After School Activities

After School is Cool

Multiple Locations

  • Visit participating Denver Public Libraries for games, crafts, science experiments, cooking, puzzles, magic, music and a lot more! From art and dance to culture and food, these programs will amaze and entertain you.

Art from Ashes


1310 W 10th Ave, Denver, CO 80204

  • Art from Ashes exists to empower struggling youth by providing creative programs that facilitate health and hope through expression, connection and transformation.

Art Street


1079 Osage St, Denver, CO 80204

  • Youth 11-18 can participate in Physical Arts| Visual Arts| Video Mapping through Global Positioning| and Open Studio with mentors for art of your choice.

Augustana Arts


5000 E Alameda Ave, Denver, CO 80246

  • First class musical instruction in instrumental performance and in voice to students of all ages throughout the Metro Area.

Bladium Sports and Fitness Club


2400 Central Park Blvd, Denver, CO 80238

  • Bladium welcomes kids, with an array of fitness and sports programs, camps, birthday parties, and other activities.

Catholic Charities


6240 Smith Road, Denver, CO 80216

  • Quality before & afterschool age care daily for children 6-12. Activities include arts| crafts| science| math| music| language| and meal services. Program is open during school breaks.

City Wild


1620 E. 36th Ave., Denver, CO 80205

  • cityWILD’ After School Program is offered four afternoons a week for students, and is held on-site at cityWILD facilities. During programming, 30-45 minutes is dedicated for students to do homework and/or participate in educational activities such as trivia games, chess/checkers and crossword puzzles.  Each day has different programmatic focus opposite to homework;
  • Life Skills – cityWILD students participate in experiential lessons around skills such as financial education and management, drug/alcohol/tobacco prevention, health and nutrition, etc. Lessons from Life Skills are translated to outdoor activities and vice-versa.
  • Service Learning – cityWILD utilizes the EarthForce 6-step process for service learning. Students identify issues in their neighborhood, investigate them, and come to consensus on what issues to address.  After deciding on the issue they wish to address for the year, students create a project that will create sustainable, positive change for their neighborhood.
  • Outdoor Education – cityWILD students learn about a variety of outdoor activities throughout the course of the year and the skills they need to participate in them such as knot tying and belaying for rock climbing. Students also learn additional skills to help them in them be safe and succeed in the outdoors.  These skills include but are not limited to; Leave No Trace principles, First Aid, Hydration, and Water Treatment.
  • Outdoor Activity – One day a week students get to participate in activities to practice the skills they have learned in Outdoor Education, and prepare for more expansive trips into the field through cityWILD’s Weekend Adventures and Summer Expeditions. Activities that student participate in include but are not limited to rock climbing, white water rafting, hiking, biking, and swimming.
  • All programs are provided at no cost.

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance


119 Park Ave. West, Denver, CO 80205

  • Professional multi-cultural dance-arts institution dedicated to providing instruction| performances and programs for students

Colorado Children’s Chorale

2420 W 26th Ave. Suite 350-D, Denver, CO 80211


  • Participants receive instruction in choral singing and performing.

Colorado Honor Band Association

216 S Grant St., Denver, CO 80209


  • A year-long program for youth| ages 10-18 that engages them in instrumental music and performance.

Colorado State University Denver Extension 4-H Youth Program

888 E Iliff Ave., Denver, CO 80210


Youth development program focused on leadership| citizenship| and life skills.

Denver Botanic Gardens

909 N York St., Denver, CO 80206


  • The Gardens offers a wide variety of opportunities for children and families to explore plants and the natural world.

Denver Center Theatre Academy

1101 13th St., Denver, CO 80204


  • Available for kids 3 to 18, our classes offer beginning to advanced acting lessons, and cover everything from beginning acting to singing to stage combat. Much more than performing arts skills, our expert instructors help children build confidence, critical thinking skills and creativity in a fun, energetic and dynamic environment.

Denver PAL – Denver Police Activities League, Inc.

1240 West Bayaud St. Denver, CO 80223


  • Provides a variety of youth recreational| educational| and athletic programs for youngsters ages 5-14.

Denver Young Artists Orchestra

1385 S. Colorado Blvd. Suite A-722, Denver, CO 80222


  • The Conservatory Orchestra and String Ensemble provide high-level music training to young musicians ages 8-17| preparing them for positions the advance-level DYAO.

Denver Zoo

2300 Steele St., Denver, CO 80205


  • Various programming for children and youth at the Zoo or in schools.

Environmental Learning For Kids (ELK)

14460 E 50th Ave., Denver, CO 80216


  • ELK offers a selection of science and natural resource programs to public and private schools| youth organizations| home school groups and other community-based groups in Colorado.

Girl Scouts of Colorado


 3801 E Florida Ave, Denver, CO 80222

  • Try new things. Make new friends. Go on more adventures than you can count. With us, there’s a whole world of new opportunities waiting for you.

Lighthouse Writers Workshop

1515 Race St., Denver, CO 80206


  • A year-round weekend program for young, high-school age writers that engages them in various forms of creative writing including poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and screenplays.

Open Media Generation

700 Kalamath st.


  • Open Media Generation is a free, weekly after-school program for Denver Metro youth ages 11-18 and young adults ages 19-21 are welcome to join as peer leaders. The program is designed to involve students in community activism, organizing and social justice issues while learning to powerfully use video and new media production skills.


2400 Curtis Street Suite 100, Denver, CO 80205


  • Introduces youth to the world of art and provides a chance for youth to participate in intensive workshops led by master artists.
  • Paid internships available for high school students.

Rainbow Alley

1301 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80218


  • Drop-in center for GLBT with youth-led events and activities.

Rocky Mountain Children’s Choir

430 W 9th Ave, Denver, CO 80204


  • World-class music program with progressive choirs.

Rocky Mountain SER Pecos Community Center

3555 N Pecos St, Denver, CO 80211


  • A 9 month program for youth| ages 6-12 that engages them in sports| chess| table games| and after school snacks. Tutoring is also available.

The Urban Farm – Embracing Horses

10200 E Smith Rd, Denver, CO 80239


  • Ages 5-18 learn to care for and ride horses

Wings Over The Rockies

7711 E Academy Blvd #1, Denver, CO 80230

(303)-360-5360 Ext. 106