Each year, the Denver Broncos invite Club members from our Denver Broncos Boys & Girls Club football team to take on the mascots during halftime of the last home preseason game. Last night, our Club members managed to get the big win against a great group of mascots that certainly didn’t take it easy on our kids. The kids had a blast and were thrilled to have this very special opportunity.
Here are a few highlights from the game:
Thanks to Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver’s academically-charged summer programming, many Club members are starting the school year off on the path to success.
To keep youth reading during the summer months, Club members participated in a city-wide reading program called Youth One Book, One Denver. This program helps kids avoid summer learning loss and ensures that they are fully equipped with the tools and knowledge they need for the new school year.
Persistence is key. That is exactly what it took over the course of the last eight years to bring the new Suncor Boys & Girls Club to fruition.
On Wednesday, August 26, 2015, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, Suncor, Commerce City representatives and community supporters gathered together to open the doors to great futures for Commerce City kids.
When Sam was thirteen, her mom was looking for a way to keep her active during the summer and found the Wilfley Boys & Girls Club. During that first summer at the Club, Sam met her best friend in the Learning Center and developed a love for running.
Now, three years later, Sam relies on Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver to help her achieve some lofty mental and physical goals.
Yesterday Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver opened the doors to our new Suncor Boys & Girls Club a little early for a very special visitor.
World famous dancer Misty Copeland (American Ballet Theatre) stopped by the new Club to take a tour, meet with Club members and watch a special dance performance. Misty is a former Boys & Girls Club member and her first exposure to dance was at her local Club in California at the age of 13. She now serves as a national spokesperson for Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
The annual Battle of the Bots took place on July 22 at Shopneck Boys & Girls Club in Brighton. Nearly every Club in the Metro Denver area had one or more teams dueling it out in the 18 rings on the gym floor. This event helps Club members learn more about technology, building, teamwork and engage in a little friendly competition. The kids rushed into Shopneck excited and anxious for the day, as they saw the six huge trophies sitting on the front table they buzzed with anticipation of a win.
“Even though this is my first year doing Battle of the Bots, I love the building process. I have always been interested in technology and it keeps me doing something in the Club,” said Chantel, an 11-year-old from Boettcher Boys & Girls Club. Continue reading
Over 500 Club members are having the time of their lives this summer. Each week through July, kids between the ages of 8 and 13 are spending time away from home up in the mountains at Gates Camp.
We interviewed two Club members after they returned home from Gates Camp. Learn more about their week-long adventure.
In many of the neighborhoods where our Club members live, it can be difficult to access healthy and affordable food. Through the summer gardening program, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver’s Healthy Lifestyles team is connecting Club members to real food and providing tools to make healthier choices. Continue reading