College-Summit Career Talks at MLK Early College High School

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The Colorado Yale Association and College Summit-Colorado* have a new service opportunity for the Yale community. The goal is to expand the worldview of high-school students through in-person presentations by Yale alumni. We want to explore real career paths to inspire students to consider higher education as a key part of their future.

Our chosen school is Martin Luther King, Jr. Early College High School in Denver. To make this pilot project successful, CYA will need a minimum of 6 volunteers who can commit to do two (2) 30 minute early-morning presentations to MLK students, between January and May of 2015. If you are interested, and/or want to volunteer, please contact Jorge Figueroa ’08 FES at jorge.figueroa@westernresources.org

*College Summit’s model is unique in working with school leaders, educators, and students to ensure high schools have the kind of culture where going to college is the expectation, not the exception. The College Summit curriculum emphasizes college and career readiness by treating high school as a launchpad to college. College Summit was created by J.B. Schramm ’86, who received the inaugural Yale-Jefferson award at the 2012 AYA Assembly for this highly-successful initiative.

Join us in this pilot project. We will be building a brand new step, in 9th grade, in the College Summit process. Our talks will be the prologue to College Summit’s later work in connecting low-income youth to college and careers.