College & Career Readiness

The Growing Grads College and Career Readiness program is a Brighton Youth Services annual two-part series aimed to equip young people with the tools they need in all things college and career.

Growing Grads: College and Career Readiness Kickoff

Brighton Youth Services provides an annual College and Career Readiness event for high school juniors and seniors in our community, and anyone interested in pursuing higher education. Students and families will be able to:

  • Chat with colleges, trade schools and apprentice programs
  • View Financial Aid Presentations in English AND Spanish 
  • Get the Green by checking out local scholarships

The Kickoff will be held at the Armory Performing Arts Center on Oct. 10, 2023 from 6 - 8:00 p.m.

Growing Grads: FAFSA Workshops

The cost of attending a 4-year college, or technical education school is usually quite expensive, and therefore many people need to take out a loan to finance their education. While the FAFSA is necessary to complete, it can often be confusing. For this reason, Brighton Youth Services hosts FAFSA workshop nights where students and their families can receive free help from trained FAFSA professionals. During these workshops FAFSA professionals are available to answer your questions and provide one on one assistance. 

2024 FAFSA Workshops: 

The U.S. Department of Education has shared its new and simplified Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will open on December 31, 2023 and be available through June 30, 2024. This is later than previous years due to the time it took the department to make the changes to the form.

It is recommended students create their FSA ID in the meantime as it may take up to three days to process and verify their FSA ID information. Due to the length of processing time, students and families may not be able to complete their FAFSA application the same day they create their FSA ID.

Brighton Youth Services will be offering our annual FAFSA nights in partnership with the 27J high schools. 27J seniors and their families are welcome to attend any of our scheduled FAFSA nights for assistance. 

Below are our upcoming dates-

Feb. 8th, 5:30-7:30 p.m.FAFSA Night at Riverdale Ridge High School13380 Yosemite St., Thornton, CO 80602
Feb. 13th, 5-7 p.m.FAFSA Night at Brighton Anythink Library327 E Bridge St., Brighton, CO 80601
Feb. 28th, 5:30-7:30 p.m.FAFSA Night at Prairie View High School12909 E 120th Ave., Henderson, CO 80640


Check out a list of scholarships here.