Our outcomes reflect the resilient, determined, brilliant young people we work with every day.
of Denver Kids students in the class of 2022 graduated high school on-time*
*The Denver Kids graduation rate exceeds that of DPS by nearly fifteen percentage points for the population we serve.
Post-secondary pursuance: On average, 66% of our graduates are first in their families to do so.
The Students We Serve
There’s a success story inside every student. It’s our job to remove the barriers that may stand in their way. Doing so with evidence-based programming, compassion and creativity—is the work of Denver Kids.
We don’t see our students as “at risk,” but rather “at potential”—capable of accomplishing anything they dream of, while overcoming circumstances that can make it difficult to prioritize their education.
We serve more than 800 students in approximately 90 Denver Public Schools
Based on a three year average, 35% of Denver Kids graduates are first generation high school graduates
97% of our students qualify for free or reduced lunch
The average age of students who enter our program is 10 years old
97% are students of color
Denver Kids operates at capacity— we have a waiting list for admission into our program. Especially in these uncertain times, the need is greater than ever.