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). Membership can be obtained using our online registration system, DASH. If you need support using DASH or do not have computer access, please come to the Club anytime during business hours and we can help you register in the system.
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. For more information, please contact Eric Kirby. Eric's email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The yearly membership fee is $50. The current membership year runs through June 30, 2023.
The membership fee must be paid at the time of registration. 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 $300 will be assessed for all members. Scholarships are available. Please click here 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).
Important Information for Members
Snow/Inclement Weather Policy: When Seattle Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, our program is also CLOSED.
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