Aquetza: Youth Leadership, Education and Empowerment
In Nahuatl, the language of the Mexica/Aztec indigenous people of central and northern Mexico,“aquetza” translates as “to lift your chin up.” This embodies what the Aquetza summer program is all about: Empowering youth with strong ties to Chicana/o/x and Latina/o/x communities across Colorado to develop powerful connections between academics and community progress and become leaders in their communities.
We are seeking 52 high school students who have strong ties to Chicana/o/x and Latina/o/x communities throughout Colorado to participate in the free, 10-day residential program taking place July 10-19, 2020. Eligible applicants are students in 9th through 11th grade during the 2019-20 school year who have shown potential or interest in leadership, creative expression and a deep concern for the social/educational issues prevalent in their home communities.
Applications for the program can be found HERE.
Summer Residential Program
Cheyenne Arapaho Hall
7/10/2020 - 7/19/2020
Public or Private
Private Program (by request only or for a specific audience or group)
No charge to attend/participate in activity or program
The 10 day residential leadership program will take place on campus July 10-19, 2020.
College of Arts & Sciences
- Department of Ethnic Studies
Division of Academic Affairs Administration
- Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement (ODECE)
School of Education
- CU Engage: Center for Community-Based Learning
- Minority Group(s)
- Students - High School
- Arts and Culture
- Comparative Literature
- Gender and Sexual Diversity (LGBTQ+)
- Community Service
- Diversity, Inclusion and Equity
- Racial, Ethnic and Cultural Diversity
- K-12 Education
- Educational Research and Resources
- Ethnic Studies
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Education
- Political Science
- World Literature
- Social Sciences