What do you remember most about your first graduation? Your feeling of accomplishment? Your sense of pride and hope for the future?

Valley Settlement’s amazing graduates range in age from 3 to 77 years old! Because of you, sixty of Valley Settlement’s Parent Mentor volunteers donated over 21,000 hours in the valley’s elementary classrooms. At the start of the program, many Mentors were isolated and alone. Now they are confident leaders who are active in our community.

Your support means that seventy men and women in Valley Settlement’s Lifelong Learning adult education program graduated at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Glenwood Springs. These graduates earned certificates of completion in a wide range of math, language, and computer courses in Spanish, establishing a foundation to continue their education at Colorado Mountain College. Their pursuit of education provides a lasting role model for their children. Valley Settlement’s Learning With Love program graduated twenty-four children who are all headed to preschool.

Parents and children gathered together in celebration at the Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale for our larges ever El Busesito Preschool graduation. Thanks to you, forty-eight children in Valley Settlement’s El Busesito Preschool are ready for kindergarten!


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