The Mission of Colorado MESA is:
To enable and increase the number of historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students, throughout Colorado, to graduate from college and to successfully pursue careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).
The vision for Colorado MESA is grounded on our belief that all of our youth deserve a bright future and that the expectations and attitudes of our youth will grow and expand when teachers, administrators, parents and the community come together to create unique ways of learning and achieving.
We want to thank Xcel Energy for promoting Colorado MESA this summer at all pro baseball home games in Denver. For every home run hit, Colorado MESA receives funding from Xcel Energy. Thank you Xcel Energy Colorado!
The new Colorado MESA website has been designed to provide more support for our advisers, students, and funders, as well as the public. We hope to increase communication between our teachers and students, and to provide more information to those that view our website. If you have comments on how to improve the site further, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your patience and your continued support of Colorado MESA! The Colorado MESA website will be continue to be changing and under construction for the next several months. Keep watching for new changes!
The deadline to submit scholarship applications is fast approaching. Be sure to get your application in by April 19, 2013. Several scholarships are still available. Be sure to apply now!
For the Scholarship Application, click here.
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Economic Impact of Colorado MESA
In 2011, Colorado’s State Education Office determined that for every student who drops out of school it costs $200,000 in public support for that student over their lifetime. Conversely, 45 graduates from Colorado MESA can save Colorado’s public support system $9,000,000. The Colorado MESA Program motivates our youth to stay in school and to move towards economic self-sufficiency and out of poverty.
Colorado MESA’s successful program has demonstrated:
• 95% of Colorado MESA students graduate from high school
o compared to Colorado’s statewide graduation rate of 78%, and 55.5% for Latino students
• 90% of students who participate in a Colorado MESA program attend college
• 80% choose STEM-based majors to study
In 2011, we served 3,443 students in 204 schools and 16 counties throughout the state.
Evidence of Success
Read all about the Colorado MESA graduate
Dorothy “Dottie” Metcalf-Lindenburger.
Dottie is now an accomplished NASA Astronaut!
For more information on Dottie, click here.
Read about Jake Marshall and the MESA rcFoamFighters.
They will appear in an upcoming issue of Model Aviation Magazine.
For more information on Jake and his students, click here.