Year 2 of The Succeeds Prize came and went. We brought together over 1,000 leaders from Colorado’s business, education, and government communities to celebrate our public schools and educators as the heroes they are. $150,000 was awarded to top-performing public schools and educators across the state in six categories.

Follow along as we share stories of impact, scale success, and continue to shine a light on amazing Colorado educators disrupting the status quo.
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$150,000 was awarded.

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The Awards

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The Selection Process

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The Sponsors

$150,000 will be awarded in 6 categories:

  • ¬†Transformational Impact in an Elementary School
  • Transformational Impact in a Middle School
  • Transformational Impact in a High School
  • Excellence in STEM Education
  • Excellence in Education Innovation
  • Excellence in Technology Enabled Learning

Transformational Impact Awards: 
Data-driven process conducted by an external analyst and committee of business, civic, and education leaders to determine public schools making transformational gains in academic achievement.

STEM Award:
Application process open to all public schools who go beyond traditional course offerings, connect ALL students to STEM experiences, develop and apply 21st century skills, and focus on equity to support students who are traditionally underrepresented in STEM careers.

Innovation & Technology Awards:
Application & live-pitch process open to any person or group of people working in a public school. Ideas must clearly state the problem, how your innovation or technology will solve that problem, and how the money will be used to support implementation, impact, and scale.

The Succeeds Prize is Presented Collaboratively by:

  • Colorado Succeeds
  • 9NEWS
  • mindSpark Learning

Reception Sponsor: Climax Molybdenum

Award Sponsors:

  • TTEC
  • DaVita
  • Western Union
  • Ball Corporation
  • Janus Henderson Investors
  • Arrow Electronics

With relentless collaboration, enthusiasm, and support from Colorado’s business community.