For many households served by Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver (BGCMD), sending their children to college can seem like an unattainable goal due to limited financial circumstances. Recent reports have shown that 71 percent of new bachelors degree graduates had student loan debt averaging at nearly $30,000.
Several months ago, BGCMD CEO John Barry participated in a CNN story about an exciting program happening at schools in the metro Denver area. The concurrent enrollment program allows high school students to take college courses for credit and these courses are being offered free of charge.
Programs like this provide opportunities for students, like the Club members we serve, to further their academic and career paths without putting a major financial strain on their families.
Watch the video to learn more about this program and the valuable opportunities it provides to young people in our communities.
Source: CNN Fareed Zakaria GPS