Every person can make a difference in ensuring that afterschool programs continue to provide high-quality experiences for Denver children and youth. The Denver Afterschool Alliance and its partners offer many opportunities to get engaged in the afterschool movement in Denver.
- Lights On Afterschool
A national day set aside every October to recognize and celebrate the importance of afterschool and summer programs to youth, families and communities. This day offers afterschool programs an opportunity to build relationships and contribute to a strong, unified message about the importance of afterschool in Denver. For more information or to get involved in Denver's events, contact: Jennifer.Harris@denvergov.org
- Youth One Book, One Denver
Sponsored by Denver Arts and Venues, the Office of Children’s Affairs and the Denver Quality Afterschool Connection as an opportunity to encourage kids to immerse their minds and imaginations through reading to support literacy and help mitigate summer learning loss. Designed for youth ages 9-12 years old, throughout the summer, participating summer programs provide a variety of engaging activities and field trips connected to themes from the book selected by youth. For more information and to learn how to get involved for 2014, contact: Maxine.Quintana@denvergov.org
- Speed Connecting -- Thursday, September 12, 2013, 10 am - 12 noon
Sponsored by the Denver Quality Aftershool Connection (DQUAC), this networking event provides program providers the opportunity to learn more about the services that they each offer and explore ways to partner with one another in order to better serve Denver youth.
For more information or to register, contact: Catherine_Wise@dpsk12.org
- Summer Learning Day
A national advocacy day to spread awareness about the importance of summer learning for our nation’s youth in helping close the achievement gap and support healthy development in communities across the country. For more information and to learn how to get involved, contact: Jennifer.Harris@denvergov.org