The Black Education Impact Conference, an event designed to bring attention to Colorado’s educational culture gap and to encourage group and individual ownership of our youth’s education and development, took place on Monday, May 12 in the Tivoli Turnhalle (900 Auraria Parkway) on the Auraria Campus. Colorado youth from a variety of high schools including Rangeview, Hinkley, East, Aurora Central and George Washington were in attendance, as well as parents and community members.
The conference provided an opportunity for interaction and discussion to:
- Elevate proven best practices associated with enhancing Colorado’s African American/Black youth’s educational experiences
- Build a network of support for our youth’s success
- Engage students, families, educators and administrators
- Expose the black community to scholarship and funding resources
University of Colorado Denver’s School of Education & Human Development in partnership with the Black Community Youth & Family Initiative, Denver Public Safety Youth Programs and GreenHigley (communications firm).
Colorado Public Radio featured interviews with young people at the event who attend George Washington High School.