Frequently Asked Questions


Donating to Mile High 360

How can I donate to Mile High 360?

You can donate using any major credit card or via PayPal here. Please visit Ways to Donate for more options to make a donation.

Does Mile High 360 have planned giving options?

Thank you for thinking of Mile High 360. We offer multiple planned giving options. Visit here to learn more about how you can leave a legacy of educational opportunity.

I'd like to make a donation in honor of someone. How can I do this?

To make a donation in someone’s honor, fill out the donation form here and at the bottom of the form select the box that says, "In Memory of or In Honor Of." You can then fill out their information and write a custom message that we will email to the person you are honoring.

I'd like to give someone a donation to Mile High 360 for their birthday. How do I do this?

Giving the gift of educational opportunity is always a good idea – for a birthday, Mother’s Day, retirement, or any other special occasion. To do so, make a donation online, and at the bottom of the form select the box that says, “In Memory of or In Honor Of.” You can then write a custom message that we will send to your recipient.

Can I donate money to a specific project or transitional stage?

If you are interested in directing your gift to a specific program area or transitional stage, we can collaborate to find the best fit for you. Please email to designate your donation to a specific aspect of Mile High 360.

Can I donate from an international address or with international currency?

Yes, you can donate from an international address. The best way to do that is through: a credit card, PayPal, venmo, or gifting stocks. Please visit Ways to Donate to select an option that works for you.

What is your postal address?

Please mail donations to our donation processing center:

Mile High 360

PO Box 40160

Denver, CO 80204-0160 USA

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Gifts are deductible under applicable laws. Mile High 360 is a U.S. registered 501(c)(3) organization. Our Tax-ID number is 26-1598336. Please consult your tax professional if you have questions.

How do I change my credit card for my monthly donation?

Thank you for your continued support. If you need to update your credit card information, please reach out to or call (815) 980-9252.

How do I cancel my monthly donation?

We appreciate your support to help change lives with access to OST educational opportunities. You can cancel your monthly donation by contacting or call (815) 980-9252. We hope our paths cross again in the future!

Can I get a receipt for my donation?

Receipts will automatically be sent with each donation. If you did not receive a receipt or need another copy, please send a request to and we will provide you with one.

About Mile High 360

What is the education crisis?

Education is a key driver of opportunity. A postsecondary degree, not a high school diploma, is the necessary credential for transforming structural limitations into individual opportunity and independence, economic mobility, health and wellness, and improved life outcomes.

Yet today, too many young people from historically underserved communities lack access to vital OST resources and extracurricular support that others take for granted — but which are critical for charting a path to, and through, higher education and productive careers. These are the people we empower. At Mile High 360 we are working to change this. Learn more about the education crisis here.

Who founded Mile High 360?

Mile High 360 was founded in 2008 with the support of then Denver mayor and current U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper, The Anschutz Foundation, The Denver Athletic Club, The Hashim Khan Foundation, and a dedicated group of community leaders.

What does Mile High 360 do?

Mile High 360 mobilizes and organizes access to essential Out of School Time (OST) resources and opportunities to empower under-represented students to support their successful journey to a postsecondary degree and productive career.

What makes Mile High 360 unique?
  • Comprehensive wraparound approach of our student-centered solution
  • 14-year student commitment from grade 6 to age 24
  • Co-leadership model of participation and leadership
  • Free for students and their families

Where does Mile High 360 work?

We work across four transitional stages in the lives of students, addressing social, emotional, and academic challenges at each transition. Across these stages – from middle school to high school to postsecondary education and first careers – this is where we are transforming lives. Mile High 360 is located in Denver, Colorado and is based in the La Alma Lincoln Park Historic Cultural District neighborhood.

Where We Work


The Achievement Gap vs. The Opportunity Gap

The achievement gap refers to the persistent disparity in academic achievement — as measured by standardized test scores, grades, course selection, dropout rates, and postsecondary completion rates — between minority and disadvantaged students and their white and economically advantaged counterparts. The achievement gap is an outcome.

Postsecondary Education

Postsecondary education is the educational level that follows the completion of high school. Postsecondary educational institutions include two- and four-year colleges, community colleges, universities, the military, trade, vocational, and technical schools, and apprenticeships, among others. The culmination of a postsecondary education is typically an academic degree, diploma, or certification.

Social Capital

Social capital refers to one’s network of relationships and connections — professional and personal — that support productivity, success, and, potentially, economic mobility. Such relationships are often characterized by trust and reciprocity.

Cultural Capital

Cultural capital is a non-tangible resource or social currency, including, but not limited to: language, credentials, clothing, and style of dress that individuals draw upon to navigate their day-to-day life.

Out of School Time (OST)

Out of School Time (OST) programming is time beyond the regular school day — before school, after school, weekends, and summertime — whether it is on school grounds or off. OST has been shown to have a profound impact on educational achievement levels and life outcomes. OST includes such enrichment activities as academic support, health and wellness, travel, college prep, financial literacy, and more.

Title I School

Title I, Part A is the largest federal program supporting both elementary and secondary education. The program's resources are allocated based upon the poverty rates of students enrolled in schools and districts and are designed to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards.

Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs)

Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) are defined in Title V of the Higher Education Act as not-for-profit institutions of higher learning with a full-time equivalent (FTE) undergraduate student enrollment that is at least 25 percent Hispanic.

Can't find the answers to your questions?

Thank you for taking the time to learn about Mile High 360 and the education crisis. We cannot do this life-affirming work without you!