Aurora Sentinel: Going to College to Get to College

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"Emma Lopez, the family liaison for Elkhart [Elementary], recently facilitated a tour of several dozen parents from Elkhart to University of Colorado Denver on the Auraria Campus. Lopez, who translated the presentation and tour for the Spanish-speaking parents, said the tours were vital for parents to learn about everything from admissions and financial aid to what college life is like for students.

'I want to show my children the opportunities in this country, to go to college,' said Leidy Mendez, who has a 7-year-old at Elkhart, through an interpreter. 'I feel awesome to be here and excited because my daughter already knows what she wants to do. She wants to study chemistry. And every opportunity I have to learn about college I want to take. I’m saving money and I want to know how I can help pay for it.'"