The CCIG team spent an afternoon last week volunteering at the Denver Broncos Boys and Girls Club in the city’s Northeast section.
Our visit to the club gave us a glimpse into just how important the Boys and Girls Club can be to so many youngsters in the community.
The club, one of nine in Denver, serves low-income youth and helps them succeed. On average, 2,000 Denver-area children age 6-18 stop in to a club on any given day.
A few facts we learned:
> Club members consistently outperform their peers in terms of school achievement, healthy choices and behaviors and civic engagement.
> While one in five children in the U.S. don’t graduate on time, 90 percent of club “alumni” earn their high school diploma or its equivalent.
> The Boys & Girls Club model has received the highest possible effectiveness rating from the National Dropout Prevention Center.
> Membership is just $2 per year.
Our afternoon, in short, was an eye-opening experience and a great opportunity for the CCIG team to give back to our community.Back to Resources