Are you interested in nominating an outstanding student for the Academic Mentors Project?


  • Students must be in the 5th-12th grade
  • There is no fee to participate in the program and it is available to all Denver Public Schools.
  • Students formally identified through the gifted and talented testing process are given first priority.
  • Ideal candidates are those students who have shown an interest or passion in a particular topic over an extended period of time and have the maturity and motivation to work one-on-one with an adult.
  • Students that most benefit from the program often lack such opportunities due to socio-economic hardship, family situation, language barriers or other challenges.
  • A parent or school personnel must be willing and able to support the mentorship by providing the time and transportation required to enable the student to complete the program.
  • Student nominations are carefully screened by the program manager and selected based on the student’s level of interest, maturity, and motivation.
  • The Academic Mentors Project currently serves over 80 students per school year and nominations are limited to a maximum of two per elementary school, three per middle school, and three per K-8 school.

For further information on the program please contact Laura Kent at 720-423-1222 or email Laura Kent

Teachers – here are excerpts from an exceptional 8th grade mentorship presentation to share with your students.

8th Grade Classroom Presentation Video – Songwriting Mentorship



Click here to download Academic Mentors nomination forms and parent information

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