We are always very proud of our broker associates who give back to their communities. Check out this press release on an event happening today organized by our own Gwenivere Snyder, Broker Associate with Colorado Landmark, Realtors.
DENVER, CO – Denver Broncos player Chris Clark (#75) will visit students from the Denver School of Science and Technology’s Stapleton campus this Tuesday, Nov. 4 to share his story and give a special award to a student who has overcome adversity.
The visit is the brainchild of Beth Bowlen-Wallace, daughter of owner Pat Bowlen, along with Gwenivere Snyder of Colorado Landmark Realtors. Both women are board members at Colorado UpLift, the nonprofit organization teaching the elective class visited by Clark.
“So many Broncos players have risen above extreme circumstances to get to where they are in the NFL,” commented Pami Perea, Colorado UpLift’s Manager of Corporate and Community Relations. “When our students can hear stories of victory from individuals they admire, the result is powerful.”
This “life on life” sharing is a key part of Colorado UpLift’s impact, in which full-time teacher/mentors impart lessons on character and life skills to youth who lack these supportive messages at home or in their communities. Staff come from the same backgrounds as the youth in the program, allowing them to become trusted adults and change agents.
The visit is the second of several planned Broncos player visits. In spring of 2014, defensive end Derek Wolf visited the Colorado UpLift class at West High School, and safety David Bruton is scheduled to visit another class later this month.
“We are thrilled to have these Broncos players speak to our students,” shared Colorado UpLift president and CEO, Mike Painter. “When it comes to character lessons we impart to our kids to prepare them for the future workforce, individuals like Chris can help show our youth what it means to work hard, show perseverance and develop resiliency on the road to success.”
The Colorado UpLift program – comprised of both the class and 24/7 wraparound services – is producing key outcomes among the students they serve. Consistently 90% of UpLift seniors graduate (compared to a district average of 61.3%) and 86% of those seniors enroll in post-secondary education (compared to about 50% from the low-income schools served). Over 5,000 youth participate annually in the Denver program, which has a 32-year history in reaching urban youth in Denver.
For more questions about the project or Colorado UpLift contact:
•Gwenivere Snyder, Broker Associate – Colorado Landmark, Realtors – firstname.lastname@example.org; 303-718-1085; http://www.gwensnyderrealestate.com/