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.
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.
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 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.
Measuring Program Quality and its Impact
The Denver Afterschool Alliance works to unite providers and professionals in a single network, and provide resources and supports to increase access to high-quality programming for youth across the city. View the Denver Thrives report (pdf) to learn how afterschool is making a difference in the lives of Denver’s youth.
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.
Social, Emotional and Academic Learning (SEAL) is the process through which youth and adults acquire and apply skills around self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship building and decision making. Learn more.
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.
The "2020 Afterschool Professionals Awards" is up next!
Nominate someone working in the out-of-school time field - a colleague, a collaborator, or don't be shy ... nominate yourself! This is a great way to celebrate the work of professionals making a strong and positive impact on Denver's youth and their families.
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.