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Writing New Beginnings

Writing New Beginnings

During this first week of fall, I’ve been reflecting on the concept of beginnings and the cyclical nature of our lives. We each live through a series of endings and beginnings that we mark as milestones on our journey. These endings and beginnings balance each other out over time – at least that is our hope.

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Celebrating a True Summer of Fun

Celebrating a True Summer of Fun

By Erin Porteous, CEO After one of the most difficult years in a generation, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver made the decision in January that the summer of 2021 would be an 8-week celebration of our kids, which we joyfully called the Summer of Fun! We knew...

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Going for Gold Every Day at Boys & Girls Clubs

Going for Gold Every Day at Boys & Girls Clubs

By Erin Porteous, CEO Every time the Olympics kick off, I hold a place of reverence for this brief time when people from every nation, time zone and walk of life are focused on the same thing: the Games. No matter your age, each of us can recall watching a race, a...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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