Peak Education Mentor Mentee Reception

reception-05Peak Education hosted a reception at the Sonterra Grill in Colorado Springs celebrating the successful accomplishments of all those participating in the College and Career Mentoring Program. College-bound juniors and seniors receive on-going assistance throughout the year with applying for college, scholarships, and financial aid. Their mentors are business people from Biggs-Kofford, Lockheed-Martin, and Big Brothers, Big Sisters who volunteered their time helping the students navigate this unfamiliar and sometimes daunting process.… Read the rest

Programs

Programs

College and Career Readiness

A strong college-going culture throughout a child’s school experience is a strong predictor of college success. Peak Education students are mentored over 10 years to help them maintain good grades, behavior and attendance, and a course of action to achieve their plan for success.

Mentors and students navigate together the unfamiliar processes of applying for college, scholarships, and financial aid.… Read the rest

Peak Education

The Peak Education Story

History

Peak Education was born 20 years ago in the aftermath of a drive-by shooting on Valentine’s Day in 1997, a tragedy which left two teenagers dead and two others imprisoned. Co-founders Dr. H. Dalton Conner, a periodontal surgeon, and attorney Steven U. Mullens began almost immediately working with police and the principal of Carmel Middle School in the heart of that Southeast Colorado Springs community to design an outreach program to help students, both boys and girls, escape lives where violence, drugs, gangs, premature sex, and unwanted pregnancies were far too common.

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One Student at a Time

The Front-cover-picx450mission of Peak Education is helping students access opportunities to create a new future. Since 1998, a community-based network of partners, alumni, volunteers, and sponsors have mentored students using four effective strategies, including College and Career Readiness, Leadership Development, Family Engagement, and Community Connection. Through life-enhancing experiences, students are motivated to graduate from high school within four years, enroll in and graduated from higher education programs, pursue fulfilling careers, and ultimately give back to the community.
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