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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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The Art of Imagination and the Importance of Failure

The Art of Imagination and the Importance of Failure

By Erin Porteous, CEO As I was walking through a playground with my daughter a few weeks ago, I found myself admiring the lovely handiwork of tiny fingers that constructed an intricate scene utilizing materials from the great Mother Nature. Was I looking at a camping...

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Fresh Air and Adventures

Fresh Air and Adventures

By Erin Porteous, CEO When the warm breeze of summer sweetens the air, and the sun lingers over the mountains just a little bit longer in the evenings, I can’t help but want to turn on the serenading sounds of John Denver. Over the years, his music has become a...

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The Four Ingredients All Kids Need

The Four Ingredients All Kids Need

By Erin Porteous, CEO I’ll admit I’m not the most in-the-know person when it comes to pop culture. Like many of you, I’m a working parent with a partner, family and friends, and a love of the great outdoors, which doesn’t leave much time for watching – let alone...

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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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