May 24, 2024
Mayor Johnston and Superintendent Dr. Marrero Issue Warning About a Summer Job Scam
Dear DPS Community, 

Following the announcement of the Denver YouthWorks Initiative program on Monday, May 20, students in Denver Public Schools have reported receiving emails and postal mail from a different company, not affiliated with the city, promoting a program that is similar to the official YouthWorks Initiative. Their offer includes helping the student find a job and even the $1,000 bonus that the city program is offering. 

Unfortunately, after an individual provides their personal information, the scam organization asks to send them money for services that never materialize.

The YouthWorks Initiative will never ask you to pay to be included in the program. To make sure that you are on the right track, go to From there, you will find all of the details and the legitimate link to apply to the program. 

Students are also encouraged to attend one of the Mayor’s hiring fairs. The first one will be held virtually today, May 24, from 4-6 p.m. You can find the virtual link on the Denver YouthWorks Initiative website. There will also be an in-person hiring fair on Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the PPA Event Center, 2105 Decatur Street.

Thank you,
Dr. Alex Marrero
DPS Superintendent
Mike Johnston
Denver Mayor
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