(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

DENVER, Colo. (CBS4) – The Boys and Girls Clubs Of Metro Denver play an important role in the lives of young people.

Josiah and Jayden came to the Boys and Girls club for sports.

“The first year I went here I was terrible at basketball. I’m better at basketball here at the club since they taught me,” said Josiah.

“My mom, she found the Boys and Girls Club and she signed us up. The first day we came here she signed us up for basketball and football and that’s how we met all our friends,” said Jayden.

Sports aren’t the only thing given to them by the clubs. The boys get special homework help and now Josiah has a job earning a couple hundred dollars a month.

The clubs also gives their mother, Shaunte, peace of mind.

“It gives me comfort to know that they don’t have to be home by themselves,” said Shaunte.

Shaunte is a single mother working in customer service. Her budget is very tight.

“It does help me because cost wise I couldn’t afford for them to do the basketball and the soccer and football,” said Shaunte.

When it comes to Christmas Jayden picked up presents for his younger niece and nephew making sure they had a happy Christmas first.

“They always do that. They think of their younger nieces and nephews all the time. They think of them first before they get something for themselves,” said Shaunte.

Jayden and Josiah are two examples of the work being done at the Boys and Girls Club.

CBS4 is holding an emergency toy drive at the King Soopers in Glendale on Leetsdale Drive on Tuesday. Drop off a toy and support the Boys and Girls Club.



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