To ensure that socioeconomic status does not define a child’s future.
The intentional creation of an encouraging community for individuals to develop an identity of success over time through self-advocacy and education.
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.
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.
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 our programming.
Mile High 360 intentionally builds strong relationships founded in trust, mutual support, and connection, in order to remain rooted in our mission.
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.
Mile High 360 creates opportunities to take risks, embrace new challenges, and find joy in shared experience.
A postsecondary degree dramatically improves the quality of life and economic prospects of today’s young people, particularly those from historically disadvantaged communities. We’re here to empower these students with OST opportunity to support their journey to, and through, higher education.
We will achieve our vision through partnership and sustained effort, removing barriers that stand between young people in need and access to educational opportunity. Our approach is rooted in research and we are investing in the inputs that promote educational and life success.
Increasing access to OST programming for today’s first-generation postsecondary students is key to solving the education crisis.
In partnership with our communities, Mile High 360 seeks to increase access to OST opportunities for young people in need. We seek to spur change at the individual student level. Our approach expands the flow of educational resources and supports, addressing the most significant barriers that children from under-resourced communities face to achieving their full life potential.
We increase access to essential OST supports to ensure that pathways to achievement, independence, and growth can flow to those who need it most.
We’re accelerating progress and impact in these ways:
Our approach is rooted at the intersection of research and lived experience. We are working to help our students transform their lives, a process that takes time, dedication, and investment and spanning key developmental milestones in adolescence and young adulthood. By November 2026, Mile High 360 will have provided over 250,000 hours of Out of School Time programming.