Denver Afterschool Alliance

About the Denver Afterschool Alliance

We are a citywide collaborative of community stakeholders working together to ensure Denver youth have access to quality afterschool programs and enrichment opportunities that will help them achieve success now and in the future.

As a sponsored initiative of the Office of Children’s Affairs, our alliance is made up of city and school leaders working closely with program providers. Together, we are invested in the well-being and success of Denver youth. We believe a focus on quality standards and data-driven decisions will help ensure Denver youth have the opportunity to safely learn, grow and thrive during the time they are not in school.

Our Vision

All Denver youth will achieve success now and in the future through active participation in diverse, quality afterschool programs.

Our Mission

To develop a sustainable, citywide afterschool system to increase access to and participation in quality afterschool programs for all of Denver's youth in order to keep kids safe, inspire kids to learn and prepare them for the future.

Our Goals

We are making a difference for afterschool programs in Denver by working together to:

  • Serve as a unified voice
    Together, we influence policy, build public awareness and advocate for the value and impact of quality afterschool programs in Denver.
  • Make it easy to find afterschool programs 
    We've developed a citywide, searchable, map-based database that connects families and schools to afterschool programs in their neighborhoods.
  • Support academic enrichment
    Through data sharing, our partnerships make it possible for program providers to learn more about the students they serve so they can design programs to help students learn in new and exciting ways that meet their needs and compliment school-day learning.
  • Focus on quality
    Through the development of quality standards, Denver will have a way to measure program quality and engage programs in continuous quality improvement.
  • Maximize funding resources
    Through collaboration, we are identifying how resources can be more effectively coordinated, expanded, secured and used to better support programs across the City.  

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