Student Opportunities

All Pikes Peak Writes!

Deadline to Apply:  Submissions will be accepted Sat., May 15 through 9 p.m. on Thu., July 15

Pikes Peak Library District is excited to announce the call for submissions for All Pikes Peak Writes! All Pikes Peak Writes is PPLD’s annual fiction writing contest for ages 12+, and seeks to highlight writers in our community through one contest.  The Challenge - Write a story, up to 2,500 words, set in Colorado Springs to mark the city’s 150th birthday in 2021. Stories can be set in the past, present, or future.  For more information  click here.

SparkMindset Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Deadline to Apply:  Open

Spark Mindset is focused on providing pathways to high-paying careers in cybersecurity or a postsecondary degree through our 2 year in-school or after-school Registered Pre-Apprenticeship Program.  This is a great opportunity for high school students who are interested in cybersecurity.  For more information  click here.

Colorado Springs Fire Explorer Program (Boys & Girls)

Deadline to Apply:  Accept applications year-round, but accept new Fire Explorers each January

The Colorado Springs Fire Explorer Program is looking for young men and women between the ages of 14 and 20 years old. The intent of program, in conjunction with Learning for Life, is to offer young adults real-life experiences, training, and exposure to the career opportunities available in the Fire Service. This program will allow young people to be informed and involved in the Fire and Emergency Medical Services while actively serving our community. For more information  click here.