Student Opportunities

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   

The Stroud Scholars Program

Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2021

The Stroud Scholars College Preparatory Program is a three-year no-cost college-prep program that prepares students for higher education by working directly with high-promise youth to provide academic preparation, mentorship, and guidance navigating college admissions and financial aid process to college. The program includes a three-week residential experience at Colorado College each summer that will provide academic support in quantitative reasoning and writing skills and help prepare students for life on a college campus. Students will also receive holistic and ongoing support throughout the academic year through program events and mentorship provided by current CC students, staff, and faculty.

Students successfully completing the program will earn admission to Colorado College and receive a financial aid package that will enable them to attend. Current 9th graders in the Pikes Peak Region should apply.   For more information application: Stroud Scholars 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 application:  AAYLC Student Ambassador


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