Gavin Ekstrom, senior area manager at Citywide Home Loans in Greenwood Village, Colorado, enjoys giving back to the youth of the community. He chooses to volunteer through the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). The BGCA benefits from Gavin Ekstrom’s donated time and resources to further its goal of expanding the education, health, and career possibilities for children in need of assistance.
The BGCA dedicates its resources to forming every child into a responsible, caring, and successful adult. It achieves these ends through the aid of volunteers and sponsors who contribute to the organization in any way that they see fit. Depending on their backgrounds or interests, volunteers can help children with homework or tutoring, coach a sports team, or guide an art class. The organization encourages volunteers to even consider just lending a sympathetic ear to its youth.
The BGCA clubs offer a safe place for more than four million children each year. They are places to exercise, play, and avoid risky behaviors. BGCA supporters who wish to give monetarily can do so, while others may opt to buy gifts for BGCA birthday kids or even organize a fundraising walk.