Creating opportunities for school communities to engage and inspire Denver youth and families.


Our vision is to provide High Quality Programming, every day at every site. We will support Social, Emotional and Academic Learning, Increase Family Participation and Community Engagement, and expand Middle School Programming.

Our Services

The Department of Extended Learning and Community Schools oversees many of the after-school programs in the district. All of the following programs provide DPS students a safe, enriching place to continue their studies, explore new skills and make friends during out-of-school time.

Discovery Link & Afterschool Enrichment Programs

Discovery Link is a licensed before- and after-school care program for school-age children at 44 elementary schools in DPS.

Extended Learning provides schools with data and quality supports in after-school programs through the Denver Afterschool Alliance.

Community Partnerships

We work with partners who are committed to providing programs and services to serve the diverse needs of our students. There are currently over 400 community partners who serve DPS students through programs during and outside of school.

We are hiring!

Love working with kids? Want to build a career working with youth? Looking for a flexible schedule? Discovery Link before and after school program is hiring for several positions at schools across the district. Please see the DPS Job Board and search for the position you’re interested in.

  • Staff Aide-$13.00-$13.40/hr
  • Program Leader- $13.50 –  $15.75/hr
  • Early Childhood Teacher –  $16.25/hr