We are a citywide collaborative of community stakeholders working together to ensure Denver youth have access to quality afterschool programs and enrichment opportunities that will help them achieve success now and in the future.
As a sponsored initiative of the Office of Children’s Affairs, our alliance is made up of city and school leaders working closely with program providers. Together, we are invested in the well-being and success of Denver youth. We believe a focus on quality standards and data-driven decisions will help ensure Denver youth have the opportunity to safely learn, grow and thrive during the time they are not in school.
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 for all of Denver's youth in order to keep kids safe, inspire kids to learn and prepare them for the future.
There are six strategies that the Denver Afterschool Alliance will employ in order to positively impact quality, access, sustainability, and advocacy for the afterschool field.
The Denver Afterschool Alliance is a diverse collaborative of afterschool stakeholders working together to ensure Denver's youth has access to quality afterschool programs and enrichment opportunities. Click here for an overview of the Denver Afterschool Alliance.
The Denver Afterschool Alliance has been made possible by a three-year grant from The Wallace Foundation with matching support from The Denver Foundation, The Piton Foundation, Mile High United Way, Denver Public Schools Foundation and the Denver Office of Children’s Affairs. This support will allow the City of Denver to build a sustainable system that will contribute to the successful development of Denver youth by increasing access to and participation in quality afterschool programs.
The Denver Afterschool Alliance also benefits from in-kind support from the following entities: Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, The Civic Canopy, CiviCore, Denver Public Schools, Denver Parks & Recreation and the Office of Children's Affairs.