Fewer teenagers are part of Colorado’s labor force than past decades. Employers are focusing on retention and hiring longer-term workers.
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For many Colorado kids, options for summer break are limitless, from day and overnight camps to trips to museums and zoos. But for others, summer comes with far fewer opportunities, boiling down to those that are low cost or no cost. In many cases, how students spend their summer is dictated by the kinds of […]
At Geneva Glen Camp tucked in Indian Hills off of U.S. 285, gone are the days of kids squeezing into the dining hall for shared meals, group chants and breakout songs — at least for last summer and this one. But many of the camp’s other staples are making a comeback: overnights in cabins, outings […]
Though many Colorado students still have at least 100 days left before they reach the end of the academic year, many school district leaders and education advocates are already focused on what comes next. In a year when learning has become routinely unpredictable, with kids zooming back and forth between in-person instruction and remote classes, […]
High-country resort communities that rely on spending from visitors are seeing a rebound in sales tax collections in June and July, but it’s not likely the crowds will be enough to erase losses in March and April. The declines in March and April were devastating, with most ski-resort anchored communities enduring 50% drops in sales […]
For many teenagers, the start of summer offers all kinds of promises and a new taste of freedom. Beyond a much-needed study break and time to exhale, it opens students up to travel opportunities, jobs to rake in extra money or the chance to brush up on skills in sports, science and arts camps. As […]
There is a lot of uncertainty around what this summer holds for out-of-school experiences, yet one thing is clear: its values are immense and planning for summer camps and classes should emphasize accessibility and affordability across the board whether virtually or safely in person. Prior to COVID-19, it was hard for many families to afford […]
As students close their textbooks for the last time each school year and trade early mornings racing the bell for lazy ones sleeping in, the same threat hangs over most all of them. Losing some of the knowledge base and skills they developed over the academic year — often referred to as the summer slide […]
Summers: If you get 75 of them in a lifetime, my mom used to say, you’re a fortunate soul. What she meant is that summer is what you live for. Summer is how you calculate your life’s continuum: by that joyous stretch of June, July, August. String those words together, you get “bliss.” (You might […]