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CareerResidency Program Soars at High Tech 

CareerResidency High Tech Early College

New Apprenticeship Program Soars in DPS from Denver Public Schools on Vimeo.

This week, we caught up with one of our students, Seven Breaux — an apprentice through our CareerResidency Youth Apprenticeship Program pilot — to see what his day-to-day life is like as a Network Technician at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus. That’s right, as a part of our new apprenticeship program, he is a current DPS student — at High Tech Early College –and a working professional.

In his apprenticeship, Seven is attending high school three days a week and is working for two days a week alongside other IT technicians doing valuable, skill-building work — system support, telecommunications and network infrastructure — and getting paid for it. Can you imagine having this experience in high school, and what it would have meant to you professionally?

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Whole Child Grant

DPS The Whole Child Grant

This funding will allow for days of service in which students give back to their neighborhoods through service learning projects. Students will also have a greenhouse and chicken coop to advocate for ending the food desert in Montbello and will be able to engage with local elementary and middle schools in CareerConnect STEM programming through after school partnerships with students. School leaders will also be able to refer students to external mental and physical health providers to address any difficulties they’re having in their lives and they will continue their Restorative Approach program by training students on being Peer Mediators to assist their peers.