All Denver youth will achieve success now and in the future through active participation in diverse, quality afterschool programs.
To develop a sustainable, citywide afterschool system to increase access to and participation in quality afterschool programs that keep Denver’s youth safe, inspires them to learn and prepares them for the future.
Equity and Inclusivity: We believe that all Denver youth and families deserve access to high-quality, inclusive and culturally-relevant afterschool and summer programming. As such, we support youth-serving organizations to use social, emotional and academic learning as a lever for ensuring a more equitable future for youth, and we advocate for systems, policies and practices that create opportunity for all youth and families.
Quality: We build the capacity of youth-serving organizations to improve program quality through continuous learning, data-driven decision making, and professional learning opportunities.
Collaboration: All of our work is based on relationships, transparency and sharing lessons learned. We are committed to being a valued partner to the afterschool community.
Driven by Data: We use data to better understand and meet the needs of afterschool providers and the youth they serve.
Creativity: We take creative approaches to supporting and strengthening the afterschool community.