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...
Food Security Helps Bring Back Our Clubs’ Buzz

Food Security Helps Bring Back Our Clubs’ Buzz

By Dan Ball, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver Board Member This month, Erin invited Dan Ball to provide his unique perspective on Hunger Action Month. Dan is Senior Managing Director – Complex Director, Private Client Group for RBC Wealth Management. In...
Essential Opportunities

Essential Opportunities

By Erin Porteous, CEO Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about our vision here at Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver: “We believe all kids will have the opportunity to achieve their greatest potential.” It is an intentionally bold statement. And it keeps each of us...