Club Denver After School Program

A Good Idea

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Description

In 1995, Mayor Wilmington Webb partnered with Denver schools to create Club Denver Afterschool Program, an afterschool program designed to engage middle school students in constructive activity by getting them interested in future careers. The program is overseen by the Deputy Director of the Mayor's Office for Education and Children and operates in all 20 of the city's middle schools. Principals select teachers to lead each club in the afterschool curriculum, and each leader is then responsible to a city agency staff member. For example, instructors for the Aviation Club report to the Denver International Airport. In addition to collecting attendance and monitoring these programs, supervisors provide ideas, curriculum, and other support to the instructors.

Goal / Mission

The goal of this program is to engage middle school students in constructive activity by getting them interested in future careers.

Results / Accomplishments

One of the Club Denver programs, Arts Club Denver, serves almost 1,000 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. The Club Denver programs are very popular and provide the core of an after-school program in all DPS middle schools.

About this Promising Practice

Primary Contact
Mayor's Office for Education and Children
(720) 913-0900
http://www.denvergov.org/Default.aspx?alias=www.de...
Categories
Education / Childcare & Early Childhood Education
Social Environment / Children's Social Environment
Organization(s)
The Mayor's Office for Education and Children
Source
Finance Project
Date of publication
Nov 2004
Date of implementation
1995
Location
Denver, CO
Target Audience
Children

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