Junior Achievement’s Business Week Camp

Twenty KIPP high schoolers earned 1.5 hours college credit on the CU-Denver campus this summer thanks to PEAK.  The curriculum featured light business and financial literacy basics, along with team-building activities and fun & games.  The PEAK Foundation was able to resume our coveted annual JA camp sponsorships in 2022 after three years of pre-COVID support.

Youth Engaged in Sustainable Systems (YESS)

Three disadvantaged high school students earned paid internships working on habitat restoration projects in Seattle urban waterways.  The 6-week commitment involved a modicum of science and research, exposures to environmental professions and agency career paths, and rigorous field work on diverse 12-person teams.

YMCA’s Bold & Gold Outdoor Leadership (B&G)

This outdoor adventure program provides unique experiences for Seattle urban youth each year.   The PEAK Foundation funded a week-long fully-equipped expedition for twelve teenagers of diverse origins.  Environmental ethics and life-changing exposures are prioritized over leadership development.

Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK)

PEAK endowed an entry-level position at ELK’s newly-opened Open Space Park base camp in Denver.  This annual award replaces our annual $10,000 post-secondary scholarship, but still benefits a deserving KIPP graduate.   PEAK also funded a shared outdoor experience for one family of need participating in ELK’s LEAF program.

Books To Prisoners

2022 is our third full year of support for this organization dedicated to the betterment of incarcerated young adults.  The PEAK Foundation supplies new dictionaries and postage grants so Books To Prisoners is equipped to respond to inmate requests.  Our support level benefits over 600 people every year.

KIPP Colorado

A graduate of the Class of 2023 will be our eighth and final recipient of the PEAK Foundation’s annual scholarship award.  Over $70,000 in post-secondary educational support will have been awarded to KIPP graduates since our inception in 2015.  All recipients have successfully used their PEAK award to leverage additional financial support for their career pursuits.