Announcing our 2018 City Youth of the Year Winners

Youth of the Year is Boys & Girls Clubs’ highest honor, celebrating our most inspiring members.  Youth of the Year recognizes outstanding leadership, academic excellence, and a commitment to a healthy lifestyle.

The honor is the end result of a year-long program that starts at the Club level. Each Club holds their own competition and names their own Youth of the Year in up to three categories: 10-13 year olds, Juniors (14-15), and Seniors (16-18). The winners advance to the Metro Denver competition. Senior winners can then advance to the state, regional, and national competition. Continue reading

For this Youth of the Year winner, helping others is the best reward

Angelina, the 10-13 City Youth of the Year Winner, tutors another Club member

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver is excited to announce our 10-13 year old Youth of the Year.  Congratulations to 13-year-old Angelina from the Jefferson County Boys & Girls Club!

For Angelina, applying to be Youth of the Year was an opportunity to reflect on her life at the Club and show her appreciation for the programs that have improved her life.

“I’d be lost without the Club,” Angelina said. “I love the way the Boys & Girls Club has affected my life. It has made me a better person and helped shape who I am today.” Continue reading

ROSS DRESS FOR LESS® TO HELP LOCAL KIDS LEARN IN DENVER

Every year, nearly four million young people are served by Boys & Girls Clubs. To celebrate these extraordinary efforts, Ross Stores, Inc. announced that it is partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America with a four-week program called, “Help Local Kids Learn.”  Beginning Feb. 3, customers Denver can make a monetary contribution at their local Ross Dress for Less location during checkout to be donated to Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver this February. Continue reading

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver Launches 10th Annual Dream House Raffle

2018 Denver Dream House Raffle

The grand prize for the 2018 Dream House Raffle is this beautiful home or $2 million cash. All proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver is pleased to announce the launch of the tenth annual Denver Dream House Raffle, offering participants a chance to win the Grand Prize of the Denver Dream House or $2 million in cash. An additional 2,750 prizes will be given away throughout the raffle period (now through April 27, 2018). A limited number of tickets will be sold and the odds of winning a prize are 1 in 20. Continue reading

Club Support Keeps Alena’s Dreams Alive

Seventeen-year-old Club member Alena is not your average teenage girl. She has big goals and has been relentless on her journey to achieve them. Alena’s passion for helping children motivates her to work every day towards her career goal of becoming a pediatrician. The Owen Boys & Girls Club provides her with the support and encouragement she needs to reach that goal.

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Safety on the roads

Last month, nearly 100 teens gathered at our Denver Broncos Boys & Girls Club for an opportunity to put their driving skills to the test. The UPS Foundation’s UPS Road Code program offered a free safe driving program to educate new teen drivers on the dangers of distracted driving. Through classroom-based instruction as well as time spent “behind the wheel” of a virtual driving simulator, the teens were tasked with various safe driving challenges including a timed obstacle course and interactive road safety tests on four driving simulators.  

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Club member spotlight: Yania

“If it wasn’t for the Club, I would probably be at home bored and sleeping.” – Yania, age 10

Prior to finding the Boys & Girls Club, Yania was starved. Not for food, but for friends.

She recalls having just one friend she could turn to, which barely felt like enough to get by. It was not until she joined the Boys & Girls Club three years ago that her starvation for friends would be satisfied. Continue reading