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!

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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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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver Launches 7th Annual Dream House Raffle

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver is pleased to announce the launch of the seventh annual Dream House Raffle. A limited number of tickets will be sold, offering participants a chance to win the Grand Prize of a $2.4 million Denver home or $2 million in cash. An additional 1,100 prizes will be given away throughout the raffle period (January 19 through April 24, 2015). The odds of winning a prize are 1 in 50.
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Owen Boys & Girls Club Receives Donation as part of MLB Groundskeepers Conference

As part of the Annual MLB Groundskeepers Conference held in Denver, a ceremony took place on January 13 at Coors Field to present Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver with a donation of equipment and resources valued at over $20,000.

Owen Boys & Girls Club Director Steve Martinez accepts donation of supplies at the MLB Groundskeepers Conference on January 13, 2015

Owen Boys & Girls Club Director Steve Martinez accepts donation of supplies at the MLB Groundskeepers Conference on January 13, 2015

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