By Alex Moore
At age 14, as her parents navigated a painful divorce, Jessica was also dealing with developmental obstacles, body image issues, and social media bullying. For Jessica, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Pueblo County provided the safe place she needed during a difficult time in her life. She found a sense of belonging at the Club and connected with trusted adults with whom she could share her struggles. Jessica says the Club prepared her for high school, and she no longer feels intimidated to start the next phase of her life.
Since 1972, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Pueblo County has been at the forefront of positive youth development, working with young people from challenging economic, social, and family circumstances. The organization gives children in Pueblo a place to go after school or during the summer, with activities they may not have access to at home. Recently, El Pomar Foundation granted the Boys & Girls Clubs of Pueblo $5,000 to help the Club carry out their mission of enabling all young people, especially those who need the Club most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Pueblo County provides a safe environment where young people can have fun and be themselves. El Pomar is excited to see their Club members continue to strive in the areas of academic success, good character & citizenship, and a healthy lifestyle.