West Leadership Academy is part of Denver University’s VIP (Volunteers in Partnership) program, designed to promote self esteem in students and bridge the transition from secondary to post-secondary studies. Our middle school AVID students visited DU last week to tour the campus and learn about some of the many opportunities DU offers. Students were greeted by a West Leadership alumni and current DU freshman, they then participated in an engaging presentation by the Physics Department, and finally received an extensive tour of the campus. Students were impressed by the library, athletics facilities, and they especially enjoyed eating lunch in the dining hall. This experience gave students a glimpse at college life and motivated them to work harder to achieve their goals.