Having fun while living healthy

The programs at Boys & Girls Clubs have a knack for making learning fun – this is especially true of programs that focus on promoting healthy lifestyles through educating youth on the importance of maintaining social emotional well-being, making healthy nutritional choices, exercising daily and much more.

This winter, teen Club members Malachi and Rachael (a brother-sister duo from the Boettcher Boys & Girls Club) are helping their peers learn about health through fun and engaging programs like the following:

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Developing Healthy Lifestyles

Many people kick the New Year off with a renewed commitment to living a healthy life. At Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, we commit to empowering youth to live a healthy lifestyle year-round. Club members have ongoing opportunities to learn about how they can benefit from getting exercise, eating healthy and much more. 

Recently, Club members discovered just how fun it can be to commit to living a healthy lifestyle through participating in a Food Justice Program and Home Grown Food training.

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Taking the stage

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver believes strongly in the power of the arts to promote learning, develop a healthy mind and inspire creativity. With imaginations that are seemingly boundless, Club members are encouraged to engage in the cultural arts programming designed to expose them to new cultures, enhance self-expression, and develop skills in visual, literary and performing arts.

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Corporate Partner of the Month: CBS4

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In the spirit of the holiday season, this December we would like to recognize one of our favorite media partners who truly helps to spread the holiday joy – CBS4 Denver!

Annually, the CBS4 Denver team goes above and beyond supporting Boys & Girls Clubs youth programming – especially during the holiday season. Working to assure all Club members receive a gift during the holidays, CBS4 helps to spearhead the Care 4 Colorado Toy Drive. CBS4 continues to grow awareness and increase giving for the Care 4 Colorado Toy Drive by providing in-depth media coverage throughout the duration of the campaign. In years past, CBS4’s promotional efforts have helped to collect over 20,000 toy donations and thousands of dollars of monetary donations in support of the many Club members who rely so heavily on their Clubs every day. 

Along with the holiday support, CBS4 commits to partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs year-round through annual sponsorships of some of our signature events including Flight to Luxury and the Boys & Girls Clubs Gala. Additionally, this year they expanded their support by serving as the official media sponsor for Scream Scram, our annual 5K Run/Walk fundraiser. Helping to increase race participation, CBS4 provided a comprehensive four-week media campaign consisting of PSAs, email marketing, social media outreach, and much more. On race day, we were also pleased to welcome CBS4’s very own news anchor, Alan Gionet, as the event announcer.

Thank you CBS4 for your commitment to helping Denver’s youth build great futures!

Support Boys & Girls Clubs on Colorado Gives Day

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Colorado Gives Day is December 6th. 
Schedule your donation today!

On Tuesday, December 6th the annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado will give you the opportunity to support Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver in a big way!  Can’t wait until Colorado Gives Day?  Donations can be scheduled ahead of time.  

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Thank you for caring about Boys & Girls Club members!

Every day, kids turn to their Boys & Girls Club to continue learning and growing long after the school bell rings. For only $2 a year, kids can access programs aimed to help them achieve academic success, build strong character, and learn how to live healthy lifestyles.

We are able to keep our doors open and membership fees so low because of generous donors and partners just like you. THANK YOU for caring about kids in your community!

Turning reading into a game for the next generation

Source: The Denver Post

COMMERCE CITY, CO - OCTOBER 26: Season to Share story is about a literacy program called Accelerated Reader, which tasks kids with reading books and taking tests for points. Kevin Salinas 7 years old sits on the couch to read a book October 26, 2016 at the Suncor Boys & Girls Club. (Photo By John Leyba/The Denver Post)

COMMERCE CITY, CO – OCTOBER 26: Kevin Salinas, 7 years-old, sits on the couch to read a book at the Suncor Boys & Girls Club. (Photo By John Leyba/The Denver Post)

At 4 p.m. on a Wednesday, about 20 elementary students swarm into the lobby of after-school education program Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver headquarters in Commerce City. They’re abuzz with post-school energy, eating Cheetos, playing punch buggy and arguing over who could beat who in a foot race.

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