Support Boys & Girls Clubs on Colorado Gives Day


Colorado Gives Day is December 6th. 
Schedule your donation today!

On Tuesday, December 6th the annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado will give you the opportunity to support Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver in a big way!  Can’t wait until Colorado Gives Day?  Donations can be scheduled ahead of time.  

To schedule your donation, visit our Colorado Gives Day page, then be sure to select “CO Gives Day” under Donation Type and complete the checkout process. Continue reading

Thank you for caring about Boys & Girls Club members!

Every day, kids turn to their Boys & Girls Club to continue learning and growing long after the school bell rings. For only $2 a year, kids can access programs aimed to help them achieve academic success, build strong character, and learn how to live healthy lifestyles.

We are able to keep our doors open and membership fees so low because of generous donors and partners just like you. THANK YOU for caring about kids in your community!

Turning reading into a game for the next generation

Source: The Denver Post

COMMERCE CITY, CO - OCTOBER 26: Season to Share story is about a literacy program called Accelerated Reader, which tasks kids with reading books and taking tests for points. Kevin Salinas 7 years old sits on the couch to read a book October 26, 2016 at the Suncor Boys & Girls Club. (Photo By John Leyba/The Denver Post)

COMMERCE CITY, CO – OCTOBER 26: Kevin Salinas, 7 years-old, sits on the couch to read a book at the Suncor Boys & Girls Club. (Photo By John Leyba/The Denver Post)

At 4 p.m. on a Wednesday, about 20 elementary students swarm into the lobby of after-school education program Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver headquarters in Commerce City. They’re abuzz with post-school energy, eating Cheetos, playing punch buggy and arguing over who could beat who in a foot race.

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National Fine Arts Winners

For many Club members, the art room is their favorite spot in the Club. It is a space that they can safely turn to and express their thoughts and explore their creative side. The art room also provides kids with opportunities to enter into annual art competitions hosted by Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) like the National Fine Arts Contest.

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Zuri is a role model on and off the court

zuri-sidebarWhen 14 year-old Club member Zuri steps onto the basketball court, he can usually hear one voice above all others in the crowd yelling, “GO Zu Zu! GO!” Wearing a jersey with his name on the back, Zuri’s mom is his number one fan and rarely misses a game. This is how it has been for his entire life – Zuri’s mom has been there, cheering him on every step of the way.

“It’s just me and my mom. I don’t need anybody else,” Zuri shared with an edge of sorrow striking through his delivery.

At the age of five, Zuri’s father left, abandoning his mother to raise him on her own. The occasional phone call is the only connection Zuri has with his father. Digesting feelings of abandonment and adjusting to a life without a father was no simple task. Luckily, Zuri and his mother found the Denver Broncos Boys & Girls Club to help fill Zuri’s life with positive activities and caring adult mentors.

“I would be miserable without the Club,” said Zuri. “It is a place that I can turn to everyday to socialize and seek guidance from the staff.”

Instead of dwelling on his hardships, the experiences Zuri has gained at the Boys & Girls Club have empowered him to get involved in his community and work toward a promising future for him and his mom. Continue reading

Remembering our friend, Dick Deane

dick-deaneWe are sad to announce that long-time Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver Board Member Dick Deane has passed away. Dick served on the Board of Directors for over 30 years and was given Honorary Lifetime status in 1996. Dick served as Vice Chairman in 1977, and as Chairman during his board tenure from 1978-1979 and again from 1992-1993.

Dick and his wife, Ze, have been longtime supporters and friends of the organization and made significant contributions to the Shopneck Boys & Girls Club capital campaign, and most recently the Suncor Boys & Girls Club, where the Learning Center was named in their honor.

We will miss Dick and his fierce commitment to Boys & Girls Club kids and the work we do each day. With his abundant heart and compassion for Club members, he always wanted to know what more he could do to support our children and teens.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, Clayton Early Learning and Denver Hospice.

We lost a true advocate, leader and friend of Boys & Girls Clubs. But in this time of sadness and reflection, please join us in honoring and celebrating the life of Dick and his tremendous commitment to making our entire community a more vibrant place for children and teens to learn, grow and play.