ABOUT ROPE YOUTH

Karl Boroski
Rope Youth
Executive Director
Program Director
Founder

Our Founder

Karl Boroski was born in Killeen, Texas. Like some of the youth he works with daily, Karl had a father he never met and a mother who struggled with addiction. At the age of five, following their move to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Karl’s mother abandoned him resulting in a life in the foster care system.

Although he admittedly was a troubled youth and teen in his early years, Karl persevered and graduated from high school in Pittsburgh. From there, he had the opportunity to play football at Arkansas Tech University. It was in Arkansas Karl’s life would change forever and his passion for service would be born.

He began working for the Boys and Girls Club, as well as the Sunshine Boys Shelter, where he developed his passion for helping at-risk-youth. During this time, Karl also met his loving wife, Miriam. They have two sons: Kane, a teacher and coach in Tucson, Arizona, and Khalil, a graduate student at Texas Tech University who is currently pursuing his law degree.

In 2000, Karl began working for the Boy Scouts of America, a job that would eventually take him back to Pittsburgh where he spent most of his early years. In 2010, his job with the Boy Scouts brought him and his family to Midland, Texas.

In Midland, Karl noticed an upward trend in the number of first-time juvenile offenders in the community and wanted to help. This led to the creation of Project R.O.P.E., a redirection program aimed at reducing recidivism. After a successful year and a half of this program, Karl decided there was no shortage of other kids in need of assistance. He left the Boy Scouts of America and started the Midland-based non-profit Redirection Outreach Program Efforts for Youth, R.O.P.E. Youth.

As of today, R.O.P.E. Youth has grown to include a total of four main programs that are forever changing the lives of the youth in Midland, Texas.

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)

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

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

Propel:
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

 

Brandon Batch
Board President
Business Development- Ventura Oil and Gas
James Durbin CEO – Oil Field Photography/MRT
Ty Parkison
Treasurer
Landman-Admiral Permian Resources
Jennifer Blackledge
Secretary
Business Development Manager-ChampionX
Blade Van Stavern
Marcus Stack  President-Spotted Ape Resources
Price Thompson Inside Sales-Van Zandt Controls
Josh Harrison CEO – Fuse Development Partners LLC
Morris Williams
Charlie Branch
Ayodeji Daramola
Samantha White
Blake Steadman
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Get in Touch with Rope Youth

3500 W. Golf Course Road Midland, Texas 79703
Karl Boroski 432.553.3116
karl@ropeyouth.org

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Rope Youth is an IRS 501(c)3 non-profit public charity.  Fed Tax ID 46-1512244. Your thoughtful donations are what enable us to keep fighting! Thank you for giving.

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Brandon Batch
Board President
Business Development- Ventura Oil and Gas
James Durbin CEO - Oil Field Photography/MRT
Jake Smith Senior -Landman EnCore Permian
Jennifer Blackledge
Secretary
Business Development Manager-ChampionX

Ty Parkison

 

 

Landman-Admiral Permian Resources
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