Student Opportunities

Elevate CPA (College Prep Academy)

Available: Contact Staci Wayant (405) 412-4467

The Sachs Foundation is looking for incoming 8th and 9th graders to join its  "Elevate CPA (College Prep Academy)" program. If the program is completed by the student all four years, the student has the potential to receive college scholarships, laptops and other awards.  There are monthly required events that the student must attend which includes paid preparatory workshops for the SAT/ACT.   Students must be African American for this program and will attend the required programs during the year and maintains a 3.0 GPA.  If you have any questions/concerns, please contact Staci Wayant at  405-412-4467, a Counselor at Discovery Canyon High School.  For more information: The Sachs Foundation

Mile High Flight Program

Deadline to Apply: October 1, 2020

The Mile High Flight program is sponsored by the (Denver) Hubert L. “Hooks” Jones Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, and we proudly share the history of these WWII heroes as well. Beyond our focus on aviation, aerospace and STEM, we help each student recognize that through hard work and a good “flight plan”, nothing is beyond reach!  If you are interested in being a part of our organization, please complete the application listed on our website.  For more information: Mile High Flight Program

AAYLC Student Ambassador

Apply: Open for Students

The African American Youth Leadership Conference (AAYLC) wants to build a network of youth input to influence the conference’s program by providing a valuable youth prospective on the issues of today. Students will share their voice on a variety of topics and work to create a plan of action for the AAYLC.  The benefits to students include: having a direct role in improving the AAYLC for all students, gaining important leadership, public speaking, decision making and team skills, access to a network of the organization's leaders, mentors, presenters, and other community leaders, and adding value to resumes and college applications.  For more information and registration:  AAYLC Student Ambassador

The Entrepreneur Nation

Available Now:  Open for New Students

Do you enjoy hands-on exposure to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Science) activities?  This technical club is continuously seeking students in the 6th - 12th grades to join.  Entrepreneur Nation (EN) prides itself on providing practical opportunities for program participants to apply and prove their mastery of entrepreneurial skills with “real world” projects.  For more information:  Entrepreneur Nation   

Colorado Springs Fire Department

Deadline to Apply:  August 31, 2020

Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD) is currently in the process of building an eligibility list for an anticipated academy around February 2021 for Entry Level Firefighter and Entry Level Firefighter Paramedic.   For more information:  Colorado Springs FD  

Colorado Springs Fire Explorer (Boys & Girls)

Deadline to Apply:  January 2021

The Colorado Springs Fire Explorer Program provides an exposure to careers in the Fire Service and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) for youths ages 14-21.  For more information:  Fire Explorer Program   


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