Student Incentive Program (SIP)
A safe home for teens so they can graduate high school.
WHAT IS THE STUDENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM?
Our Student Incentive Program (SIP) provides no-cost housing for local teens who are facing homelessness. Students are given a safe place to live and provided with additional support as they work towards high school graduation.
Students enrolled in the program must maintain a full-time course schedule with grades and attendance in good standing. In addition to no-cost housing, students are connected with the resources needed to keep them in school and provided guidance to influence healthy lifestyle choices and learn the skills necessary to live independently and self-sufficiently.
of 2019 SIP seniors gradauted high school
of 2019 graduates stayed in Boulder County
WHO DO WE SERVE?
16 years or older and attending school in the St. Vrain Valley.
Homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless.
Working to Graduate
SIP Students are required to maintain a good attendance record and stay enrolled in High School in order to be in the program.
SIP students receive comprehensive advocacy and supportive services.
"When I needed to talk to someone, I met with Guillermo pretty often. He helped me with insurance, food stamps and everything. I wouldn't have been able to do that on my own." ~ Eli Lucio
Eli’s mother passed away when he was very young, so his grandmother cared for him. When he was 17, Eli's grandmother became ill. Fearing that he would be a burden during a difficult time, he left their home. Eli landed at Attention Homes' emergency shelter for youth and stayed there until he was referred to The Inn Between.
With a safe home at The Inn Between, Eli was able to continue attending Boulder High while his grandmother focused on regaining her health. Eli excelled in school and finished early. He joined Job Corps in North Dakota to become a certified automotive technician and is now working and living in Boulder.