A collection of news, events, photos, and stories that are inspiring to 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.

Student Spotlight:

Journey to the Top: Mychael’s Story

Denver Kids Educational Counselor Jordan Evans (center) with Denver Kids campers, including Mychael (second from left).   Each summer, Denver Kids and Big City Mountaineers (BCM) link arms and take our students on the expedition of a…

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Student Spotlight, News:

Gaming for Good Decision-Making

Video games often get a bad rap. There’s widespread perception that gaming is inherently bad for children, leading to intellectual laziness and antisocial behaviors.  Today, though, it’s becoming clear that’s not the case. In fact,…

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News:

Denver Kids On-Time Graduation Rate Climbs

Every Student Counts. Every Student Graduates. This is our vision. It’s what guides and informs all of our efforts here at Denver Kids. And it’s our commitment to the students and families we support.  For…

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Events, News:

It’s a match!

Thank you to all of our new mentors who joined us for our mentor/student launch party on September 9th at North High School! We are thrilled to welcome so many new faces to our program…

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Student Spotlight, News:

New Research Sheds Light on How Childhood Adversities Impact Adult Health

Rosmina Garcia, a mentor specialist with Aurora Youth Options, at her apartment on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 in Aurora. (Joe Mahoney/MahoneyImages) Rosmina Garcia of Aurora endured a significant number of adverse experiences early in life.…

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News, Video:

Governor Hickenlooper Declares Denver Kids Day!

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News:

Join the Denver Kids Young Professionals Council!

Looking to grow your leadership skills? Expand your social circle? Want to make a difference? Join the Denver Kids Young Professionals Council! You’ll link arms with a dynamic group of young professionals interested in making…

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Featured Supporter, News, Future Options:

Denver Kids Students Explore DaVita

Future-focused conversations happen the instant a Denver Kids student is matched with an Educational Counselor, empowering them to dream big and set actionable steps to keep those goals within reach. In addition to college guidance,…

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Events, News:

It’s a match!

We recently held our first Mentor/Student Launch Party, matching 17 Denver Kids students with volunteer mentors! We welcome our new mentors and thank them for the life-changing impact they will have on our students. In…

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News:

January is National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring Month! If you’re already a Denver Kids mentor, thank you. You’re making a life-changing difference for our students every day. In fact, when children of higher risk environments have the support…

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