July 17, 2023
Serving More Kids: Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver and University Preparatory Schools Launch Two New Clubs in 2023
Providing Safe and Inclusive Spaces for Youth Engagement and Growth
Denver, CO (July 17, 2023) - Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with University Preparatory Schools (U Prep) to open two brand new Boys & Girls Clubs this fall. The Clubs will be located at U Prep Steele Street and U Prep Arapahoe Street, both within Denver Public Schools.
This collaboration between Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver and U Prep marks a significant milestone in providing comprehensive out-of-school resources and opportunities to Denver’s kids. By leveraging the strengths of both organizations, this partnership aims to equitably enhance educational experiences and positive outcomes for young people in the area.
"We are thrilled to partner with U Prep to expand our footprint and bring the benefits of Boys & Girls Clubs to more young people in the Denver community," said Erin Porteous, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver. "By combining our resources and expertise, we will create a powerful synergy that will positively impact the lives of countless youth."
The new Boys & Girls Clubs at U Prep Steele Street and U Prep Arapahoe Street will provide a safe, inclusive, affordable space where young people can engage in a wide range of programs and activities. From academic support to sports, arts, and leadership development. Club members will have access to a diverse array of opportunities that promote their overall well-being and personal growth.
"Partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver aligns perfectly with our commitment to providing a high-quality, well-rounded education to our students,” David Singer, Founder and Executive Director for U Prep Schools said, “We are excited to join forces and create an after-school environment that further enhances the development of our young people and simultaneously supports the needs of our families.”
U Prep Steele Street Boys & Girls Club and U Prep Arapahoe Street Boys & Girls Club will officially open their doors this fall on August 21, welcoming students in grades k-5. Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver and U Prep are dedicated to ensuring that the Clubs are affordable and accessible to all. New members can register online now.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver changes lives. From the first day of kindergarten through high school graduation, we help kids succeed in school, develop good character and citizenship, and live healthy lives. At more than 20 neighborhood Clubs and our summer camp in Ward, CO, we provide our members with safe, supportive, fun, and enriching environments that inspire and empower them to achieve their greatest potential. Every day, we use our dedication, talent, and resources to open doors for kids and with kids. We help Club members not only envision their greatest potential but to turn those dreams into real possibilities.
About U Prep Schools
University Prep offers tuition-free public charter elementary schools with a simple and clear mission – prepare every child for a four-year college degree and a life of opportunity. U Prep has operated since 2011, currently serving nearly 600 children with more than 600 alumni across the Denver Metro Area. Through this partnership, U Prep will have access to additional resources to support their students’ growth and opportunities!