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Celebrate College Friday

Apr. 19, 2017

Event Date: April 21, 2017

According to the Colorado Department of Higher Education, by 2025, about three in four Colorado jobs will require post-secondary education — whether at a college, university, trade school or apprenticeship program.

Through a partnership with College in Colorado, DPS high schools are celebrating higher education with “College Friday” on April 21.

On College Friday, DPS families are encouraged to support a college-going culture in DPS by wearing apparel from their alma mater or favorite college. DPS teachers, counselors and other support staff are sharing their own perspectives on college with students, as well as inviting college representatives to speak to students about options to explore.

One of the five goals in the district’s strategic plan — the Denver Plan 2020 — is to ensure our students graduate college- and career-ready. Events such as College Friday help inspire, challenge and empower students to embrace education as an adventure to explore a variety of paths to exciting destinations, and to forge their own futures.

Launched in 2006, College Friday has continuously gained support across the state — more than 300,000 Coloradans participated in 2016. Local businesses are even offering incentives for people who dress up for College Friday. You can help support our DPS students as they decide to continue their education by wearing your favorite college gear on Friday, April 21!