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2022 Colorado western slope college fair 

We could not have done our work this year without you!  Thank you for helping so many students imagine, believe, and achieve their college dreams!  


Our rural students need and want college opportunities as attested by the numbers: 


  • 200+ colleges from across the country and overseas.

  • 2,000+ students, parents, and counselors from across 85 high 

  • schools on the Western Slope.

  • 2,500+ workshop attendees at 30+ workshops.

  • 28% first-generation students (parents did not attend college).

  • 10% super-generation students (parents did not graduate from high 

  • school).

  • Countless hours were driven to attend, including all-day drives and 

  • overnight stays for some high schools. 

  • Thousands of introductions to colleges for students and families.

  • 100+ volunteers.

  • Innumerable lives were touched and dreams were launched! 


The responses of students, families, counselors, and colleges are what keep us going… 


One student shared: I didn’t know college was even possible and I have so many choices!  


One parent wrote:  My family attended the College Fair today. We’re just starting on this journey and I had no idea what to expect.  What an incredible event you all put together!  We were so impressed with the breadth of what was offered as well as the efficient organization of it all. Many, many thanks.  We’ll be back again next year!


One high school counselor noted:  It was so great to see my students come back to school with a buzz about college and see them talking to their friends about their futures. 


One college shared:  So well done and such great access opportunities for rural students that I would never be able to have time/budget to go out and visit.  My fav event of the season!  The real winner here is, and always will be, the access to colleges that you provide these students! 


Please save the date for Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023, for the 19th annual Colorado Western Slope College Fair!   

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