The Weidner Cares team in Colorado recently partnered with the El Pomar Boys and Girls Club of Colorado Springs. El Pomar Boys and Girls Club offers more than 30 programs to youth in the 6-18 age group. Their mission is, “To empower every Club member, through safe and impactful experiences, to graduate high school with a plan for college or career, contribute to their community and live a healthy life.”
The Club programs and services aim to “promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.” It is with this renewed sense of hope and opportunity that these at-risk youth can focus their energies on self-improvement and having a place to go to learn, make friends, and share ideas.
The Weidner Cares team gave the club a much-needed makeover. In one day, they tackled several projects including the construction of an obstacle course, cleaning, organizing, and painting various areas of the building, as well as a major landscaping project in front of the building. Raising the curbside appeal and raising the vibe, the Weidner Cares Team and El Pomar BGC couldn’t have been happier with the results.
Jrace Rider, Senior Director of the club said, “We are so grateful for [the] Weidner Apartment Homes partnership. We want to say a huge THANKS to all the volunteers for the work they did on Weidner Cares day at our El Pomar Club! The skill level, expertise, and quality of work this team brings always exceeds our expectation. This project has had a positive and vital impact on our Club from safety to aesthetics. The group who came out was highly motivated and an absolute blast, with all the great personalities, to work with. We collaborated with Weidner in 2014 and now in 2018 and you all are hands down, one of our favorite teams to work with! My heart is full of gratitude! Thank you for your dedication to your community, our Boys & Girls Clubs, and our local youth.”
We’re so happy for the opportunity to help this important organization and help create a fun and nurturing environment for the youth community of Pike’s Peak, Colorado. Thanks to everyone on the Weidner Cares Colorado Team and El Pomar Club for all your hard work!
-The Weidner Team