• Justin Petry

Non-Profit Highlight: Access Opportunity



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What do we love? Local nonprofits! What do we also love? When those nonprofits held further education for students in need. And that’s exactly what Access Opportunity does. Not only are they a favorite client of ours to host events with, but their team works so hard to further their cause which has given them an amazing reputation among nonprofits.

Access Opportunity serves students across the Denver Metro area, so when you support them or volunteer, you can be sure you’re impacting your own community. Their mission is to create opportunities for high-potential, low-income students to define their individual paths through high school, college and career, ultimately benefiting the lives of others. As education, especially after high school. becomes more and more unreachable for different populations, work like theirs is more important than ever. By bringing those in the program closer to achieving their educational goals, Access Opportunity’s work benefits the job market, our economy, and the wellbeing of students themselves. And they have the stats to back up their work: 87% of their students are first generation entries to college, and 78% of those are ranked in the top 10% of their class.



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By providing personalized services, support, grants, and career opportunities, they ensure that talented and motivated students have the tools to succeed. They work directly with students in what could be the most stressful transition in education, from 10th grade through college graduation. The students in the Access Opportunity program are provided varied services which elevate their preparedness for academic challenges, integrate emotional health with educational success, and let them explore the careers available to them. This includes, to name a few, one-on-one counseling, tutoring and test prep, college and financial coaching, internship support, family engagement and social-emotional learning.

Check out Money Magazine’s list of the best colleges for your money. The report will help you quantify what is sometimes a very difficult task: determining which school gives you more value for your money. It’s not just about adding tuition and room and board; there are other monetary costs involved. But there are also other quantifiable categories you don’t usually take into your assessment, which you should—like average salaries for your first jobs after you graduate.

If you’re just as impacted by hearing about the work of Access Opportunity, they have ways that community members can reach out to help. A main route would be to support their annual Raise A Class fundraiser where the money raised goes directly to supporting the program and it’s students. Attended by over 500 guests, the fundraiser is an exceptional evening dedicated to supporting our students. In addition to food from some of Denver and Boulder’s best restaurants, the event features wine, artisanal beers, custom cocktails, and one-of-a kind live and silent auction packages. During their 2020 event, over $600,00 was raised and will now greatly affect the amazing work their team can continue to do. If you’re curious about the fundraiser, or more ways to help their cause, please visit their website to learn even more. We promise you’ll love them as much as we do!



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