• AQUETZA Program logo
  • Aquetza Summer 2017
  • the Aquetza Story classroom lecture
  • AQUETZA Class of 2014'
  • AQUETZA scholars circle at CU Boulder
  • AQUETZA classroom at CU Boulder
  • AQUETZA high school men
  • three AQUETZA Scholars
  • AQUETZA high school women girls
  • Aquetza Scholars 2016
  • Aquetza's Chicano Colorado flag
  • AQUETZA Scholars on CU Campus


Welcome to the home of the Aquetza: Youth Education, Leadership, and Community Empowerment Program at CU Boulder hosted by UMAS y MEXA de CU Boulder, a summer enrichment experience for Colorado youth.
Aquetza is a free, 10-day summer residential program on the Campus of CU Boulder that provides high school students with strong ties to Chicano/Latino communities from across Colorado with an interactive, academic enrichment experience focused on engaging Chican@/Latin@ youth in examining the history, literature, health science, and relevant social and political issues surrounding their cultural communities, through rigorous academic work in ethnic studies, writing, reading, and science. Through our programming, attendees will have opportunities to see themselves as scholars – as holders and producers of new and valuable knowledge – as well as a chance to develop the skills to become leaders in their communities.

Application Deadline is May 5th, 2018

You will be contacted regarding your acceptance status into the Aquetza Program by June 1st, 2018.

For further information or questions, please contact:

Jason Romero Jr.
(719) 821-0762 (English)

Magnolia Landa-Posas
(720) 474-8450 (English, Spanish)    

Dr. Enrique López
(559) 917-7832 (English)