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STRIVE Prep-Federal Students Enjoy Backpacking White Ranch!

Seven students from STRIVE Prep-Federal  joined two of their teachers and two Cottonwood Instructors for a backpacking overnight at White Ranch Open Space in Golden. Before the group even left the parking lot, a student urged leaders to extend the Wednesday/Thursday trip into Friday! After dividing personal and group gear into packs, the students began the… Read more »

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Student Alumni, Rachel Brock Talks About CAP Experience

Cottonwood Institute (CI) is interested in how the Community Adventure Program (CAP) influences students long-term and  what they take with them from their class.  We continue to follow up with CAP alumni and hope to keep tabs on their adventures and where life takes them.  We caught up with this CAP student from STRIVE Prep… Read more »

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STRIVing for a Sustainable Future – Dancing to a New Beat

The Community Adventure Program (CAP) students at STRIVE Prep –RISE had a lofty goal: to have their new school building reflect their values and environmental ethics. These students are the first Freshman class at STRIVE RISE and realize that their actions set the course for the school’s sustainable future. This semester they envisioned and designed a solar… Read more »

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STRIVE Prep – Westwood’s Awesome Camping Adventure.  

Saturday morning, bright and early, in the parking lot of STRIVE Prep – Westwood School, CAP students and their instructors gather their gear, load up the van and head out for the weekend for their awesome camping adventure. “So, CAP Students, what do you want to get out of this weekend camping trip. It’s not every day we… Read more »

STRIVE Prep-Sunnyside goes howling with wolves

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STRIVE Prep- Sunnyside Goes Howling With The Wolves

On May 6th-8th, twelve students from STRIVE Prep – Sunnyside got to spend a weekend howling with the wolves of Mission:Wolf.  Arriving on this trip with various levels of camping experience, STRIVE Prep – Sunnyside students challenged themselves over the weekend to try new things and experience their fears and excitement alongside their peers.  Students made… Read more »