Our trained mentors act as tutors, counselors, and friends, spending between 6 and 8 hours with the scholar each month. Mentors offer support, guidance, and encouragement to help scholars develop higher levels of self-confidence, improve their relationships with adults and peers, and see school in a more positive light.
Our master’s degree-level, professional case managers establish ongoing relationships with each scholar in our program. They work side-by-side with scholars, helping them achieve success through emotionally, developmentally, culturally, and socially appropriate actions.
Our case managers and mentors work with scholars to strengthen and refine the skills that are necessary for academic success. This may include tutoring, help with writing, or providing coaching and guidance. Often, our case managers work closely with schools and teachers to monitor and support each student.
With all the challenges our scholars face, we believe that paying for a good education shouldn’t be an additional burden. After acceptance into our program, our scholars receive the appropriate level of financial assistance to help cover school fees and supplies.
Denver Urban Scholarspartners with schools that share a desire to support underserved youth in Denver, Adams, Arapahoe, and Jefferson counties. Our goal is to help each scholar in our program earn a high school diploma from a top-performing school. With their high school diplomas, our scholars have a better opportunity to participate in higher education, obtain meaningful employment, and lead fulfilling lives.
Each year, Denver Urban Scholars acknowledges program graduates with a personalized graduation ceremony.