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

CBS4–KCNC-TV, King Soopers, 97.3 KBCO and KOA NewsRadio team up for the 2017 Together 4 Colorado Toy Drive

 

Join CBS4–KCNC-TV, King Soopers, 97.3 KBCO and KOA NewsRadio to collect new toys and cash donations for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver’s  2017 Together 4 Colorado Toy Drive.

King Soopers will collect new, unwrapped toys at all Front Range locations from Friday, November 24 through December 24, 2017.  Shoppers also have the option of making a cash donation in the form of a gift card or visiting www.cbsdenver.com to donate.  Continue reading

Seventh Consecutive 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

For the seventh consecutive year, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro has earned the heavily coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator – America’s largest independent charity evaluator. In demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver is now among a mere 3% of the charities who have received this consecutive rating.

As the nonprofit sector is advancing and expanding, donors are seeking accountability, transparency, and concrete results to inform their giving decisions. Outperforming most other charities in America, Charity Navigator sets Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver apart from other non-profits. “This is our highest possible rating indicating that Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way,” noted Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator. “This exceptional designation demonstrates to the public their trustworthiness.”

Founded in 2001, Charity Navigator has become the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities. Forbes, Business Week, and Kiplinger’s Financial Magazine, among others, have profiled and celebrated Charity Navigators method of applying data-driven analysis to the charitable sector.

Written into Boys & Girls Clubs strategic plan is an overarching goal to manage finances with integrity through maintaining transparency to donors and stakeholders on the annual budget, and provide updates to current policies, audits and tax returns for public viewing on the website on a quarterly basis. After a comprehensive review of data from fiscal year 2016, Charity Navigator awarded the 4-star rating to Boys & Girls Clubs confirming that these goals are being met.

Help us celebrate this remarkable rating and kick your year-end giving off early by donating in support of Club members today!