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Youth Programs

Youth Drop-In

The youth drop-in program provide children a safe place to call their own. It's a place where youth can have fun, become leaders, get a healthy dinner, be creative, join a team, get help with their homework or just hang out with their friends.

Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow. It is the place where great futures are started every day. Our Club programs and services enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.

Hours

Monday-Friday, 2:30-6:30 p.m.

Grades

2-6

Fees

Our yearly membership is only $36 per year.

If you have any questions about the drop-in program or membership fees, please contact Denise Lewis, 206.436.1892.

Programs for the 2013-2014 School Year

Character and Leadership

  • Voice Lesson
  • Open Art
  • Photography—Winter Quarter Only
  • Torch Club—Tuesday at 4:45 p.m. for 5th/6th grades only
  • Chess Club
  • Junior Staff /Special Event Committee
  • Knitting
  • Drama
  • Sisterhood
  • Brotherhood

Academic Success

  • Power Hour—Monday-Thursday, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Homework Lab—Monday-Thursday, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Youth Writers Workshop for Club Newsletter
  • Beginning Spanish Class—Winter Quarter Only
  • Mad Science
  • Fly to Learn Aviation Simulator

Healthy Lifestyles

  • Triple Play
  • Skills and Drills
  • Dance Class

Program Descriptions

Open Art—Discover your creative side. Class offers lanyard weaving, bead making, magnets, piñatas, Chinese New Year noisemakers, box cars and purses. So many projects to love!

Dance Class—A range of dance types including jazz, ballet and hip hop. Class is instructed by Cornish College students. Each month the group showcases their dance moves at our Free Style Friday event, which showcase all the talent we have at our Boys & Girls Club.

Skills and Drills—Staff take baseline results of participants' levels of physical fitness by testing them in timed exercises such as push-ups, sit ups, shuttle runs, agility tests and vertical leaps. Members then play various traditional and non-traditional gym games, sports and physical fitness activities.

Voice Lesson—Learn how to discover your true vocal talent via vocal exercises with an instructor. You will learn how to expand your singing range and increase breath control.

Mad Science—This program combines in-class discovery and exploration, outdoor games and physical activities with hands-on application of the simple, real-world scientific principles presented. You will be able touch, see, hear, smell and taste what science is really all about.

Fly to Learn—This program is designed to teach you science, technology, engineering and math concepts by using software to design, build and "fly" your own airplane.

Beginning Spanish Class—This class teaches you the alphabet, numbers, colors, days of the week and basic greetings.

Knitting—Want to take up the needles but don't know where to start? This is the class for you! We will teach you the basics of knitting in one-hour sessions.

Sisterhood (SMART Girls)—Helps girls develop a healthy attitude and lifestyle as well as acquire a positive self-concept, sound decision-making skills and mentor relationships.

Brotherhood (Passport to Manhood)—Teaches and promotes responsibility, reinforces positive behavior and develops character in adolescent males 8-11. We address positive decision-making, cooperation, conflict, diversity and self-esteem.

Drama Club (Drama Matters)—We capitalize on young people's love of drama by increasing their appreciation of this art form. The result is building self-confidence, sparking creativity and boosting academic achievement.

Torch Club—Torch Club is a leadership and service group for ages 11-13. This powerful vehicle enables Club advisors to help meet the special character development needs of younger adolescents. Torch Club members elect officers and work together to implement activities in service to Club and community; education; health and fitness; and social recreation. Members take part in educational activities that focus on personal development, socialization, problem-solving, communication, goal-setting and decision-making. Youth develop a moral compass and learn to value honesty, justice, fairness and respect for self and others. Torch Club members have the option of being mentored by older Keystone Club youth.

Junior Staff—This practical, small-group program assists Club youth in exploring a career in youth development or other human services, with a particular focus on Boys & Girls Club work. With the generous support of sponsor AT&T, Junior Staff provides members with age-appropriate skill-building opportunities and hands-on Club work experience in the areas of career development, customer service and community service.

Triple Play—This program demonstrates how eating right, keeping fit and forming positive relationships add up to a healthy lifestyle. Goals are to improve Club members' knowledge of healthy habits; increase the number of hours per day they participate in physical activities; and strengthen their ability to interact positively with others and engage in positive relationships. The three areas of focus:

  • Mind—Develops a knowledge base for young people to acquire healthy habits
  • Body—Promotes young people becoming more physically active through fun daily fitness
  • Soul—Strengthens interpersonal skills, positive behavior and good character through social recreation

SYVPI/SE Network SafetyNet Program

This program supports the efforts of the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative(SYVPI)—Southeast Network and serves youth between 12 and 17 who live or go to school in Southeast Seattle. To learn more about SYVPI in the SE Seattle area, eligibility criteria and or to obtain a referral form visit www.safeyouthseattle.org/ or call 206.436.1898.