Welcome to the Providence Foundation! We are a non-profit, 501(c)3 tax-deductible, charitable organization dedicated to helping high school students develop their LIFE SKILLS: Critical Thinking & Analysis, Persuasion, Professional Writing, Leadership, and Community Involvement using a mock trial format. It is important to learn LIFE SKILLS as early as possible. We utilize fun and challenging activities to achieve these goals, with much of our success being accomplished through the forum of mock trial, a keystone for developing critical thinking.
The Providence Cup is the nation's premier National High School Mock Trial Tournament recognizing students and teams that excel in mock trial. The Cup is held each fall in Denver, Colorado. Students have six weeks to prepare an actual historical case for trial. Some past cases were based on the TITANIC, EMMITT TILL, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, D.B. COOPER, JON BENET RAMSEY, OJ SIMPSON, and JFK.
The Mentors’ Practicum is a community outreach program that the Foundation facilitates in conjunction with the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. In the Practicum law school students mentor local high school students twice weekly throughout the academic year thereby helping empower the high school students in developing their life skills.