COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

General Community

  • Work closely with 7 school districts: Denver, Adams, Aurora, Jefferson County, Douglas, Cherry Creek, Littleton

  • Drawing volunteers from all over the metro area, across 4 generations!

Business Community

  • The business community in the greater Denver-Metro area has been generous in giving financial and in-kind donations. The support of the business community has been consistent and caring.

Sports Community

The Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche and Colorado Rockies donate hundreds of tickets annually for tutors and their students to enjoy together, many of whom have never been to a game.

Parks and Recreation

Whiz Kids Rodeo – Our year-end celebration held at the National Western Complex. Over 500 tutors and kids gather for games, music and fun to celebrate the end of a great year.

Foundations Community

Over the past 20 years, foundations, both large and small, have given consistently and generously to Whiz Kids. The foundation community has taken illiteracy seriously, and Whiz Kids has responded by recruiting, training and nurturing over 10,000 volunteer tutors during this time.

Community Awards

  • Finalist nominee of the CAPE (The Colorado Association of Partners in Education), 2002 School Volunteer of the Year Award

  • Recipient of a 2002 Merit Award from the Karl E. Eitel Fund, a merit award through the El Pomar Foundation

  • Two-time winner of the Denver Broncos Community Quarterback Award

  • Selected by Colorado State Board of Education as a Supplemental Service Provider for No Child Left Behind

  • Selected by Denver Public Schools as a major part of Lights on After School