Success Stories

Learn more about the impact Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver through the stories of some of our Club members and Club alumni.

Meet Malachi – Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Youth of the Year

Her Passion is Dance…and Helping Others

Rachael likes to tell the story of when she was so small she fit in the palm of her father’s hand. Born premature, Rachael faced some physical challenges early on. But you’d never know that now. Rachael discovered her passion for dance in middle school. When she was...

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Rachael shines as our 2019 Youth of the Year

For years, 17-year-old Rachael has been a stand-out performer and mentor in her community. Now, we’re excited to announce that she’s Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver’s 2019 Citywide Youth of the Year. “Growing up, I haven’t always felt like I had a voice,”...

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Club Member Nichole Has An Album In Her Future

Eighteen-year-old Nichole has faced many challenges. A few years ago, her father was incarcerated. Her family was devastated and Nichole lost focus in school. But Nichole kept moving forward, driven by her faith, her love of music and support from her Boys & Girls...

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Kendra’s Story

After a move across the country four years ago, Kendra joined her local Boys & Girls Club. It was a life-changing event for her. The daughter of a single parent, Kendra desperately needed an affordable, engaging place to spend her time after school. At the Club,...

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Calvin’s Story

When he was in third grade, Calvin’s life as he knew it changed dramatically. He moved from Indonesia to Denver with his father, but it would take four years for his mother to join them. Calvin had to adjust - to a new language, new customs and his mom halfway across...

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Jasline’s Story

On any given day, Jasline can be found in her Boys & Girls Club’s Learning Center with her head buried in a book. Now a self-proclaimed bookworm, Jasline is a frequent participant in Accelerated Reader, a program that promotes reading comprehension.  It is proven...

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Thankful for the Boys & Girls Club

“If it wasn’t for the Boys & Girls Club, I wouldn’t be who I am today,” said 16-year-old Courtney. “Throughout my years of coming to the Club, I have realized how much I would love to work with kids in my future,” she said. “Spending my day with them and helping...

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Finding His Voice at the Boys & Girls Club

“I was very shy and not very outgoing,” 15-year-old Nathan recalled. When he joined the Boys & Girls Club at age 6, he didn’t interact much with anyone. He spent his days quietly drawing in the art room. But over time, Nathan started to open up to other Club...

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Different Club, Same Bright Future

Three years ago, Davonte’s family abruptly moved across town and it forced many changes in his life. He had to start over at a new school and make new friends in a different community. Fortunately, one aspect of his life remains constant – the support of Boys &...

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