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Fri. 04/12/24
Exciting Summer Job Opportunities at the YMCA (Photo)
YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region - 04/12/24 10:00 AM
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The YMCA is a great place to work and thrive! With summer on the way, it’s also the best time to make a difference. The Y is now hiring for full and part-time positions in Summer Day Camp, Lifeguards, Sports, Wellness Attendants, Membership, Personal Trainers, and more. It’s more than just a job; the Y is a place to make a difference in the lives of others.

Whether you are experienced or looking to begin your career, there is a place for you at the Y. With locations from Monument to Fountain and hours ranging from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., we have a position that best fits your schedule.

Don’t miss out on a summer of fun and a great place to work. Apply now at ppymca.org/jobs.

“Our staff members are a valuable part of the Y, so come see if you want to join a great team. We have part-time and full-time positions available to get you started on your YMCA career journey”, said Theresa Johnson, EVP & Chief Operating Officer.  

YMCA benefits include:

  • Free Family Membership 
  • Program discounts
  • Generous retirement benefits - 12% after eligibility is met
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Sick Time
  • 100% discount for Youth Sports & Swim Lessons
  • 50% discount for Before & After School Care, Day Camp, Enrichment, Small Group Training, Personal Training, Private Swim lessons & Resident Camp

Now accepting applications. For more information, visit ppymca.org/jobs.

About the Y

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits, strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 22 million men, women, and children – regardless of age, income, or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has long-standing relationships and a physical presence not just to promise but to deliver lasting personal and social change.

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Thu. 04/11/24
Colorado State Board of Education approves innovation zone for Colorado Springs School District 11
Colorado Springs SD 11 - 04/11/24 2:48 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Colorado Springs, CO — April 11, 2024 — The Colorado State Board of Education has given its unanimous approval for the creation of an innovation zone within Colorado Springs School District 11. This decision marks the beginning of an exciting journey with the introduction of the Colorado Springs School of Technology, slated to open its doors in the 2024-2025 school year.

The Colorado Springs School of Technology is not just another school; it's a catalyst for innovation and a testament to the district's commitment to excellence. Initially serving students in the 9th and 10th grades, the Colorado Springs School of Technology has plans to expand its offerings to include a middle school for grades 6th-8th and a comprehensive high school for grades 9th-12th, all within the innovation zone.

Superintendent Michael Gaal presented the district's vision for the Colorado Springs School of Technology, emphasizing its alignment with the district's academic master plan. Rooted in a dedication to providing diverse academic and career pathways, the school aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in an ever-changing world.

The Colorado Springs School of Technology aims to foster an environment of innovation and excellence, encouraging students to explore fields such as space, cybersecurity, entrepreneurship, and ethics. Furthermore, the school is committed to instilling core values of integrity, empathy, and resilience in its students, ensuring they become not only successful professionals but also responsible citizens.

To learn more about the Colorado Springs School of Technology and to join the waitlist, visit https://www.csrockets.org/.

 

About Colorado Springs School District 11:

Colorado Springs School District 11 is dedicated to providing exceptional educational opportunities to every student. With a focus on innovation and collaboration, the district prepares students for success in an ever-evolving world. Join us as we shape the future of education in Colorado Springs and beyond.


UCCS invites community to annual Significant Speaker event with Josh Peck (Photo)
University of Colorado Colorado Springs - 04/11/24 2:32 PM
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Actor Josh Peck will be speaking at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17 at the UCCS Gallogly Events Center

The Significant Speaker series, an annual student-led event, offers both the university and the greater Colorado Springs community to hear from nationally recognized thought leaders in a variety of areas. The 2024 event marks the 12th Significant Speaker event the university has hosted.

Tickets are just $8 for the public and $5 for UCCS students, faculty and staff. Tickets may be purchased online at speaker.uccs.edu.

This year’s student selection committee were focused on bringing in a presenter who could speak to mental health, person success and confidence. Peck, a well-known actor and social media star, promises to deliver candid and humorous insights into “making it” as a child star and beyond. 

Peck has had an illustrious acting career, starring in several well-known television and film projects, most recently Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer. Peck also starred in Netflix’s indie comedy Take The 10 and the action feature Red Dawn, in addition to appearing on well-known television series including The Big Bang Theory and The Mindy Project. 

Peck has also lent his voice to the Ice Age blockbuster franchise as the character of ‘Eddie,’ as well as in Aliens in the Attic, in which he plays the voice of the character Sparks. On television, he is best known for his role of ‘Josh’ on the Nickelodeon series Drake & Josh, for which he received a 2008 Kid’s Choice Award nomination. 

He is also the author of “Happy People Are Annoying,” a humorous and candid memoir reflecting on the stumbles and silver linings of his life—including early struggles with food, drugs, self-esteem, and self-sabotage—and tracing a zigzagging path to redemption.

About UCCS 

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) offers 55 bachelor’s, 24 master’s and eight doctoral degree programs and enrolls about 12,000 students annually. Located in the heart of Colorado Springs, UCCS has a strong student focus and access mission, with a goal of transforming lives for the better. Learn more about UCCS at uccs.edu. 




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Opal Lee "Grandmother of Juneteenth" to visit Giberson Elementary in District 2
Harrison Dist. 2 - 04/11/24 8:04 AM

MEDIA ALERT AND INVITATION FOR COVERAGE 

April 11, 2024  

 

Media contact: Christine O’Brien, PIO  

Office: (719) 579-2310  

Cell: (719) 660-2033  

rien@hsd2.org">cobrien@hsd2.org  

Harrison School District 2  

 

Opal Lee “Grandmother of Juneteenth” to visit Giberson Elementary in District 2 

 

Who: Opal Lee is a retired educator and counselor who has earned the nickname “Grandmother of Juneteenth” for her work raising awareness and helping to make Juneteenth a recognized federal holiday in our country.  

 

Here is a link to a White House video of her talking about Juneteenth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBVsjIjP_aI  


She will be available for a brief media interview upon request. 

 

What: Opal Lee will read to students and staff at Giberson Elementary. She will be joined by her granddaughter, who will share more about Opal’s story. She also hopes to help educate people on the origin of Juneteenth and the holiday's significance. 

 

When: Friday, April 12th at 9 a.m. 

 

Where: Giberson Elementary at 2880 Ferber Dr. in Colorado Springs  

 

Please RSVP by 8:30 a.m. on April 12th to allow us time to reserve space for you to get photos, videos, and interviews at this special event.  


 


Wed. 04/10/24
YMCA Healthy Kids Day is April 20th! (photo)
YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region - 04/10/24 8:30 AM

The Y is Helping Kids and Families to Find their Joy and Find their Y at Annual Healthy Kids Day®  

At Healthy Kids Day, children and families will learn about the importance of healthy eating, nutrition and physical activity, mental and emotional well-being, and developing healthy habits.

Join us for Healthy Kids Day at our Briargate and Southeast YMCAs on Saturday, April 20th, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Fun events, games, activities, healthy snacks, over 50 local vendors and community partner booths, and much more are free and open to the community. 

For 30 years, Healthy Kids Day has celebrated kids’ health and continues to teach healthy habits for kids and families, encourage active play, and inspire a lifetime love of physical activity. For more information on this year’s event, visit ppymca.org/hkd.

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About the Y

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits, strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 22 million men, women, and children – regardless of age, income, or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise but to deliver lasting personal and social change.


 




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Tue. 04/09/24
Second chance to join District Attorney Michael Allen at Fentanyl Town Hall (Photo)
Colorado Springs SD 11 - 04/09/24 1:20 PM
Important information is provided to the community at the Sabin Middle School Fentanyl Town Hall
Important information is provided to the community at the Sabin Middle School Fentanyl Town Hall
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Colorado Springs, CO - April 11, 2024 - District Attorney Michael Allen is hosting another crucial town hall meeting on Thursday, April 11, 2024, at 6:00 pm at Coronado High School or via Livestream. The town hall will address the alarming rise of fentanyl-related incidents in Colorado, aiming to raise awareness and foster community dialogue on this pressing issue. In addition to parents, educators, and students, this Town Hall is open to all Colorado Springs community members. The community is encouraged to attend in person or use the Livestream link to attend virtually. 

Guest speaker Matt Reviere, a parent who tragically lost his children to a fentanyl overdose will bravely share his heart-wrenching story, shedding light on the devastating impact of fentanyl on families and communities.

The town hall will provide attendees with valuable insights into the dangers of fentanyl, signs of overdose, and resources available for prevention and support. Community members, leaders, and concerned individuals are encouraged to participate in this important event.

Let us unite as a community to confront the fentanyl crisis and work towards a safer, healthier future for all.
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO4BH5ySv-A 

 

Event Details:
Date: April 11, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Coronado High School Auditorium, Colorado Springs School District 11
Address:1590 W Fillmore St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Or stream live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO4BH5ySv-A 

 




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