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

Club Member Spotlight: Yania

Prior to finding the Boys & Girls Club, Yania was starved. Not for food, but for friends. She recalls having just one friend she could turn to, which barely felt like enough to get by. It was not until she joined the Boys & Girls Club three years ago that her...

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Club Member Spotlight: Jeremiah

Every day after school, Jeremiah comes to the Boys & Girls Club, a place where any question is safe to explore. The staff at the Club not only encourage Jeremiah to voice his emotions but also talk about his hurts and fears. Jeremiah’s father left home due to...

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Leading at Gates Camp

Every summer, over 500 Boys & Girls Club members get the chance to venture into the mountains to spend a week up at Gates Camp. During this time, campers from the ages of eight to thirteen spend a week away from home getting the chance to meet new friends and...

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Club Member Spotlight: Bryant

In 2014, Bryant’s summer break was cooking up to be a boring one. Growing up in a poverty-stricken community where parents have to work hard to simply make ends meet, there are few structured outlets for youth to turn to amidst the school-less void. Bryant, who...

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Club Member Spotlight: Isiah

Seventeen year-old Club member Isiah believes that the Boys & Girls Club has molded him into the person he is today – a highly motivated social butterfly with big dreams for the future. Not only has Isiah relied on the scholarship opportunities offered by the...

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Club member spotlight: Brylynn

  For eleven year-old Club member Brylynn, the Boys & Girls Club is a family affair. All four of Brylynn’s siblings joined the Boys & Girls Club when they became eligible for a membership at age six. Brylynn was no different. In fact, she recalls her sixth...

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Club member spotlight: Kari

Every day, twelve year-old Club member Kari turns to her Club for the stability and consistency that she needs to make her future brighter. Kari started coming to the Boys & Girls Club in her neighborhood three years ago thanks to a recommendation from a family...

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Club Member Spotlight: Zhayne

  In the year that eight-year-old Zhayne has been a member of the Boys & Girls Club, he has had a place to participate in enriching activities while also having fun. The Club allows Zhayne to remain supervised after school and exposes him to new friendships,...

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Zuri is a role model on and off the court

When 14 year-old Club member Zuri steps onto the basketball court, he can usually hear one voice above all others in the crowd yelling, “GO Zu Zu! GO!” Wearing a jersey with his name on the back, Zuri’s mom is his number one fan and rarely misses a game. This is how...

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Club Member Spotlight: Amari

This summer, the Vickers Boys & Girls Club has been so much more than a safe, engaging place for seven-year-old Amari to spend her day. The Club has also provided a support system for her mother while she is completing her master's degree. Without the Club and the...

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Club Member Spotlight: Aaron

Within the span of three short years, everything in Aaron’s life changed. At the age of ten, Aaron lost her mother to a terminal illness. With few coping resources to help her deal with something of that magnitude, it did not take long for depression to sink in....

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