Education

In this section you’ll find education programs intended for youth.

5280 High School

5280 High School

Denver Metro

Denver

5280 High School is a safe place for students who are in recovery from addiction. Students work together through project-based learning in a substance free environment. The classes are focused on collaboration and hands-on learning. 5280 has developed a one-of-a-kind educational approach that tackles the unique challenges our youth are facing. The holistic approaches to recovery are centered around the following principles of equity, authenticity, intentional community, joy & meaning.

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Career Online High School

Career Online High School

Statewide

Fifteen Colorado libraries offer online, options to getting your high school diploma and career certification programs. Click on the website for the list of libraries, then click on library link for more info about your library. This is a great opportunity to complete high school online!

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Catch A Star Academy

Catch A Star Academy

Denver Metro

Aurora

Catch a Star Academy provides elementary school children who are struggling in their studies with individualized learning programs designed to help them reach new heights. Catch a Star Academy focuses on building a solid foundation of elementary education in grades 4 and 5. With mastery of reading, writing and math, our students are prepared to succeed in middle school and beyond.

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CHIC Denver

CHIC Denver

Denver Metro

Aurora

CHIC offers a variety of services in intervention and prevention that address economic mobility, mental health, social, emotional and cultural wellness and the overall stability of the family. They provide a variety of programs that focus on families and youth who have educational, reentry, and community needs. They bring families and service providers together to increase access to community resources. Services designed for young women.

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Emily Griffith Technical College GED program

Emily Griffith Technical College GED program

Denver Metro

Denver

The school offers an eight-week program at a reasonable cost (some scholarship money is available). Emily Griffith also offers adult basic education fundamental courses to prepare you prior to taking the GED tests.

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Movement 5280

Movement 5280

Day Shelter & Community Center

Denver Metro

Englewood

Movement 5280 has three primary focuses: Survive, Thrive, and Revive. Movement 5280 provides a "family of support" to unhoused youth who have aged out of foster care and any other at-risk young people lacking guidance as they transition to adulthood. They also provide a separate no-barrier food pantry called Englewood's Table as well as a non-denominational church called Lost & Found Church to be able to provide a safe-space for people who are experiencing homelessness, justice involvement, sober living, addiction recovery or anyone in the community who would like to attend. Movement 5280 is committed to providing wrap around services that are sourced from trauma informed models. Consider reaching out to them if you are part of the unhoused young adult population.

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Project Avary

Project Avary

Statewide

Project Avary is a nonprofit that provides support for kids with an incarcerated parent. The program, which has a six-week commitment, is open to kids ages 8 to 18, and it's free. Small groups meet up together online, along with counselors who all have lived experience with parental incarceration. The meetings are a unique opportunity of connecting with other kids with the same experience of having a parent currently or formerly in prison. Groups are one hour long and held after school hours. To learn more and apply for the program, click on the website link where you'll see the link to their application. You can also call Danielle at 720-600-4925 if you have any questions.

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Tennyson Center for Children

Tennyson Center for Children

Statewide

At Tennyson Center for Children, they aim to build stronger and healthier kids and families. Many students arrive at their K-12, school-based, day-treatment program having experienced complex trauma. By integrating social, emotional, behavioral, and academic learning into the program, students see tremendous growth. During the 2020/2021 year, they saw a 67% increase in reading proficiency and a 79% increase in math proficiency which are enormous achievements for students who typically arrive at Tennyson two to three years behind in school. Outside of their Day Treatment Program, they also offer a multitude of child and family therapy services that provide support across Colorado – and beyond. The wide array of Community Programs supports children, teens, adults, parents, families, foster families, and parents-to-be. They hold themselves to a high standard of care across all their programs and services to ensure children and families receive the level of care they deserve.

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The Source

The Source

Homeless youth shelter & drop-in center

Denver Metro

Boulder

The Source is a homeless youth shelter & drop-in center. The Source provides a safe, welcoming environment for all genders with the goal to move young people from unstable living situations to safety and self-sufficiency. The overnight shelter is available for up to 16 young people between the ages of 12-21. The drop-in program’s first priority is to provide food, showers, laundry services, clean clothes, and access to medical care. Its second priority is to provide additional resources and support to assist individuals with their goals around housing, employment, and education. Program participants receive employment assistance, access to education programs, long-term housing navigation, support and inclusivity groups, family coaching services, life-skills development, mental and physical wellness support, and an array of individual and group activities.

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