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On-Going Student Group Opportunities

The Collaborative for Community Engagement (CCE) supports student-run organizations that interact with the community in many different ways.  A CCE staff member oversees each group and is available to provide guidance in the areas such as conceptual framing, leadership, skill development, troubleshooting, and risk management.

Human Rights
Public Health and Accessibility
Civic Engagement (Youth)
Mentoring
Tutoring

Human Rights

The Human Rights initiatives support student-run organizations that seek to promote human rights and wellness.  

Adviser: Shanna Farmer (719-389-6022 or shanna.farmer@coloradocollege.edu)

  • Amnesty International Amnesty International is a grassroots activist organization committed to shining a light on human rights offenses around the world.  This international group exposes human rights abuses, educates and mobilizes the public, and helps create a safer, more just world.
  • Peace Jam - Peace Jam aims to create young leaders committed to positive change in the world through the inspiration of Nobel Peace Laureates.

Public Health and Accessibility

The Public Health and Accessibility initiatives support student-run organizations that seek to promote health, accessibility and equity.

Adviser: Shanna Farmer (719-389-6022 or shanna.farmer@coloradocollege.edu)

  • Breckenridge Adaptive Ski - Breckenridge Adaptive Ski trains CC student volunteers to use adaptive ski equipment on ski slopes.  Once students are certified, they become a ski buddy for a person with a disability.
  • GlobeMed - GlobeMed is dedicated to engaging students in global health issues and developing health equity and social justice.  

Civic Engagement (Youth)

Adviser: Sarah Marshall (719-227-8247 or sarah.marshall@coloradocollege.edu)

  • Public Achievement - Public Achievement is a national youth initiative that engages young people in community based civic education and public work, including explorations of politics, democracy and citizenship.  Work study positions may be available.

Mentoring

Mentoring groups that operate through the CCE partner with local children to support their personal growth.  Emphasis is placed on empowerment, responsibility, imagination and personal accomplishment.

Adviser: Sarah Marshall (719-227-8247 or sarah.marshall@coloradocollege.edu)

  • CCLIM - CCLIM runs an outdoor education program that builds self-esteem and environmental respect in middle school children who may not have had extensive opportunity to experience the natural wonders of Colorado. 
  • CREATE - CREATE matches Colorado College students with Mann Middle School girls to engage in creative, imaginative, and experimental activities.  The goal is to help the girls find a passion and through this passion build self-confidence.  Activities will take place on the Colorado College campus using the College's available resources.
  • Early Scholars - Early Scholars is a group of CC students who mentor, tutor and serve as role models for students at Bristol Elementary School from 7 to 8 in the morning.
  • North Boys Enrichment Program - North Boys Enrichment Program matches CC volunteers with at-risk boys at North Middle School who are struggling to succeed in the school environment.
  • Volunteer Action (VA) - Volunteer Action (VA) matches CC role models with 4th and 5th grade students from West Elementary School.They participate in fun, planned activities both on and off the CC Campus.

Tutoring

Tutoring groups that operate through the CCE partner with local schools to support students' academic endeavors.

Adviser: Sarah Marshall (719-227-8247 or sarah.marshall@coloradocollege.edu)

  • Aprender Mediante Amistad (AMA) - AMA is a student group that tutors bilingual immigrant children in reading, math and other academic subjects.  No Spanish knowledge is necessary.  
  • Bio Sciences Outreach Club - Bio Sciences Outreach Club engages Audubon Elementary fourth and fifth graders in fun and interesting science experiments.  They also discuss current research in a variety of fields.   
  • COOL Science - COOL Science brings interactive science to local elementary and middle school students in the hopes of sparking interest and excitement in the fields of mathematics, science and technology.  
  • CPS Tutors - CPS Tutors volunteer with high school students at Community Prep School (CPS), an alternative high school that provides students who may have had difficulties learning in a "regular" or typical high school setting with the opportunity to learn in innovative ways with flexible schedules.
  • Early Scholars - Early Scholars is a group of CC students who mentor, tutor and serve as role models for students at Bristol Elementary School from 7 to 8 in the morning.
  • Enseña - Enseña gives students the opportunity to teach Spanish to elementary school children and share a passion for the language.
  • Mighty Math - Mighty Math offers math tutoring to struggling students at Taylor Elementary weekdays after school.
  • Scratch Club - Scratch Club works offers an introduction to computer science for young students. The recent and continuing proliferation of computing technology in everyday life makes it more important than ever to begin education in this field as early as possible. The Scratch programming language from the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab makes computer science accessible and fun for elementary school students.