Amazon’s Gift to Help Make Athletics Accessible for All   Seattle and Bellevue – February 16 – Boys & Girls Clubs of King County and Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue are pleased to announce a $500,000 gift from Amazon to provide opportunities for kids to participate in athletics. The donation will support athletic scholarships for young people through Boys & Girls Clubs across King County and throughout the region. “There’s nothing more magical than a bunch of kids putting

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Scotch Broom Parade Boys & Girls Clubs of King County is dedicated to creating educational and fun programming for teens. Across the county each Club has unique activities that cater to individual communities. [caption id="attachment_5241" align="alignleft" width="388"] Scotch Broom Parade 2019! (Photo Taken pre pandemic)[/caption] One of the highlights of springtime at the Bainbridge Island Club is the Scotch Broom Parade. It is a fun tradition where Keystone Teens get to connect with the Bainbridge Island community at large.  

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Youth of the Year 2022 Recap On Saturday, February 12, 2022, more than 150 Boys & Girls Clubs community members came together – both in person and virtually – to recognize and celebrate the 6 outstanding Youth of the Year candidates from around the county. This year’s candidates were Ellie from Kirkland, Halen from Mercer Island, Logan from North Seattle, Valeria from Rotary, Mario from Smilow Rainier Vista, and Kevin from Wallingford. Youth of the Year is an annual event

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In December, 133 teens participated in YouthForce’s (YF) Resource Fair where they participated in college and career readiness workshops. They showed up, invested in their futures, and began turning their dreams into reality.  Youthforce, is our workforce readiness program that prepares youth for success in their first jobs and creates a clear pathway to their chosen career goals. Our all-encompassing readiness program gives teens experiences ranging from interview and resume workshops to college application support and financial literacy classes. The participants

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Lucas and Nelia’s Club Story   Thank you for supporting kids in our community. Your dedication to Club youth is inspiring. Throughout the last year, families and youth in our community have inspired us to be innovative and adaptable. From exciting new teen programs, to flexible Club hours, Boys & Girls Clubs of King County is a safe, bright spot for many families in our community. Nelia and her son Lucas experienced this flexibility firsthand. As a Certified Medical Assistant

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Community Spotlight: Nancy Remak Our annual Youth of the Year event celebrates outstanding teens in our community. Each Youth of the Year nominee gives a speech about their experience at the Club. These speeches are the highlight of the event for most attendees, but there is so much more going on behind the scenes. For the past four years, Nancy Remak has played an integral role in the event by serving on the judging team. Nancy’s commitment to our Clubs

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Celebrating our Volunteers during Volunteer Appreciation Month   In celebration of April as volunteer appreciation month, we want to send a huge thank-you to our Club Advisory Board (CAB) volunteers! CAB volunteers are vital members to our Club teams, offering a wide range of support from fundraising and advocacy to staff appreciation to Club beautification projects and more. Throughout the past year, our CAB members’ adaptability and willingness to step in to support our Club staff and families has been

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Family Support Groups During these uniquely challenging times, Club professionals have gotten creative with how they are supporting caregivers. Teams at our Southwest and Federal Way Clubs created family support groups. These groups have been meeting on a weekly basis as a way to connect, troubleshoot issues, and get Club updates. Federal Way’s Operations Director Duwayne Le’i  enjoys facilitating because he loves giving all the families a platform to connect with one another and just hang out. Ordinarily, these same interactions

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