The Natural Sciences Education & Outreach Center and El Centro have been partnering to host and coordinate Triunfo for the better part of two decades. Triunfo is a mentoring program for 3rd-5th grade students. It focuses on academic enrichment and preparing students for success in school and beyond. The program pairs CSU students as mentors with local, primarily underprivileged students from Poudre School District. Read more about the program in this news story.

Program Highlights

  • Mentoring take place every other Thursday from 2:45-4:30 pm from September through May.
  • The sessions are held in the experiential learning studio at the NSEOC with access to computers, lab materials, and scientific, mathematical, and educational expertise.
  • Students receive one-on-one tutoring and mentoring in all academic areas.
  • Mentors support the student’s academic development and act as role models.
  • Mentors and students develop strong bonds that create a trusting and inclusive learning environment.
  • Special events are organized and range from lab tour to celebration days.
  • Nutritious snacks are provided for the growing minds and bodies.
  • Free transportation to and from CSU is provided for students at Harris Bilingual Elementary School*.

*Triunfo is open to all students without restrictions, but only provides free transportation to students from Harris Bilingual Elementary School.

Community Support

This program directly supports CSU’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts by increasing outreach ad engagement with external communities and historically excluded populations. Triunfo receives generous financial support from the Bohemian Foundation and in-kind support from the College of Natural Sciences, El Centro, and Harris Bilingual Elementary School.

Contact Laura Schoenfeld at (970) 491-1539 for more information.

We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community – and this nation. – Cesar Chavez

Mentor and student
Mentor and Student

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