Colorado Student Leaders Institute

Colorado Student Leaders Institute, an affiliate of the National Conference of Governor's Schools, is an academic & experiential summer residential program for Colorado high school students. Designed by a student board, the inaugural Summer  session  was  Summer, 2016 on the campus of University of Colorado, Denver. Students studied STEAM and International Studies - along with a full Liberal Arts curriculum.  All students were selected through a college level application process,  with 67% being eligible for free/reduced lunch and/or the first generation in their family to attend post-secondary school. The Institute is part of a national network with over a 50 year history of success nationwide. COSLI is a 501(c)3, as such, all donations are tax-deductible.

Students also:
-  Created a small business and sold their product or service;
-  Completed a Colorado-Centric National History Day project and 10 teams are headed to State;
-   Tackled some of Colorado's most pressing problems and will be testifying before The Legislature in the 2017 Session to share their solutions!

Each year, we have to raise $40,000 to release the state funds legislated to make the summer happen.  For 2017, we are almost there!  And, your dollars are matched with an initial $10,000 challenge grant!  Please support these amazing kids - these fantastic future Colorado leaders!  We expect that 80% of them will stay in state for college...and career - and we need them. 
  • Cynthia Greenfield 
    • $100 
    • 54 mos
  • Rosemary Rodriguez 
    • $100 
    • 58 mos
  • carrie brown-wolf 
    • $250 
    • 58 mos
  • Stephen Sherick 
    • $100 
    • 72 mos
  • cynthia greenfield 
    • $100 
    • 73 mos
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Celeste Archer 
Denver, CO
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
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