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PATRIOTS CARE INC is the "umbrella" non-profit organization at George Washington High School. For information about each of the various Programs supported under the PCI umbrella, click on "Programs" on the main page. Donors may choose which Program(s) to support on the Donation page.

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AVID at George Washington High School

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
At-Risk Populations

Description

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a college-prep program for students who want to go to college but need additional support to get there. AVID students may be the first to go to college, they may be living in a difficult situation, or they may need the support to push themselves in higher-level classes, such as AP or IB classes. Some students may have all of these obstacles or a few, but AVID helps to give them the support so that they can push through these obstacles and achieve their goals. We embed in AVID the chance to go on several college visits, to see the school and start to find what school will be the best fit for each student; the opportunity to hear guest speakers talk about different professions or internships, etc.; and help with supplies for students who cannot afford them, such as binders to graphing calculators, etc. This funding can also help students with their fees for AP and IB tests or books. However, providing students with these options can be expensive so we look for help from the community and fundraising to help continue these opportunities. This helps to level the playing field for our students and helps them get the most out of their education so that they can continue toward their goal of going to college.

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Evidence of Program's Success

AVID has successfully supported many students in overcoming obstacles and achieving their goal of attending college.

Testimonial: "My time being a part of the GW AVID family has taught me self love and community. In GW AVID it's more than just preparing for college, it's having each other's back and supporting each other for all the good and bad times. Being a part of the AVID family is the best decision someone could make. This family reminds you of how amazing you are when you're in doubt and will always be there to pick you up if you fall." - Jazzy Postell, 2022

Beautiful Black Girls

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Blacks, African Heritage
Ethnic/Racial Minorities
Females

Description

Beautiful Black Girls (BBG) is a group organized to create a safe space for black girls to come together and share their experiences in life. The purpose of the BBG club is to uplift and provide resources for our members to be successful during and beyond high school. Some of our goals for the year are to have conversations on topics that impact us most, fundraising to help our members participate in Historically Black Colleges/University tours, hosting events to raise awareness, and volunteering.

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Evidence of Program's Success

BBG has provided resources for our members to be successful during and beyond high school.

Be Inspired Fund

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Teachers

Description

The Be Inspired Fund is a parent-driven fundraising vehicle that aims to provide qualified private support to benefit George Washington High School. Money raised by the Be Inspired Fund is used to enhance GW's educational offerings, support the food pantry and other qualified student assistance, improve the buildings and grounds as approved by appropriate GW and DPS authorities, provide qualified financial grants to teachers and students via an application process, and support community involvement and outreach as directed by the GW Principal. Specifically, over the past few years, the Be Inspired Fund has contributed the following to the GW Community:

• Education Programming - We work with the Collaborative School Committee and school administration to determine how funds raised for educational programs should be used. For instance, the Be Inspired Fund has purchased for 9th-grade students literature books assigned via their English class. Previously, students were required to return their English books to the school for reuse the following year.

• Food Pantry/Student Assistance - The Be Inspired Fund provides funding to the school's food pantry and to a student assistance fund run by the school. Funds are disbursed to students based on input from the administration and our social workers. Providing support to our students in need is an essential aspect of our mission statement.

• Building Improvements - Our first project in Spring of 2018 was to add functionality (tables with charging stations) and additional seating to the Pike's Peak Lounge. In Spring of 2019, we purchased and installed (with the help of the Grounds Committee) 8 picnic tables in the South Courtyard. In 2020 we will fund a building improvement project proposed by GW students. The project is currently in the development stage.

• Student and Faculty Grants - This program allows teachers and administrators to request funding for materials and programming not covered by the school's budget. To date, we have provided funding for a number of programs/clubs/teachers, including:
o Books for a newly created advisory program for 50 incoming 9th-grade students of color
o 3D printer for the Engineering/Maker Space
o Screenagers viewing fee as part of our P3 parent engagement and outreach efforts
o Translation headsets for students and parents who are not yet fluent in the English
language
o Pluma - a French-language resource
o AVID Culturally Relevant Teaching curriculum books. The books have lesson plans and
professional development ideas to infuse culturally relevant teaching throughout our
school which is a focus of teacher professional development this year
o Guest presenters for the Hispanic Heritage Month student assembly
o Graphing Calculators for the math department
o Teacher Training
o Supplies for Clubs
o Digital cameras for the Newspaper and Yearbook
o Guest Speakers for our History classes from the Mizel Museum
o Field trips for Spanish classes

• Community Outreach - With input from the Principal, these funds are used to engage our GW parents in support of our students.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Examples include:

Be Inspired Fund has purchased for 9th-grade students literature books assigned via their English class. Previously, students were required to return their English books to the school for reuse the following year.

Our first building improvement project in Spring of 2018 was to add functionality (tables with charging stations) and additional seating to the Pike's Peak Lounge. In Spring of 2019, we purchased and installed (with the help of the Grounds Committee) 8 picnic tables in the South Courtyard.

Black Student Alliance

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Blacks, African Heritage
Ethnic/Racial Minorities

Description

This club supports students who want to make a positive change in their community and surrounding communities. We invite ALL students to be part of the conversation and change and work together to support each other. We work to bring awareness on social issues such as police brutality, racism, immigration issues, etc. We have made positive clothing to support the change, bring awareness of issues, and let the pride in our own individuality shine.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Donations have supported the purchase of positive clothing to support the change, bring awareness of issues, and let the pride in our own individuality shine.

Boys Basketball

Class

Recreation & Sports 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Males

Description

Donations to the George Washington Patriots - Boys Basketball program will be used for the benefit of the basketball program in support of inventory upkeep and replacement of equipment, and uniforms. They will also help lower overall costs associated with participation in offseason training, team camps, and summer league events.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Donations are used for the benefit of the basketball program in support of inventory upkeep and replacement of equipment, and uniforms. They will also help lower overall costs associated with participation in offseason training, team camps, and summer league events.

Caren Press Patriot Pairs Scholarship Fund

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)

Description

When Caren Press, the founder of the Patriot Pairs Mentoring Program, retired from running the program, the Board of the program established a scholarship fund in her name. Each year, at least one mentee graduating from George Washington High School and enrolling in a post-secondary program, will receive a $1000.00 scholarship and a laptop computer. All donations to the scholarship fund go directly to recipients. There are no administrative expenses. The first year the scholarship was granted to Tre Martin, a mentee who just completed his first year at CSU.

This year, two scholarships are being granted, to Mharques Harrington and Kingbed Kingbed Agyeman. Please keep reading to learn about these wonderful young men and see pictures of them and their mentors below.

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Evidence of Program's Success

At the end of the 2019-2020 school year, the Caren Press Patriot Pairs Scholarship Fund awarded two scholarships--to Kingbed Agyeman and to Mharques Harrington (thank you donors!). Each of these two students, of whom we are incredibly proud, will receive a $1,000 scholarship and an extra $500 to purchase a laptop to take to college. Congratulations Kingbed and Mharques! Watching you grow in high school into the admirable young men you have become has been a joy!

Kingbed Agyeman enjoyed an impressive four years at George. As a high achieving student, he earned an overall 3.5 grade point average, placing him on the honor roll several times. Kingbed excelled in athletics, playing varsity football in his senior year and varsity basketball all four years. Basketball is his passion. Kingbed served on Student Council three years. His mentor, Rod Smith, describes Kingbed as a very likable and smart student who will go far in any field he chooses. In the fall Kinged will attend the University of Northern Texas in Denton Texas on a basketball scholarship. This summer Kingbed is working at Home Depot and, of course, playing basketball whenever he can. (Mentor: Rod Smith)

Mharques Harrington participated in the Patriots Pair Mentor Program all four years at GW High School. During his junior and senior years, Mharques was a member of the GWHS baseball and football teams. As a senior, he was also a member of Student Council. Mharques' dream is to one day become a veterinarian. To begin that journey, he will attend Metropolitan State University with a major in Animal Science. According to his Patriot Pairs mentor Connie Brakken-Smith, "It has been a true privilege to be Mharques' mentor throughout all 4-years of his high school experience. Mharques has a very bright future and it will be wonderful to see what he accomplishes in the years to come." (Mentor: Connie Brakken-Smith)

Testimonial: The Patriot Pairs scholarship gave me the funds to be able to get the computer I needed to succeed in college. Not only was it a pleasure to gain and meet the mentors in Patriot Pairs and learn from their mistakes, without the Patriot Pairs it would've definitely made college more expensive and I wouldn't have my dream computer! - Tre Martin, 2019 scholarship recipient, University of Northern Colorado student

Testimonial: I was in Patriot Pairs for the last four years at George Washington High School. Patriot Pairs was a great program for me: having a great mentor was really resourceful throughout my four years at George Washington. When I needed help with homework, or paying for athletics or school supplies, not only was my mentor there for me but the Patriot Pairs program was there as well to support me. This program will help in college very well and transition with me while I take on my new journey as a freshman in college. It showed me to never procrastinate not just in school but in life as well. Also never take the help you have from other people as granted because you never know what opportunities you get from those people willing to help you better your future. Thank you again to the Patriot Pairs program and my Mentor Rod Smith as well. - Kingbed Agyemang, 2020 scholarship recipient, University of Northern Texas student

DECA

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)

Description

DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) prepares future leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, hospitality, finance and management. DECA prepares the next generation to be academically prepared, community-oriented, professionally responsible and experienced leaders. Students compete in competitions, community service events and various entrepreneurial challenges. Through fundraising and donations, DECA members can have the opportunity to travel and attend various professional development conferences and competitions. DECA members are also making plans to expand the GW school store and develop it into a full student-run business. Money raised will also go to making this possible.

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Evidence of Program's Success

This is DECA's first year at GW. Students are preparing for their first competition as well as their first community service project with the Dumb Friends League. They are also working towards their goal of developing a business and marketing plan for the future of the school store.

The Faculty Social Committee

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Teachers

Description

An organization that has been at the school for over 15 years. It is there to help support our faculty and staff both through the good times and the hard times. We fundraise to support celebrating teachers, faculty, and staff. However, life is not always easy so we work together to help each other in hard times as well. The team has created care packages for someone going through cancer treatment, a family illness, or to support them in other ways based on their needs.

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Evidence of Program's Success

The Faculty Social Committee has been at the school for over 15 years. It has helped support our faculty and staff both through the good times and the hard times.

Food Pantry

Class

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent
Teachers

Description

The GWHS Food Pantry provides access to food, hygiene, and other necessities (including winter coats & school supplies) to students and staff at George Washington High School. The Pantry is open weekly during the school year. Additionally, deliveries are provided during the Thanksgiving, Winter & Summer breaks. Most recently, the Food Pantry has been providing food & gift cards via delivery to families during the COVID 19 closures every 10 days. The goal is to support families with food scarcity support. We believe it is hard to learn when hungry and hope to bridge the gap for weekends and evenings for our students & staff.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Most recently, the Food Pantry has been providing food & gift cards via delivery to families during the COVID 19 closures every 10 days.

Girls Basketball Program

Class

Recreation & Sports 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Females

Description

Your charitable donations to the George Washington HS Girls Basketball Program would be to help fund our girls program to assist in our costs for team uniforms/apparel, basketball equipment, out-of-state tournaments, and the end-of-year banquet.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Donations are used to help fund our girls program to assist in our costs for team uniforms/apparel, basketball equipment, out-of-state tournaments, and the end-of-year banquet.

Girls Golf Team

Class

Recreation & Sports 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Females

Description

The George Washington High School Girls Golf Team is a group of determined young ladies dedicated to growing our golf skills. Golf is a game for life that requires focus, concentration, patience, and is of course a game of honor. Most of our players have limited to no experience. We provide clubs for them to use. These clubs have been donated by alumni, local recreation districts, and some local golf shops. We are always looking to update our equipment. Over the last 6 years, the team has grown exposing more students to this wonderful sport. The last 4 years, we have qualified 1-3 players each year for the State 4A Championships. In 2018, one of our players earned a $10,000 college scholarship from the First Tee of Denver. We fundraise to provide uniforms and pay for invitational tournaments that provide much needed competitive experiences. Many of our players are interested in scholarship opportunities and are willing to work very hard for those opportunities.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Success for the Girls Golf Team can be summarized in growth - from 6 players in 2014 to 16 in 2018. Qualification for the State 4A Girls Championships each of the last three years. Our first scholarship earned 2019. Statistically, we only had one tournament this year so we must use 2019 numbers. We had 4 players in the top 10 of the DPS Junior Varsity Cup. For Varsity, 2 players made the top 10. At the regional tournament, we qualified 1 for State in 2019. In 2018, we qualified 3 players.

International Baccalaureate Black Students Organization

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Blacks, African Heritage
Ethnic/Racial Minorities

Description

IBBO's mission is to provide academic and social support to high achieving African-American students, both in the AP and IB programs. Any funds raised would be directed towards SAT prep courses, the purchase of laptops and/or calculators, and an annual out-of-state college visit for select students.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Donations are directed towards SAT prep courses, the purchase of laptops and/or calculators, and an annual out-of-state college visit for select students.

La Casa: Latino Student Association

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Ethnic/Racial Minorities
Hispanic, Latino Heritage

Description

Our purpose is to engage all students in the culture and traditions of Hispanic and Latino people. We work to put on the Hispanic Heritage assembly in September, the celebration of Dia de los Muertos, as well as monthly events such as Loteria in the Library. We also want to take students on college visits, either in-state or out-of-state, so they can learn about their options after high school.

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Evidence of Program's Success

La Casa has engaged all students at GW in the culture and traditions of Hispanic and Latino people. Donations support multiple events and field trips.

Patriot Pairs Mentoring Program

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)

Description

The Patriot Pairs Mentoring Program helps GW address the achievement gap by matching adult mentors with low-income first-generation students to level the playing field. Mentors meet with incoming freshmen weekly and help the students with study skills, foster good attendance and study habits, and provide encouragement and accountability. All mentors are volunteers. Funds are used for mentor training, student enrichment and college visits.

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Evidence of Program's Success

A snap shot of Patriot Pairs mentee achievements and activities from 2017:

 13 mentees made Honor Roll during first semester
 2 mentees won scholarships to Circle Conference's 2017 Social Justice & Equity Leadership Experience
 3 mentees made varsity sports teams as freshmen and sophomores
 6 mentees are involved in ROTC and 1 is on the Brigade Staff in charge of 2,000 cadets and won the award for outstanding female cadet
 2 mentees won scholarships to out-of-state summer programs--1 at Brandeis University and 1 at Whitman College
 1 mentee is the student President and on the board of a 501(c)(3) corporation
 1 mentee was chosen to represent DPS at the American Indian Science and Engineering Society 40th Annual Gala
 2 mentees are on the Yearbook staff
 1 mentee won a scholarship to a summer program at Johnson & Wales University
 7 mentees were awarded Academic Letters for maintaining a 3.5 GPA or higher for three
consecutive semesters
 6 mentees are members of the National Honor Society
 1 mentee was Homecoming Royalty and 1 was nominated to be King
 2 mentees are in the Robotics Club
 3 mentees are members of the Black Student Alliance
 3 mentees are in the Denver Club of Humanities
 1 mentee is a member of the National Arts Honor Society
 1 mentee dances with Ballet Folklorico
 4 mentees attended CSU Diversity Day
 2 mentees belong to the Native American Club and both won scholarships to summer college readiness programs
 5 mentees belong to the IB Latino Assoc. and 2 are officers
 3 mentees belong to the IB Black Assoc. and 1 is Co-President
 1 mentee attended the Exploring Health Care Careers for High School-Aged Girls at Anschutz
 2 mentees did summer work internships
 26 mentees won attendance awards
 1 mentee made a speech to Colorado Uplift donors
 1 mentee is spending his senior year at Community College of Denver doing Concurrent Enrollment
 1 mentee already has been accepted to Emily Griffith Technical College
 2 mentees are in a mariachi band

Testimonial: "'How would you describe yourself?' I remember being asked that question countless times during the icebreakers in our Patriot Pairs (PP) group discussions. I remember my first answer was 'Uhhh, I don't know,' grinning shyly. Now that question is consistently followed by my response of 'The epitome of greatness.' * * * Before joining PP, I lacked confidence, I was quiet, I had the brains and wits beyond my peers, but I still never showcased any of my characteristics and talents. Never took that leap outside my bubble. While in the program I was exposed to opportunities I doubt I would've ever experienced on my own, such as joining the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme, becoming the mentee of the Deputy Mayor of Denver Colorado, creating clubs and organizations to help benefit less fortunate students and, most of all fully developing my confidence. PP helped push me into the direction of sublimity, it helped me figure out who I wanted to be and why, it helped me understand that settling is never the answer, that jumping out in the world and tackling problems head-on is exhilarating and rewarding. It emphasized hard work and dedication. It instilled values that are left in the shadows in our growing times. It formed stars, noble people. It formed those who are 'the epitome of greatness.'" - Amie Blackman, 2018

Testimonial: "I have been a Patriot Pairs member since my freshman year. Since the beginning of my high school journey, Patriot Pairs has given me access to the tools and opportunities to be successful throughout my high school career. My mentor has helped me enhance my leadership skills and encourages me to chase my dreams." - Chaltu Hamma, 2021

Testimonial: I was in Patriot Pairs for the last four years at George Washington High School. Patriot Pairs was a great program for me: having a great mentor was really resourceful throughout my four years at George Washington. When I needed help with homework, or paying for athletics or school supplies, not only was my mentor there for me but the Patriot Pairs program was there as well to support me. This program will help in college very well and transition with me while I take on my new journey as a freshman in college. It showed me to never procrastinate not just in school but in life as well. Also never take the help you have from other people as granted because you never know what opportunities you get from those people willing to help you better your future. Thank you again to the Patriot Pairs program and my Mentor Rod Smith as well. - Kingbed Agyemang, 2020

Patriot Players

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)

Description

George Washington's Patriot Players is the extra-curricular theatre program for GWHS. Unlike many schools, GW continues to produce three mainstage productions every year, a musical and two others. These can be powerful and thought-provoking as well as entertaining. Titles have included The Laramie Project, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Dracula, and The Children's Hour. Professionals from the local theatre community are brought in to mentor the students in set design, costuming, sound, and acting. In addition to their on-stage work, members of Thespian Troupe 1621 have scored the highest marks at the international conference in categories of set design, duo acting, monologue, and costuming. At our last state Thespian conference, 23 students represented the Patriot Players in all levels of competition for both performance and technical work. Another 20 were able to learn from working professionals in workshops of every sort. Many of our students have been awarded scholarships to continue their theatre education at the college level and a number have gone on to work professionally.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Members of Thespian Troupe 1621 have scored the highest marks at the international conference in categories of set design, duo acting, monologue, and costuming. At our last state Thespian conference, 23 students represented the Patriot Players in all levels of competition for both performance and technical work. Many of our students have been awarded scholarships to continue their theatre education at the college level and a number have gone on to work professionally.

Patriot Singers

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)

Description

The George Washington Patriot Singers is an advanced mixed choral ensemble that sings a variety of repertoire from classical choral music to world music to jazz and pop. It consists of mostly junior and senior young men and women, who are passionate about the arts and about singing. The ensemble participates in various programs and competitions around Colorado and on average travels 4-5 times a year for various events. The donations will be used for costumes and uniforms as well as costs associated with travel for various competitions and festivals.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Donations are used for costumes and uniforms as well as costs associated with travel for various competitions and festivals.

The Patriots Scholarship Fund

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent

Description

Mission Statement: The Patriots Scholarship Fund provides high-achieving, low-income students from George Washington High School financial awards to help cover any smaller gaps in tuition due to the family's maximum contribution or partial scholarships.

Background: After receiving a $1,000 award for "furthering educational opportunities in your school" from The Boettcher Scholarship Foundation, due to the nomination of scholar Maureen "Mo" McNamara, The Patriots Scholarship Fund was created for our GWHS community. Since the gift, we have awarded over $9,000 in scholarships.

Goal: Our small, teacher-led, grassroots foundation seeks to empower more high-achieving, low-income students from George Washington High School with the opportunity to enter college and complete their degrees by providing support for financial needs. We aim to raise $20,000 in five years to complement our fundraising efforts through investments in order to send more Patriot Scholars to college and offer more financial support for unexpected costs during their tenure.

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Evidence of Program's Success

We have awarded over $9,000 in scholarships.

School Store

Class

Employment 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)

Description

The GWHS School Store provides students the opportunity to gain work skills and experience in the school setting with the supervision and guidance of an ACE Connect teacher. ACE stands for Alternative Cooperative Education and is focused on giving students instruction that leads to postsecondary workforce readiness by teaching skills such as personal goal setting, professionalism, applying academic skills and knowledge, and civic participation in communities. Outside donations would fund the expansion of the school store including the ability to purchase a wide variety of items and support the school store to purchase a traveling kiosk that could be set up in an easy-to-find location within the school.

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Evidence of Program's Success

The School Store has given students instruction that leads to postsecondary workforce readiness by teaching skills such as personal goal setting, professionalism, applying academic skills and knowledge and civic participation in communities.

Softball Team

Class

Recreation & Sports 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Females

Description

Any donations to the George Washington Softball Team will be used to purchase equipment that is not otherwise affordable from Denver Public Schools funding. Two teams, JV and Varsity. Girls only.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Donations are used to purchase equipment that is not otherwise affordable from Denver Public Schools funding.

Speech and Debate Team

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)

Description

The purpose of the George Washington Speech Parent Organization is to support the efforts of the George Washington High School Speech and Debate Team of close to 200 participants. The team is currently ranked 5th in the nation by the National Speech and Debate Association, the governing body for high school speech and debate. Competitive speech and debate helps foster public speaking skills and instill confidence in today's high school students. They learn about complex world issues and through research, discussions, and debate, they are able to intelligently articulate possible solutions. They use their voices to bring attention to systemic inequities in society and to highlight the struggles of the marginalized. These students are our future leaders and problem solvers. They choose to spend upwards of 14 hours on any given Saturday at tournaments where they are able to hone their craft. Doing so requires funds for entry fees, coaches, and transportation that exceed the school's budget. Through active student involvement and inspiring teacher leadership and guidance, GW was recognized and awarded for being a "School of Outstanding Distinction"; awarded to only 10 schools nationwide. GW Speech and Debate truly changes students' lives for the better.

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Evidence of Program's Success

The team is currently ranked 5th in the nation by the National Speech and Debate Association, the governing body for high school speech and debate.

Testimonial: "My involvement in the George Washington High School Speech and Debate Team introduced me to a community of people who are not afraid to use their voices to stand up for what they believe in." - Lydia Loof, 2020

Student Leadership

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)

Description

The GW Student Leadership is George Washington High School's spirit hub. Students work to create, plan, and implement a number of events and activities their peers can participate in to build community and spirit throughout the school. Donations to our group help provide GW memorabilia (t-shirts, water bottles, sunglasses, etc.), decorations for the Homecoming Dance, Winter Dance, and Prom, prizes for various spirit competitions, and opportunities to provide students leadership training.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Donations to our group help provide GW memorabilia (t-shirts, water bottles, sunglasses, etc.), decorations for the Homecoming Dance, Winter Dance, and Prom, prizes for various spirit competitions, and opportunities to provide students leadership training.

Testimonial: "GW Student Leadership benefited me in countless ways. Not only did it expand my school spirit, it also helped me get more connected to other classes aside from my own. For example, you might expect freshmen to be annoying and childish; however, you can see their potential once you're familiarized with them. You get to see them make the same mistakes you did as a freshman and that has no price. You get to see the joy of people walking into pep rallies, you get to see people enjoy homecoming, you get to see people enjoy all the school events and to me, that has no price. I wish I would've joined the student council sooner, it's honestly a great opportunity to meet amazing people and have a different perspective of what high school can be." - Alex Boada, 2020

Visual Arts & Design Club

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)

Description

The GWHS Visual Arts & Design Club is a group of students who share a common interest in the creation of art. This club promotes imagination, creativity, and art production. We focus on materials and projects that are beyond what you would do in a regular art class. Students are able to experiment with various art materials in a personalized, open, and exploratory manner. Students are working on projects that involve various techniques in drawing and painting, photography, digital drawing, and mixed media. Art & Design Club provides activities for students of all levels of interest and abilities. Students do not have to have any prior art experience to join. This is an excellent opportunity for students to get involved and learn about different art techniques. We are here to learn and have fun. With future funding, we will use donations to purchase art supplies, attend educational field trips, and offer scholarship awards for art show winners.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Donations are used to purchase art supplies, attend educational field trips, and offer scholarship awards for art show winners.

Volleyball

Class

Recreation & Sports 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Females

Description

GW Volleyball provides training for George Washington High School volleyball players. Donations directly contribute to player development, equipment purchases, and scholarships for off-season camps. Each year GW Volleyball provides technical development in the sport of volleyball and life training through the medium of team sports to over 40 high school girls.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Each year GW Volleyball provides technical development in the sport of volleyball and life training through the medium of team sports to over 40 high school girls.

Testimonial: "My time on the GW volleyball team helped me grow as an athlete and a person. It taught me the value of teamwork and allowed me to connect with people who always pushed me to improve." - Alma Younger, 2018

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