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.

News, Video:

October is National Dropout Prevention Awareness Month

The entire month of October is dedicated to calling attention to the need for dropout prevention efforts nationwide. In the last 30-years, graduation rates have improved nearly 10 percent across the country, but much work…

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Featured Supporter, News, Board Members in the news:

Denver Kids Board Members in the News: Linda Appel Lipsius

Congratulations to Denver Kids board member, supporter, and volunteer mentor, Linda Appel Lipsius, co-founder and CEO of Teatulia Teas, on being awarded Denver Business Journal’s “Most Outstanding Women in Business for Small Business!” Linda has not…

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Featured Supporter, Events, News, Board Members in the news:

Denver Kids Board Members in the News: Eric Gutknecht

Colfax Marathon: A competition of corporate giving As seen in the Denver Business Journal on March 6, 2018 Article by Monica Mendoza Eric Gutknecht, far right, and team, race for Denver Kids at the Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon. More…

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News:

Denver Kids in the news: Finding a good use for blockchain technology will take a community

Article by Tamara Chuang, The Denver Post EthDenver, one of the largest Ethereum blockchain hackathons, convenes in Denver and shows off new tools and partnerships between hackers and local community Pictured below: Members of Denver Kids run…

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Events, News:

New Partnership Helps Open the Door to Blockchain Technology Jobs

Denver Kids is excited to be part of Apprent.io’s, a beta program that aims to provide blockchain technology education and apprenticeship programs to at-risk youth. This weekend at ETHDenver, the largest Ethereum hackathon in the…

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News:

Denver Kids Receives National Quality Mentoring Program Recognition

We were so thrilled to receive recognition as a National Quality Mentoring Program from MENTOR, the National Mentoring organization, and Mentor Colorado! The National Quality Mentoring System is a thorough process between Mentor Colorado and mentoring…

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Why I Care:

Why I Care | Lauren Money

Why did you decide to join the Denver Kids Young Professionals Council? I joined the Young Professionals Council because I want to make an impact in the Denver community and assist with the fundraising efforts of…

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Featured Mentor, News:

January is National Mentoring Month

It’s National Mentoring Month, a campaign held each January to promote youth mentoring in the United States. Here at Denver Kids, all throughout the month we will be highlighting the incredible, long-term benefits that mentors have…

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Uncategorized:

We’re Thankful for You!

Thanks to supporters like you, we have a lot to be thankful for this year. In addition to achieving a 79 percent on-time graduation rate, 96 percent of our graduates are pursuing post-secondary education—more than…

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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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