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 over 70 years, we’ve invested in youth because we believe it has the most transformative impact on our community both today and for generations to come. High school graduates are less likely to be unemployed, less likely to be incarcerated, and more likely to experience better health, and have longer life spans.
This past May we took a step forward in the right direction when we reached a 79% on-time graduation rate—the highest this decade. Our graduates are incredible young people who have overcome their economic realities, dreamed past their limitations, and remained focused in their journeys to the finish line. We salute the class of 2017 for their dedication to succeed and we thank all of our generous supporters who have invested in them and our mission to ensure that students stay in school and on track to earn their high school diploma. Because of your support, our young leaders are leaping into new beginnings—college, careers, trainings—and very bright futures.