Inspiring Futures College Mentorship Program

Spring 2024 Applications are closed. Please check back in September to learn about the Fall Session. 


Students with intellectual disability (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.


The Inspiring Futures College Mentorship Program is Intended For:

  • Students with intellectual disability (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

  • Feb 2        Applications Due
  • Feb 5-9     Student Interviews 
  • Feb 15      Weekly Mentorship Sessions Begin 

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

  • Feb 15    Week 1: Get to know you & general mentor/mentee connection
  • Feb 22    Week 2: Campus & social life in college  
  • Feb 29    Week 3: Academics in college 
  • Mar 7      Week 4: Career exploration 
  • Mar 14    Week 5: Independence & self-determination
  • Mar 21    Week 6: Celebration & Concluding Q&A (parents welcome)  

*We will set up tours on the college campuses on April 3, 4, and 5. Stay tuned for more specific details!

Questions? Reach out to Elise Kramer, IN!'s Program Coordinator:

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