Last week Denver Kids, Inc. announced the election of new board members including Keating Wagner Polidori Free’s Lidiana Rios. Lidiana has been a longtime volunteer with the Denver-based nonprofit, and in addition to serving on the Board of Directors, she will continue to be an active member of the Young Professionals Council. Lidiana mentored a student through the program, launched individual and firm-sponsored fundraisers, and collected school supplies, backpacks and other essentials for students who participate in the nonprofit’s programming. Keating Wagner is a proud sponsor of the nonprofit, including as a sponsor for its annual breakfast.
Established in 1946, Denver Kids, Inc. has worked in partnership with the Rotary Club of Denver and Denver Public Schools (DPS) to support kindergarten through 12th-grade students in higher-risk environments – homelessness, poverty, attendance and behavioral challenges, single-guardian households – to help them graduate from high school, pursue post-secondary education and contribute to their communities. Denver Kids serves students in nearly 160 Denver Public Schools. On average over the last three years, the Denver Kids graduation rate has exceeded DPS by 15 percentage points. The majority of Denver Kids graduates are the first in their family to complete high school, and on average, 93% go on to pursue college. Learn more about Denver Kids here.