Finding Their Voice: Hear From Our State YOY Winner, Gi

Finding Their Voice: Hear From Our State YOY Winner, Gi

By Erin Porteous, CEO The power of the Boys & Girls Club experience is that our Clubs provide a strong foundation as well as inspiration for budding young leaders in our community. This impact is felt profoundly by the young people who spend their adolescent years...
Essential Experiences: Summer at Boys & Girls Clubs

Essential Experiences: Summer at Boys & Girls Clubs

By Erin Porteous, CEO Summer is finally here, and unlike the entirety of 2020, this is the first season where we are looking ahead as adults (and kids) and feeling some normalcy. On the precipice of warmer days, longer evenings and the saga of trying to figure out how...
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...