What's Happening Now

By participating in the Impact Service Project, Peak Education Scholars will have the chance to take on some of our community’s biggest challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to problems identified in local businesses, nonprofits, and educational institutions, students will work in small group teams—with the support of a coach—to identify root causes of local area problems and identify solutions.
Beginning in January 2021, the ISP is a new Peak Education program made possible through a grant from L3Harris. 

By participating in the Impact Service Project, Peak Education Scholars will have the chance to take on some of our community’s biggest challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to problems identified in local businesses, nonprofits, and educational institutions, students will work in small group teams—with the support of a coach—to identify root causes of local area problems and identify solutions.By participating in the Impact Service Project, Peak Education Scholars will have the chance to take on some of our community’s biggest challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to problems identified in local businesses, nonprofits, and educational institutions, students will work in small group teams—with the support of a coach—to identify root causes of local area problems and identify solutions.

Indy Give! has Launched

Nov. 1  - Dec. 31, 2020

November 1, 2020

Dear Peak Education Community, 

The Indy Give! campaign launches today! If you can, please consider supporting Peak Education during this giving season.

Contributing through Give! is a great way to support us and many other awesome Pikes Peak region nonprofits. Gifts made through Give! will be matched so your donation today counts double!

Thank you so much for your generosity.

Sincerely,

The Peak Education Team

 
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The Peak Education Newsletter

Fall 2020

November 23, 2020

Dear Peak Education Community, 

Unprecedented – perhaps the most overused word of 2020, a year that will likely be remembered like no other. While the word unprecedented has been usually inserted to describe a grim milestone or difficult circumstance rarely encountered before, for Peak Education the term could also describe the incredible accomplishments of the students that we serve and the strides we've made towards increasing access to college and scholarships this year. Read on inside the fall 2020 newsletter to hear updates about our work and an inspiring message from a Peak Education alumna.

Sincerely,

L. Carlos Jimenez, Peak Education CEO

Standing in Solidarity

June 5, 2020

 

Dear Peak Education Community, 

Recent events are vivid reminders of the realities of injustice and inequality in our world. We at Peak Education echo the anger and anguish being expressed across our state and our country over the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery,  Breonna Taylor, and countless other people of color. Our sympathy and solidarity is with the Black community as they face not only the disproportionate dangers of COVID-19 but the cruelties of racism as well. Now more than ever, we must remember the urgent need to combat injustice—particularly within the system of law enforcement—and work for peace. While it can be difficult and uncomfortable to confront the realities of systemic and entrenched racism, we are all compelled to do so. 

Two decades ago, Peak Education was founded in response to violence and inequality standing in the way of young people reaching their potential. Today, our mission remains, and the work continues. We are engaged in work that provides low-income and students of color the tools and resources to pursue higher education and reach their dreams. As we do this, Peak Education cannot ignore the roles that race and racism play in the lives of many of our students and families. We believe that listening to them, supporting them, and learning with them are vital in addressing inequities and advancing opportunities. We remain committed to identifying and changing systems of oppression and injustice encountered by our students and families every day.

In the Colorado Springs community, each of us may be moved to work to combat racial injustice in different ways: joining protests, communicating our views to elected officials, educating ourselves and others, donating money to organizations engaged in anti-racist work, or sharing our opinions and support on social media platforms. Peak Education supports members of the community in finding productive ways to express their frustration, grief, and desire for substantive change. To the communities of color that we serve— families, colleagues, school counselors, volunteers, and partners—we support you; we stand with you. To our students, your dreams matter, and you matter; we are here for you. 

 

The Peak Education Team

Recent and Upcoming Events

Basecamp Launch: Peak Ed has launched a new paid college counseling service. This is an exciting new way to reach more students across the city. Check out the site here

20/21 Program: Peak Educations monthly meetings are back--some virtual, at school with social distancing.

Indy Give! 2020: Peak Ed is returning to Give! this Fall. The Give! fundraising campaign runs from November 1st to December 31st.

 

 

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