Reach Higher! This is the mission of Peak Education Scholars, to reach higher than their circumstances. With your generous support, Peak Education will provide the resources and programs to ensure first-generation college bound youth achieve their full potential.
"When I started out, I didn't think I'd be able to get this far and to have this many opportunities. I always doubted myself. Peak Education has helped me grow out of this, to be confident. They never see me as a statistic, but as a person". - Peak Education Scholar
"If you're in Peak Education, you can't slack off." - Peak Education Scholar
Peak Education disrupts the status quo by closing opportunity gaps in our community. We believe every student deserves to reach for his or her full potential and all willing learners can do so. We do this by working to enact change at multiple levels beyond the individual students who participate directly in our program. Our work impacts families, schools, and our city to further access to education as well as social and economic inclusion.
Peak Education has served Colorado Springs for the past 25 years and has built on the founder's mission to ensure Peak Education scholars are empowered to take ownership of their educational journeys and receive support and mentorship to overcome any barriers which may prevent them from reaching their full potential. The initial mission has evolved into a comprehensive program which supports Colorado Springs youth from low-income backgrounds in their efforts to prepare for, enroll in, and complete a postsecondary option.
Peak Education works to create change at every level impacting a student's trajectory. This includes partnering directly with their families, schools, and the greater Colorado Springs community to work toward positive outcomes for Peak Education scholars. This is accomplished through 1) social-emotional education and career-readiness development, 2) mentoring programs, 3) service-learning & civic engagement opportunities, and 4) college and scholarship counseling.