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Studies show that programs outside of school time help students improve their attitude toward school,
improve their grades & test scores, increase class attendance, and develop better work habits.
Funding from the DPS Foundation provides diverse after-school programs for nearly 15,000 DPS students every year. After-school programs improve school attendance, decrease dropout rates and provide critical opportunities for enriching extracurricular activities that help a child develop their skills and creativity.
Experts say the hours between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. are peak hours for youth to engage in a variety of risky behaviors. Fortunately, students in Denver Public Schools have a fun, safe alternative – they can participate in a variety of after school programs offered at their own schools throughout the year.
After-school and summer programs in DPS allow students to develop new talents, get extra help with their school work, enjoy arts and music classes, and play sports. These programs also provide a supervised environment for students, offering new opportunities for learning, social development and recreation.
Unfortunately, limited school budgets cannot support these activities on their own. DPS relies on funding from caring donors to keep these important programs in place.
Support after-school and summer programs for Denver’s students!
Gifts of $100 or more designated for after-school programs may be eligible for a 50% Colorado state income tax credit. Due to a recent change in state law, the credit will be deferred (but not eliminated) for all gifts made in calendar year 2012. Click here for full details.
>> Make a tax-deductible gift today!