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Jan 13, 2024

Every year, we gather at Colorado College in Colorado Springs to educate and discuss solutions to dismantling the cradle-to-prison pipeline.


The Educating Children of Color Summit provides a unique opportunity for educators, juvenile justice, and child welfare professionals to enhance their ability to retain and inspire the students they serve. It is also an opportunity for high school students to learn about themselves while they explore higher education

What you'll walk away with...

Knowledge. Network. Credits.

There are numerous sessions for professionals and students at this year's Summit. You will have the ability to choose the sessions that pique your interest.


Professional Sessions offers an array of topics. You can download summaries of the adult sessions here. Students will also have a plethora of speakers and topics to choose from to propel them into their future endeavors. You can download summaries of the student sessions here. 


Credits are also available! Attendees at the Summit are eligible for 8 hours of professional development credit for CDE licensure and increments.


One-half of a graduate credit through Adams State University is also available at a cost of $27.50. 

Leadership Presentation
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I learned about having compassion and understanding that minorities can be in any career.

Summit Participant

To date, we have awarded $500,000+ in scholarships and 250+ computers to our youth participants. 


To be elgible for scholarships, you must attend the Summit, and apply via the scholarship application form. 


Sieze the opportunity to pursue and continue your education. You are worthy!


A majority of our scholarships are for high school and college students. We have multiple opportunities to align with your interests!


Our deadline for submissions is in December of 2023. Start writng now, it comes up quick!


Fueling the fire of justice and closing opportunity gaps for all people.


Igniting resilience, courage, and endless possibilities.


Illuminating minds, unlocking potential, and paving brighter pathways.

Summit Impact

  We are a feedback-driven organization 

we pride ourselves in collecting feedback and tracking metrics. The overall 2023 Summit evaluation was completed by Pai Kelley, a Colorado College Bonner Fellow, resulted in the following findings: 


2023 Summit Participants

Between the 100+ volunteers, 80+ speakers, and 1,142 participants (big and small) our Summit was comprised of close to 1,500 people — learning about our mission and how to accomplish our vision.


Found the Summit beneficial

In our quest to create an exceptional experience, we curate a dynamic lineup of speakers and topics that we're confident will enrich our participants. Year after year, we raise the bar, customizing our schedule to better serve our valued attendees.

4.5 of   5

Rating from participants! 

We're committed to enhancing our program team. Our vision is to strike the perfect balance—making it both challenging and engaging while delivering a profoundly educational experience. Together, we'll make it even better.

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