Youth of Northwest Denver are making gains in academics, but also need increased awareness of college, vocational, and entrepreneurial possibilities. Friends helps to provide programming for academic support, high school readiness, social and emotional wellbeing, STEAM programming, athletics, college awareness, and project-based learning. Friends' goal is to equip students with the tools they need to succeed in middle school, in high school, and ultimately be ready for post-secondary education or training. Our focus has been on students and families that have been historically underserved in their attempts to reach these goals. Help Friends support Neighborhood Center programs to stimulate and grow individual academic and enrichment success.