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Self-Reflection Provides Valuable Insight

July 29th, 2016

By Esmeralda Rodriguez, Capstone Program Coordinator In April, Capstone students involved the in the Peer Mentoring program at the Auraria campus participated in a self-reflection workshop that focused on where they are today and how they got here. This was great opportunity for students to talk about what moves them and what challenges may prevent them from reaching their …

Hot Days Bring Cool Memories

July 28th, 2016

By Kerry Entwisle, Milestones Program Coordinator Back in April, Denver Urban Scholars teamed up with SOS Outreach and headed up to Breckenridge with 7 students for a day of snowboarding! SOS Outreach is a non-profit that partners with Summit Country resorts to host ski/snowboard trips for students who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to go. For a minimal …

Which of these friendly rivals will emerge victorious?

June 22nd, 2016

By Desiree Jewell, Pearson North America and Mike Brown, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management [Desiree] With less than a week remaining until the Summer Games, I am more excited than ever to participate in this year’s event! After all, how often do you get to bring out both your inner child AND your best trash talker …

One Challenging Step at a Time

May 17th, 2016

by Eduardo Viezca, Milestones Program Coordinator On May 14th, a few of our students and mentors drove up to Genesee, Colorado, to participate in a day filled with adventure education activities led by Denver Parks & Recreation. A common theme throughout the day was pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone and challenging yourself in …

Summer Games Puts the Fun in Fundraising

April 19th, 2016

The Summer Games Fundraiser brings together 350 members of the community to compete in 8 events including Ping Pong, Target Shooting, Adult Tricycling, and other epic challenges. Food and adult beverages will also be available for purchase. Registration is $350 for a team of 6 or $500 for a team of 6 with VIP passes. …

Summer Games Brings Laughter and Fun

April 9th, 2016

by Eric Kidd, Vice President, Youth Opportunity Foundation My wife Jessica and I had an incredible time at the 2015 Summer Games, and we’re looking forward to 2016! Being a member of the Board of Directors for Youth Opportunity, which provides some fundraising for Denver Urban Scholars, I had heard all about this event, but 2015 …

Denver Urban Scholars Students Participate on Career-Readiness Panel

March 31st, 2016

by Tiernen McConaughy, Milestones Intern Last Tuesday we held a Job Panel and workshop at our DUS offices. One of our great interns presented about how to apply for a job, and a current senior shared their recent interview experience to help inform others about what may be in store for them when they apply for something …

Denver Business Owner Looks Forward to Team-Building and Fun at Third Annual Summer Games

March 31st, 2016

I have participated in the DUS Summer Games for the past 3 years and each year I look forward to it more and more.  The addition of life-sized foosball last year was amazing.  My head and stomach hurt so much from laughter that I had to step away for a bit to catch my breath. …

Junior Workshop

March 16th, 2016

On Saturday March 12th, DUS juniors and mentors gathered for an interactive workshop to help students get started on the sometimes overwhelming process of planning for the next steps after high school. We explored postsecondary options and students created new goals they can work on with either their Program Coordinator or mentor as they transition …

Thanks to Johnny 5 from the Flobots!

March 11th, 2016

We would like to thank spoken-word artist Jamie, also known as Johnny 5 from the Flobots, for once again leading our Self-Defined Workshop this week. It was great seeing students, mentors, and staff practice creative self-expression through spoken word in a safe environment. Thank you to everyone who participated!