$1,000 For Afterschool Programs

Eligible Denver Public School middle school students will receive a $1,000 debit card that can be used to pay for youth programs like sports, music, art and more.

My Spark Denver is a partnership between the City and County of Denver, Gary Community Ventures and Mile High United Way.


DPS middle school students whose families are eligible for free and reduced lunch will be enrolled in the pilot program


on a My Spark Card to spend on the programs of your choice


youth programs to choose from

Many of us have a story about the activities we loved as kids. For me, my spark was soccer and theater. I didn’t become a professional athlete or actor, but the lessons of teamwork and collaboration have stayed with me.

— Denver Mayor Mike Johnston

Programs include:

  • Sports
  • Art
  • Tutoring
  • Dance
  • Outdoors
  • Swim
  • Coding
  • Gymnastics
  • Music
  • Martial Arts
  • Cooking
  • Summer Camps