Students in the Denver Kids program face numerous challenges, from poverty to unstable home situations and behavioral issues. Many are living in single-guardian households. Most are tracking a grade level behind. Denver Kids works with referrals from DPS to identify the students in these situations who could benefit from joining the program. Once a student qualifies, he or she is paired with one of our 30 full-time Educational Counselors who help students become positioned for success both in and out of school. It is through this wrap-around approach that we are combating the dropout crisis in Denver.