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Mayor Michael B. Hancock's five goals to help ensure all Denver kids have their basic needs met, are prepared for academic and professional success are:

  • Increase the number of children served by early childhood education programs by aligning publicly  funded programs
  • Increase the number of Denver third grade students who can read at grade level
  • Reduce the number of disconnected youth
  • Increase the number of high school students who complete a postsecondary pathway and obtain a job
  • Reduce the number of overweight and obese children

The Children’s Cabinet is Mayor Hancock's initiative to bring together a group of city departments and partner agencies to:

  • Coordinate and align city programs, services, and resources
  • Improve communication between City agencies
  • Develop strategies to best serve Denver's children and youth

The Denver Education Compact is Mayor Hancock's initiative to create a new and binding agreement requiring the City, Denver Public Schools, higher education and community stakeholders to make specific commitments to improve education throughout Denver.  

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The Denver Afterschool Alliance is a diverse collaborative of community stakeholders working together to ensure Denver's youth have access to quality afterschool programs and enrichment opportunities. Learn more . . .

Contact Maxine Quintana, 720.913.0905

MyDenver card

With the MyDenver card, all Denver students ages 5 to 18 who are residents of Denver can enjoy free year-round access to Denver Parks and Recreation centers, swimming pools and public libraries. 

Free access is made possible by the 2A Initiative supported by Denver voters in 2012.   Learn more . . .

About Us

The vision of the Office of Children's Affairs is to deliver a world class City where all children, youth, and their families have the opportunity to succeed.  The role of the Office of Children's Affairs is to support City agencies, the community and its service providers in achieving three major goals to ensure that:

  • All children have their basic needs met 
  • All children are ready for kindergarten 
  • All children and youth have the opportunity to succeed academically and professionally

Learn more about our office, programs, and goals!  

Latest News

Aug 27, 2014

Click here to read Questions and Answers about the 2A Comprehensive OST Programs RFP.

Aug 11, 2014

The Office of Children’s Affairs is seeking grant proposals to provide support for Denver Comprehensive Out-of-School Time (OST) Programs.

Community News

Apr 11, 2014

Do you or a friend need help getting through a tough time? Download the #Helphelps - Mental Health Resource List for Youth here

Mar 19, 2014

The Mayor's Youth Award honors Denver youth between the ages of 13 and 19 who have overcome adversity to achieve success! 

Mar 05, 2014

Share information and gather community feedback regarding the 2014 Denver Plan