Place Boys & Girls Club Announcement

Place Bridge Academy recently received a grant that will allow the school to provide onsite academic and enrichment programming for students who attend Place Bridge Academy. With this new funding, Boys & Girls of Metro Denver will no longer oversee out-of-school programming at Place Bridge Academy.

The organization is currently transitioning the programming to the school, where it will become an ingrained, core part of the overall school day and environment, taking whole child education to a new level for years to come. Boys & Girls Clubs is working to make this transition as smooth as possible. For parents and families looking to stay involved with Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, we recommend contacting our Boettcher Boys & Girls Club at 303-364-0039.

Local Youth Groups Educate Englewood Residents About the Harmful Effects of Tobacco on the Community

Source: KWGN Channel 2

Four youth groups from within the Tri-County Health Department service area including youth from Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver have helped write, produce and star in a series of Public Service Announcements (PSAs) that educate residents about the harmful effects of tobacco on the community. View story »

Up Close with Hassan Salem, President of U.S. Bank Colorado

Hassan-Salem-US-BankSource: Spring 2015 BGCMD Newsletter

HASSAN SALEM, President of U.S. Bank Colorado, reflects on the impact that Boys & Girls Clubs has had on his life and shares U.S. Bank’s belief that developing and strengthening communities means investing in young people and their hopes and dreams for the future.

We recently connected with Hassan Salem, President of U.S. Bank Colorado, to discuss U.S. Bank’s dedication to community service and their partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver. Both Salem and U.S. Bank have a long history of engagement with Boys & Girls Clubs.

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Poverty is a complex stressor which inhibits educational success and social mobility

Source: Spring 2015 BGCMD Newsletter

From a very young age, many young people are taught to believe in the American dream in which anyone – no matter what circumstances they were born into – can ‘make something of themselves’. For those young people who grow up in low-income households, however, the journey up the socioeconomic ladder is a much longer, harder and steeper climb than their wealthier peers have to make. Therefore, it becomes even more important for those of us who are in the business of helping low-income youth succeed, that we use every tool at our disposal: research tells us that a quality education and success in the classroom have the power to propel any child on an upward trajectory. Continue reading

Beyond Just Showing Up

Club member TashawnClub member Tashawn does a lot more than simply show up every day at Place Boys & Girls Club. Striving to make the most out of his Club experience, he serves as a mentor and leader for his peers and has exemplified how after-school hours spent in the Club can lead to a promising future. As the school year wraps up, Tashawn will graduate as the valedictorian of his class with a bright academic future ahead.

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Hard Work. Big Rewards.

Boys & Girls Club’s Keystone Program is a national teenKeystone_Broncos character and leadership program focusing on community service, academic success and career preparation for Club members ages 14 through 18. This past school year Keystone participants worked on a variety of Club events, community projects and social activities throughout the year. These projects served as a platform for teens to learn the intricacies of project management, event planning, successful leadership methods and much more. Club members then combined these experiences to help build their resume, assemble a portfolio and practice their interviewing skills.

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Boys & Girls Clubs receives $11,000 as part of the Epic Ski Challenge

Thanks to Team Xcel Energy for participating in the Epic Ski Challenge!

Thanks to Team Xcel Energy for participating in the Epic Ski Challenge!

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver was grateful to be a beneficiary of this year’s Vail Resorts Epic Ski Challenge. We are also grateful to our partner – Xcel Energy – who chose our organization as their charity of choice when selected by Vail Resorts to participate in the Challenge. Continue reading

TechZilla Extravaganza

TechZilla Photo_ReducedBoys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver focuses our daily after-school programming around three main priority outcomes: academic success, healthy lifestyles and good character & leadership. Of the many programs offered to encourage academic success, the computer and technology labs help to get Club members involved in a variety STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) projects. Most recently, many Club members enjoyed putting their thinking caps on to collaborate on several different technology-based projects for the TechZilla Extravaganza. Continue reading