Community Opportunities & Resources

SUN Programs: USDA’s Summer Nutrition Programs for Kids

Biden-Harris Administration Makes History Launching New Suite of Summer Nutrition Programs to Help Tackle Hunger and Improve Healthy Eating for Millions of Children“SUN Programs” Include New Grocery Benefits, In-Person Meals and To-Go Meals WASHINGTON, May 21, 2024 – The U.S. DepartmentContinue Reading

Summer Resources

Please check out these summer resources and programs, which include summer programming hosted by the City of Denver and DPS. WellPower will also be hosting a series of meet-ups, field trips, and online group sessions. We highly encourage students to take advantage ofContinue Reading

Denver Parks and Recreation Summer Activities

Registration for summer activities with Denver Parks and Recreation is open! Visit denvergov.org/ActivitiesPrograms to browse this season’s offerings. Activities include hiking excursions and other outdoor adventures, painting and music classes, sports for all ages and a variety of youth summer camps. 

Denver Youth Employment Program: Apply Now!

If you have youth between the ages of 14 and 21 who are looking for summer employment they have the opportunity to make up to $2,100 doing summer work with the Denver Youth Employment Program. Students must meet self-attested  financial eligibility requirementsContinue Reading

DPS Family Wellness Fest! April 6th, 13th, & 27th

The Family Wellness Fest event series is brought to you by the DPS Departments of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) and Trauma-Informed & Restorative Practices, as well as community partner, Kaiser Permanente. Enjoy free childcare, food and giveaways! Learn from DPS expertsContinue Reading

Generation Teach STEAM Academy-5th, 6th, & 7th graders

Generation Teach STEAM Academy is open to students currently in fifth, sixth or seventh grade. The GT STEAM Academy (GTSA) is a free, five-week summer academic acceleration program for middle school students. GTSA introduces students to engineering and social justice,Continue Reading

Generation Teach Summer Teaching Fellowship: Apply by April 15th

Please refer your high school juniors and seniors to the Generation Teach Summer Teaching Fellowship. The fellowship includes a dynamic summer of learning, teaching and creating a community. Fellows receive a $4,775 scholarship and over 300 hours of meaningful serviceContinue Reading

Teen Action Council! Application DUE April 19th

Please see the message below from Rise Above Colorado: We are excited to share with you that we are accepting applications for our 2024-2025 statewide Teen Action Council! Our teen council convenes youth across the state to work on sharedContinue Reading

Paid Student Opportunity with Upstream

Our friends at Upstream have a really exciting opportunity for y’all: they’re inviting students from our school to apply to their Student Task Force. The Student Task Force is a paid summer opportunity where students edit lessons in the curriculum, propose newContinue Reading

DPS Community Hubs: Supporting the Whole Child

DPS is committed to supporting the whole child to ensure Every Learner Thrives. This commitment is embodied in the enrichment that the DPS community hubs have provided to Denver families and students, especially migrant families who are new to our community. The communityContinue Reading

Resources for Newcomer Families

This year, DPS is welcoming more families from other countries than we have in past years. Enrollment can be overwhelming and families may not know which department can best assist them with their needs. The DPS Communications, Enrollment Services, MultilingualContinue Reading

Invite Families of Multilingual Learners to MLE DAC

Join the Multilingual Education (MLE) District Advisory Committee (DAC) on Wednesday, March 20 from 5-7 p.m. at Dr. Martin Luther King Early College. This month, the Department of Climate and Safety will share information about district safety processes. Share the attached flyers with yourContinue Reading

RSVP to Strategies for Navigating the Colorado Education System

In collaboration with Black Parent Network, FACE University is hosting a four-part virtual series: Navigating the Colorado Education System. Our goal is to empower Black families with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the complexities of the Colorado education system effectively.Continue Reading

Young Aspiring Americans for Social & Political Activism: Paid Internships, Volunteering, Work-Based Learning

YAASPA is a non-profit organization that endeavors to build the self-efficacy of youth who desire to make change in our communities, and pursue social science degrees, and social justice careers. Our mission is to encourage and support disengaged and underservedContinue Reading

SORA: Access Digital Books In Other Languages!

Experience digital books in over 20 languages on SORA!This three-minute video demonstrates three ways to filter and find books, audiobooks, magazines and read-alouds in Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic and many other languages. Please note that not all materials are available in all languages.Have aContinue Reading

Join March 12 Social Media Safety Training for Families

Join FACE University for a Social Media Safety training for families on March 12 from 5-6 p.m. This session will provide resources and tips for families on the dangers of social media and how to help their students stay safe and smart online.Use thisContinue Reading

High School Construction Careers Hiring Event: Feb. 29

Join the Denver Department of Economic Development and Opportunity on Feb. 29 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for a high school construction careers hiring event. All interested DPS students are invited to attend and explore full- and part-time employment, internship and apprenticeship opportunities. TheContinue Reading

Black Excellence Scholarship! Apply by Feb. 17

Second Annual Black Student Alliance District Banquet Join us for the Second Annual Black Student Alliance Banquet and Awards, a celebration of achievements and cultural heritage within our student community, on Feb. 22. This year’s keynote speaker is Demi Singleton, an acclaimed actress whoContinue Reading

Celebrating Black History Month and Supporting Black Excellence

Please see the message below from DPS Superintendent Dr. Alex Marrero. Dear Team DPS, As Black History Month begins, it is important to take a moment to reflect on the rich tapestry of African American contributions to society as aContinue Reading

Denver Online Students Can Register for West High School Sports

West High Registration for Spring Athletics is open, please share with your students and parents. If you are interested in participating in a sport this coming school year, below is the information you need to know to get involved. WeContinue Reading

Social-Emotional Learning for Families Online at FACE University

FACE University is a resource and learning hub for families in Denver Metro. The upcoming sessions are as follows:Thursday, Feb. 1, 9-10 a.m.: ED Care — This workshop educates parents and school staff members on EDCare’s services. RSVP here.Thursday, Feb. 8, 5-6 p.m.: Social-Emotional LearningContinue Reading

Volunteer at UCHealth University of Colorado Hopsital!

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital is looking for participants for the Summer Teen Volunteer program for the summer of 2024! This is a competitive program that runs from June 10th through August 2nd for teens ages 16-18. More information can be foundContinue Reading

African American Young Lady Summit (AAYLS) March 7

African American Young Lady Summit (AAYLS) welcomes you to participate in an awesome mentoring day (Sista 2 Sista) featuring discussions on mental health, black hair, physical challenges and engaging activities. This event will take place at Colorado Community Church (14000Continue Reading

You’re Invited! Families of Multilingual Learners to MLE DAC Meeting Jan. 24

Join the Multilingual Education (MLE) District Advisory Committee (DAC) on Wednesday, Jan. 24 from 5-7 p.m. at CEC Early College. This month, we are presenting information on Bully Prevention and Parent Constituency Services. Dinner, childcare and interpretation services will be available. Please registerContinue Reading

Raise Grades over Fall Break

Dear Denver Online parent/guardian, There are just a few days left before Denver Online students and staff go on Fall Break!  Denver Public Schools are closed Nov. 20- 24.  Students who have fallen behind in their courses have a great opportunityContinue Reading

DPS “Your Voice/Tu Voz” Family Survey-Complete by Nov. 15th

Dear Denver Online Families,  Please read below for a very important message requiring your attention as it is so important to have your feedback! The DPS “Your Voice/Tu Voz” Family Survey is open now through Wednesday, Nov. 15. Families can access the surveyContinue Reading

Rise Above Prevention Resources

Rise Above Colorado’s Educational Resources Not Prescribed: The Not Prescribed Lesson provides teens with the science and stories to understand the risks of misusing prescription drugs and the tools and resources to manage their own health as well as advocateContinue Reading

FREE 4-week summer bridge program for graduating seniors

 What is Engineering Summer Bridge Program:  This FREE 4-week summer bridge is designed to give a boost in the fundamental math skills required for STEM pursuit, provide career and professional skills opportunities, and connect you with like-minded peer students whoContinue Reading

Attend an Earth Day Event Within the DPS Community

The DPS Sustainability Team invites you to attend one of the many Earth Day Events happening throughout our community. See a list of events being hosted throughout the DPS community below. Montbello Career and Technical High: Connecting to the Earth throughContinue Reading

FREE Volleyball Summer Open Gyms – All Levels, All Ages Welcome

Please see the message below from Anna Schneemann, Director of the Silverback Volleyball Club: I’m reaching out to invite your volleyball athletes, and volleyball beginners, of all ages and genders, to sign up for our free summer open gyms. We areContinue Reading

YouthRoots YouthBoard Applications! Due April 30th

Please see the info below from Youth Roots Program Coordinator, Anna: My name is Anna and I am the Program Coordinator for YouthRoots, a Denver-based youth leadership organization that empowers teenagers to make changes in their community.  We have extendedContinue Reading

Prodigee Coffeehouse Apprenticeship: 18-24 year olds

Please find the below message from the Prodigee Coffeehouse’s Director of Learning, Brady Grant, about some wonderful opportunities for graduating students! Prodigy Coffeehouse is gearing up for our second hiring of the year.   Our pre-hire training runs from April 25-27.  We’dContinue Reading

Summer Performance Opportunities!

Please see the info from JCC Denver Mizel Arts and Culture Center below: JCC Denver Mizel Arts and Culture Center this summer has many opportunities. We have two shows scheduled for high schoolers to perform in or participate in tech; Puffs,Continue Reading

April 15 Diversity Hiring Fair

Join DPS on Saturday, April 15 from 9 a.m.-noon for our Diversity Hiring Event at Manual High School. School and district leaders will be on site providing interview opportunities for a variety of positions within our district. As part of the Strategic Roadmap,Continue Reading

Register to Attend the Student-Led DPS Climate Action Summit on April 22

DPS Students for Climate Action is hosting the first-ever DPS Climate Action Summit — an event for students and by students! The summit is Saturday, April 22 (Earth Day) from 1-4 p.m. at Manual High School. Register here. Students will learn from their peers about howContinue Reading

You’re Invited to the DPS Foundation Achieve Gala!

The DPS Foundation is hosting its annual Achieve Gala on Tuesday, April 18 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and will feature student speakers, including Adrian who is a student at Respect Academy and GraceContinue Reading

Achieving Excellence Academy Summer Learning Opportunity with Current 8th- and 9th-Graders

The Culture, Equity and Leadership Team (CELT) is excited to announce year two of the Achieving Excellence Academy (AEA)! AEA is a cultural summer program for diverse, rising ninth- and 10th-grade students. Learn more and encourage students to apply by Friday, April 7.

Free Prom Dresses: Schedule a Shopping Appointment with Bella Boutique

Bella Boutique is a local Colorado non-profit organization that provides free prom dresses, shoes, purses and jewelry to high school students in need. Bella Boutique has provided more than 1,900 teens with $265,000 worth of free formal wear since 2014. Bella BoutiqueContinue Reading

Food Bank of the Rockies Requests Support to feed families

GIVE NOW During the frigid winter months, many of our neighbors are making tough choices that they shouldn’t have to make — feed their families or pay their bills.A startling news update is shedding light on how serious the situation is: UtilityContinue Reading

DPS Student Rights Summit for High Schoolers: Feb. 25th

Join us on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for the DPS Student Rights Summit! High school students from across the district will have the opportunity to network with other student activists, discuss challenges students face and collaborate on writing aContinue Reading

Round 1 SchoolChoice Window Extended to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21

The system that DPS uses to accept and process SchoolChoice applications, SchoolMint, experienced some technical issues and some families were unable to complete their SchoolChoice applications. To ensure that all families are able to submit an application for their student, theContinue Reading

Get Free Covid Tests over the Winter

Learn more here about getting free Covid tests.

Save the Date: Colorado Gives Day is Dec. 6

From now until Dec. 6, team members can donate to the Denver Public Schools Foundation through Colorado Gives Day and help amplify initiatives like the A to Z Fund! This past year, the A to Z Fund granted $202,286 worthContinue Reading

Schools and Families of Multilingual Learners Invited to MLE DAC Meeting on Nov. 16

Schools and families of multilingual learners are invited to attend the Multilingual Education (MLE) Districtwide Advisory Committee (DAC) meeting on Nov. 16 from 5-7 p.m. at Wyatt Academy. Please share this flyer with your families of multilingual learners. At this in-person meeting, familiesContinue Reading

FREE RTD Services to Vote on Nov. 8th!

RTD Services Available on Election Day To help get people out to vote for this year’s upcoming election, all RTD services including buses and trains will be available at no cost on Tuesday, Nov. 8. After Oct. 31, Coloradans can registerContinue Reading