Our Mission

To dismantle the cradle to prison pipeline

for children of color, and children in poverty, through education.

"Act Now for YOUth!"

is the theme of our 8th annual Summit!
Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Colorado College

Our programs include ACT prep, Diversity University, and the annual Summit, which brings noted speakers to Colorado Springs and awards scholarships and laptop computers to high school students. Over the course of the last seven years, we have awarded $74,000 in scholarships and 72 laptops to students who attend. The money for those awards is raised through generous gifts from community members and from professional registrations.

The Summit is sponsored by the Fourth Judicial District Best Practices Court.

Click here for a report published by the National Association of Social Workers in 2013:
"Educating Children of Color Summit: A Local Response to Minority Overrepresentation"
by County Judge Regina Walter, the coordinator of the Summit, and Carol Harper, BSW, MPA