Various agencies have partnered with the Office of Children's Affairs to establish strategies to continue moving Denver's MBK initiative forward. Download Denver's 2015 Action Plan Report, or review the summary below.
Partner Agency: Denver Public Schools
Key Strategies: Identify key indicators of culturally responsive teaching methods, revise the student perception survey and propose a culturally responsive parent observation process.
SOCIAL and EMOTIONAL HEALTH
Partner Agency: Colorado Mentoring Partnerships
Key Strategies: Develop a mentoring initiative and create an MBK awareness campaign.
JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM
Partner Agency: Office of the Independent Monitor
Key Strategies: Support the Office of the Independent Monitor’s “Bridge the Gap” program, which seeks to proactively improve relationships between youth and the law enforcement in Denver.
Partner Agency: Office of Economic Development
Key Strategies: Create a summer workforce program that employs young men from neighborhoods with the highest MBK indicators and provide coaching/mentoring on navigating the workplace successfully.