To the world you may be one person but to one person you may be the world.”

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. At the age of 5, Karl was abandoned by his mother and wound up living in foster homes. Karl was a troubled youth and teen; he graduated 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, they have two sons. 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 took a job with the Boy Scouts of America which took him to Fort Smith and Little Rock, AR, then to Texarkana, TX  back to Pittsburgh, PA and in 2010 to Midland, TX. During that time he has 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 four programs: Project Rope (juvenile diversion program for first time offenders), Grow (all girls mentoring program), MENtor (all boys mentoring program), and Propel (a six week in school prevention program). Karl hopes to see Rope Youth grow and expand. Karl has received help from so many caring people when he was in need and now wants to give back. Karl’s favorite quote is “ To the world you may be one person but to one person you may be the world.” 

Executive Director/ Program Director/ Founder

Karl Boroski