The Club’s youth development program, or “Drop-in,” has been serving families for over 70 years, providing a safe and positive place for kids ages 5 to 18 to go after school and during non-school days. Participants can expect a daily schedule that includes unstructured and structured gym games, homework help, a snack, quiet time, small-group activities, activities in the computer lab, arts & crafts, and free time. There is a separate programming area for teens. Our adult-to-youth ratio is approximately 1:15, including staff, tutors and volunteers.
To attend our program, you must become a member of Wallingford Boys & Girls Club (WBGC). Simply come to the Club to pick up membership information, or download the membership forms using the links below. You can bring the completed forms to the Club or mail them in.
Our daily programs are constantly changing to meet the specific needs of our kids and teens. Small group programs include activities such as drama, chess, photography, athletic instruction, cooking, reading games, and more. Tutoring is also available for homework. Please check in at the Club for this quarter’s activity schedule.
The majority of members who attend the school year program get to the Club on Seattle Public Schools buses. Please contact SPS Transportation to find out if a bus travels from your child(ren)’s school to WBGC at 206.252.0900 and/or to register your child for bus service. We do provide a van service from West Woodland Elementary only. For more information, please contact Adam Monda.
The yearly membership fee is $50. The current membership year runs through August 31, 2018.
The membership fee must be paid at the time of registration. Payment is made by putting a Visa or Mastercard on file at the Club. In rare cases, payment may be made by cash or check (please see “schedule and fee agreements” page in membership packet for more info). There are no membership scholarships available, but payment plans can be arranged for families that qualify for program scholarships.
There is a fee for members in grades K-5 who attend the Drop-in program. A monthly fee of $100 per month or a daily fee of $15/day will be assessed for all members. Scholarships are available. Please contact us for more information about scholarships.
There is no fee for members in grades 6-12 to attend the Drop-in program on regular school days. (There may be a fee on non-school days, depending on time of arrival).
Please download and print the appropriate forms and bring them into the Club once completed. These forms are also available at the Club.
Important Information for Members
Snow/Inclement Weather Policy: When Seattle Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, our program is also CLOSED. For more specific policies about school late starts/early dismissals due to weather, please click here.
Fall 2018 Closure Information: A list of Fall Closures is available here.
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