U Prep Founders' Farewell | Help us Celebrate Our Graduating Class of 2028

About the Event

U Prep Founders’ Farewell – Celebrating the Class of 2028

More than a decade ago, 50 five-year-olds joined us as founding scholars of University Prep at our Arapahoe St. campus. Fast forward thirteen years to today, and those incredible ‘little people’ are on the cusp of high school graduation. Join us in celebrating this momentous occasion in our organization’s history on Wednesday, May 15th from 8:00 – 9:30 AM. Our Founders’ Farewell is a chance to uplift and celebrate our alumni as they pursue a range of inspiring post-secondary pathways.

As a focal point of the morning, you’ll hear first-hand from our guests of honor, the graduates themselves, what U Prep has meant to their educational journey and where their dreams will take them post-graduation. The event will also celebrate the future of U Prep and each of the graduating classes to come, as we ensure our youngest scholars are on a trajectory for a life of opportunity, filled with unlimited choices because of the foundation they build at U Prep.

Event Details


May 15, 2024 | 8:00 – 9:00am


University Prep Arapahoe Street Gymnasium –
2409 Arapahoe Street, Denver, CO 80205
(Google Maps | Apple Maps)

Morning Program: What to Expect

  • 8:00am – Arrival and Breakfast
  • 8:20am – Performance by current U Prep Kindergarten Class
  • 8:30am – Program Begins: Alumni, Parent and U Prep Speakers/Class Celebration
  • 9:30am – Closing Remarks

Event Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Bank of Colorado logo

A special thank you to all who contributed to the Valerie Luckenbill memorial scholarship fund, supporting our Class of 2028 as they take their next step on their journey to achieving their biggest dreams:

Cuneyt Akay
Marti Awad
Michael Barkin
Ryan Berry
Andrew Bray
Aliz and Cris Bryant
Enrico Cacciorni
Charles Casteel
Davis Graham & Stubbs
Joe DelZotto
Denver Families 4 Public Schools
Ethan Furtek

Noel & Leslie Ginsburg
Sarah and Jon Haradon
Kate and Stuart
IMA Financial
Megan and David Kile
Taylor Kirkpatrick
Andy Klein
Judy and David Koff
Nicole and Matt Lazzeri
Mike McCubbin
Kieron McFadyen
Neenan Archistruction

Zack Neumeyer
Don Oberndorf
Ready Colorado
Lauren and Josh Reitsema
Laura Rizzo
Ivelisse and David Scanavino
Anna and Brett Spitzer
Liz and John Suarez
Debra and Ken Tuchman
Westside Investment Partners
Sparks Wilson, P.C.

Directions & Parking

Event Location:

University Prep Arapahoe Street Gymnasium –
2409 Arapahoe Street, Denver, CO 80205


Google Maps | Apple Maps

Parking Options

U Prep Parking Lot: Located at 24th and Arapahoe Street
Alternatively, there should be ample street parking in the blocks surrounding the school


Break out your college gear and rep your alma mater!

College Gear:
Given our scholars have been “climbing the mountain to college” since their very first day when we shook hands at the front door, we would love to elevate the ‘college-prep’ culture of our organization through your attire the night of the event. Please plan to keep it casual and rock your college gear. We want your alma maters to be represented across the room as we celebrate the post-secondary choices our alumni are making in their transition to collegiate, technical and certificate programs.

U Prep Gear/Colors:
If college gear isn’t your thing, no worries, rock anything U Prep branded or sport our favorite color – royal blue.

Dress Recommendation:
Smart Casual (aka, jeans/slacks and a nice top) – Make the room bright, fun and festive!

Questions regarding the event?

Contact Briea at bberry@uprepschool.org or call/text 303-748-9264.


Interested in learning more about

U Prep?

We can’t wait to show you what U Prep is all about! U Prep, like all public schools in our city, participates in the Denver Public Schools Choice Enrollment process. Please fill out our form and we’ll reach out to you to answer your questions, share more about U Prep, and schedule a tour. The relationships we build with families are the starting point to our childrens’ success – we can’t wait to build one with you.

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