For some kids, every school day can be monotonous. That’s why Kyle Gamba, who has worked in public education for 15 years, started the micro-school La Luz in Denver to ensure education was more than just “kids sitting at desks.”
At La Luz, kids learn while being immersed in the community, and on the go. In the past year, 13 students spent weeks at a time outdoors and reported to classrooms at the Denver Zoo and the History Colorado Center.
“If you’re learning about government and history, it just seems like a way more authentic place to do it,” Gamba said.
The micro-school for middle schoolers was one of the first grantees of the VELA Education Fund, founded two years ago to provide financial support to alternative education programs. At the time, La Luz received…
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