Press Releases

Press Releases


Lakewood, Colorado. – June 15, 2018 – CBR YouthConnect (CBRYC) announced today that Tom Rose has been named the successor to retiring Chief Executive Officer Chuck Thompson after his 37 years of service to the CBRYC and the Colorado Boys Ranch.  Mr. Rose starts June 25th as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the 59-year-old non-profit organization that has impacted over 75,000 youth and families through the years.

New CEO Tom Rose commented, “I am excited to join an organization with such a rich history of helping children and families with supportive and innovative programs and services. Chuck Thompson leaves such a positive legacy and large shoes for me to fill, but I am confident that with the support of the CBRYC staff and Board we will continue to make a substantial difference for children, youth, and their families.”

CBRYC’s provides troubled youth growing up in unsafe and traumatic environments with the means and inspiration to become hopeful and productive citizens. The organization also partners with over 25 organizations at 18 locations across the state.

Chuck Thompson helped to transform CBRYC from the nationally known Colorado Boys Ranch that was a licensed therapeutic residential treatment center in La Junta, CO to a more agile and innovative organization that is now distributed across Colorado.  The services are community-based and provided in the home, school, and community.  Thompson says “It has been my honor to work with such a dedicated staff and Board to deliver our services to the underserved children and families of Colorado.  In my short time with Tom, I know he will do great things to lead CBRYC into a strong future.”

Mike Sanders, Board Chairmen of CBRYC comments, “We are lucky to have found Tom.  After 37 years of leading and transforming CBRYC, Chuck has earned his retirement and deserves to have his legacy continue with a strong leader like Tom.  The Board looks forward to working with Mr. Rose as CBRYC continues to grow and provide needed services to the youth of Colorado.”