Applications due by 5:00 PM Friday, February 17, 2017

Award dinner 6:00 PM May 6th, 2017

Location: Urbanites Leading the Pikes Peak Region

506 East Moreno Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Creation of a Dream Youth Group

Open enrollment February 16th at 5:00 PM

Group meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday each month

5:00 to 6:30 PM

Urbanites building, 506 East Moreno Ave.

Free activities for children ages 6-12


Colorado Springs Reads

A program under the Urbanites Leading the Pikes Peak Region.

An affiliate of the National Reading Success Movement.

Mission: Everyone Reads

The Primary Goals:

  • Ensure every 3rd-grade student achieves the reading proficiency milestone.
  • Help all students catch up and achieve reading success.

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FIRE 700

Families Invested In Reading Excellence

Schools cannot do it alone. Families play a critical role in helping all children achieve reading success.

FIRE 700 is a project to demonstrate that the approximately 700 African-American first-grade students in the Pikes Peak Region can achieve reading proficiency by 3rd grade.

Scholarships available.

We also need volunteer ambassadors.

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A program under Colorado Springs Reads


Irlen Project

A program under Colorado Springs Reads

  1. 10-12% of the population have Irlen Syndrome
  2. It is not an optical vision issue
  3. For some, reading is difficult because the brain cannot easily process all of the light bouncing off a page of text or from a computer screen
  4. Letters or words may move, it may cause headaches, it may cause trouble with tracking, or it may cause tiredness or attention issues
  5. Quick online screening tool

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