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When youth have access to afterschool programs ... outcomes improve!

The Denver Afterschool Alliance (DAA) works to unite providers and professionals in a single network, providing resources and supports to increase access to high-quality programming for all of Denver’s youth.

Quality afterschool programs have a measurable impact on our youth, and when we work together, that impact is greater.

Formally established in 2012, the Denver Afterschool Alliance was built from two decades of partnership among the City and County of Denver, community-based providers, and Denver Public Schools, working together to increase access to and participation in quality programs. Read more about DAA's history and growth.

Our Vision
All Denver youth will achieve success now and in the future through active participation in diverse, quality afterschool programs.

Our Mission
To develop a sustainable, citywide afterschool system to increase access to and participation in quality afterschool programs to keep Denver's youth safe, inspire them to learn and prepare them for the future.

View DAA's Quality Pillars
Learn about the seven pillars that represent the foundations of quality for out-of-school time programs. Developed by the Denver Afterschool Alliance, this framework is used to identify and assess barriers to success for afterschool organizations.

  • 550 youth-serving organizations participate in our network
  • 1,600 programs offer afterschool and/or summer opportunities for youth
  • 20,000+ youth are impacted by our work each year

View report: Denver Thrives
Get the data on DAA! Learn about quality assessment evaluations, how providers are supported, youth impact, and how the alliance is expanding its work.

View report: SEAL Year 2
Discover how Denver's Social, Emotional and Academic Learning initiative has made an impact so far at participating sites.

All youth-serving organizations can benefit by engaging with the Denver Afterschool Alliance to improve practice and strengthen services. Three levels of membership offer different tools and resources that serve partners in a way that makes sense for them. As organizations increase their level of participation with DAA, they gain more access to outstanding professional development, networking opportunities, data collection tools and technical assistance from national leaders—all at no cost to the organization. 

Learn more about Membership Levels, tailored to fit both comprehensive and content-specific organizations.

Responding to the need for a modern approach to marijuana awareness and education, DAA partnered with the YESS Institute to develop Healthy Lifestyles, a 10-hour marijuana curriculum for middle school youth.

Read more to discover how this curriculum can work for your community.

Our team is formed from a shared staffing model with representatives from the Office of Children’s Affairs, Denver Public Schools and the community. 
 

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Social, Emotional and Academic Learning


Social, Emotional and Academic Learning (SEAL) is the process through which youth and adults acquire and apply skills around self-management, social awareness, relationship building and decision making. Learn more.

 

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Denver Quality Afterschool Connection

The Denver Quality Afterschool Connection (DQUAC) is the provider network of DAA and provides free professional development and networking opportunities for youth-serving providers, including site staff, managers and executive team members. Learn more.

 
 
DAAconnect

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Introducing DAAconnect: a new resource for families and youth-serving providers. Features include a program locator, a directory of programs that serve youth across the city, and a variety of tools to assist organizations in managing data and registration. Your afterschool world just got easier! Learn more.

Video: The Impact of Afterschool
Staff Contact

Maxine Quintana
Out-of-School Time Initiatives Director
(720) 913-0905
maxine.quintana@denvergov.org

 


Location

201 W. Colfax Ave.
Department 1101
Denver, CO 80202

Monday - Friday 9 a.m - 5 p.m.

 

Office of Children's Affairs

Phone: 720-913-0900
childrensaffairs@denvergov.org

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