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Access Opportunity relies on the generosity of our supporters to fulfill our mission. Their gifts make a world of difference to us – and to our students, families and communities. 

THE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER provides an additional need-based scholarship, through the Pathways Scholarship Program, to students in the Pioneer Prep Program and other select college access programs, Pathways is designed to attract and retain academically talented undergraduate students with significant financial need. Thanks to DU for providing financial support as well as admissions, financial aid, and outreach events

to our students!

THE NATIONAL COLLEGE ATTAINMENT NETWORK seeks to build, strengthen, and empower communities to close equity gaps in postsecondary attainment for all students. Drawing on the expertise of hundreds of organizational members in every U.S. state, NCAN is dedicated to improving the quality and quantity of support that underrepresented students receive to access and succeed in postsecondary education. Access Opportunity is a proud NCAN member!

ALTVIA SOLUTIONS finds purpose in being a source of energy, inspiration, and abundance for employees, clients, and partners. Altvia values transparency, trust, accountability, ambition, innovation, and a “we over me” mentality. Thanks to Altvia Solutions for providing space for our students to train, build community, and fully experience our programs!

MSU DENVER is committed to fostering equity and providing accessible educational opportunities to students in Colorado. With core values of community, access, and diversity, MSU serves not just their students but the larger community of equity-minded schools and organizations in Denver and beyond. Thanks to MSU for co-hosting events that have broadened access to college and career opportunities for students in Colorado!

COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER (CRC) is an organization whose mission is to support other nonprofits with tools and strategies that help strengthen their community impact, with a goal of working collaboratively to create a more equitable Colorado. Thanks to CRC for providing empowering and effective staff training and supporting our program evaluation efforts!

CRM GROWTH STRATEGY gives non-profit organizations coaching and training to keep track of donors, revenue, volunteers, and community in one central place. Effective tracking of these various stakeholders results in increased efficiency and broader impact. Thanks to CRM Growth Strategies for giving us the opportunity to track our students’ progress through the development of our Salesforce database!

CU BOULDER through the Renee Crown Wellness Institute, is a home for research and practice that is dedicated to the social and emotional wellness of all young people (and the adults who support them). They build networks where teams of researchers, families, teachers, young people, and community members work together as equal partners. Thanks to CU for helping us develop our Social Emotional Learning Program in partnership with our students and staff!

PROSPERITY DENVER FUND offers financial reimbursement to scholarship providers and educates Denver’s teachers, students, and families about these opportunities. The Prosperity Denver Fund was a result of a successful ordinance that called for an 0.08% sales tax to be distributed to qualifying nonprofits providing scholarships to Denver students. Thanks to Prosperity Denver Fund for your financial support and partnership in supporting students!

BALL CORPORATION recognizes the whole of a company is greater than the sum of its parts. They believe in their people, culture, and their ability to deliver value to all our stakeholders. Thanks to Ball Corporation for years of partnership and use of your space, giving our students and staff a safe and consistent space to further learning!


Access Opportunity works closely with organizations across the greater Denver Metro area to provide students

the resources they need to be successful in their journey to and through college.

COLLEGE ESSAY GUY provides high-quality essay and application support for any student, anywhere. With straightforward tools and guidance that inspire creativity and personal growth, College Essay Guy goes beyond traditional coaching to include free, access-focused programs like College Essay Guy for Schools and the Matchlighters Scholars Program. Thanks to CEG for providing a wealth of resources to our students and professional learning opportunities for our staff!

CAL-WOOD EDUCATION CENTER, located near Jamestown, CO, provides unique outdoor and environmental education for youth. All AO students are invited to participate in an overnight retreat at the Center to strengthen community and camaraderie across all grade levels.

Thanks to Cal-Wood for providing such a safe and empowering outdoor experience for our students!

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DENVER TEST PREP provides individualized tutoring programs to students in the Denver and Boulder metro areas, specializing in academic coaching, K-12 coursework, and standardized tests. Thanks to DTP for providing our students with effective and personalized ACT test tutoring for over five years!

CAKE4KIDS is composed of volunteers whose mission is to bake and deliver sweet treats to underserved communities. Each year, volunteer bakers make celebratory cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and bars for high school seniors to share with their loved ones and celebrate their graduation. Thanks to Cake4Kids and their volunteers for providing sweet treats to our high school seniors and for other student events!

YOUTH CELEBRATE DIVERSITY is a non-profit organization building a movement of students and educators organizing, educating, and taking action for inclusion and social justice. YCD is dedicated to educating and empowering youth in order to advance inclusion and equity for all. Thanks to YCD for supporting our ongoing professional development in staff training and civic engagement training for students! 

Additionally, we are excited to work with the following high school and nonprofit partners, who help refer students to our program:

Abraham Lincoln High School

Adams-12 Student & Family Outreach

Aurora Central High School

Boulder High School

Denver Center for 21st Century Learning (C-21)

Denver Center for International Studies

Denver Kids

Denver Montessori Junior/Senior High School

Denver Scholarship Foundation

Denver South High School

DSST: Cole High School

DSST: Montview High School

Empower Community High School

East High School

Fairview High School

Five Star Online

Gateway High School

Gary Community Ventures

George Washington High School

Heart & Hand Center

John F. Kennedy High School

KIPP Denver Collegiate High School

KIPP Northeast Denver Leadership Academy

Longmont High School

Manual High School

Mapleton Early College

Martin Luther King Jr. Early College

Monarch High School

New Vista High School

Niwot High School

Northglenn High School

North High School

Overland High School

Northglenn High School

North High School

Overland High School

Pre-Collegiate Development Program

Project PAVE

Rise Above Colorado

Skyline High School

South High School



Thomas Jefferson High School

Thornton High School

West High School

Westminster High School

William Smith High School

If you work with 10th grade students who you believe would be a good fit for our program, please contact us at

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