Unifying Parents (UP)
Nikesha has worked over 10 years in workforce development, specifically developing youth programs and assisting underserved populations that have barriers to employment. She is currently making a transition to the educational system to provide more direct care to elementary age students. Her drive and passion to help her community is invaluable and an asset to the underrepresented students in the Northeast Denver area. Nikesha received her B.A. in Criminal Justice from Remington College in Lakewood, CO.
The type of school I envision opening is on the serves teen parents ages 15-18. The name of the school is Level UP (Unifying Parents), which will have a two-generational approach to stop the cycle of poverty. What makes this school unique, is its ability to offer wrap-around services so parents are set up for success and can overcome the barriers that prevent them from receiving an education. In addition, the school will have a dual enrollment model where students can enroll in a short-term certification program that leads to self-sufficiency and sustainability.
Name of Venture: Unifying Parents
Type of venture: School
Launch date: TBD
Grade level(s): 9th-12th
Target Geography: Northeast Denver