While summer months may be the start of some downtime for many, that is certainly not the case for the staff and outreach workers of the Denver Preschool Program.
Just since May, DPP has reached out to more than 30,000 local residents through our participation in more than a dozen Denver-based events, with several more slated through August including a number of events taking place as part of the annual Denver Days festivities.
Juneteenth Music Festival and Parade – On June 20 DPP, along with student alumnae and family, marched through Denver’s historic Five Points neighborhood in celebration of African-American freedom and achievement.
Park Hill 4th of July Parade – In celebration of our country’s independence, DPP families and student alumnae marched in this local neighborhood parade distributing DPP brochures and fun giveaways to spectators along the parade route.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Bazaar – DPP was on-hand with a resource booth July 11 and 12 at this popular church bazaar to answer questions about preschool and disseminate information – including some free bilingual preschool books - to children.
Strong Families, Strong Communities 5K Block Party – On August 1, Families Forward Resource Center in conjunction with Denver Days and in partnership with the Regional Activities and Athletics Program, will host a 5K walk/run followed by a community block party for the greater Montbello and Green Valley Ranch communities. DPP will be present at this event with a resource table and fun giveaways for the kids.
Fiesta Cookout – Scheduled August 22 and free to the community, the Fiesta Cookout is the trademark event of Servicios de la Raza and designed to engage the community with culture, entertainment and food. DPP is a sponsor of this event and will be there to promote the benefits of preschool as well as our program.
In addition to these highlighted events, DPP also had a presence at Clinica Tepeyac’s Adelente Mujer 5K, Li’l Teeth Health Fair and the DHA Home Ownership Fair in May, Walk for Whittier in June and Destination Health in July.
For more information on where you can catch the DPP Outreach Team in action, please visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DenverPreschoolProgram.