Primary Care Area: Children and Young Adults
Secondary Care Area: Education
What We Do...
OpenWorld Learning supports children’s school success by tapping the power of digital technology to develop leadership and ignite a love of learning.
In the details...
Founded in 2000, OpenWorld Learning (OWL) strives to ignite a love of learning and close the digital divide. Our holistic programs engage young minds in fun, creative, and meaningful computer programming projects that increase students’ technological, interpersonal, and critical thinking skills. OWL programs also promote student leadership, peer teaching, and school engagement. To date, OWL has served over 7,000 students in the Denver Metro Area, including over 1000 students at 14 sites during the 2014-2015 school year. Local and national data indicate that participation in quality after-school programs leads to improved attitudes toward school, better study habits, increased school attendance, and improved grades and test scores. Currently, 89% of OWL students qualify for Federal Free or Reduced Lunch programs, 87% are minorities, and 52% are English-language learners. These populations suffer high rates of school failure, truancy, and risky behavior. After-school programs such as OWL offer critical support to families by keeping children safe and strengthening school engagement.