Book Full of Life Lessons Created for Graduating Students in Denver


An alumnus from Manual High School has created a book that he hopes will help graduating seniors as they embark on their next chapter in life.

Despite not having a child of his own on the podium, Graham Williams, CEO and founder of Impart, wants to make sure the graduates in Denver Public Schools have something to turn to if they ever need advice.

Williams says the goal of the book is to help seniors feel seen, supported, and celebrated given all the challenges they faced because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Some of the contributors to the book include The Bachelor’s Ben Higgins, five-time Olympic gold medalist in swimming Missy Franklin, and former Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. Kate Walsh, CBS 4 Anchor was also asked to contribute to the book; she advised the graduates to remember A.C.E, which means attitude changes everything.

Walsh told CBS 4 Denver, “it’s not always easy, but a positive attitude changes your life for the better.”

The 21-page book can be downloaded for free, and includes a simple question asked to each person who is featured: If you could go back and tell your high school graduate self one thing, what would it be?

“When people receive these, one, they feel a lot of love from their community, and two, you know, they take these life lessons from other people, and they put them in the back of their heads for the moment in time where their own experience catches up, and maybe their transition’s a little easier and way more successful,” said Williams.


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