Skinner’s own Alijah Perez, an 8th grader, was one of the Keynote Speakers at the12th Annual Academic Awards Banquet. The event was held on April 6th and was sponsored by the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business and the Office of Diversity Affairs and Multicultural Business Association. Over 400 were in attendance.
Alijah spoke about his positive experience at the 2011 SAFE (Summer Academic Focused Education) program and how much he was able to grasp about putting together a business plan. Alijah was asked to be one of the speakers as personnel this past summer were very impressed with him, his work ethic, his charismatic leadership, and of course, his personality. Alijah was the only student who spoke at the event.
Alijah plans to attend University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business following high school graduation.
Twenty-five Skinner students participated in the 2011 SAFE program last summer and all deemed the experience very valuable, especially for those who want to pursue a business career.
This summer, the Neighborhood Center is again sponsoring this Junior Business Leadership Program at the Leeds School of Business at CU Boulder, as well as programs with different foci at three other universities.