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Mon. 04/19/21
Silver Key Awarded AmeriCorps $75,000 Grant In 2021 To Support Senior Volunteer Service In Colorado Springs
Silver Key - 04/19/21 6:51 AM
Press Release
Press Release

Silver Key Senior Services has been awarded a $75,000 grant from AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP (Retired “and” Senior Volunteer Program), as one of 17 organizations in Colorado to receive a federal grant. This grant supports seniors ages 55 and older who want to volunteer with Silver Key supporting aging adults in our community. The focus of this program is to help seniors, including veterans and military families, live independently through healthy futures.

“I am confident that these resources will bolster and support the mission of improving the lives of our friends and neighbors across the state, especially our senior citizens. Seniors play an important role in our society: they are our leaders, our teachers, and most important, our family members,” said John Hickenlooper, United States Senator from Colorado. 

During this historic pandemic, Silver Key has recruited and trained more than 200 additional volunteers to serve meals, provide food and transportation, support senior health and wellness programs, and daily calls of reassurance while remaining fully operational for senior clients per El Paso County COVID guidelines.

Contact the Silver Key Senior Services Volunteer Engagement team at 719-884-2300 andvip@silverkey.org">hrandvip@silverkey.org or www.silverkey.org/volunteer to make a difference and help change the lives of our aging adults throughout the Pikes Peak region!

About AmeriCorps Senior RSVP:

AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP was founded in 1971 as one of the largest senior volunteer programs in the nation to foster civic responsibility, diversity engagement, and volunteering to strengthen our communities throughout the United States.

About Silver Key:

Silver Key Senior Services was founded in 1970 to improve the quality of life for area nursing home residents. Today, Silver Key’s mission has broadened to provide more than 10,000 seniors annually with a wide variety of services, including Silver Key Connections Café, Silver Key Home Delivered Meals including Meals on Wheels, Silver Key Reserve & Ride transportation services, and vital Senior Health & Wellness assistance services including government food program distribution and more. To learn more about Silver Key and volunteer opportunities, visit www.silverkey.org.

Contact Info:

Derek Wilson, Chief Strategy Officer



Attached Media Files: Press Release , Flyer

Fri. 04/16/21
HSD2 to Open K-8 Online School in Fall 2021
Harrison Dist. 2 - 04/16/21 1:28 PM

COLORADO SPRINGS – In Fall 2021, students, families, and staff will embark upon a new learning experience in Harrison School District Two’s K-8 online school, Aspire Online Academy (AOA).

Colorado Department of Education (CDE) approved Aspire Online Academy to serve students and families both within and outside of the D2 community. This will allow the district the opportunity to provide a unique learning experience to a diverse group of students in a personalized experience. Due to the unique structure of the Aspire Online Academy, students will be able to participate in asynchronous (independent pacing) and synchronous (teacher-led) learning experiences. AOA staff will offer both virtual and in-person environments.

In addition to a content-based curriculum, students may also participate in varied exploratory learning experiences. These learning experiences will allow students to engage in enrichment courses that are interactive and engaging yet appealing to their creative interests. These non-traditional structures will ensure students are immersed in a well-rounded educational experience.

Harrison School District Two and Aspire Online Academy are elated to welcome their community of learners into this new, yet challenging educational journey that will allow them the opportunity to share an exceptional learning experience for all who are searching for personalized, unique educational structures.

The district looks forward to offering this new choice enrollment option to our D2 families and the greater Pikes Peak region!

Register online or at the D2 Administration Building, 1060 Harrison Road, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For registration questions, please call Student Support at 719-579-2554.

Attached Media Files: 2021-04/1351/144175/HSD2_AspireOnline_Announcment.pdf