With summer in full swing, the City and County of Denver wants to remind parents about opportunities available that ensure Denver’s children and youth are healthy, safe, engaged in the community, and continue to learn while school is out.
“The city’s role in serving Denver youth truly exists when our kids are on summer break,” Mayor Hancock said. “It’s crucial we provide our families with programs that support their basic needs while also equipping our students with the tools they need to succeed upon their return to the classroom.”
“City agencies are working together to provide Denver youth with summer opportunities and pathways that lead to success,” Executive Director of the Office of Children’s Affairs Erin Brown said. “It’s important that we leverage our resources to keep our kids connected to activities during the summer that keep them safe, engaged and influence skill competence. Decreasing summer learning loss provides children and youth an academic advantage for the next school year.”
Summer opportunities available through the Office of Children’s Affairs, Denver Parks and Recreation, Office of Economic Development, and the Denver Public Library are comprised of activities related to healthy eating, educational and cultural experiences, enrichment programs and employment. They include:
All youth can sign up for their first MY Denver Card at any Denver recreation center. DPS students can also obtain their first card, or ensure their benefits stay active on their existing card, by selecting to “opt-in” for a MY Denver Card during the online enrollment verification process, July 24 - August 11, 2017. Signing up through the city’s online portal will be available after August 11. To learn more, visit denvergov.org/mydenvercard.
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