Every day, Boys & Girls Club members have access to programs that are mindfully shaped to help them build a strong character, develop unique leadership skills and engage in their community. In the Keystone program (Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s premier teen character and leadership program), youth from the ages of 14 to 18 engage in community service, academic success, career preparation and teen outreach activities.
This year’s Citywide Youth of the Year winner exemplifies how Boys & Girls Clubs help mold youth into high-achieving leaders. In the nine years that Karol has been attending the Suncor Boys & Girls Club, she has grown to become a hardworking and driven student that has high expectations for her future.
“The Club has taught me to never give up on my dreams,” said Karol. “Whenever I question my abilities and begin to doubt myself, the Club always reassures me that in the end I will be successful.”
Kids like to be active and try new things, and the great outdoors are just the place to accomplish this. Over the past few months Boys & Girls Club members challenged themselves through a variety of outdoor activities including rock climbing, snowboarding, urban bird watching and much more!
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:
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.
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!