Healthy Lifestyles

At Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, kids of all ages practice building healthy habits – for their minds and bodies. Every day we provide kids with the tools they need to envision and build a healthy life, educating them about nutrition, providing opportunities to play sports, and offering tools to say no to substance abuse and other risky behaviors. Through the Club, kids become informed consumers and learn how to use critical thinking skills to plan for a healthy, limitless future.

Club membership includes regular mental health support, daily meals and snacks, space to play and be active, and more.

Program Highlights


Thanks to a partnership with Food Bank of the Rockies, all of our after school programs and summer programs also provide healthy snacks and a balanced meal every day to every single child who attends. We also partner with Grow Haus to provide weekly fresh food boxes to Club families.  

Nutrition education and cooking classes are also part of our curriculum.  


Club kids explore the outdoors at their Clubs and in wilderness environments across Colorado. We facilitate experiential learning activities for youth of all ages, including rock climbing, geocaching, skiing, camping, and mountain biking. Club members also visit Gates Camp, our summer camp in the Rocky Mountains. 

Learn more about Gates Camp 


Kids participate in age-appropriate programs that educate them about substance abuse and active decision making, empowering them to say no to unhealthy behaviors.  

We also know that mental health plays a major role in overall health and wellness. Our mental health team provides individual and small group mental health support to all kids who need it on a weekly basis.  

At the Club, kids build interpersonal and social-emotional learning skills that teach them the importance of self-value. Healthy, safe relationships are foundational to everything we do. 


Our Clubs offer members gyms, fields, courts, and safe outdoor places to play, along with a variety of fun activities to keep them active and healthy. Healthy lifestyles programs teach kids how to use exercise to take care of their bodies and manage stress. 

Our year-round sports leagues include football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball, and t-ball. We emphasize fun, sportsmanship, and skill development.