STRIVE Prep in the News

Learn more about what's happening at STRIVE Preparatory Schools. Read about our scholars' latest achievements, network news and the impact we're making in the community.


Denver Kids Inc. provides students with mentors

November 27, 2016The Denver Post

Early last year, Perla Guzman-Ocana was unhappy and struggling in school, but once she met Kate Kratofil, things started to change.

“I had a mix of sadness and anger, but I didn’t know why,” Perla, 13, said


From the hit TV show “Pitch,” Black Violin shatters stereotypes, inspires kids in Denver

November 22, 2016The Denver Post

They grew up playing classical music in the school orchestra, but what they listened to on their own time was hip-hop. Now, two former high school classmates have found a way to blend the two genres in the breakout duo Black Violin.

Efforts to better integrate Denver middle schools proving tough, analysis finds

November 18, 2016Denverite

Enlarging Denver’s middle school boundaries has not decreased school segregation as much as hoped, according to a new district analysis.

National Protests After a Trump Win

November 16, 2016La Voz

Last week after the presidential election, María (not her real name) called her father on his cell phone asking if she could have permission to walk out of New Vista High School in Boulder to protest Trump’s election. With his blessing, she joined hundreds of students in a march to the Boulder courthouse carrying signs touting diversity, tolerance, and hope.

November 14, 20169News

DENVER - There were more student walkouts across the country Monday in protest of the election results.

Students from two schools in northwest Denver walked out Monday and headed for the state capitol. They returned to class at DSST: Byers and STRIVE Prep - Excel after the morning walkouts.