Learning for the City
The Academy of Urban Learning ensures high schoolers on hard times gain an education
The Academy of Urban Learning (AUL) is a Denver Public Schools' charter school that caters specifically to youth and younger adults in Denver (ages 16 - 21), working through grades 9 - 12, who are in at-risk, impoverished, and facing other difficult situations. Without AUL, most of the 150 students the school serves each year wouldn’t be in school at all. Instead, they might be on the streets, working to support their families, or well, you can imagine a lot that isn’t great. It’s more than a school, it’s an opportunity to gain the tools and experience to make positive impacts in their lives while in school, and in the community immediately after high school, and beyond.