Category: Students

Applying for financial aid as a first-gen student can be more frightening than you know

Even before we entered our senior year, we were told hundreds of things we’re going to encounter and have to accomplish to gain acceptance to our dream school. One of the most important things I was told was to complete FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, as soon as it was available. I had heard from countless adults…

These seniors are defying expectations from every corner of the city

Standing on stage in front of more than 4,000 people at the Denver Coliseum, sophomore Kanara Bramlett-Pittman made a declaration that no teacher, principal or visionary ed reformer could have spoken with more passion or truth. “I believe that the zip code in which a child grows up should not determine their access to a good education.” Talk about a…

I wish my concurrent enrollment experience would have empowered me more as a Latina

For many high school students, concurrent enrollment is an amazing opportunity to gain college credits. For students itching to make their way into college, it can be their entrance ticket. Concurrent enrollment is a great way to get ahead, however, it is more complex than stacking up credits. As a woman of color, concurrent enrollment was certainly beneficial for me,…