Our outcomes reflect the resilient, determined, brilliant young people we work with every day.


of Denver Kids students graduate high school on-time*
*Compared to the district’s 70.5%, for the population we serve


of Denver Kids graduates pursue a post-secondary plan

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 1,100+ students in approximately 145 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.