Breakthrough Kent Denver Newsletter

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April Showers Bring May Orientations!

With student recruitment finalized, Breakthrough Kent Denver is gearing up for another incredible summer. Over 100 students & families attended the Returning Student Orientation where they received updates regarding the summer program. Students also took pre-summer assessments in order to measure academic growth over the six-week summer program. Among upcoming changes, the most impactful is integrating home work within every subject of the curriculum. This will be different from the previous summer, which only required students to complete reading home work every night.

When asked why they decided to return to the historical model, Program Director Brooke Brewer replied, "After reassessing last summer, we found it was important to maintain the rigor of our program, and ensure that our students returned to their respective schools ahead of the curve." While she recognized that students were academically challenged last summer she noted, "there are always more effective ways to serve our students and teachers, and we are constantly looking for different avenues to do so. We believe increasing the academic rigor of the program is a perfect avenue for strong student success."

BKD looks forward to welcoming new families at New Student Orientation on May 21st (12-2:30pm) in the Kent Denver School Dining Hall!

Summer Housing needed for Teaching Fellows

Interested in hosting a teaching fellow for Breakthrough Kent Denver this summer? College teaching fellows are traveling from all over the country to teach BKD students and they need home stays! They will require housing from June 3rd to August 7th, 2016. If you or someone you know is interested in being a part of the incredible summer learning experience, please contact our Program Director Brooke Brewer at or 303-770-7660 ex. 180.

Colfax Marathon a Success

This past weekend thousands of runners participated in the Colfax Marathon, including runners for Breakthrough Kent Denver. Fifteen participants ran for Breakthrough, and over $3,000 was raised for the summer program. Two relay teams and a number of individual participants ran for Breakthrough. Runners experienced an overcast day of cloud-cover, which provided perfect running conditions for racers.

Thank you to everyone who supported BKD participants, and for all of your generous donations!

And a huge thank you to the individuals who ran for Breakthrough Kent Denver: Jaclyn Schaffner, Lauren Klein, Allison Satterfield, Lynn Haecker, Devyn Haecker, Matt Herz, Brett Cullen, Robin Cullen, Will Morgan, Trevor Harwood, James Higgins, Sam Watanuki, Kyle Bobrick, Christina Gonzalez & Brooke Brewer!

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