Meet Our Staff

Raised in Colorado, Chantae has grown to love spending time outdoors and exploring the many opportunities Colorado has to offer. Chantae obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from University of Colorado -Denver and is currently working toward her licensure as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Counselor Education and Supervision. 


Chantae loves hanging out with her two sons, finding new adventurous locations in Colorado, kayaking, reading, and joking around, enjoying time with friends and family.

Founder/Executive Director


Chantae Thomas

Terrence was born in Nuremberg Germany and moved to Denver after multiple visits to friends in the area. Prior to the move, Terrence earned his Juris Doctor from Salmon P. Chase Law School. Terrence is currently aspiring to take the bar and become a lawyer. Some of Terrence's favorite hobbies are wrestling, hiking, and being active outdoors.

Community Relationship Coordinator



Cydni was born and raised in Denver, CO. With a passion to want to help youth, she went on to receive her Bachelor's Degree in Biology & Spanish at Fisk University (Nashville, TN) and her Master’s of Science in Public Health from Meharry Medical College (Nashville, TN) Once relocated back to her home state, she found a love giving back to her community. 


Cydni enjoys learning new things, fashion, singing, dancing and travelling to places she’s never been.

YESS Team Supervisor



Nonprofit Leadership Intern



Isabelle was born and raised west Denver, CO. As a Senior at Metropolitan State University of Denver, Isabelle will be completing her bachelor's degree in Human Services with a concentration in Nonprofit Studies. She hopes to use her degree to empower those who wish to succeed and help nonprofits continue their work helping communities in need. 


Some of Isabelle's hobbies include painting, reading, listening to music, travelling and any other opportunity that allows her to expand her education. 

Elissa was born in upstate New York but recently moved to Denver after falling in love with the area after a weekend visit. Prior to her move, Elissa earned a Masters in Public Health from the University of Rochester. Some of Elissa’s favorite hobbies include hiking, running, rock climbing, mountain biking, and spending time outdoors with her dog, Charlie.


Charlie is a Certified Therapy Dog who attends many SOAR events. His favorite activities include playing fetch, chasing bubbles, swimming, and getting belly rubs.

Community Connections Specialist



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Phone: 720.675.7761

Registered Charity: 46-0530791

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