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

Enriching the Club Experience

VolunteerApril is National Volunteer Month and Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver would like to thank all of our supporters who have volunteered their time to make our Clubs a positive place for Denver youth to grow and learn. The continued support that we receive from caring community members helps to enrich the Club experience and create countless events that Club members will never forget. Continue reading

Denver teen wins state Boys & Girls Clubs leadership title

JahannaCompeting against 15 other Boys & Girls Club members from across the state, seventeen-year-old Jahanna Brunson was selected as the 2015 Colorado Boys & Girls Clubs Youth of the Year – the most prestigious leadership title a Boys & Girls Club member can earn in the state.

The National Youth of the Year program, established by Boys & Girls Clubs of America in 1947, recognizes Club members who, with the help of their Boys & Girls Club, have met personal challenges head-on and, despite the odds, have given back to their Club and community. Honorees are selected based on year-long efforts in the areas of leadership, academic achievement, community service and overcoming obstacles.

Jahanna will represent Colorado at the Southwest regional competition this summer. Winners from the regional competition advance to the national competition held each September in Washington D.C. Continue reading

Paving the Way to a Brighter Future

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver is proud to present the Junior Winner of the 2015 City Youth of the Year competition. Congratulations to fifteen-year-old Savanna from the Johnson Boys & Girls Club!


Club Member Savanna, 2015 Junior City Youth of the Year Winner

Boys & Girls Clubs’ Youth of the Year (YOY) competition is an annual nation-wide program that helps Club members develop leadership and communication skills through an extensive application and interview process. Participants spend several months polishing their resume and finalizing several essays to present to a panel of judges.

Every year, there is one Senior (contestant aged 16-18) and one Junior (contestant aged 13-15) YOY winner. This year Savanna, the 2015 Junior YOY winner, showed strong presentation skills and a genuine nature for truly caring for others that won over the judges votes. Continue reading

Igniting Creative Leaders

With a multitude of program options, Owen BoysBoys & Girls Club Members are exposed to unique opportunities to help positively shape their character and improve leadership skills.

The Torch Club at Owen Boys & Girls Club was recently awarded the 2014 National Torch Club Award by Boys & Girls Clubs of America for their collaborative work in creating a project which helped convey the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.

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Cook Healthy. Eat Healthy. Be Healthy.

For families living in poverty, sometimes the simple task of cooking a healthy meal can often seem daunting. That is why the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver’s Health Team is working with Club members and their families to show how cooking can be fun, affordable and healthy.

Last October, forty-one families participated in a series of eight healthy cooking classes. At the end of the program families were able to take home ingredients and recipe books in a reusable grocery bag to recreate the same healthy goodies in their kitchens at home!
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