Due to inclement weather, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver will be closed today, Thursday, February 26th. Please check back for more updates or additional information. Thank you.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver is proud to present the winner of the 2015 City Youth of the Year competition. Congratulations to seventeen-year-old Jahanna from the Cope Boys & Girls Club!
Boys & Girls Clubs’ Youth of the Year 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.
This year, although the competition was at an all-time high with more Club members participating in Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver’s city-wide competition than ever before, Jahanna (a.k.a. JJ) was unanimously selected by all of the judges for her perseverance, poise, and overall genuine character. JJ has had to overcome major difficulties in her life to become the outstanding role model she is today.
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!
About 90% of Boys & Girls Club members live in low income neighborhoods. As a result, many Club members never get the opportunity to travel outside of a five mile radius from home.
This winter Snowboard Outreach Society (SOS) is working to expand the horizons of highly engaged Club members by getting them into the mountains and onto the ski slopes. In efforts to inspire youth to make positive decisions for healthy and successful lives, SOS has partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver to help get over 150 Club members some experience in the great outdoors.
In-store giving campaign to provide funds to Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver
From February 8th through the 28th, Ross will partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver (BGCMD) to help raise funds to support local youth. During the entire month of February, Ross store locations in the Denver area will be inviting its customers to donate at the register to support BGCMD.
Proceeds will help support Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver’s efforts to help Club members maintain academic success by providing Power Hour programming – dedicating one hour a day after school to providing homework help and improving reading skills. During this time, youth also participate in the Accelerated Reading program which is intended to help make reading fun while motivating kids to improve reading skills.
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.
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.
Although 2015 is off to a fast start, we want to take a minute to reflect on some of the amazing things that your support helped us accomplish in 2014.
2014 was an incredibly busy year with an average of over 2,000 kids walking through the doors of the Clubs to participate in fun and engaging programs each day.