Karl Boroski
Executive Director
Program Director

Our Founder and Executive Director:

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)

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


Ty Parkison
Senior Landman, Endeavor Energy Resources

Jason McIntyre

Area Vice President, Halliburton

Camille Killian

Area Operations Superintendent, Pioneer Natural Resources
Susanne Kennedy Senior Advisor, Fiserv

Chad O’Connor

Production Manager, Admiral Permian Operating
Dan Hayward Permian Sales Manager, Permian Downhole Completion Services
Chibuike Nwaokelemeh Supervising Attorney, Legal Aid of Northwest Texas
Josh Harrison CEO – Fuse Development Partners LLC
Morris Williams City of Midland Deputy City Manager

Get in Touch with Rope Youth

3500 W. Golf Course Road Midland,
Texas 79703

(432) 553-3116
[email protected]

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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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