Empowering Greeley’s Teens: Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County Unveils New Teen Center

Image taken outside of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County's Teen Center.

What seemed like a typical day in Greeley with kids playing games and parents enjoying live music, was anything but usual for teens at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County.  On this Saturday afternoon—the community was celebrating something big—the grand opening of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County’s new teen center facility in Greeley.

The center gives teens in Greeley, and nearby communities, a place to call their own. The 15,000-square-foot building was originally built as a roller-skating rink in the 1921. Now, the newly refurbished center is a place for teens to connect with their community, learn new skills, and stay active.  

The event, sponsored by longtime partner, Comcast NBCUniversal, featured live music, a live painter, appearances from Denver Broncos cheerleaders, and food trucks.

An artist painting Miles, the Denver Broncos mascot, at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County's Teen Center grand opening event.
Guests talking to Denver Broncos cheerleaders at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County's Teen Center grand opening event.

“We’re grateful for the wonderful longtime partnership we’ve enjoyed with Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County, investing in programs that provide access for youth to a variety of technologies and help them build valuable digital skills,” said Lawrence Stephens, Comcast Director of Installation and Service. “The new Teen Center offers a wide range of terrific opportunities and resources for teens. Comcast is proud to help celebrate the grand opening of this wonderful new space for youth in Greeley!”

The teen center is also a WiFi-connected Lift Zone as part of Comcast’s Project UP— a comprehensive initiative to advance digital equity and build a future of unlimited possibilities. Lift Zones offer free WiFi that enables internet access and digital skills learning opportunities. 

As summer kicks into full gear, the center is the perfect place for teen members to go to connect with their friends and community. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County says the new location can serve over 120 teens daily. 

The teen center will operate as a day camp during the summer and as an after-school site during the school year.  

Over the last three years, Comcast has invested more than $37.6 Million in cash and in-kind resources in Colorado community organizations, including Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County, United Way of Weld County, The Arc of Weld County, The Success Foundation Serving Greeley-Evans Schools, Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County, United Way of Larimer County, Loveland Public Library, and more.   

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