Summer is not a season to “power down” and “hang out,” but a time to buckle down and to make gains, to bolster weaknesses, and to become acquainted with the expectations of college life.
Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) May 17, 2013
Mile High Squash works with low-income students to find pathways to college. Summer is not a season to “power down” and “hang out,” but a time to buckle down and to make gains, to bolster weaknesses, and to become acquainted with the expectations of college life. According to Eric Eiteljorg, Executive Director of Mile High Squash, “We know that becoming college-bound does not happen because of a single event. It happens over childhood and across the teenage years with the intentional support of a community that mobilizes and provides access to opportunities that align with being college-bound. That is why Mile High Squash students spend about 200 hours each summer and another 250 hours during the school year, for seven consecutive years. This totals to 2,840 hours of support, to ensure that college is an option.”
Eiteljorg continues, “Mile High Squash students who choose to pursue a Post-Secondary education will be the first in their families to attend college. Through partnerships with the Student Outreach and Retention Center for Equity (SORCE) at CU Boulder, Mental Health in America of Colorado (MHAC), Metro Denver Promotion of Letters (MDPL), and several local institutions, Mile High Squash students in grades 6 through 10 will engage in targeted interventions that align with being college-bound. Students, depending on age, will take a variety of classes and engage in a number of activities: composition classes, math classes, ACT preparation, professional internships, and a week-long session at CU Boulder to learn about college life.”
For more information about Mile High Squash, please call 720-323-3608 or email us at admin at milehighsquash.org