At first glance, our post-secondary program focuses on helping our high school juniors and seniors get into college. We hold workshops, take students on campus tours, sit down with them to help them with their applications, and help navigate the often daunting world of FAFSA. We have internal scholarships that award $80,000.00 to Colorado UpLift students annually to pursue degrees in universities, colleges and tech schools. Our internal scholarships are comprised of 7 scholarships, all of which are contributed to by donors. Each scholarship has specific requirements which are based on the interests of the donors:
1) Ann Clark Scholarship
2) Lucille Brown Scholarship
3) Terry O’Connor Scholarship
4) Hope’s Enduring Flame Scholarship
5) Beaver Family Scholarship
6) Book Scholarships
7) Fill In The Gap Scholarships
However, the scope of post-secondary is much wider than junior and senior year. We continue to support our college students through campus groups and scholarships. Additionally, our UpLift Alumni, in college or not, have access to continued relational support, internships through Advanced Leadership, career planning, and social networking. Our Revgen Database helps us to communicate with and support the Alumni of Colorado UpLift. It’s designed as Professional Social Networking page where students can create a profile, tell their Colorado UpLift story and network. This database links with their Facebook account and other social networking sites. We are in the beginning stages of promoting this and growing awareness.
In truth, our post-secondary program begins as soon as students first come into contact with Colorado UpLift. This means that as early as elementary school, UpLift students are immersed in lessons that are geared towards career minded goal setting. This is a powerful skill to develop early on in life as it helps set a foundation for success down the years.