Transforming Education: Future Holders Launches Nationally

  • Child Development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Literacy
  • The Aspen Difference
Katie Becker

We hope that your receipt of the back to school plan brought you some comfort and clarity for what school will look like this fall. Your student is our priority. We remain steadfast in our commitment to the health and safety of all of our community members, while also ensuring that phenomenal programming continues each day. Kristina will keep you abreast of any and all developments for our Aspen Academy students.

On a separate note (as many of you already know), our Aspen Youth Leadership Institute (AYLI) and Aspen Entrepreneurial Institute (AEI) curricula have been rebranded, expanded and moved online! We are thrilled to be launching Future Holders nationally. This is one more way that we will expand the reach of our Aspen Academy vision, continuing to be a national leader in innovative and transformative education. 

We piloted the program this summer with a select number of families and homeschoolers around Colorado. Thank you to those of you who participated! We learned so much about how families outside the Aspen community are experiencing the pandemic, experiencing education, and their needs and hopes.   

As a gift of thanks to each one of you, for your support in the building and growing of this important work, we will be offering free parent accounts to our platform for the 20-21 school year. More information to come!

The platform hosts more than 2,000 lessons in social, emotional learning, character and leadership development, cultural competency, finance and entrepreneurship. It has the ability and opportunity to impact families in educational settings around the country at a time when many academic institutions and educational resources need support.

We are sharing the platform nationally this week -- and we welcome your support in sharing with friends outside our school family. Your students will continue to experience these lessons in the classroom, where much of this content was developed. We hope you feel the same joy and pride we do as we bring this offering to the masses.  

Should you have any questions, please let me know.

About the Author

Katie Becker, Executive Director of Future Holders

Katie’s mission is to re-center education practices on the most important thing: developing people. By focusing first on who is in front of us, and second on what we want to teach them, extraordinary results follow. She is praised as a leader, trainer, and speaker, demonstrating great awareness and empathy with direction and purpose. Katie grew her career at Aspen Academy as a teacher, instructional coach, and middle school principal, and she now leads the launch of Future Holders as the Executive Director.

Katie is a proud mother to Evelyn, Hugh, and Noah, spending as much time with her family as possible. She earned her undergraduate degree in Architecture from the University of Colorado Boulder and then moved to the space of education in 2007 earning her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is a certified MBTI Practitioner, 7 Habits Trainer, and Love and Logic Facilitator. She is highly engaged in community causes that propel education systems into a more effective space.