Safety for Kids, From the Inside Out

Safety for Kids, From the Inside Out

By Erin Porteous, CEO Any new parent will tell you that the moment that little being arrives into the world, the concept of “safety” takes on an entirely new and different meaning.  As parents, we first worry about physical safety, especially when littles become...
The Past, Present and Future of Girls

The Past, Present and Future of Girls

By Erin Porteous, CEO When I sit down to share the origin story of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, I am often met with surprise that is intrinsically bound up with its exact opposite: a sense of both understanding and resignation. That is because today, our...
Finding Solid Ground

Finding Solid Ground

By Erin Porteous, CEO At each of our Clubs, our kids arrive at our front doors with their backpacks on and their joys, worries – and sometimes – the weight of the world in tow. When their hands grasp that heavy front door handle and pull it open, they are often...
From Club Member to Changemaker: An Interview with Peter Lubembela

From Club Member to Changemaker: An Interview with Peter Lubembela

By Erin Porteous, CEO This month, I was honored to connect with Peter Lubembela, a Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver alumnus. Peter is a community organizer, a mayoral ambassador for Mayor Hancock, a former intern for Senator Michael Bennet, and the founder...
Becoming Caretakers of Wonder

Becoming Caretakers of Wonder

By Erin Porteous, CEO One of my favorite children’s books is now out of print, but my dog-eared copy still sits on my shelf. It is “Caretakers of Wonder” by Cooper Edens. It begins,  “This very night, while you lie quietly in your bed,  Open your eyes. By Erin...
Our Compass is Set on Change

Our Compass is Set on Change

By Erin Porteous, CEO With autumn upon us, we find ourselves immersed in the cascade of changing seasons all around: cooler temperatures, leaves transforming and the ubiquitous pumpkin spice latte at every coffee shop. Each year, we are granted these prescient moments...