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.

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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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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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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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, Board Members in the news:

Denver Kids Board Members in the News: Lee Mayer

Congratulations to Denver Kids board member, supporter, and volunteer mentor, Lee Mayer, co-founder and CEO of Havenly, on being named ColoradoBiz Magazine’s “Entrepreneur of 2017!” Havenly, the industry-disrupting virtual interior design and decorating service, has grown…

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