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Youth performing a science experiment. "Afterschool and summer programs. Initiatives supporting student success."

Working TOGETHER to better serve children and youth when not in school. Keeping kids safe and supporting working families.

A top priority for the Office of Children's Affairs is to streamline how city agencies, Denver public schools, and community organizations work together to better serve children and youth through out-of-school time (OST) programs that keep kids safe, help working families, strengthen student engagement and support student success. 


Improving Program Quality

Woman and girl. Link to Denver Afterschool Alliance website.

The Denver Afterschool Alliance helps youth succeed by increasing access to and quality of afterschool and summer programs citywide. Learn more.

Developing Professional Staff

Person leading professional development. Links to Denver Quality Afterschool Connection.

The Denver Afterschool Alliance offers tools, resources and professional development opportunities to afterschool providers. Learn more.

Funding Programs

Grants binder and pen. Link: funding programs navigation

The Office of Children’s Affairs invests in children by providing grants to support high-quality afterschool and summer programs citywide. Learn more.


Link: My Denver Card registration

Includes free access to all Denver recreation centers, swimming pools and limited special admission to educational and cultural facilities!



Staff Contact

Maxine Quintana
Director of Afterschool Initiatives
720-913-0905 | email me