FRCC LEADS (Latino Excellence, Achievement and Development Series) for Cass of 2016

LEADS is a year-long leadership program designed to teach leadership skills, personal development, and provide mentorship. This innovative program provides a foundation for students to value their culture and develop their leadership skills. An academically rigorous curriculum and the opportunity to network with students and the community are integral aspects of the program.

A tuition and book scholarship up to $1,000 will be available to participants who complete the program.

The leadership series will start Friday, September 9, 2016 and will meet every other Friday from1:303:30 p.m. through the beginning of May 2017.  The official kick-off of the program will be held on Wednesday, August 10, 2016.

Only a select number of students will be inducted into this cohort of LEADS.

Qualifications for the program include:

  • Be a new or current FRCC student.
  • Must register for 9 credits minimum for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters.
  • Good academic standing and a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA.
  • Strong communication and leadership skills.
  • Ability to commit for the 2016-2017 academic year.
  • Identify as Latina/Latino.

Please share the LEADS application with future leaders you feel would benefit from being a part of this program. Completed applications are due to the Administration Building Welcome Desk or to Student Life by 4:00 pm on Friday, July 1, 2016If selected, students will be contacted by mid-May.

Please share this email with others in your network who may know of FRCC-BCC students who would be excellent candidates for the program.

If you have any questions regarding the LEADS program, please do not hesitate to contact one the planning committee members at the information below. We are excited work with a great group of students!


Cynthia Garcia, Admissions Rep.: 303-678-3846,

Rebecca Chavez, Director Admissions: 303-678-3762,

Mandy Clancy, Director Student Life:

Meca Delgado, Community Partner:

Jen Headrick, Activities Coordinator:

Amy Mann, Chair Arts & Letters:

Carla Stein, Dean of Student Services:

Amairani Soto, Student Representative

LGBTQQIA+ or Allied Youth Leadership & Activism Group

I am very excited to announce the beginning of a NEW LGBTQQIA+ Activism and Leadership Group- Youth Advocating for Change (YAC)!  Applications are open until May 6th, please encourage any students that you think would be a good fit to apply.  They can apply online here or fill out the attached paper application and send it to me via email or mail (contact information is included on the application).

Who we are looking for:

  • LGBTQQIA+ or allied youth that live or attend school in Boulder County.  Applicants do not need to be publicly “out” in order to apply.  Please contact Taylor Stein if you have any concerns about being discrete with your identity.
  • Must be in high school Fall of 2016 (incoming freshmen are welcome to apply).
  • No leadership or past experience required. We are looking for a variety of students, and your unique story is experience enough!

YAC will be an August-May commitment, with meetings on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month. Students will be compensated $150 a semester for their time and commitment, in addition to trainings and networking opportunities.  They also will get to participate in a team-building retreat in the mountains.

Please let me know if you or any students have any questions.  I am very willing to talk to and students or parents to tell them about the group and what it entails.

Thank you,

Taylor Stein, OASOS, 303.579.2676 (OASOS cell)

YAC Application 2016 (1)

Young Ambassadors Program

I’m swimming in summer opportunities for our students. Here is another summer program that is called the Young Ambassadors Program (YAP). The application deadline is Monday, April 6, 2015 (that’s our first day of Spring Break). It’s for graduating high school seniors with a commitment to the art, sciences or humanities as it pertains to the Latino community. It’s a week-long, all expenses paid training and leadership seminar and a four-week internship with a $2,000 program stipend. The event is in Washington D.C. and internships are in 29 cities across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.


Calling all sophomore Lady Falcons

We have an amazing opportunity for young women to enhance their leadership chops. The Women’s Foundation of Colorado hosts the Girls Leadership Council. The GLC is a hands-on training and program designed to help young women discover their power and potential to help their communities. Interested? Check out the WFCO web site.

Here are the details:

Eligibility: Any high school sophomore girl in Colorado who will be a junior in the Fall 2015

Program Dates: July 26 – August 1, 2015

Program Location: University of Denver campus

Application Deadline: March 6, 2015

Finalist Interview Date: May 16, 205