Annette D. Garcia, Jo Coker, Barb Shelby, & Marilyn Teto

Third Place

Prize Awarded:
$7,000
Year:
2002
School:
Kearney Middle School
Location:
Commerce City, CO

Project Description:

The "Lets Go To College" program proposed by four teachers of Kearney Middle School is designed to encourage and support academically capable students who might not otherwise apply seek post-high school education. To accomplish this, the program tutors students for the ACT/SAT exams, helps with resumes and portfolios, and assists with college applications. Through student-parent meetings, guidance counselor interaction and personal support, the program makes a college education a reality for participants.