Local Club History
The Southwest Boys & Girls Club opened in 1990 as a partnership between Boys & Girls Clubs of King County, the King County Housing Authority and King County. The Club has served over 1,200 kids a year from the time the doors opened.
In July 2005, the Club moved out of their space for renovation. Programming was implemented at White Center Heights Elementary, Highland Park Elementary, Evergreen High School and local parks, with a very small teen center in the Park Lake Homes Site II. This relocation forced the Club to limit hours of programming and attendance levels. Club vans were used to transport staff and equipment to each program site on a daily basis. Programming was focusing on the most basic needs of kids—academic assistance, hot meals and recreational activities led by positive adult role models.
In March 2007, the Club returned to our newly renovated facility. Our annual membership is maintained at over 1,200 youth per year. Since reopening, we've continued to provide a space for children and teens to learn, create and attain their best in academics, athletics and more. Club Fact Sheet