CEO CORNER

The Role of Connection

The Role of Connection

By Erin Porteous, CEO As we prepare to round the corner on the second half of 2020, this young decade is already permanently marked by the unrelenting cruelties at large in the world and the worry that we will ever being safe from them. COVID-19. A weakened economy...

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Unshakeable

Unshakeable

By Erin Porteous, CEO We are living through a time where the very foundations that support us through the roller coaster moments of our lives – whether they be our families, our jobs, our communities, our schools or our places of worship – have been shaken. We know...

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Finding True North: Our Youth of the Year

Finding True North: Our Youth of the Year

By Erin Porteous, CEO In February, I was lucky enough to be in the room as 20 of the best and brightest kids in Denver participated in our citywide Youth of the Year competition. And even though it already feels like a world away, I keep going back to that night in my...

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To Bend and Not Break

To Bend and Not Break

By Erin Porteous, CEO “The human capacity for burden is like bamboo – far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance.”   This quote by Jodi Picoult is one that I have been thinking about often over the past week as we collectively reckon with a growing...

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Writing the Unwritten Letters

Writing the Unwritten Letters

By Erin Porteous, CEO In a month that’s filled to the brim with candy, cards and flowers, there is an underlying theme that gets to the essence of what it means to be human: showing those we love how much they mean to us. That simple beauty that comes with recognizing...

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Creating Opportunity for Choice

Creating Opportunity for Choice

By Erin Porteous, CEO As I reflect on the fact that we are already three weeks into the new year, I’ve been thinking about the concept of resolutions. If it takes 21 days to form a habit, then those “work out every day” or “eat more vegetables” or “put my phone away...

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The Magic of Moments

The Magic of Moments

By Erin Porteous, CEO It’s the month of December and undoubtedly one of the busiest times of the year for many of us. There are office parties, family gatherings and festivities with friends. Our weekdays and weekends are filled with twinkling lights, tinsel and...

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The Unexpected Link Between Giving and Gratitude

The Unexpected Link Between Giving and Gratitude

By Erin Porteous, CEO I’d like to interrupt your regular holiday programming with something a little different today. With something unexpected and something joyful. While this time of year is definitively (and wonderfully) all about gratitude and giving, what I’ve...

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Cultivating Courage: How We Teach Kids to Be Fearless

Cultivating Courage: How We Teach Kids to Be Fearless

By Erin Porteous, CEO At a young age, I grew a deep fondness for the natural landscape in Colorado; the fresh air, exploring the Rocky Mountains and playing with mother nature’s tools. I could build the ultimate fort with just dirt, leaves and branches. I could...

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A Local Solution to the High Co$t of Child Care

A Local Solution to the High Co$t of Child Care

By Erin Porteous, CEO Becoming a parent in the last year has brought countless changes to my life. The daily necessities of feeding and clothing my daughter, making sure we read to her every night, debating if and when she should ever have “screen time,” and...

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Erin Porteous, Chief Executive Officer

Erin Porteous is the CEO of Boys & Girls Club Metro Denver and has been with the organization for over a decade. She is a new mom, an avid runner, and she’s also a huge fan of naps (not that she ever gets to take them).

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