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City Offering Support to Denver Families During the Event of a Teacher Strike

DENVER –Mayor Michael B. Hancock today announced that city recreation centers and Denver Public Library (DPL) locations will provide additional support to Denver families who choose to hold their children from school during the event of a potential teachers strike on Monday and until an agreement has been reached. 

During the event of a teacher strike, all 30 Denver recreation centers will be open at 8 a.m. Afterschool activities at Denver recreation centers provided through the MY Denver program will be fully staffed. All Denver kids ages 5-18 have free access to all Denver recreation centers with their MY Denver Card.

The Free Healthy Meals program provided at Denver recreation centers through the Office of Children’s Affairs will offer extended hours of operation and increased capacity to serve Denver kids at the centers. Recreation center staff will provide additional snacks, as needed.

All 26 DPL branch locations will open at 10 a.m. Additional passive and active programming will be available at all locations. DPL locations will have prepackaged snacks on hand, as needed.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver has also stepped forward to support Denver families during the event of a strike.

Boys & Girls Club Information:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver serves kids and families by providing their Club members with enriching programming that has the power to positively shape and change their lives. Their membership is open to all school-aged youth, grades K-12. Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver will continue to be open and operate all Clubs, both in neighborhood locations and in local schools that remain open.

For more information about Club membership, please visit

Mayor Hancock is encouraging city departments to allow for flexibility with affected city employees, requesting department managers to work with staff to accommodate employee child care needs. The Mayor is also encouraging the city’s large employers and other businesses to similarly prepare.

More information about resources and services: Denver Parks and Recreation, Office of Children’s Affairs, Denver Public Library

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