KUSA - They looked a little young to be doctors, but at least they were dressed the part.


In hospital scrubs topped off with stethoscopes, the 75 young men who visited the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in January may have been foreshadowing great things to come.

The 8th and 9th graders were participating in the Black Male Initiative Summit Scholars Program. The program, in its fifth year, aims to introduce the concept of college to minority youth who may not have otherwise yet thought of their educational and career goals.

The participants are nominated by their parents, teachers, coaches, pastors or anyone else who sees their leadership potential. On Friday, Feb. 21, the University of Denver will host the "Black Male Initiative Summit," promoting leadership, academic achievement and community involvement for African-American young men.

Nominations are now being accepted for the free program. For more information, visit

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