A collection of news, events, photos, and stories that inspire us.

Our Educational Counselors provide the one-on-one support and advocacy necessary to empower our Denver Kids students to succeed academically, personally, and socially. The added support of school personnel, family, mentorship, and various community members help them reach their full potential. These are their stories.

Events:

Thank you for supporting Denver Kids on Colorado Gives Day!

    Thank you for your donation to Denver Kids on Colorado Gives Day! Your contributions help us staff and retain professional Educational Counselors, maintain quality wrap-around intervention services, and move students from our wait list to…

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News:

NEWS: Denver Kids, Inc. Names Jim Goebelbecker, Ph.D., New CEO

Following a nine-month search, Denver Kids, Inc. has named Jim Goebelbecker, Ph.D., its new chief executive officer. Goebelbecker succeeds Mary Hanewall, interim chief operations officer, a post she has held for the last 8 months. Goebelbecker…

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Alumni Profile:

Rachel’s Road to Medical School

Wake up at 8am. Go to work study. Do homework. Go to class. More homework. Study. See roommates. Study more. Wash, rinse, repeat. This was Rachel Baiyee-Cady’s schedule during her last year of college at Creighton University…

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Alumna Profile: Anita Banuelos

Growing up as the youngest of three, I watched my parents work hard to keep a roof over our heads and food in our bellies. We moved around a lot. Nearly every year was a…

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Soul Day Foundation Gifts the Joy of Biking at Roll With Soul

This past weekend Soul Day Foundation hosted Roll with Soul—their seventh event in support of Denver Kids. Sponsored by Define Cycling, Venture Sports Colorado, and Yellowbelly, Roll with Soul provided 60 of our students with brand new bicycles,…

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Alumni Profile:

Doncey Albin

Graduating high school on time is an extraordinary achievement. Graduating in five years is sometimes even more. No one better exemplifies the grit of a “super senior” than Doncey. “From getting in legal trouble, suspended…

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Rachel Hernandez

Poverty. Abuse. Neglect. Unstable home environment. These are challenges that would cripple many people. But not Rachel. These setbacks only fueled her forward. Prior to graduating from North High School with a 3.0 GPA, Rachel…

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Gabriel Barela

Gabriel entered the Denver Kids program with uncontrolled anger, poor attendance and low marks that set him further behind in school. But working with his Denver Kids Educational Counselor, he slowly started redirecting his anger…

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Kufto Walio

Those who have had the pleasure of working with Kufto have learned a great deal about adversity and grit. Born in Ethiopia, Kufto came to the United States in fourth grade, culture shocked and not…

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Denver chanteuse Lannie Garrett’s long road and huge talent

Article by William Porter, The Denver Post Awash in a spotlight’s white glow, a woman with a shocking pile of curly red hair works the packed floor of Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret, sporting a sequined cowgirl outfit that…

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