how we help Students

Walk the five star trail


Walk the Five Star TRAIL, an online career discovery center highlighting Adams 12 Five Star Schools FutureForward and more. We know that when Five Star students graduate high school, almost 40% do not immediately go into higher education. The Foundation wants to empower not just those students, but all Five Star Students to explore the different careers the world has to offer and discover who they want to be. 

The Five Star TRAIL offers opportunities for students to explore Colorado colleges and companies that will help them achieve their career goals. Check out our Career Sponsors, highlighted on each career page, which are local companies that invest in their employees through training, tuition benefits, and other upskilling pathways that make achieving your goals that much more accessible!

Interested in becoming a Career Sponsor or want to be featured on our website? Click here to contact us!

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Find your pathway today!

tiny house: Building Homes for the Unhoused in Adams County


The Foundation supports the Adams 12 Five Star Schools FutureForward at Washington Square Construction program with over $30,000 a year, for the next 5 years to build tiny houses for the homeless. We also partner with local businesses to donate materials and supplies. These students experience real-life skills training while benefiting the Five Star Community. Learn more at Adams 12 Five Star Schools.

"The young men and women who are learning in this great facility are the future of Colorado's economy. These tiny houses are an important part of helping with our critical housing needs. This is a win-win opportunity for all involved. 70 Ranch and our family are honored to be part of this critical work."


-Bob Lembke, generously supports every step of this process.

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“I think the idea is cool because we’re not only able to learn about construction elements, but we’re also able to give back to our community,”
-Construction student Luca.

FutureForward Counselor Fund


The Foundation's primary mission is focused on post-secondary career success and supports career discovery programs and hosts career lunches. We invest $10,000 a year to empower FutureForward counselors to do what they do best and support students in need in achieving their goals. These funds address the immediate needs of our students in the CTE program such as providing classroom supplies and materials, providing professional clothing for our students to dress to impress at job interviews, and more.



Virtual tours

Career Discovery is more than just learning about a job. What is the industry like? Where will I be working? How do I interact with my fellow coworkers? We are starting a virtual tour series that will take an in-depth look into each industry offered through FutureForward. These videos will be led by leaders in the industry waiting to hire students like YOU.

Career Discovery Center sponsors


Comcast proudly supports our communities. Please click on the image for information on Internet Essentials and how Comcast helps our students.


Horizon North Credit Union was founded in May of 1960 as the School District 12 Credit Union. In November of 2000, the Credit Union changed our name to Horizon North Credit Union. HNCU is a full-service financial institution serving the needs of the Metro-North area, the parents, students, and staff of Adams 12 Five Star Schools. 

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We host Career Lunches for middle schools so students can discover a wide variety of career opportunities. Career Lunches have been moved virtually and will continue in January 2022. Check out our recorded career lunches!

Want to tell students about your cool career? Contact us today!

Career lunches