Free Meals and Other Summer Opportunities!

Posted June 6, 2022

DPS Summer Meals
DPS Offering Free Summer Meals Program
DPS will offer breakfast and lunch this summer at 47 schools across the city. These meals will be offered at no cost to all kids up to 18 years old, whether they are DPS students or not. Adults may purchase a meal as well. Adult breakfast is $3 and adult lunch is $4.50.
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federally-funded, state-administered program that provides nutritious meals to children 18 years and younger at no charge, regardless of income, race or religion.
For a full list of participating schools, please go to the Free Summer Meals webpage. Note: All locations are closed on June 20 and July 4. Menus, dates and times are subject to change.
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Summer Opportunities Available to the DPS Community:
Athletics & Beyond Summer Program
The Athletics & Beyond Family Wellness Center in Montbello is providing summer programming for students entering fourth through 12th grade. The program is open all summer starting now through the end of August. The center offers academic support to reduce summer learning loss — including STEM courses — and specialized athletic training. DPS students can participate for a reduced price of $5 per student per month. Students and families should register in person at the center — located at 4990 Nome St., Unit C, Denver, CO 80239 — or call the center at 720-845-1712 to learn more.
Summer Connections and Discovery Link
The end of the school year and the beginning of the summer is always an anticipated time. This summer, the learning continues for nearly 2,500 DPS students in programs such as our free, 6-week Summer Connections. Summer Connections allows students to engage in hands-on activities and content they will see in the upcoming school year, including foundational literacy, math and science. Our principals, assistant principals and teachers are also participating in Summer Connections. These opportunities help our educators improve their classroom and leadership skills to support our students better year-round.
More than 2,000 students will also participate in Discovery Link summer camps at various locations throughout Denver. Discovery Link provides outdoor programming and engaging visual and performing arts, sports, science, and cultural exploration activities. At Carson Elementary School, scholars will also participate in an Enrichment Exploration Summer Camp.
Staff, Students and Families Invited to the June 24 GlobalMindED Conference
GlobalMindED is an organization that works to close the equity gap through education, entrepreneurship, employment and economic mobility to create a capable, diverse talent pipeline. DPS’ Academics Division has partnered with GlobalMindED to invite students, families, and staff to participate in the Industry Marketplace/Career Exploration, Apprenticeship/Internship Job Fair on June 24 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Denver Sheraton (1550 Court Place). The fair is free and open to the public, will feature national and Colorado companies and will include a closing session titled, “Experiences that Launch Careers.” Learn more and register here.
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Opportunity to Tutor Rising DPS 9th-graders in Algebra
Are you interested in tutoring rising ninth-grade DPS students this summer? Partner with university instructors to provide algebra tutoring. Tutors will work in-person with small groups of students as part of the four-week summer program from July 11-Aug. 5. Tutors will schedule three work days each week and can expect to work about four hours each work day. Pay starts at $28 per hour. Click here to learn more. If you have questions or would like to apply, contact Daniel Schmitt.