Inspiring Futures College Mentorship Program

Fall 2023 Applications are Closed - Stay Tuned for Spring 2024 Details


Students with intellectual disabilities (ID) are going to college in Colorado thanks to the Inclusive Higher Education programs across our state. If you are a student with ID, you can go to college too! By participating in our college mentorship program, you can learn about these college options directly from college students with ID and see if it’s a good fit for you. 

In this program, students will participate in 6 virtual mentorship sessions facilitated by IN! staff and led by college mentors. College mentors will be from current inclusive programs at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, University of Northern Colorado,  Arapahoe Community College, and Regis University. Each week we will talk about a college topic in large and small groups. You will learn about what life is like in college and discuss what you want to do after high school. You will also get to interact with other high school and transition students that are interested in college.

Download the Inspiring Futures College Mentorship Flyer in English or Spanish!


The Inspiring Futures College Mentorship Program is Intended For:

  • Students with intellectual disabilities (ID) that are interested in exploring college as an option after high school. 
  • Juniors and seniors in high school or students in a transition (18-21) program.  
  • Note: Students do not need to be set on going to college in order to participate, they simply need to have an interest to learn more about it. 

Key Dates

  • Sept 15        Applications Due
  • Sept 18-22   Student Interviews 
  • Sept 27         Weekly Mentorship Sessions Begin 

Mentorship Session Schedule: Held virtually via Zoom on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30pm. 

  • Sept 27  Week 1: Get to know you & general mentor/mentee connection
  • Oct 4      Week 2: Campus & social life in college  
  • Oct 11     Week 3: Academics in college 
  • Oct 18     Week 4: Career exploration 
  • Nov 1      Week 5: Independence & self-determination
  • Nov 8      Week 6: Celebration & Concluding Q&A (parents welcome)  

*college campus visit date and details to be determined 

Questions? Reach out to Shayna Laing, IN!'s Community Engagement Manager: