June 29, 
Hello ELK Families!
LEAF: Learning Environmental Activities for Families. These programs welcome family members of all ages. We send out this family-oriented newsletter, full of community events, upcoming ELK programs, community resources, college prep tips for parents, and more! / 
Estos programas son para todas las edades. Enviamos este boletín orientado a las familias, lleno de eventos de la comunidad, próximos programas de ELK, recursos de la comunidad, consejos de preparación para la universidad para los padres, y mucho más!
Newsletter Contents
ELK Weekly Nature Challenge/ Reto De La Semana

Each week ELK will have a " Weekly Nature Challenge" in this LEAF Newsletter.  These challenges are designed to encourage you and your family to safely and responsibly, get outside and learn about nature! To participate, you must submit a photo of you completing the weekly challenge on our designated FB post for that week's ch allenge. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ENTERED INTO A WEEKLY DRAWING WITH A CHANCE TO WIN A $10 GIFT CARD!

Cada semana ELK tendrá un "Reto de la Semana". ¡Estos retos son para usted y a su familia para salir y aprender sobre la naturaleza! Para participar, debe enviar una foto de usted acompletando el reto en la página de Facebook de ELK. ¡TODOS LOS PARTICIPANTES SERÁN INSCRITOS EN UN DIBUJO SEMANAL CON LA OPORTUNIDAD DE GANAR UNA TARJETA DE REGALO DE $ 10!

ELK Weekly Nature Challenge/Reto De La Semana June 29th 2020


Check out the Colorado Trail Explorer app, Colorado's Official Trail Map. It's available for download on Apple App Store or Android. Go on a hike on your favorite trail or explore a new trail! 

Take a photo and post it on our ELK Facebook Page. 
If you do not have Facebook, please send to Chris at:  curias@elkkids.org  or text: 720.251.0947. All posts and submitted photos will be entered into a weekly drawing for a $10 gift card! 

Please follow all Denvergov.org health safety tips and advice if you do venture to a park  or other public space.It is still important to get outdoor during this uncertain time, but please ensure you're staying at least six feet away from others. Enjoy!


Descargar la aplicación Colorado Trail Explorer, el mapa oficial del sendero de Colorado. Está disponible para Apple App Store o Android. Ve en una caminata en su sendero favorito o explorar un nuevo sendero!

Tome una foto y  publíquelo en nuestra página de Facebook ELK . Si no tiene Facebook, envíe a Chris a  curias@elkkids.org  o envíe un mensaje de texto: 720.251.0947.
¡Todas las publicaciones y fotos enviadas se ingresarán en un sorteo semanal por una tarjeta de regalo de $ 10!

Por favor siga a Denvergov.org para consejos de salud y consejos si decide aventurarse a un parque u otro espacio público. Todavía es importante salir al aire libre durante este tiempo incierto, pero asegúrese de estar al menos a seis pies de distancia de los demás. ¡Y disfruta!

Scroll down for more resources!
 College Corner

[Deadline: 7/31/20]   CORE Que Llueva Cafe Scholarship (Nationwide): Open to undocumented high school/GED graduate enrolling for the first time in an accredited college/university.

Click here for more Scholarships
July Deadlines HS Seniors

Family College Prep tip : Denver Scholarship Foundation is a great resource for scholarships (p.s you don't have to live in Denver to use this resource) if you are a Sophomore or Junior click here 

Denver Scholarship Foundation es un excelente recurso para becas ( y no tiene que vivir en Denver para usar este recurso) si es un estudiante de segundo año o tercer año, haga clic aquí
C&NN's Youth Outdoor Equity Leadership Fund
The Youth Outdoor Equity Leadership Fund will support young leaders working to increase equitable access to the benefits of nature, environmental and climate justice, and community health and well being. Grant making decisions will be made by a youth-led committee. Encourage youth leaders in your city to apply. Learn more about the fund.

Click here for to learn more about the fund
Upcoming Community Events/Resources

City/Home R esources
Hello D5 community! This month's Commanders meeting will take place Thursday July 16th at 6:00 pm virtually. To join from a computer or smart phone use the link below.

Link Or dial
Conference ID: 463 323 040#

ICYMI: In an effort to best serve Denver residents and visitors, 3-1-1 has extended their weekday hours. Operators are available 7am - 7pm, Mon thru Fri. You can also access services online 24/7 at  http://denvergov.org/  &  http://pocketgov.com/  For emergencies, call 9-1-1.

Educational Resources

Youth ages 11-14 in the Denver area that are interested in a short summer program please consider the YOUth Leadership Academy I will be teaching through the Conflict Center August 3-6. The curriculum covers conflict management and youth leadership skills. Scholarships are available.

We are super excited to announce that the Sims-Fayola Foundation will host our inaugural I AM A FAYOLA MAN SUMMER LEADERSHIP CAMP for young men in the DENVER METRO AREA! We have decided to hold our camp in two phases. A virtual/online phase and an in-person phase.

Virtual Phase: We will hold our online sessions with aspects of our camp that translate to a remote environment. Specifically, we will hold our online STEM labs, Social Expression course, Career Conversations (High school only), and Book Study. The classes will take place on July 7,8,9,14,15,16, 21,22,23, 28,29,30.

In Person Phase: We will wait until the fall and take advantage of some three day weekends and regular weekends to host our in person activities. Specifically, they are Empowered Ambition Youth Development Program (EAYD), Real time STEM experiments, First Tee Golf, and Financial Literacy classes.

CAMP DATES: ALL STUDENTS -  July 7, 9, 14, 16,  21, 23, 28, 30 (9AM - 1PM)
CAMP DATES: HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS - July 8, 15, 22, 29 (9AM - 11AM)

Click here to Register

Please reach out to Amy for registration at awright@elkkids.org

Upcoming LEAF/ELK Programs


Wednesday, July 8th, 3:30pm-5pm, Documentary Wednesday
Miercoles, 8 de Julio, 3:30pm-5pm, Miércoles documental

Join the ELK Staff Team on ZOOM every other Wednesday for our "ELK Documentary Wednesday" as we discuss a weekly nature documentary! After the viewing of each film we will dive a little deeper and discuss that week's documentary topic and supply youth and families with additional resources to further learning! 

¡Únase al equipo de personal de ELK en ZOOM cada otro miércoles para nuestro "ELK Documentary Wednesday" mientras discutimos un documental semanal sobre la naturaleza! Después de ver cada película, profundizaremos un poco más y discutiremos el tema documental de esa semana y les brindaremos a los jóvenes y las familias recursos adicionales para un mayor aprendizaje.

Loretta, Kim, Kristina, Ben, Amy, Justin, Christina, Taylor, Chris, Yesi, Ronika, and Rayven

 Environmental Learning for Kids' Staff

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