Frisco tutoring center granted nonprofit status, has scholarship to offer |

Frisco tutoring center granted nonprofit status, has scholarship to offer

Cooper Hyland and Sienna Fuller man the desk in front of a fundraising thermometer for the general scholarship fund at Colorado Learning Connections, an independent education operation that was recently granted nonprofit status and aims to offer $20,000 in scholarships this year.
Courtesy of Colorado Learning Connections

Colorado Learning Connections, a tutoring and independent education operation, was recently granted nonprofit status and is trying to get word out that the organization has some scholarships for students who might benefit from but cannot afford its programs.

The newly minted nonprofit, based in Frisco, strives to provide individualized learning and responsive mentoring for all ages — pre-k through adult — as it aims to inspire, guide and empower students while eliminating cost as a barrier to individualized education.

Programs at the tutoring center include tutoring, college counseling, prep work for the ACT and SAT, along with specialized education programs for home-school students, elite athletes and the gifted and talented.

To help accomplish all this and more, Colorado Learning Connections was recently granted its nonprofit status, backdated to October 2017, which will help facilitate the group’s fundraising efforts, including paying for the scholarships if offers.

Executive director Ashley Hotz said the scholarships awarded vary based on need and Colorado Learning Connections allocated close to $4,000 for tutoring-assistance programs last year.

Hotz said most of the scholarship recipients paid a portion of the cost, which runs $75 an hour, though some students received full-funding assistance depending on the situation.

And new this year, Colorado Learning Connections has created its “Study and Splash” program, which is being funded in part by a $5,000 grant from The Summit Foundation and offered at the Silverthorne Recreation Center.

Study and Splash is a kinesthetic program incorporating brain activation strategies. Hotz likes to think of the program as a classroom of swimming pools, gymnasiums and more, as she reiterated a saying from Albert Einstein about play being the highest form of research.

For more about Colorado Learning Connections, the Study and Splash program or how you can help support the group’s mission, go to or call 970-668-0954. Donations can be made online.

Hotz said she hopes to allocate $20,000 in scholarships this year.

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