Teen hangout

Leader Randy Vialpando sprays water on members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Pueblo County to cool them off during a recent club event. The late summer heat wave of the past two weeks continued Friday. Sept. 6, 2013 in Pueblo, Colo. as temperatures rose into the high 90's. Very hot weather is expected to last into next week. Chris McLean, The Pueblo Chieftain)

Gold: Boys and Girls Club of Pueblo County

635 W. Corona Ave., (719) 564-0055

The Boys and Girls Club of Pueblo County has been making a positive impact on local youth since 1972. Local children utilize the club as a safe, welcoming and friendly environment to spend their time after school. The Club acts as an outlet for local youth to spend time together while enhancing development in areas where poverty and crime are more prevalent. In Pueblo, teens enjoy events including character, leadership, educational and career development as well as health and life skills programs where they are encouraged to continue learning in a comfortable atmosphere with their peers.

Silver: Pueblo Mall

3429 Dillon Drive, (719) 544-3454

Bronze: Tinseltown

4140 N. Freeway Road, (719) 562-9053