We have some big news to share: Denver Urban Scholars is merging with Denver Kids!

Denver Kids and Denver Urban Scholars have long shared a common mission: creating a brighter future for youth of Denver. That’s why we’re so excited to announce that our two organizations have agreed to join forces to combine as a single agency. We expect the merger to be effective July 1, 2019 following completion of final documents and other matters.

Bridging nearly 100 years of combined mentoring and youth development experience, we will begin this new chapter with the intent of delivering improved programming and outcomes to every young person we serve.

You might be wondering why we did this.

It’s simple, we can do more for youth together. Both organizations saw an opportunity to create unparalleled programming and achieve long-term financial sustainability on a scale we simply can’t do on our own. Working as one organization, we can operate with a more specialized staff which will allow us to respond to the needs of our students and further position them for success in school and in life.

This is an exciting time for all of us as we look ahead to a bright future and the opportunity to make an even greater impact on young people in our community. We invite you to please stay connected to our work and this momentous new chapter by joining us at one of our upcoming events, listed below. And, we welcome your continued support as donors, mentors, and advocates to help us bolster outcomes and broaden opportunities for young people in our community.

View our official press release


We invite you to learn more!
In the coming weeks, we’ll be hosting an open house and a series of Town Hall conference calls that will provide even more details about our coming together and what the future holds. Mark your calendars and register below.

Town Hall Teleconference
May 15: 12 to 1 p.m. | June 17: 5 to 6 p.m. | July 24: noon to 1 p.m.
Click here for call details.
Register for a Town Hall Teleconference

Open House:
June 26th | 5:30 to 7 p.m. | Details coming soon.

Register for the Open House


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As Denver Kids and Denver Urban Scholars come together, we know you will have questions. Our goal is to answer them as quickly and thoroughly as possible. Please use the form above to submit a question or provide general feedback. And be sure to check below for answers to our most commonly asked questions.


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