Local Youth Groups Educate Englewood Residents About the Harmful Effects of Tobacco on the Community

Source: KWGN Channel 2

Four youth groups from within the Tri-County Health Department service area including youth from Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver have helped write, produce and star in a series of Public Service Announcements (PSAs) that educate residents about the harmful effects of tobacco on the community. View story »

Beyond Just Showing Up

Club member TashawnClub member Tashawn does a lot more than simply show up every day at Place Boys & Girls Club. Striving to make the most out of his Club experience, he serves as a mentor and leader for his peers and has exemplified how after-school hours spent in the Club can lead to a promising future. As the school year wraps up, Tashawn will graduate as the valedictorian of his class with a bright academic future ahead.

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Hard Work. Big Rewards.

Boys & Girls Club’s Keystone Program is a national teenKeystone_Broncos character and leadership program focusing on community service, academic success and career preparation for Club members ages 14 through 18. This past school year Keystone participants worked on a variety of Club events, community projects and social activities throughout the year. These projects served as a platform for teens to learn the intricacies of project management, event planning, successful leadership methods and much more. Club members then combined these experiences to help build their resume, assemble a portfolio and practice their interviewing skills.

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Exploring the Unknown at Gates Camp

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Typically, youth growing up in low-income households rarely get the opportunity to travel outside of a five-mile radius of their home. For youth living in the metro Denver area, this means that without assistance, many of these kids will never get the opportunity to step into the Colorado Rocky Mountains and explore the great outdoors.

That is why Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver works hard to provide Club members like Dominic an opportunity to venture outside of their neighborhoods and into the mountains to spend a week at our summer Gates Camp.

“Gates Camp is a great way for youth to learn how to be a leader while stepping outside of their comfort zone,” said Dominic. “At camp, you push yourself mentally and physically beyond anything you have ever done before. You also get the opportunity to make new friends.”

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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