The Lighthouse Project helps teens at a tipping point for entering the justice system envision a future for themselves.
A tutoring program cultivates community bonds to help Latinx students in Boulder County
When HollyAnne Giffin began tutoring 12-year-old Gabriel Fernandez last winter, they worked on math homework via Zoom. As they got to know one another, they took adventures beyond their screens. Last spring, they experimented with elephant toothpaste at a neighborhood park, building on Fernandez’s middle school science curriculum. They took a bike ride and a hike. When […]
Colorado wants to help kids move past coronavirus learning challenges. But funding is a big hurdle.
Many Colorado students will end the school year academically behind, set back by pandemic-related disruptions. Lawmakers are hoping to help them regain ground with state-supported intensive tutoring. A bipartisan bill, House Bill 1234, proposes creating a program that would grant funds to districts to develop “high-impact” tutoring programs to help catch students up on their […]
As Colorado struggles to balance school with coronavirus, two kids see an opportunity to help
While school boards across Colorado have wrestled with the complex question of how to welcome back students with measures that would both ensure safety while also delivering quality education, a pair of siblings in Douglas County wondered if maybe even kids could add some talents to the toolbox. In a time of no great back-to-school […]