G.Town Promise Launched
Couldn't make the ACE-G.Town Promise event? Watch
the program here!
The ACE-G.Town Promise Lessons from Kalamazoo event on September
12 was an incredible success. From the nationally known and inspiring guest
speakers, to Greeley’s own Spoken Word poets, to the announcement of the G.Town
Promise, there was an incredible and infectious energy in Greeley that day.
Several programs were announced that I believe will help support all students in
College Promise - Provides financial assistance for
post-secondary education. G.Town Promise will work with the College Promise
scholarship program at Aims Community College to raise additional financial
resources and provide increased opportunities for Greeley and Evans high school
students for higher education at Aims College and other higher education
institutions in Colorado.
Young Leaders Discovery & Impact Summit - Students who
have already focused on a Career Pathway will use this opportunity to help them
refine their goals. It will introduce these concepts and attitudes to other
students who are just beginning their journey.
Career Pathways - Provides youth who attend
Greeley-Evans District 6, charter, and private schools, who take advantage of
Career Pathways, with support via direct contact with local professionals for
business tours, mentoring, job shadowing and internship opportunities.
Busing Program - A new free ride program for youth on
Greeley Evans Transit (GET) fixed routes helps students take advantage of
opportunities to enrich their lives and their educational experiences as well as
assistance in getting to and from school for the regular school day when needed.
Early College High School - Students can earn a high
school diploma and two years of college credit at the same time. There is no
cost to the student or their family. Up to two years of transferable college
credit can be earned tuition free.
The intent of the event was to inspire and inform and that was
definitely accomplished as over 850 people attended including about 150 high
school students. You’re invited to visit
www.gtownpromise.com to learn more and share this information with your
friends and family as we continue to update and add to this new website.
Roy H. Otto
Greeley City Manager