Karl Boroski
Rope Youth
Executive Director
Program Director

Our Founder

Karl Boroski was born in Killeen, TX. Like many of the youth he works with, he had no father in his life. He moved to Pittsburgh, PA at the age of two with his mother. Karl was abandoned by his mother and wound up living in foster homes. Karl was a troubled youth.  He graduated from high school in Pennsylvania and moved to Arkansas where he played football at Arkansas Tech University. Karl met and married his wife, Miriam, while in college. Karl graduated with a BS degree in Kinesiology. While in college, Karl worked for the Boys & Girls Club and the Sunshine Boys Shelter. That is where he became passionate about working with at-risk youth. In 2000, Karl began to work with the Boy Scouts of America. He served in Fort Smith and Little Rock, Arkansas, Texarkana, Texas, back in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and, finally in 2010, in Midland Texas. During that time, he started numerous outreach programs for kids who otherwise would not have the opportunity to be Scouts. In September, 2010, Karl created the Project R.O.P.E. program to help first-time juvenile offenders. After a successful year and a half, he left the Boy Scouts to start Rope Youth. Rope Youth now has many programs to help various at-risk youth. After receiving help from so many caring people when he was in need, he wants to give back. He hopes to see Rope Youth grow and expand. Karl and Miriam have two sons.

Rope Youth’s Impact:

We have had a significant positive influence on the youth in our area. This is our total for the 2018-2019 school year.

Project Rope:
Midland Juvenile Probation and Local Judges (67)

Alamo Jr. High (32)
Abell Jr. High (11)
Lee Freshmen (24)
Lee High School (22)

Alamo Jr. High (26)
Abell Jr. High (10)
Lee Freshmen (34)
Lee High School (16)

Rusk Elementary (254)
Washington Elementary (246)
Anson Jones Elementary (80)
Blackshear Elementary (235)
Bonham Elementary (267)
Jane Long Elementary (265)
General Tommy Franks Elementary (198)
Burnett Elementary (276)
Travis Elementary (311)

Kuhnert Academy:
Greenwood HS (3)
Coleman HS (9)
Midland Alternative Placement (MAP) (11)

Rope Youth Board of Directors

Ryan Riddle
Board President
CFO – Fortress Energy
James Durbin
Vice Chairman
CEO – Oil Field Photography/MRT
Jake Smith
Senior -Landman EnCore Permian
Sangu Funhiro
CEO – Premium Clean Texas
Johnny Lasiter Retired
Rob Boyd Advisor-Marsh & McLennan
Marcus Stack President-Spotted Ape Resources
Price Thompson Inside Sales- Van Zandt Controls
Michael Wise Executive VP – Permian Strategic Partnership
Katie Robinson Executive Director – Family Force Foundation
Josh Harrison CEO – Fuse Development Partners LLC
Chance Nichols Senior Landman EnCore Permian
Bryce Daniels
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3500 W. Golf Course Road Midland, Texas 79703
Karl Boroski 432.553.3116

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