Boys and girls Club
Boys & Girls Club
The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver is to inspire and enable young people, especially those who need it most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. Sixteen safe, positive neighborhood centers and a residential summer camp provide after school, weekend and summer programs for young people between the ages of 6-18 years old. The George M. Wilfley Club opened in 2000 to serve the children of Denver’s Sunnyside neighborhood.
Boys and Girls Club - Wilfley Branch
About The Boys & Girls Club - Wilfley Branch
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver work to
transform and inspire the lives of all Club
members to strengthen the communities that
need us most. Not just after school hangouts,
the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver are
places where young people come to learn, do
homework, develop social skills, express
themselves creatively, and participate in sports.
Boys & Girls Clubs offer proven programs that
help youth gain the developmental assets they
need to succeed in life.
Students working with the Boys
& Girls Clubs will have the option
of choosing between one of the
six program areas with one
student per program area.
A maximum of three (3) students will
be allowed to select this site for the
2016-2017 academic school year.
The six Core Programs Areas include:
character and leadership development; education and career
development; technology; the arts; health and life skills; and sport, fitness and recreation. You will work directly with the full time staff to develop and implement activities designed to develop young people into educated, empowered young adults
Characteristics in a student: Professional Conduct, Passionate, Dedicated to Continuous Improvement, Committed, and Dependable.
Additional requirements/paperwork: 1.5 Volunteer Training (counts towards weekly hours, Background Check included)
Placement Availability: Monday-Friday afternoons & evenings
How You Can Serve.
About the Sunnyside Neighborhood
Before any major housing
development occurred in Sunnyside,
the area west of Pecos Street was
occupied by small truck farms,
orchards and undeveloped land. In
1879, the northeast corner of the
neighborhood was incorporated as
the town of Argo. As a "company
town," Argo was settled primarily by
Swedes who worked at the smelter and by others who worked for the Moffatt Railroad.
Sunnyside became a part of Denver through three annexations. The first two occurred under the Colorado Session Laws of 1883 and 1889. The third took place when the town of Argo was dissolved and merged with Denver in 1902. AS a result, the housing in Sunnyside is a mix of many types, ages and style of architecture. Most of the oldest housing is found east of Pecos Street.
For more information about the Sunnyside neighborhood, please see the Piton Foundation website for a detailed description & statistics about the community there.