Our outcomes reflect the resilient, determined, brilliant young people we work with every day.
on-time graduation rate*
*Compared to the district’s 66% on-time graduation rate, for the population we serve
pursuing post-secondary education
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 1,000+ students in approximately 150 Denver Public Schools
Based on a three year average, 41% of Denver Kids graduates are the first in their families to graduate from high school
98% of our students qualify for free or reduced lunch
59% reside in a single parent/non-parental guardian household (other relatives, foster care)
The remaining 41% include a significant number of immigrant and refugee families
96% 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.