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we’re here

for kids


we’re here for minds

we’re here for hands

we’re here for legs


we’re here for hearts

Helping Kids. Building Communities.


we’re here for minds

we’re here for hands

we’re here for legs


we’re here for hearts

Helping Kids. Building Communities.


we’re here for minds

we’re here for hands

we’re here for legs


we’re here for hearts

Helping Kids. Building Communities.


we’re here for minds

we’re here for hands

we’re here for legs


we’re here for hearts

Helping Kids. Building Communities.


Low-income students are

6X MORE LIKELY TO

drop out.

89%

of Club members are LOW-INCOME and many are IN NEED OF positive adult relationships.

For AT-RISK youth, the idea of getting involved and lending a hand can feel

SCARY OR POINTLESS.

41%

of children in Denver are OVERWEIGHT or OBESE.


93%

of Club members involved in leadership programs GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL or earned a GED.

At the Clubs, kids form

HEALTHY, LONG-LASTING RELATIONSHIPS with

our staff of youth development professionals.

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Each year, Club members complete

8,000 HOURS

of service to IMPROVE their schools, Clubs and communities.

74%

of Club members EXERCISE 4x/week or MORE.


WE Develop minds Regular attendees at Boys & Girls Clubs build

the skills and attitudes that keep them on track to graduation day. They miss less school and

are less likely to get in trouble. And even though nearly 9 out of 10 Club members come from low-income families, they earn higher GPAs and are more likely to score proficient on standardized tests. But it’s more than just reading, writing and problem solving. It’s exploring, experimenting and expanding upon the lessons learned during the school day that helps our Club members

succeed in the real world. We don’t just help kids get help kidsgood get good grades; grades; we help we help themthem get inspired get

and empowered inspired and empowered to build atobetter build a future better forfuture themselves. for themselves.


Helping Kids. Building Communities.


Boys & Girls Clubs help young people set their mind to success in school – and in life.

Helping Kids. Building Communities.


WE nurture hearts Boys & Girls Clubs are staffed and run by talented, trained youth development professionals that care. These adults are there when it counts: every day. Our staff makes the investment in our kids, their families and the communities where they live. In fact, staff members participate in more than 40 different community coalitions across metro

Denver. Need more proof? More than 80% of our Club members reported a sense of belonging to their Club, a connection to a caring adult and a positive sense of recognition. Each and every day after school and throughout the summer, the Clubs offer the safety, support, mentorship and inspiration that kids and families depend on.

Helping Kids. Building Communities.


Boys & Girls Clubs are a vital home away from home for the kids who need us most.


Helping Kids. Building Communities.


WE LEND A HELPING HAND Boys & Girls Club members organize and carry out hundreds of projects to lend a hand and make a difference in their schools, Clubs

and neighborhoods each year. 76% of Club

members participate in service activities at their Club, adding up to more than 8,000 hours of community service. Our Clubs teach young people – more than 90% of whom are minorities and half as likely to participate in service activities – how to roll up their sleeves, dig in, and become active participants in their community. This civic

engagement works: Club members consistently demonstrate positive, productive coping

techniques and high levels of responsibility.


Helping Kids. Building Communities.


Every day, Club members raise their hands to participate in building a better tomorrow.

Helping Kids. Building Communities.


WE GET FEET MOVING Boys & Girls Clubs are 100% committed to every aspect of a healthy lifestyle. That’s why we provide the right resources – from coaches to carrots- to help kids make the right choices.

Boys & Girls Club members are more likely to exercise, eat fruits and vegetables, and abstain from using drugs and alcohol. Good health requires practice. It means not only having a place to go where you get the chance to run, jump, kick, throw and high-five; it also

means eating right and having the knowledge and confidence necessary to choose wisely.

Helping Kids. Building Communities.


Kids who join Boys & Girls Clubs get a leg up on the lifelong journey of maintaining good health and wellbeing.

Helping Kids. Building Communities.


FOR ALL KIDS. AND Each year, families across metro Denver turn to their local Boys & Girls Club for the support their kids need to keep growing and learning long after the last school bell rings. The expert staff at Boys & Girls Clubs make it happen. We’ve proven that our Club members succeed academically, build the leadership skills and develop the kind of character to be a good citizen, and make healthy choices - both on and off the playing field.


FOR ALL OF THE KID. Together with our community partners, we’ll continue to innovate. Boys & Girls Clubs’ dynamic model allows us to respond to each child’s unique needs. It’s a warm meal. It’s a safe place to study. It’s positive relationships. It’s realizing you can make a difference. It’s the chance for both parents to work a few more hours knowing their children are safe and sound.

No other organization supports the whole child in more ways than Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver. Helping Helping Kids. Kids. Building Building Communities. Communities.


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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver Manifesto