Watts and Cundiff: BGC youth of the month
What does club mean to you?
“Club is a place where I can go to have fun” – BGC club member
Youth of the Month
For the month of February, we will be recognizing two club members.
First is our Junior Youth of the Month which is awarded to Olyvia Watts. Olyvia is one of the kindest club members we have at BGC. She makes sure everyone is included during programming and she is super friendly to all club members – new and old. Olyvia is also very respectful toward everyone including staff. We want to thank her for being a positive asset in club.
Our second Youth of the Month award goes to Kennedy Cundiff. Kennedy has been a club kid for about five years. She comes to club with the attitude of being a role model to the littles in programming. Kennedy is super caring, outgoing, and has leadership characteristics. She speaks her mind, is funny, and is willing to help the younger club members when needed. She has grown a lot, and we hope to continue seeing her at club.
Congratulations to both Olyvia and Kennedy on behalf of BGCSU staff!
FLC Intern: The Boys and Girls Club of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe is proud to announce our newest Program Aide staff, Matthew Tuni.
He has been working with BGC since mid-January 2023. Matthew is currently a student at Fort Lewis College majoring in Sociology and minoring in Criminal Justice. He will be graduating in Fall of 2023.
When asked how he feels about working at BGC he said he likes building new relationship and experiences while working with new people and kids.
We want to thank him for being a part of our BGC team.
As our Valentine Heart Fundraiser comes to an end this year, we want to thank everyone involved. This fundraiser takes place during the month of February and has been happening for more than five years. The Heart Fundraiser is a collaborative effort of businesses aiding in selling BGC paper hearts to help support club.
This year we had the support of some Southern Ute tribal departments, and we want to say thank you! Our gratitude goes out to all departments and businesses, and to everyone who purchased a heart this year. We look forward to 2024.
Thanks to all 20-participating business and Southern Ute tribal departments who took part in our 2023 Valentine Heart Fundraiser!
BGC CEO, Bruce LeClaire, attended the Colorado Boys & Girls Club Alliance strategic planning session, Monday, Feb. 6. The following day, LeClaire also attended the 2023 CEO Summit. The Summit involves all BGC CEOs across the state of Colorado to come together to network, discuss, and elevate important BGC items.
The summit agenda included: CO Alliance Legislative Overview, Colorado Education Panel (Expanded Learning Opportunities Manager CDE, CO Children’s Campaign, Out-of-School Time Manager, CDE), Youth Substance and Mental Health Forum, Attorney General, Rise Above, and CO Workforce Development.