Integrity: Mile High 360 strives to consistently create a positive impact for ourselves and our community, while recognizing that when we fall short, we take accountability and repair what may have been damaged.
Commitment: The Mile High 360 community works to build the capacity and endurance necessary to achieve personal goals through long-term commitment to its mission, vision and values.
Self-Advocacy: Mile High 360 supports the development of individual voice in order to communicate needs and wants to others with the goal of achieving overall well-being and meeting personal goals.
Inclusivity: Mile High 360 is a learning-centered organization, valuing the perspectives and contributions of everyone involved. Through co-leadership, we incorporate the needs, talents, and voices of our community into the design and implementation of programming.
Relationships: Mile High 360 intentionally builds strong relationships founded in trust, mutual support, and connection, in order to remain rooted in our mission.
Enjoyment: Mile High 360 creates opportunities to take risks, embrace new challenges, and find joy in shared experience.
A National Movement: Since 1995, students from urban public schools across the country have benefited from longitudinal support in: Education, Health & Wellness, Community, and Career. Beginning with SquashBusters in Boston, then spreading to New York with StreetSquash and CitySquash, and subsequently as far away as India, there are now 22 member programs in operation.
Mile High Squash Comes To Denver: In 2008, Mile High Squash was launched with the support of Mayor Hickenlooper, The Anschutz Foundation, The Denver Athletic Club, The Hashim Khan Foundation, and a dedicated group of leaders.
Mile High Squash Becomes Mile High 360: In late 2014, Mile High Squash added cycling as a second anchor sport in order to expand the number of students served, resulting in a stronger organization with improved stability and sustainability for generations to come. With that pivot, Mile High Squash changed its name to Impact360 - now Mile High 360. This program expansion brought the cycling community’s passion to the aid of students who were ready to reach for the stars.
Mile High 360 Today: Mile High 360 runs on two campuses. The Denver Athletic Club campus holds up to 40 students across grades 9-12, and the West Leadership Academy campus - a local 6-12 school - holds up to 80 students in grades 6-12. Students at each campus receive instruction across the three core content areas of Academics, Health & Wellness, and Life Skills.
Mile High 360 Tomorrow: We envision a single, comprehensive services campus that’s able to engage 260 students and is co-lead by a professional staff alongside Mile High 360 students.