DPS Foundation Blog

Students Inspire at Think It Up Event

Denver hosted the first-ever Think It Up event, a nationwide initiative that supports the development of student-driven learning projects. This event, hosted at George Washington High School, was started by the Entertainment Industry Foundation powered by DonorsChoose.org and brought together more than 200 Denver students from 7-12 grades along with their teachers to create and […]

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Kaiser Permanente Challenges Students to Improve Behavioral Health

At the start of the school year, leaders tackling some of society’s toughest problems shared their experiences with the students and then issued a challenge asking students to advance solutions. Challenges proposed to student groups by Kaiser Permanente, Denver Foundation, Denver Water, Mayor Hancock, Denver Police Department Chief White and others ranged from how to […]

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Denver Foundation Challenges Students on Restorative Justice Issues

Our community is faced with many important issues — and Denver’s students are stepping up to the challenge of finding solutions. On November 5th at Coors Field, Denver Public Schools’ high school students joined together to compete and discuss their solutions to these critical issues. The event, appropriately named, Challenge 5280, provides an opportunity for […]

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Challenge 5280 Event at Coors Field: Empowering Today’s Youth

Water Conservation. Behavioral Health. Relationships with Law Enforcement. Our community is faced with many important issues — and Denver’s students are stepping up to the challenge of finding solutions. On November 5th at Coors Field, Denver Public Schools’ high school students joined together to compete and discuss their solutions to these critical issues. The event, […]

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