Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
—Marianne Williamson, from Akeelah and the Bee

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News & Highlights

CBK 2014 Summer Programs

Summer Programs Catalogues have now mailed to our current list (you should have automatically received one if you participated last year or if you are a WATS participant this year). If you would like to receive a copy and have not recently participated in a CBK program, please drop us an email with your name and postal address.


For the first time this year, we will be accepting standard applications ONLINE! Financial aid/merit or portfolio applicants must submit all materials via postal mail. This will not affect your acceptance date, as assignments occur by postmark/online date stamp. The full summer catalogue and all applications and forms are available online. All pieces of the application must be submitted at the same time, so if you are a new student considering applying for Summer Programs, please go ahead and print the Teacher Recommendation Form. You will need two and can get a head start.


On the campus of the Colorado School of Mines and held residentially:

GLOW Jun 8-21 (rising grades in the fall 6-8)

Luminary Project Jun 29-Jul 19 (grds 8-11)

SHINE Jul 27-Aug 2 (grds 4-6)


Acceptance Packets are now processed fully online. If you received your acceptance email, please go to Summer Programs to access the Accepted Students page on the left navigation.



CBK is seeking summer residential assistants for each of our three programs. You may apply for one or multiple programs if you are interested. Please note that these positions are full-time, overnight positions that will require you to be fully available during that program without commitments to other jobs. Please see Call for Summer Residential Staff for details on this enriching and exciting opportunity.


Western Academic Talent Search

The 2013-2014 Academic Talent Search season has drawn to a close. If you would like to be added to the fall mailing list for the 2014-2015 WATS Bulletin and Application, please drop us an email at cbk@centerforbrightkids.org and include your full name and postal mailing address so that we can get you the Bulletin and Application in August.


Recognition Ceremony invitations go out over the next several weeks by state and will be sent to the email address you provided on your WATS application, should your student qualify. If your email address has changed, please notify us immediately. The top 25% of all scorers in ceremony states are invited to these ceremonies held in May. For dates and more information, please see our Ceremonies page.


CBK Materials and Presentations

Please give us a call at 303-428-2634 or drop us an email at cbk@centerforbrightkids.org if you are interested in having CBK materials sent to your school. If you would like us to come out and share information at your school or set up a group presentation, please contact us right away to set up a family night for fall presentations in September and October and summer presentations in March or April.







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