2021 High School Sessions

The first three weeks are now available for registration.  Please review the sessions under each week.  If you are interested in attending a particular session, click the "Register Here" button next to that session.  Zoom information will be provided to all participants once registered.  If you have any questions, please contact us at registration@aaylccos.org.

January 23, 2021 (Week 1) Personal Growth at 10:30am MST 

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Establishing Bite Size Goals that Lead to Success

(BOYS ONLY)

10:30am MST

Blake Hammond

My mother always told me that as a minority male (Black), I would have to work 110% harder than others to obtain employment and be successful in my career. This advice has been very valuable. This session is catered to providing students advice on how to set bite-sized goals that will lead to success in the near future and long-term. 

Building a Strong Sisterhood

(GIRLS ONLY)

10:30am MST

Regina English

Learn how to honor and support each other as sisters, create a solid sisterhood, gain confidence, practice self-care, support each others successes, find your social impact voice, rise above the noise, stay connected, expand your networks, rise up, be resilient and make a difference all while supporting and empowering each other. Create social change and become influential in a positive way and more. 

Goal Setting & Achievement

10:30am MST

Paul Browning

When it comes to attaining goals set forth in life, it all boils down to one thing: Have a plan! Goal setting and achievement are monumental in becoming successful in overcoming the obstacles one faces in trying to accomplish certain objectives. In this course, the strategy for success & how to pursue it is introduced in a 60 minute presentation, covering topics like overcoming obstacles, the importance of adapting, and three core values of an effective achiever. 

January 30, 2021 (Week 2) College Prep/Workforce Readiness at 9:00am & 10:30am MST  

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Everything I thought I knew before the Pandemic?

9:00am MST

Shirley Martinez

Think about the pandemic and how this has changed you and your lives. The effects of the pandemic on the unexpected everything, from school to careers and the dramatic changes. This session will supply insight and conversation about fears, lack of understanding of our new world and the making of our day-to-day understanding of our lives less threatening.

Putting the “How” in Scholarship Research: Getting the Money Off the Table

9:00am MST

Dr. LaConti Bryant

The objective of this session is to engage high school aged students in the process of looking for and applying for scholarships. Additionally, students will learn how to create a timeline to apply for scholarships.

Help Me Write My Story!

Tanika Mangum

From personal statements to college and scholarship essays, you will be advised to do one thing: Tell Your Story.  This story can help you get accepted into college and even win you some money for school.  If you have a blank stare, this session is for you.  Come learn about the tips and strategies to write your own powerful story and stand out from the crowd.  This will be an interactive session with steps to help you avoid writing the wrong things and getting lost in the shuffle.    There will be a workbook provided.

Real Rap:  Applying to Highly Selective Institutions

Darius Pardner

Come and hear from the Assistant Director of Admission at Colorado College as he outlines the nuances of the admission process at a selective institution as well gives insight into what factors are most important relative to a successful college search.  This is a session that equips students with the necessary tools to apply and be competitive in applicant pools at highly selective institutions.  Students will collaborate with an admission representative from Colorado College to think critically about the college admission process while engaging in the holistic review through the lens of selective admission. Students will be exposed to relevant information as well as engage in an interactive activity geared towards identifying compelling candidates in the college admission process.

10:30am MST

10:30am MST

February 6, 2021 (Week 3) Entrepreneurship at 10:30am MST

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"How to be a Young Boss":  Becoming an Entrepreneur in 2021

10:30am MST

Ezekiel and Jakin Ford

There are four ways to ensure financial stability: Stash (save), Share (donate/give), Sow (invest) & Spend (wisely). Learn how to divide every dollar so that you will continue to get dollars to divide!

Entrepreneurship, The College Edition: If You Didn’t Know, Now You Do?

10:30am MST

Dr. LaConti Bryant

This session focus on little known businesses student can start in college.

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