A Year in Review

Because you believe every student matters…
We were able to give our students many opportunities for experiential learning, giving back to the community, healing, and having fun at school! 
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Because you care, we are able to provide
top-notch learning experiences…

Service Projects

Each student gives back to the community at least two hours every quarter.
Many choose to serve in every opportunity that is offered… 

Our students on a field trip to give back to the community.
 
They went to a local elementary school and were able to help with literacy games.
 
This allows our students the opportunity to become the mentor!  

Alaska

A group of students applied for and met all of the requirements to travel to a remote village in Alaska.  They participated in a conference where spiritual and mental healing and growth were the focus… 

When your class becomes real…

Learning becomes authentic and student engagement skyrockets!

Our Economic class has had the opportunity in the 4th quarter to travel to a number of local businesses.
 Their goal is to see what entrepreneurs do! 
They toured different businesses and had the chance to sit down for a Q&A with the owner of the business.  
They were able to visit small shops, family-owned business, and multi-million dollar high rise businesses.
What an experience to say the least… 
(Cardinal Group, Triple Tree Cafe, London Alley Salon, Thrivent Financial, Spectrum Construction)

Shark Tank – DSS Style

The final project for our 4th quarter Economics students was to compete in a Shark Tank experience. Each student created their own business proposals to present to our Sharks (local business persons). With completed plans, each student passed the class and had the chance to win up to a $1000 dollar scholarship… Needless to say, our students rose to the occasion! #TheDSSDifference

Activities

At the heart of our mission is ” a supportive network of caring adults”. We build in purposeful activities to build bonds outside of the classroom so that those strong relationships allow for real growth inside the classroom… 

Sporting Events

Our donors bless us with the oppurtnit to take our students to NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLB games every year. These events offer a great way to build relationships with our students. 

Retreats

We also have the chance to take our students on small retreats. This is possible because donors allow us to use their cabins and vacation rentals.  

Camps

Because you care and donate financially our students are able to attend world-class camps. A few of our students just attended NBC camp at CCU. What an experiences! 

Just a few more opportunities afforded to our students…

CCD/Metro State University campus tour

Red Rocks Community College tour

Girls Bible study w/ Christina & Joanna

Historical Walking Tour of Denver

Zoey participated in the Made to Flourish Pastors Conference panel

Community College of Denver Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

Basketball once a week at Denver Rec

Black Panther Movie

Photography field trips to local parks and sites

Wonder movie

Hiked – Three Sisters

East Campus, West Campus, and Hope Academy were able to go hiking 

Photography field trips to local parks and sites

Wonder movie

Take students to basketball games (and hang out before)

Just to name a few!

A Word From Our Students

Without the support of DSS, I’d probably be sitting in jail. Thank you for helping me through all my struggles and for loving me for who I am. This school has helped me become a better person.

Alysa

2018 Graduate

DSS helped me find purpose in school and in life. Without this school, I’d probably be selling drugs, in jail or dead. Thank you for letting me find myself here, and for giving me another chance at life.

Mikel

2017 Graduate

Thank you to our many donors. with your support, we are changing lives, one student at a time! 

To our donors… 

You really are making a difference!

Thank You!