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

Peak Education Home Visits

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Family Engagement is one of the Four Effective Strategies in helping students access opportunities to create a new future. One of the components in Family Engagement is a visit to the home of the families of students in Peak Education. Visits are conducted by Peak Education staff and Board members to foster positive relationships and a better understanding of the needs of the students and their families.… Read the rest

Jon Stepleton is Peak Education’s CEO

jonx300Peak Education board chair Steven Mullens has announced the permanent appointment of Jon Stepleton, a journalist and long-time civic and nonprofit leader, as CEO.  Stepleton has held the position on an interim basis since January, following the departure of former CEO Dee Beaudette. “Jon Stepleton brings a wealth of community connections and knowledge of what our students and their families need from us to help them achieve breakthroughs in their lives,” Mullens said.  … Read the rest