Archive | April, 2011

Jennifer Gale – When the Scholars Succeed, We All Succeed

Tracy: Where did you grow up?  If you did not grow up in Denver, how did you end up in Denver? Jennifer: I grew up in Wheat Ridge Colorado. Tracy: What area(s) do you volunteer with BHGH? Jennifer: I started my volunteer opportunities with the Boys Hope Home and providing meals twice a year.    I […]

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Mary Benson – Helping and Educating Youth Benefits Society

Tracy: Where did you grow up?  If you did not grow up in Denver, how did you end up in Denver? Mary: I grew up in Dallas.  After graduating from Creighton University I had a job with the Denver Visiting Nurses. Tracy: What area(s) do you volunteer with BHGH? Mary: I was on the Program […]

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Wish List Wednesday

Please contact Tracy at 720-524-2061 if you have, or can help secure, any of these items for the Boys Hope and Girls Hope homes.  The staff and scholars would be greatly appreciative – and better equipped! Small conference table Coffee Four drawer dresser Peanut butter Chairs for kitchen table Jelly or jam Step stool Dishwasher […]

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Education is empowering – Natalie Lyon

Tracy: Where did you grow up?  If you did not grow up in Denver, how did you end up in Denver? Natalie: I grew up in New York. I had the opportunity to ski the Rocky Mountains in my teens, quickly realized, big blue sunny skies all winter long makes for happiness. When it came […]

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Zoom Zoom for Fun and a Cause

Last year I found the perfect way to combine my interest in trying a half-marathon and my desire to raise money and interest among our friends to benefit the kids at Boys Hope Girls Hope of Colorado.  I was very nervous about the half-marathon part of the equation, but was totally committed to helping BHGH. […]

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Involvement is Flexible – Marleen Zakovich

Tracy: Where did you grow up?  If you did not grow up in Denver, how did you end up in Denver? Marleen: I was born and grew up in Louisiana, mostly in Lake Charles.  Graduated from nursing school and moved to Houston to work at M D Anderson Cancer Hospital for 2 years, there I […]

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Is cursive writing a thing of the past?

Ah, cursive writing!! Do you remember the hours of practice to learn to write those perfect loops and swirls, and the satisfaction of finally getting that capital G just right? Could it be that handwriting is soon to be a lost art, swept away by technology like so many other things in our lives? A […]

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Volunteer Appreciation Month

One of the best things about my job as executive director at Boys Hope Girls Hope of Colorado is that every day I interact with caring people helping our scholars.  Volunteers are the reason we succeed with our scholars.  Almost every aspect of our program is positively impacted by the power of volunteerism.  It runs […]

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Around the House

This month flew by at Boys Hope Girls Hope of Colorado!  The scholars continued with their busy lives attending school and extra-curricular activities, but also got a week long spring break.  Both houses volunteered with an animal shelter for our service project.  For a group activity we supported our middle school scholars in St. Therese’s […]

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Wish List Wednesday

Please contact Tracy at 720-524-2061 if you have, or can help secure, any of these items for the Boys Hope and Girls Hope homes.  The staff and scholars would be greatly appreciative – and better equipped! Digital camera Four drawer dresser Deoderant Chairs for kitchen table Laundry detergent Large stainless steel pots Dryer sheets Nonstick […]

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