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

Club Member Spotlight: Jeremiah

“It’s fun at the Boys & Girls Club. All the people who work here make me happy.” – Jeremiah, age 10

Every day after school, Jeremiah comes to the Boys & Girls Club, a place where any question is safe to explore.

The staff at the Club not only encourage Jeremiah to voice his emotions but also talk about his hurts and fears. Jeremiah’s father left home due to substance abuse – an event that has impacted Jeremiah’s life to this day, but the staff at the Club have helped him cope. Jeremiah has learned to positively channel his feelings through artistic self-expression and find his voice through interactions with his peers and staff at the Club. Continue reading

Club Member Spotlight: Elizabeth

“My mom works a lot, so I go to the Boys & Girls Club and have fun.” – Elizabeth, age 8

As the youngest in a two-bedroom house with ten people, including cousins, siblings and parents, eight-year-old Elizabeth has been through her fair share of challenges, but the Club has been with her each step of the way. When she’s at the Club, Elizabeth leaves her problems behind and can simply be a kid. 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