even my quietest students have built up enough confidence to present in front of the class. The coaches model, practice and teach soft skills to the students. We all look forward to our classes. We would highly recommend The Alternative Roadmap. They transform and empower students to be the best they can be.




Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a former roadmapper and a current navigator. The Alternative Roadmap has helped change the way I view myself and the world. It has given me the motivation and hope to continue to grow as a person!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am so impressed with how the Alternative Roadmap connects with the people whom they serve, namely at risk high school students. I had the privilege to be in the classroom for a semester at Wheat Ridge High School with a navigator, sharing the curriculum and coursework with the students. Their engagement and their 'aha' moments show that the message is coming across clearly and thoughtfully. At the end of the semester, the results blew me away. The students demonstrated increased confidence, an ability to interact without fear and made concrete decisions for their future because of what they learned and implemented through the class. I am privileged to serve on this board and watch the Alternative Roadmap grow.

1 Tyler D.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a Navigator with Alternative Roadmap and see myself with them for many years to come. I am immersed in a unique environment each day I interact with students and am constantly learning with the students. Something I noticed that sets Alternative Roadmap teaching apart from other teaching styles is the dual teaching. Sitting in a circle with the students creates a community that is intimate for both the students and the teachers. I could write pages about how satisfied I am to be apart of AR, but I honestly think Alternative Roadmap is going to revolutionize education and teaching. I highly recommend the skills we teach to anyone, not just students.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Alternative Roadmap has been coming into my Career Explore class once a week this semester and has been teaching my students about communication skills. Elliot and his team relate very well to my students and they enjoy having him in the class. He can speak to them at their level which makes it fun for them to learn about communication. He comes each week with a lesson plan and has each student participate in a presentation. The topics vary but he makes them interesting and fun for the students!

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Alternative Roadmap is an incredible organization that brings much needed outreach to an under-served population and age group. I've worked with Elliot as a donor and I've been so impressed with his passion, commitment to the young adults The Alternative Roadmap serves, and the organization of the non-profit itself. The Alternative Roadmap has a clear vision and a tangible, achievable plan of action. I'll be proud to support The Alternative Roadmap for years to come.

1 ichingwomn

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Alternative Roadmap is a top-rated school program for youth. All organizations should mirror the Alternative Roadmap curriculum and follow the Navigators Life Coach course prior to their mentors/trainers work with students. Their curriculum and interaction with the student give them options of a path for college or a career. It starts with Life coaching and then on to teaching the fundamentals needed for college or career success.
Elliott Zeta, from AR was also very instrumental in helping the Youth Empowerment Summit-YES, a Florida based youth organization find the tools in Life coaching and helping our organization towards creating future leaders. Without Elliott and Alternative Roadmap (Finding your Path) we would not have been able to move forward. Thank you, JoAnn Wallace - CFO/Life Coach

1 karen.allen

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Elliot brought The Alternative Roadmap to Colorado Homeless Families in 2017. I was very impressed with his presentation and with the quality of the content offered. Colorado Homeless Families had an Alternative Roadmap class taught by another member of The Alternative Roadmap team for several of our single moms. Many of the single moms found a new direction for their career goals. Others were impacted in their parenting which was an unexpected benefit. Those moms took the concepts they learned in The Alternative Roadmap back to their teenage sons and daughters. I wholeheartedly recommend this program to anyone who is contemplating how to succeed in this world.

1 Tamra L.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Elliot and his team are phenomenal to work with. The program provides soft skills coaching to our AHS Career Exploration Program. The weekly presentations are professional and engaging to high school age students. Elliot is great at working and communicating with instructors. He and his team do an excellent job individualizing the curriculum to meet the individual needs of the students in the program.
This program came highly recommended and we also highly recommend this program.

1 Tori D.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am currently working as a navigator for this program and I have enjoyed it more than anything. We get to help students reach their goals and see them find their passion through out the year. It is such a great program to be apart of!

1 Jobob T.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Alternative Roadmap is a PHENOMENAL program that is doing great work in schools. I saw first hand how it benefited several students in under performing areas. They say that they're goal is the prepare students for the real world and that's exactly what they're doing.