Triunfo began in 1990 at El Centro and the EOC has been hosting and coordinating the program since 2010 in partnership with El Centro and the CNS Learning Community. The program aims to inspire students and close the achievement gap by the consistent and sustained, weekly, personal one-on-one mentoring in all academic areas. Triunfo is open to all students without restrictions, but only provides free transportation to students from Harris Billingual and Laurel Elementary Schools.
Because the program pairs CSU students as mentors with local, primarily underserved 3rd-5th grade students from Poudre School District, strong bonds form that contribute to the success of the program.
The mentoring takes place every Thursday from 4-5:30 pm September through May in the impressive experiential learning studio at the EOC where students have access to computers, printers, lab materials, and scientific, mathematical, and educational expertise.
- Free transportation to and from CSU is provided for students at Harris Bilingual and Laurel Elementary Schools.
- Nutritious snacks for growing minds and bodies.
- Special events such as visits from the Little Shop of Physics, 3-D Science Shows, local authors, and CSU Lab Tours.
High Quality Mentors
Many CSU student leaders, organizations, and advocacy groups including the Society for the Advancement of Chicano/Latin, Native American Students, and CSU Vet Students are partnering with the program. Many of the CSU mentors are first generation students, Key Academic or CNS Learning Community students, Honors students, or science and mathematics education majors.
Triunfo receives generous financial support from the Bohemian Foundation, the College of Natural Sciences, and El Centro.
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Contact Lynne Judish at (970) 491-1539 for more information.