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Career & College Launch

1 on 1 counseling, Career Exploration, Virtual Options Available, 

Financial Aid/Scholarships, College Admissions Guidance 

According to the Colorado Department of Education, three of four jobs will require education and training beyond high school. Career and College Launch (CCL) promotes personal growth and economic self-sufficiency for local youth by creating a college-bound and workforce-ready culture. 

Since 2016, CCL has worked with over 400 students at no cost to the participants. The programming is delivered in the form of workshops, classroom presentations, one-on-one advising, direct tuition assistance, and an internship program. Students receive guidance and resources as they pursue colleges and careers. As part of the CCL program, BHA offers annual scholarships for students through a competitive application process. 

Winners of the 2023 CCL Scholarships

  • Dori Benavides Memorial Scholarship - Lucy Rothe from Frederick High School (SVVSD)

  • Maria Alvarado Memorial Scholarship - Yarely Ramirez Vallez from Gateway High School (Aurora)

  • Debra Kay Bradford - Emmy Alvarez from Thornton High School (Adams12)

  • Jessica Hara Memorial Scholarship - Julia Devincenzi from Prairie View High School (27J)


Awarded to a student who plans to pursue a career in education or law.


Otorgada a un estudiante quien desae ejercitar una carrera de educacion o justicia.  

Awarded to a student who has displayed an upward trend in their academic performance during their high school career.


Otorgada a un estudiante que muestra alto rendimiento academico durante su carrera en la secundaria. 

Awarded to a student who has displayed an interest in Bookkeeping or Accounting during their high school career.


Otorgada a un estudiante con interes asia estudiar teneduría de libros y contabilidad y que planea continuar con interes a un programa secundario que lo avanze alcanzar una carrera de teneduría de libros y contabilidad.

Awarded to a student with a passion for animals and plans to carry this passion into a post-secondary program that will lead to a career in the care of animals. 

Otorgada a un estudiante con una passion asia animales y cual planea continuar con esta pasion a un programa secundario que lo avanze alcanzar una carrera del cuidado de animales.

Supporting Partners: 

The Career and College Launch program is proud to have the opportunity to work with supporting partners to assist students in the community with their post-secondary goals, which includes working to identify students that can benefit from CCL services as well as providing scholarship opportunities. 

If you would like to learn more about becoming a supporting partner, please contact our team at or 303-655-2169.

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Career and College Launch Committee:
Michael Burke


Prairie View High School

Amy Bailon

Assistant Principal,

Prairie View High School

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Vic Davolt

College Adviser

Counseling-4-College, LLC

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Courtney Gillan

Instructional Specialist 

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