Following the Thornton Park-N-Ride event, we stopped by the local Starbucks to refuel and check email before the next event at two assisted living care centers. As we were leaving, we noticed a yellow school bus passing by. Jared waved to the bus, not realizing initially that it was actually from the Charter School he founded, the New America School! From its website, “The New America School is a system of publicly funded charter high schools. The mission of The New America School is to empower new immigrants and English Language Learners with the educational tools and support they need to maximize their potential and live the American Dream.” Jared founded the school back in 2004, and they have expanded to several locations in Colorado, with a new campus opening soon in New Mexico.
Jared ran over to the bus, which had stopped by the signal, and spoke with the students for several minutes. They all seemed pretty jazzed to see the person who started their school. As I have traveled with Jared around Colorado, I’ve been astounded by the impact he’s made around the state. From schools to Spanish-language theaters to the Jared Polis Foundation to various Internet companies, Jared is ready to make his mark in our government. I can’t wait to see what he will accomplish next!
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