Conscious Group is proud to partner with Environmental Learning for Kids. ELK is an inclusive non-profit organization that develops inspired and responsible leaders through science education and outdoor experiences for underserved, urban youth ages 5-25.
Underserved, culturally diverse youth in Arapahoe, Adams and Denver Counties do not have the same opportunities to succeed and thrive as other youth. There are far more opportunities in urban neighborhoods to skip school and join gangs than there are to become a contributing part of the community. Eighty percent of the students that ELK works with in school programs, mostly in Denver, Commerce City and Aurora, qualify for free or reduced lunches.
Through Learning Environmental Activities for Families (LEAF), ELK’s family-based program, ELK encourages parents to experience the outdoors with their children. Parents are invited to attend all ELK activities. As an additional source of support for students, ELK’s Youth in Natural Resources (YNR) program offers leadership development, mentoring and one-to-one assistance as students prepare for college. To date, ELK has helped secure $70,000 in scholarships for students to attend college.
Priscilla Alcocer, a 12 year old ELK student said, “I’m only 12, and I know what college I want to go to. I know what I want to do with my life. ELK taught me you’re never too young or old to try something new or think about your future.”
I am inspired by organizations such as this that provide education and better options for our next generation. You may donate to Environmental Learning for Kids, volunteer, or enroll your child. Follow ELK on Facebook and Twitter to receive updates about the great work they are doing in our community!
For just $250, one student can participate in ELK activities for a year. A gift of $100 will provide 25 students with the opportunity to experience the outdoors on an ELK field trip.
As always, Conscious Real Estate contributes 10% of all commissions to the nonprofit of your choice, and ELK is a great choice! Let’s make positive changes together in the community when you buy or sell your next home with Conscious Real Estate. Call Allison Parks at 303-908-9873 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.