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Awarded Grants

5280 High School

Youth Peer Recovery Group

$100,230 over 1 years for an after-school and weekend recovery program designed to serve the most at-risk students at 5280 High School and the surrounding area. It will provide the support youth need to be able to get traction from old habits and establish new patterns of living and new peer groups.

City Council District:
Denver Citywide
Focus Area:
Youth
Year Approved:
2023

5280 High School

Youth Peer Recovery Program with Wraparound Support

$189,052 over 1 years to support students ages 15-21 in recovery by providing afterschool recovery supports through the Altitude Youth Recovery Program and in-school mental health supports.

City Council District:
Denver Citywide
Focus Area:
Youth
Year Approved:
2024

Ability Connection Colorado

Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP) Youth Resiliency Project and Trauma Intervention Support

$347,442 over 2 years to provide support to BIPOC youth with disabilities through trauma-informed mentoring and mental health care.

City Council District:
Denver Citywide
Focus Area:
Youth
Year Approved:
2024

Adoption Options

Fostering Healthy Futures

$108,914 over 3 years for Fostering Healthy Futures for pre-teens, a mentoring and skills training program for 9-to-11-year-old youth who have been placed out of the home due to child welfare involvement. This evidence-based program addresses the social emotional and coping needs of children.

City Council District:
Denver Citywide
Focus Area:
Youth
Year Approved:
2021

Adoption Options

Fostering Healthy Futures Pre-Teens and Teens

$237,416 over 3 years for Fostering Healthy Futures, an evidence-based program promoting positive youth development for children with child welfare involvement through individualized mentorship and accessible skills training.

City Council District:
Denver Citywide
Focus Area:
Youth
Year Approved:
2024

Apprentice of Peace Youth Organization

Value of Life Campaign

$150,000 over 2 years to support youth by creating spaces to address mental health through the Value Of Life campaign led by Apprentice of Peace Youth Organization’s Youth Advisory Council as well as creating opportunities for leadership and character development.

City Council District:
1,
3,
5,
6,
7,
9,
10,
11
Focus Area:
Youth
Year Approved:
2021

Apprentice of Peace Youth Organization

AOPYO Youth ReEntry/Outreach program

$132,750 over 1 years to pilot a 12-week workshop series to prevent future or recurring justice involvement for youth at Vista Academy, North High School, and Mount View. Each cohort will be provided with access to mental health services, and skills for healing and coping with trauma.

City Council District:
Denver Citywide
Focus Area:
Youth
Year Approved:
2022

Art from Ashes, Inc

Art from Ashes Creative Empowerment Programs

$119,823 over 3 years for creative programs that provide a safe, non-judgmental space with caring adults and community artists for youth to share their dreams, hopes, fears and pain, as well as the opportunity to connect with their community, and transform their stories from trauma to self-empowerment.

City Council District:
Denver Citywide
Focus Area:
Youth
Year Approved:
2021

Art from Ashes, Inc

Art from Ashes Creative Empowerment Programs

$59,249 over 1 years to provide a safe, non-judgmental space with caring adults and community artists for youth to share their dreams, hopes, fears, and pain, as well as the opportunity to connect with their community and transform their stories from trauma to self-empowerment.

City Council District:
Denver Citywide
Focus Area:
Youth
Year Approved:
2024

AUL Denver

Mental Health & Trauma-Informed Framework Expansion

$293,650 over 2 years to add a full-time culturally relevant, bilingual mental health provider, and a part-time community liaison to work with families, expand trauma-informed professional development, and pilot a year-long trauma-informed curriculum for students to increase self-awareness and resiliency.

City Council District:
Denver Citywide
Focus Area:
Youth
Year Approved:
2022