A Child spends 75% of their waking hours outside of the classroom - on weekdays before and after school hours, on weekends, and in the summer.

  • It is incredibly important for every young person to have a positive academic school experience that is a good fit for them. We call this the learner’s “home base”.
  • Schools are over-taxed and expected to play every role in a kids’ learning but they don’t have to.
  • The Opportunity Young people spend at least 75% of their waking hours outside of school. Out of school learning is not a nice to have, it’s a need to have.
  • Access to out of school learning is not equitable and the enrichment gap is widening. In Denver, students with low access to summer camps and classes are more likely to be Black and Latino, live in homes with lower median household incomes and have parents with a high school diploma or less while students with the best access to summer activities are more likely to be white, live in homes with higher median incomes and have college-educated parents.
  • There are proven benefits to out of school learning including greater self-esteem, more psychological resilience, more civic engagement, higher grade point average, higher future wages and occupational attainment and stronger social networks.


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"Never before has the opportunity been greater to use existing resources differently to benefit student learning."

Lisa Duty, The Learning Accelerator