Program Details: Open to the public

Aquetza Youth Leadership, Education, and Community Empowerment Program

Aquetza is a free, 10-day summer residential program on the campus of CU Boulder that provides high school students with strong ties to Chicano/Latino communities from across Colorado with an interactive, academic enrichment experience focused on engaging Chican@/Latin@ youth in examining the history, literature, health science, and relevant social and political issues surrounding their cultural communities, through rigorous academic work in ethnic studies, writing, reading, and science.

Through our programming, attendees will have opportunities to see themselves as scholars - as holders and producers of new and valuable knowledge - as well as a chance to develop the skills to become leaders in their communities, pursue higher education, and make positive change in their worlds.

The 2018 summer camp will run July 13-22. Visit the program website for more information and to apply online. The application deadline is May 5, 2018.

This is a public program. For more information, please visit the program website.


On Campus

  • Education

Program Partners

Supporting This Program

  • CU Boulder School of Education
  • CU Engage
  • Cultural Unity & Engagement Center (CUE) at CU Boulder
  • Office of Diversity Equity, Diversity, and Community Engagement

Sponsoring Units

Academic Affairs, Division of

  • Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement, Office of (ODECE)
  • Education, School of

    • Center for Community-Engaged Learning and Research (CU Engage)

    Program Contact

    Magnolia Landa-Posas
    (720) 474-8450

Program Categories


  • Diversity
  • Education (K-12)
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Journalism/Media
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Natural Sciences
  • Reading and Writing
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Theatre
  • World Studies

Program Types:

  • Summer Camp - High School Students


  • At-Risk Youth
  • Minority Group(s)
  • Rural Communities
  • Socio-Economic Disadvantaged
  • Students - ESL
  • Students - High School
  • Urban Communities

We do our best to accurately represent CU’s outreach programs and services, but they are subject to change and may no longer be active in a community. Please contact the program directly for current information.