September 15 to October 15 is nationally recognized as Hispanic & Latino Heritage Month, a special time to recognize and celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans today and throughout history. This month our Clubs across Denver celebrated with a variety of fun activities.
Each day in our Clubs, our youth development professionals foster environments where every kid can feel proud of their heritage and affirmed in their identity. 62% of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver kids identify as Hispanic or Latino. During Hispanic and Latino Heritage month especially, Hispanic and Latino Club members and staff shared their histories, culture, stories, music, art, and cuisine through activities and events.
Kids made papel picado out of tissue paper, enjoyed Mexican style fruit cups, and read stories about Latinx heroes.
At Montview Boys & Girls Club, students wrote and performed spoken word poems that spoke to their pride in their culture, families, and selves. Check out some of their performances below!