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G.Town Promise Launched

September 30, 2014

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 Greeley.

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
Roy.Otto@greeleygov.com
970-350-9770