An awesome opportunity for students in 3rd - 12th grade!

G.P.S. stands for

Giving backemPowering ~ Strengthening our culture!

It is our goal to build unity amongst students who identify with the African American cultural and live in Northern Colorado by supporting them while they are developing a sense of who they are and their potential while giving back to the Fort Collins Community.

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Our Target Audience:

African American students – “Travelers”

*Bi-racial and multi-racial students are invited as well as students who do not identify as African American but identify with the cultural.  

  • Elementary 3rd - 5th-grade students
  • Middle School students
  • High School students


  • Selected Colorado State University students "Destination Leaders."  All Destination Leaders will have gone through a background check prior to working with your child(ren).

 Overview: This is a Precollege Mentoring program that will focus on 3 main points.

  1. Cultural Awareness
  2. Leadership Development
  3. Community Service

Selected college African American students will be paired with a group based on the grade of completion. They will meet once a month and discuss monthly topics.

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Program Length:

The program is being revamped in order to better serve the community. We are hoping to have things solidified here soon as the need and anticipation for the program is awaiting. 

If you should have any questions about the program, please call the office at 970.491.5781



GPS began Fall 2009 and has been growing strong annually!