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Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County

Boys & Girls Clubs


of Larimer County

Daniel Romero, the 2010 Loveland Youth of the Year from Thompson Valley High School, was raised in a single-parent home while his father was in prison through many of the early years of his life. They didn’t meet until he was eight. When his mother was forced to turn her attention to family problems, Romero opted to live on his own and says he “kind of raised myself.”

By Connie Hein

omero lived across the street from the Loveland Clubhouse of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County (BGCLC) and joined the club when he was just 6 years old. At 14, he began volunteering through the club, which sparked his passion for helping others. Kathi Wright, BGCLC executive director, says Romero has always been an active member of the club. He has served as president of the Keystone Club, planned and implemented the Cardboard Cram to raise money for the homeless, worked with ROTC, the CO Meth Project, Rotary Youth Leadership Academy, and his church’s recent project at an orphanage in Mexico. Wright says Romero drives several children from his neighborhood to the club and is a wonderful mentor to many young children there. Romero hopes to become a youth minister after graduation. “Watching Daniel mature from an ornery little guy to an incredible leader has been a joy,” says Wright. Romero is one example of how BGCLC gives kids advantages they may not otherwise have. She says when their work is done well, the result is kids like Romero who are well on their way to achieving their greatest potential. CONT. ON PAGE 40


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