Kevin shared, “My brother and I grew up in a tough area. Many of my old friends got involved in gangs, shootings, drugs and violence. Luckily, our friend introduced us to the Club – so, instead of hanging out in the streets after school, we hung out at the Club.”
While Kevin’s Club experience began as a safe place to go after school, it grew into something much larger. He shared, “The Club offered us so much that we would have never been able to afford, like sports teams, tutors, and learning about computers, art and food.” Kevin and his brother were able to participate in programs that supported their academics, allowed them to explore interests in sports and the outdoors, and developed their character and leadership skills.
When Kevin’s family moved from Denver to North Carolina when he was in high school, he kept the momentum of focus and success that had blossomed at the Boys & Girls Club. After graduating from high school, he went to community college. From there, he transferred to Appalachian State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in recreation management in May of 2019.
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“My brother and I are very grateful for our Club and the staff. They helped us to become the successful people we are today.”
As he returns to Colorado for his dream job, he does have one other priority: “When I start working at Rocky Mountain National Park, I hope to give my old Club a visit. I’d love to go in full uniform and talk to the kids about my time at the Club.”
Congratulations, Kevin! We look forward to seeing you, in full uniform, at the Denver Broncos Club very soon.