Denver Urban Scholars seeks more volunteers to mentor at-risk students

Denver Post highlights mentors at Denver Urban Scholars. Click on the link below for the full story.


9 News highlights mentoring at Denver Urban Scholars

Since 1995, the Denver Urban Scholars program has paired up middle school and high school students with adult mentors. Check out the link below to see how mentoring is impacting the lives of Denver youth.





Denver Post highlights Denver Urban Scholars

Denver Urban Scholars gives at-risk students the resources they need to succeed

Check out The Denver Post’s coverage of Denver Urban Scholars!

Byrne Urban Scholars Announces Name Change to Denver Urban Scholars

Name change better reflects communities served by the Denver-based public charity

Announced today, Byrne Urban Scholars has changed its name to Denver Urban Scholars. The new name better reflects the organization’s long-standing commitment to serving the Denver community as a public charity with diverse programming.

“While the name of our organization may be new, our mission remains the same – to build the relationships necessary to help students succeed in school and realize their true potential,” stated Patrick Byrne, Executive Director of Denver Urban Scholars. “Since 1995, we have together changed lives, created new opportunities, and inspired our young people to reach for their dreams. Looking to the future, we usher in a new era for our community of students, mentors, families and staff, as we transition from the vision of one family to a true public charity.”

Denver Urban Scholars will continue to maintain a relationship with its founder, the Byrne Family Foundation. As an element of this ongoing relationship, the Byrne Family will provide 100% of overhead costs for the organization, allowing for additional funding from the private, public and foundation sectors to directly support program costs and growth.

Currently, Denver Urban Scholars operates three programs: Stepping Stones for middle school students; Milestones for high school students; and Capstones, a pilot program launched in 2012, serving students through their first two years of higher education. Denver Urban Scholars will continue to enhance its programming based on feedback from those served and the communities impacted by these programs, furthering their holistic approach to academic achievement.

Byrne Urban Scholars & Inspirato Form Partnership

Denver Urban Scholars is excited to team up with Inspired Giving by Inspirato! Inspirato is a members-only luxury destination club. Find out how you can gain members only access to Inspirato, while donating to Denver Urban Scholars. Visit to browse Inspired Giving vacations. Indulge your love of travel while supporting our cause!

Byrne Urban Scholars in the News

Byrne Urban Scholars was recently profiled in the Denver Post.  Click below to read about how Byrne Urban Scholars is impacting the lives of Denver’s at-risk youth.

Ryan Ross, BUS’s first scholar, profiled

Ryan Ross, Byrne Urban Scholars’ first scholar, was profiled in the August 2011 edition of the Denver Urban Spectrum.  Ryan has became one of many Byrne Urban Scholars true success stories.  To read the full article click the link below.

Board Vice Chair in the News

Angel Romero, Byrne Urban Scholar’s tireless Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, has recently been profiled in the Denver Business Journal.  Click below to read more about this amazing member of the Board of Directors.

Thanks Angel for all of your support and hard work!