Kevin McQuirk

Metropolitan State University - 2019

Mentoring high school students in the Denver Public Schools.

Project: My project for the Puksta foundation is to mentor high school students in the Denver Public Schools. The name for my mentoring program is “Impact the Youth” Through Impact the Youth, I will immerse high school mentees into the higher education environment on the Auraria Campus. The high school students which Impact the Youth is designed for are minorities, undocumented people, and poverous students. The goal of the project is to present these students multiple options of education, work, and community activism.

Inspiration: My experience in through a Puksta alumni’s project at CU Boulder with Juedon Kebede.

Future Plans for Project: I hope to help high school students transition to higher education with a predetermined major/minor.