When we first started, all of us were aged 17-20, with little to no experience, no financial support and few connections. Thankfully, the Guatemalan Scholarship Association helped us get off on the right foot in terms of contacting schools for participants and getting funding to award scholarships to the students accepted unable to pay. None of the work was done for us. We had to contact speakers, find a location, organize the 9-day schedule, and raise the money. The last part always proved to be a challenge, but we managed to find people who believed in the importance of investing in youth and in their ideas. As of now, COLOR has inderectly made a positive effect on at least 500 people's lives through the community projects those "graduated" from the forum have created; this number continues to grow.