The Center for Honors, Scholars and Leadership believes that we develop most fully when we are engagend with our surroundings. For students, this means getting out of the classroom and interating with real people in the community.


Capacity Building Stipends through Colorado Campus Compact - Americoprs



Ways to give back, while gaining financial assistance for your education: Americorps

  • Are you interested in enhancing a nonprofit organization's ability to manage volunteers by:
    • Establishing Volunteer Programs
    • Developing training plans for volunteers
    • Recruiting, training or managing volunteers
    • Planning volunteer recognition activities

Then apply to become a Capacity Building Member of AmeriCorps! This is an excellent opportunity to develop skills with respected non-profit organizations that are highly desirable in many professional fields! Internships are available with AmeriCorps scholarships at the end of your 300-hour service. Also, you will receive 1 credit of coursework while earning a stipend. There is currently (1) position left with the Boys and Girls Club of Weld County.

HSL has had the opportunity to offer capacity building positions through the following nonprofit organizations:

Please refer to the job description of the organization you are interested in working with first. Then, refer to the main application below titled "12-13 Capacity Building Application"

12-13 Capacity Building Application (pdf)

12-13 Capacity Building Application (word doc)

Learn more about what Capacity Building is through the Colorado Campus Compact website:

Deadline for all applications: November 16th, 2012. Please contact Kathy Sanchez, graduate assistant for the Center for Honors, Scholars and Leadership for more information:
(970) 351-1775


Spotlight On: Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County

Boys and Girls Club logoBoys & Girls Clubs of Weld County

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County offers its members a variety of programs and services in the following Core Areas:

Character & Leadership Development Programs in Character and Leadership Development empower youth to support and influence their Club and community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self-image, participate in the democratic process and respect their own and others’ cultural identities.

Education & Career Development Programs in Education and Career Development enable youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines, apply learning to everyday situations and embrace technology to achieve success in a career.

Health & Life Skills Programs in Health and Life Skills develop young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults.

The Arts Programs in The Arts enable youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, performing arts and creative writing.

Sports, Fitness & Recreation Programs in Sports, Fitness and Recreation develop fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment and social skills.

How you can help!

Volunteer Opportunities Include:

Homework Help & Tutoring - From helping young members with reading to middle school and high school math we will help match your expirence with a youth that needs support completing their daily school work.

Keystone Club- It is extremely important to that we teach our members and especially our teens the importance of community service and caring for others. This program stresses these values. Volunteers are needed to attend meetings and work with teen members as they promote their newest Community Action Project, the "Pay it Forward" Campaign. Teens are setting aside money raised through their Club stores to go out into the community to do random acts of kindness, whether that is buying someone a cup of coffee to paying for someones gas, this is an opportunity for our youth to learn the gift of giving.

Mentoring - The purpose of the mentoring program is to have successful adults serve as positive role models for our youth members in a one on one setting. Our youth members need to know that they have adults that care about them. We ask that an adult mentor spend at least one hour a week for a minimum of 10 weeks meeting with the youth at the Club. Time can be spent talking, doing homework, playing games or participating in other Club programs.

Coaching - The Clubs offer youth an opportunity to participate in a variety of sports programs including: basketball, baseball, football, & wrestling. We are always in need of coaches to help with our team sports.

For more information on volunteering please email



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