4Aspects Skills ™ for Success

Empowering students in taking ownership of their education and their lives.

4Aspects Skills for Success have been serving the Denver metro area sense 2004. Hundreds of students have benefited from the program.

An evaluation of the Colorado Trust’s three-year Bullying Prevention initiative “shows that bullying declined when adults and students were willing to intervene, treat each other fairly and show they care. The findings also show that schools with less bullying had higher scores on the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) in reading, writing and math,” according to the Colorado Trust.

"I feel the 4Aspect is the only reason I'm alive today. I was court (truancy) ordered to attend 4Aspects classes. At first I hated it."

"I was forced to join the gang at an early age. I lived in an environment that was both physically and emotionally abusive. My family was gang and I felt no hope for the future. The 4Aspects gave me the hope I needed."

" Within a few weeks of classes, I remember feeling terrified. I know that I had to jump out of the gang and had no clue how to do it. The 4Aspects gave me not only hope and the strength to face myself. 4Aspects also had my back during the whole jumping out process. Now I am in my third year of college and away from the streets. I feel very optimistic about the future and have made a whole new set of friends."


To create a holistic learning environment that respects and supports all aspects of the students – Personal, Family, Social, and Professional. 4ASFS empowers students to take ownership of their education – achieving personal, academic and social success.


Vision of the 4Aspects™ Skills for Success program is four fold, to support the students in:
  • Building a positive Self-esteem (that will support healthier life choices)
  • Taking ownership of their education
  • Taking responsibility for the affect they have on their family, school and community.
  • Being successful in college and work

    1. The results in four separate eighteen month studies show that the 4Aspects™Skills for Success program proved to have a:

           1. 75% success rate at LARASRA Learning Centers
           2. 80% success rate at Aurora Central High Schools
           3. 90% success rate at PS1 Chart High School (DPS)
           4. 80% success rate at DC-21 (DPS middle & high school)

      Success of the program is based on: Attendance, behavioral interventions and academic improvement.

    Programs Offered

  • 4Aspects Skill For Success
  • 4Aspects Skill For Success Servant Leadership/Peer Internship (train-the-trainer, one year program)
  • Character Development
  • Truancy Reduction
  • Gang/Violence Prevention
  • Parent Leadership
  • Professional Development
  • Targeted Population

  • Elementary, middle and high school at-risk youth
  • Students who are failing and/or have truancy issues
  • Students who are in or have gang affiliations
  • Students with low self-esteem
  • Students who have anger issues
  • 4Aspects work closely with:

  • Regina Huerter, Executive Director Crime Prevention & Control Commission. Previously – Executive Director, Safe City, Denver
  • GRASP (Gang Rescue And Support Project), Cisco & Johnnie Williams
  • Inpact Empowerment Group, Bryan Buttler
  • GRID (Gang Reduction Initiative of Denver), Christina Amparan, Coordinator & Jessica Cassarino, Opportunities Provision Coordinator
  • Sergeant Joe Martinez, Aurora Police Department, Gang Unit
  • Captain Jame Kafati, Denver Police Department, Gang Intel Units
  • 4Aspects Skills For Success Program Partnerships:

  • Professor Alan Gilbert, John Evans Professor, Korbel School of International Studies, Denver University – Conflict Resolution
  • Southern Poverty Law Center – Teaching Tolerance
  • The Center for Nonviolent Communication – Nonviolent Communication, John Kinyon
  • The Latino Coalition – Parents On A Mission, Richard R. Ramos
  • Denver Downtown YMCA – Use of facility for classes & Membership for Interns
  • Catholic Charities – Supporting Dreamers in filing for citizenship