National Boys & Girls Club Week

For more than 75 years, Boys & Girls Clubs across the nation have celebrated National Boys & Girls Club Week by recognizing the invaluable service Clubs bring to communities.

National Boys & Girls Club Week shines a spotlight on our more than 4,000 Clubs throughout the United States and on military installations worldwide, showing the public how Clubs unlock the door to Great Futures for our nation’s youth. We do this by providing a fun, safe and caring environment where kids and teens participate in programs that promote learning, inspire leadership and motivate them to live a healthy lifestyle.

Boys & Girls Clubs has provided enriching programs and services for kids in Denver for over 50 years. You can help us celebrate the impactful work of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver by making a donation or scheduling a Club tour.

For more information about National Boys & Girls Club Week, visit BGCA.org/BGCWeek.

 

Activate their legacy

Every day, Boys & Girls Club members have access to programs that are mindfully shaped to help them build a strong character, develop unique leadership skills and engage in their community. In the Keystone program (Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s premier teen character and leadership program), youth from the ages of 14 to 18 engage in community service, academic success, career preparation and teen outreach activities.

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Meet Karol – the 2017 Citywide Youth of the Year Winner

This year’s Citywide Youth of the Year winner exemplifies how Boys & Girls Clubs help mold youth into high-achieving leaders. In the nine years that Karol has been attending the Suncor Boys & Girls Club, she has grown to become a hardworking and driven student that has high expectations for her future.

“The Club has taught me to never give up on my dreams,” said Karol. “Whenever I question my abilities and begin to doubt myself, the Club always reassures me that in the end I will be successful.”

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Corporate Partner of the Month: Xcel Energy

We are pleased to recognize Xcel Energy as our outstanding Corporate Partner of the month!

Xcel Energy is committed to helping our community grow and succeed, and has been doing so through their partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver since 2003! Through the Xcel Energy Foundation’s continuous support of our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) programming, the company has provided more opportunities for our Club members to explore concepts and careers in the STEM fields by participating in programs such as Techzilla, Digital Arts, Techsperts and Robotics. This gives our Club members an opportunity to be a part of creating a more sustainable future.

For Xcel Energy, making a positive impact in the community through spreading the knowledge and resources of their staff is extremely important. For over six years, we have been grateful to have David Eves’ leadership and contributions on our Board of Directors. We are also fortunate to be part of Xcel Energy’s Annual Day of Service – last year 33 employees hosted a fall fitness carnival at our Broncos Club for members and their families resulting in almost 100 hours of donated time. In addition, Xcel Energy has been a long standing sponsor of our annual events, and is a generous contributor of in-kind donations throughout the year. Xcel Energy exemplifies what it means to be a Boys & Girls Club Corporate Partner by investing, engaging and celebrating with us to better serve the youth in our community. 

Thank you Xcel Energy for your continued commitment to our Clubs and for being an exceptional Corporate Partner!

Having fun while living healthy

The programs at Boys & Girls Clubs have a knack for making learning fun – this is especially true of programs that focus on promoting healthy lifestyles through educating youth on the importance of maintaining social emotional well-being, making healthy nutritional choices, exercising daily and much more.

This winter, teen Club members Malachi and Rachael (a brother-sister duo from the Boettcher Boys & Girls Club) are helping their peers learn about health through fun and engaging programs like the following:

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Corporate Partner of the Month: Fidelity Investments

Fidelity-partner-logoIt is truly an honor to highlight Fidelity Investments as our Corporate Partner of the month. Fidelity has been an incredible supporter of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, building a truly holistic partnership that we hope to continue for many years to come.

The team at Fidelity has a passion for sharing insights and experiences to help people live the lives of their dreams. For years, this passion has directly impacted the kids we serve through Fidelity’s investment in our programs, volunteer engagement and sponsorship of our annual gala. We are grateful for their commitment and advocacy, especially the tremendous volunteerism from Fidelity employees and dedicated board service of Sherri Kroonenburg. Last year, over 220 Fidelity employees lent a helping hand with various volunteer projects: donating toys for our kids; building a new Teen Center; gardening; and hosting a holiday party at one of our Clubs. Fidelity’s support has helped us create a safe, happy environment where our kids can learn and grow every day!

For their devotion to building a meaningful and multifaceted partnership that supports our community, we are proud to recognize Fidelity Investments as this month’s Corporate Partner!

Corporate Partner of the Month: U.S. Bank

US-Bank-Corporate-PartnerBoys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver is excited to start 2017 by recognizing U.S. Bank as our Corporate Partner of the month! For over a decade, U.S. Bank has been committed to investing in our kids and helping build a strong foundation for our communities across Denver. Their continued advocacy has allowed us to continue to provide critical programs that support our Club members’ ability to succeed in high school and beyond.

This year, U.S. Bank made a generous INVESTment in our “Pathways to Success” program, which prepares Club members for college or careers. Participants in this program learn about a wide variety of career options straight from current industry professionals. U.S. Bank is adding strength and vitality to our program, helping us to give our youth the opportunity to excel in a challenging and competitive workforce. Our staff and Club members could not be more thankful!

We also thank U.S. Bank for their continued ENGAGEment with our annual Health Fair! Volunteers from U.S. Bank joined some of our teen Club members from the Shopneck Boys &Girls Club in Brighton, Colorado to design and operate booths at the Health Fair. Our teens became master educators on their topic for the day. We look forward to joining forces with U.S. Bank again this year to spread awareness about health and wellness!

We look forward to CELEBRATING with U.S. Bank as a committed supporter of our 2017 special events. We are so thankful for their commitment to building a meaningful, dynamic partnership that strengthens our community.