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2023 Dynamic In and Out of School Programming Grant Recipients

Aurora Community Connections: Aurora Community Connection provides a myriad of afterschool and summer programming opportunities and resources focused on education, health and wellness and youth development. Funding to support afterschool academic and leadership programming and summer programming.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado creates and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships between Mentors and Youth that ignite the power and promise of youth. Funding to expand recruitment efforts aimed at adding, vetting and onboarding mentors and reducing the waitlist of youth.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver: The Denver Broncos Boys & Girls Club has been serving youth ages 5-18 in the Montbello community since 2003, supporting more than 14,500 youth since its inception. Funding to underwrite operational funding and provide unique opportunities in each of the Club's programming areas, additional skill development and training, volunteer projects, field trips, and incentives for meeting individual and Club goals.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Pueblo County: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Pueblo County provides year-round programming to enable Pueblo County youth, especially those who need them most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Funding to purchase laptops, tablets, 3D printers and technological resources to help address the digital divide.

City Year Denver: City Year Denver believes that a child's potential is limitless, but recognizes that funding constraints, generational poverty, and systemic racism all contribute to the equity gaps present in our public schools. Funding to underwrite programming at Johnson Elementary School and support AmeriCorps members throughout their year of service.

Colorado Dream Foundation: The Colorado Dream Foundation provides comprehensive afterschool and summer programming focused on academic development, college and career development and emotional wellness development. Funding to support afterschool and summer programming for youth at two high-need sites.

Colorado Uplift: Colorado UpLift's mission is to build long-term, life-changing relationships with urban youth, equipping them to thrive and contribute to their community. Funding to expand out-of-school year-round programming at West Middle School.

Colorado Youth for A Change: Colorado Youth for a Change partners with school districts to identify and focus efforts on the most at-risk students and those who have left school, providing individualized support and case management with the ultimate goal of ensuring students earn a high school diploma or GED. Funding to increase support for Corps for a Change and Reengagement program youth to identify and mitigate barriers to program completion and educational advancement.

Denver Kids: Denver Kids provides Denver Public Schools students who experience the challenges of higher risk environments — which may result in disengagement from school, including dropping out before high school graduation — the resources they need to succeed. Funding to support case management programming for Denver youth.

Denver Rescue Mission: Denver Rescue Mission is committed to helping individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness change their lives through emergency services, rehabilitation, transitional programs, and community outreach. Funding to renovate youth center in family-focused housing facility.

Playworks Colorado: Playworks' mission is to improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play. Funding to provide Playworks programming in Aurora Public Schools elementary schools to help build healthy and inclusive school communities.

Reading Partners CO: Reading Partners is a national nonprofit that mobilizes communities to provide students with the proven, individualized reading support they need to read at grade level by fourth grade. Funding to underwrite an additional Title I School to receive individualized intervention services for high-need students who have fallen behind grade-level reading for three consecutive school years.

RISE: RISE is a national nonprofit that educates and empowers the sports community to eliminate racial discrimination, champion social justice and improve race relations. Funding to underwrite RISE's 8-week leadership program for Denver-area youth.

Scholastic Book Fairs: Scholastic is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, connecting educators and families through accessibility, engagement, and expertise. Funding to host book fairs and provide access to books and increased literacy for students in schools that have never hosted a Scholastic Book Fair.

Science of Sport: Science of Sport develops an interdisciplinary STEM curriculum and programming that is inclusive to all learners and relevant through hands-on, minds-on learning to promote educational and social-emotional skills and learning. Funding to develop custom Denver Broncos STEM program.

Seeing Our Adolescents Rise (SOAR): Justice-involved youth are referred to Seeing Our Adolescents Rise (SOAR) to receive community services and build resilience by achieving positive emotional, mental and physical outcomes despite adversity. Funding to provide programmatic and in-kind support for diversion and wraparound services for justice-involved youth.

Sims-Fayola Foundation: The Sims-Fayola Foundation works to improve the life outcomes and experiences of young men and boys of color. Funding to support the Empowerment Zone diversion programming for justice-involved youth.

Sun Valley Youth Center: The Sun Valley Youth Center empowers youth ages 5-21 living in the Sun Valley neighborhood to reach their potential. Funding to support afterschool and summer programming.

The Urban Farm: The Urban Farm provides the opportunity for urban youth to engage and participate in local food and agricultural systems by removing the barriers to entry. Funding to support Cultivating Change diversion and career pathways programming for justice-involved youth.

YouthZone: YouthZone offers diversion and deferred sentencing programming to justice-involved youth who are referred by the juvenile justice system, law enforcement, schools, parents, self-referral and other youth organizations. Funding to support diversion and deferred sentencing programming for justice-involved youth.