‘Students in the OpenWorld Learning program are learning teamwork, leadership and the importance of innovation. We’ve seen several education programs all around the world and this is the best by far.”

Jerre Stead, CEO at IHS

OpenWorld Learning (OWL) is a Denver-based, independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports children’s school success by tapping the power of digital technology and peer teaching to develop leadership and ignite a love of learning. OWL provides a fun and challenging after-school educational program centered on teaching advanced computer technology to Denver area students. We aim to offer equal opportunity by offering after-school and summer programs for Title I, 3rd – 8th graders that help them develop digital literacy skills. Our program is a fun and safe way for these students to learn computer technology through projects and peer teaching. We provide these students with real-world learning opportunities they may otherwise not have access to, and our programs are proven to improve school attendance and standardized test scores, especially in math.


Our Story

OpenWorld Learning was founded by Chris Myers in 2000 to provide a fun and challenging after-school educational program centered on teaching advanced computer technology to Denver area students….

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Our Mission & Values

OpenWorld Learning’s core values are driven by the highest ethical standards and guide our priorities, commitments, decisions, and judgment….

Read our Annual Impact Report 2015-16


OpenWorld Learning’s curriculum and results have received widespread praise from independent sources in education, community and business. This is reflected by highly acclaimed formal honors, including:

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  • 2016 – Inclusion in the STEMworks database, a partnership of Change The Equation, Colorado STEM, and the Colorado Technology Association (CTA), as an ‘Accomplished’ STEM program. Visit our page here.
  • 2011-2016 – OWL received, for the fifth year in a row, the International Society for Technology in Education’s (ISTE) Seal of Alignment for Proficiency with the National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS*S) for its Student Elementary and Middle School Level Curriculum. ISTE’s Seal of Alignment has not been awarded to any other elementary or middle school curriculum to date. For more information visit the OWL ISTE Alignment Page or visit www.iste.org.
  • 2012–  Awarded Colorado’s top non-profit organization, as noted in Colorado BIZ Magazine
  • 2007 – Excellence in Education Award by Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
  • 2007 – One of the 50 Most Innovative Technology Companies in the State of Colorado by CSIA – the network and voice of Colorado’s information technology community.