Even Colorado weather can’t stop KidsTek students at North High School. Though the bomb cyclone that hit the Front Range in March forced the rescheduling of the trip, the campus at CU Boulder was beautiful on the April morning when KidsTek students arrived.
Students from CU’s Leeds School of Business made the trek to Denver multiple times over this school year to work with KidsTek students on college research and selection, application, and scholarships, but now it was the North students’ turn to travel up to Boulder for a day on campus. “The CU students in the Leeds School of Business have once again distinguished themselves by providing a high-quality visit to campus for one of our KidsTek classes. I hope this is a partnership that benefits our KidsTek students for many years to come!” said KidsTek’s Program Director, Andrew Bissland.
“Many of our students will be the first generation in their families to attend college. We love being able to give them the opportunity to learn about the experience of going to college through tours and working with current college students. It empowers them as they begin to plan their post-high school lives,” said Senior Instructor Emily Tow.
KidsTek students had the opportunity to tour CU’s campus, visit the Office of Diversity in the business school, see a typical classroom, and even to play Knockout with the CU Boulder basketball team’s star guard. During lunch in a CU dining hall, KidsTek students were joined by North High KidsTek alumni Esmeralda Gutierrez and Juan Vargas, as well as KidsTek board member Henry Wright and his guest Kay Henze, President & CEO of SectorSeven LLC.
“Spending a day exploring CU Boulder campus with our students was so much fun. I sincerely believe each student got something special from that day. Whether that be a good new connection, an important conversation with someone, or even more ideas about what they want their future to look like,” said Meghan Lang, Program Manager.