The CBA Young Lawyers Division will host its 2013 Annual Charity Fundraiser and silent auction at Space Gallery on Friday, May 31, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. This year’s benefiting charity is Denver Urban Scholars, a nonprofit that provides financial, academic, and emotional support to students experiencing risk factors that reduce their odds of graduating high school.
Denver Urban Scholars is a Denver nonprofit committed to helping metro-area high school students graduate high school, enter higher education, and develop a life-plan for success. They serve students with great potential who are at high risk for dropping out. Each youth in Denver who drops out incurs an estimated $524,000 in lost wages and public services over his or her lifetime. Youth who drop out of school have higher arrest rates, less chance for employment, lower incomes as adults, and have poorer health outcomes.
Denver Urban Scholars has helped over 400 disadvantaged students graduate from high school. Over the past four years, an average 84.2 percent of students who entered the program as freshmen graduated while in the program; 92 percent of our graduates have gone on to college.
Join the CBA Young Lawyers Division on Friday, May 31, from 5:30 to 9 pm at Space Gallery to help support the Denver Urban Scholars and the important work that they do. For more information about the event or to register, click here. For information about the CBA Young Lawyers Division, click here.