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Denver Workforce Services’ Out of School Youth program has a new providers. Starting July 1, Ability Connection Colorado (ACCO) will be delivering Denver’s federally funded program as a city’s lead contractor, and two local nonprofits are on deck, too . . . ensuring that no unemployed or underemployed youth is left behind.

This important workforce program helps young people who are between the ages of 16 and 24, currently not in school, and who reside in the City & County of Denver. Sadly, such youth are sometimes defined as “disconnected,” which can make them hard to reach for help making a home, finding a job with a livable wage, and building a future.

We understand that because you may lack secure housing, academic credentials, an employment history, or resume/interviewing skills, you will likely struggle. Denver’s program is designed to help build engagement and confidence, help youth identify an education or career path, and tap into available resources that can eliminate barriers to employment -- such as clothing and transportation.

Inquiries about this program can be made to You may also contact Christine Naylor, ACCO’s Employment Consultant, at 303-691-9339 x1136, or Tracie Hammons, ACCO’s Youth Services Director, at 303-691-9339 x1101.

There’s more. Denver Workforce is serious about serving all youth who need support. We have contracted with Urban Peak (303-974-2900) to provide employment services for youth experiencing homelessness, and with the Center for Employment Opportunities (719-941-9317) for youth who have a juvenile conviction as a barrier. 


We're Here to Help!

Our youth services mission is to offer a caring environment where you can get exposure to tomorrow's sustainable careers and stackable credentials. We can help you get a job--but we can also help with so much more than just "a paycheck." Through listening and coaching, and along with a range of supportive services, we are ready to help you experience that economic mobility can be so much more: a career, a future, a world of opportunity.

Our asset-based approach means that we help you explore your interests, talents and strengths--not focusing on your barriers or where you might fall short according to someone else's definition of success. With emphasis on training, education and attainable goals, we believe that you'll find that Denver Workforce Services and our contractor partners offer a true way forward.



Each year the Governor’s Summer Job Hunt provides a vital link between classroom learning and on-the-job experience by matching young people eager to work with great summer employment opportunities. Open to young adults age 16 to 21, this statewide program provides a referral service to connect job seekers with employers. Economic circumstances are not a consideration for program registrants.

FOR YOUTH: Register on Connecting Colorado.

FOR EMPLOYERS: In order for your summer job opportunities to be included, please send an email to with the following information:

1. Your company logo
2. A short paragraph about your company
3. The URL of your company’s jobs page