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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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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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