Denver, CO – KidsTek is excited to announce another rewarding year with Aurora Youth 4 Success.
Aurora Youth 4 Success, or AY4S, just celebrated its sixth year of excellence and KidsTek has been involved side-by-side with the program since its inception, originally founded by State Senator Nancy Todd.
KidsTek has brought its own unique flavor of success to the AY4S program by offering an education to students on techniques used to apply to potential colleges, how to create effective resumes and cover letters to enable the student to stand out in today’s increasingly competitive business atmosphere, ways to prepare for the career of their choice, and strategies to help them sharpen their interview skills to make the best first impression possible with potential employers.
The KidsTek AY4S program is available for Aurora high school students as a mid-summer career exploration camp and utilizes computers and the Internet to assist attendees with achieving their goals over the course of a three-week period. Other available tracks include Science & Engineering, Cosmetology, Automotive, Graphic Arts, 3-D Printing, and Culinary Arts. “It’s a great place for students that’s safe and positive and who have dedicated three weeks of their summer to exploring career opportunities,” explains AY4S Program Director Nora Cox. This sentiment is echoed throughout the entire AY4S community and beyond. In fact, Senator Todd declared, “After six years of the Aurora Youth 4 Success program, we are pleased that KidsTek has been with us every step along the way. The impact of technology and real-life skills they bring to the students helps make a path of success more reachable!”
This year, each student who had achieved perfect attendance during the three-week program was awarded with a refurbished laptop computer. The two MVPs in the class received new laptops that were donated by Comcast. The program is partially funded by a joint grant awarded to KidsTek and AY4S by Xcel Energy.
Nora Cox went on to explain further, “It’s an inspiring program because you get to work with 100 committed kids who get to learn more about themselves, meet new friends, and learn more about their options for the future.”