Graduation Ceremony Honors Students Beating the Odds
WHAT: The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) is partnering with multiple organizations and community partners to honor more than 100 students involved in the foster care or youth corrections systems who graduated from high school, received a GED, or obtained a college degree this year at the 18th Annual Celebration of Educational Excellence.
These students are beating the odds. The majority of Colorado’s students in foster care aren’t graduating from high school. Just 27.5 percent of public school students in foster care in the class of 2013 graduated on time, compared with 77 percent of all students. A new report from the University of Northern Colorado finds educational stability is likely to improve the odds of students in foster care graduating from high school. Colorado students in foster care typically change schools three times during high school.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Resource Fair for Students 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm, Program begins at 6:00 p.m.
Regis University, Claver Hall, Mountain-View Room, 3333 Regis Blvd, Denver, CO 80221
WHAT ELSE: This annual event brings together young people from all over the state to congratulate them on their achievements and encourage their continued educational success. Students will hear from several speakers who share similar adverse childhood experiences speak about their journeys towards achieving their educational goals.
Each student will receive a special certificate honoring their achievement, along with a laptop to support their educational success in the future.