Denver Kids, Inc.

A nonprofit organization


Every student graduates. Every student is prepared with life skills, equipped with a greater understanding of self, and empowered to pursue their meaningful pathway post-graduation.


"I know I can do it, but now I feel more motivated to keep my grades up."

"Denver Kids was really helpful and does great things by making kids become what they're meant to be."

"Denver Kids has never failed to leave my side. Thanks to them, I had many opportunities I never thought I'd have."

"Denver Kids taught me to have faith in myself and to never stop - and that it's okay to cry - but just never stop because once you reach the finish line, there is something amazing waiting for you."

"Denver Kids has away been there for me, since day one. I am glad I was part of Denver Kids, they have really help me choice the right path."

"Denver Kids taught me I don't have to do things alone and that it's okay to ask for help sometimes."

"Denver Kids has taught me that even through all the hardships there's always a light at the other end."

"When I’m feeling down, my Educational SEL Counselor builds me back up."


Denver Kids empowers students to positively shape their lives, successfully complete high school, and pursue post-secondary options.

Background Statement

In 1946, Denver Public Schools (DPS) and the Rotary Club of Denver partnered to form Denver Boys with the purpose of providing academic support, mentorship, and job skills for boys who were dropping out of school to work and provide for their families when their fathers did not return from WWII. Denver Girls was founded in 1970 to follow the same model of academic and mentor support. In 1993, Denver Kids became the merged entities of Denver Boys and Denver Girls to consolidate programs and funding.

Our unique public/private partnership with DPS continues today. Specializing in educational counseling-a one-to-one, relationship-based, long-term approach dedicated to building character, academic achievement, and positive development of the whole child-Denver Kids strives to help students use education and the development of social and emotional skills as tools to create career and college pathways.

The newest chapter of the Denver Kids journey began in July 2019, when fellow youth-serving organization Denver Urban Scholars merged with Denver Kids. With a combined 97 years of experience serving Denver youth with mentorship and academic support, the newly merged Denver Kids is poised to reach Denver youth in new and exciting ways.

As we work through the impacts of a global pandemic, and strive to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of our students, our model is stronger than ever. And our students need us more profoundly than ever before.

Organization Data


Organization name

Denver Kids, Inc.

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Education, Youth Development

Organization Size

Large Organization


780 Grant Street
Denver, CO 80203

Service areas

Denver County, CO, US





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