Consul General Berenice Rendón Talavera and Denver Public Schools (DPS) Superintendent Tom Boasberg officially signed an agreement that relaunched the Educational Orientation Kiosk (known in Spanish as Ventanilla de Orientación Educativa, or VOE) located inside the Denver Mexican Consulate building. The Educational Orientation Kiosk is operated by DPS. It serves the Spanish-speaking community by providing resources to help families navigate the educational systems of Colorado, the United States and Mexico.
“The VOE is critical in helping our families close the information gap by providing free information regarding the educational systems of Denver, Colorado, the United States and Mexico,” said Superintendent Tom Boasberg. “Families will be provided with information on scholarships, universities, technical schools, GED, ESL, registration, SchoolChoice, and many more important resources.”
The Mexican government granted $35,000 to the school district to strengthen this ongoing partnership between DPS and the Denver Mexican Consulate. The kiosk will be open Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Denver Public Schools and the Mexican Consulate have longstanding partnerships that ensure families in the community have information they need and feel supported. The Consulate has helped fund initiatives such as “Plazas Comunitarias,” a bilingual adult-education program housed inside two DPS campuses. The Consulate has also donated 25,000 Spanish books to DPS families. This literacy initiative enables Spanish-speaking families to spend time at home working to improve the literacy skills of their children.