Personalized mentorship is a key ingredient of the Club's success in helping youth set & achieve goals. See what makes Tré an important mentor for Club member Zeke!
New Club at Lowell Elementary Three years ago, local media reported that students at Lowell Elementary, located in an affluent neighborhood of Capitol Hill, experienced some of the highest rates of youth homelessness in Seattle. After reading this news, the team at the nearby Rotary Club sprang into action. “We saw it as a community where our services could contribute to resolving a need,” said Area Director Patrick Carter. “It’s close to our Rotary Club, and some of our
Club Safety Updates Safety is our #1 Priority. Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place for kids and teens to go during out-of-school time. To maintain a safe environment, it’s important to monitor and update our spaces, as well as stay proactive about safety procedures among the staff and members. Our Youth Program Quality Initiative (YPQI) is based on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, in which a safe environment is the first building block necessary to achieve a
Interning with the Seattle Seahawks Through YouthForce’s TeamWork Internship Program, teens sharpen their professional skills at the home of the Seahawks. As Seahawks Suite Runners, the paid interns work from 5:45 AM until 2 PM on game days providing meals, drinks, and smiles to Seahawks fans. Teens gain hospitality skills such as customer service, multitasking, teamwork, and effective communication while working alongside more experienced mentors. TeamWork Interns Fathima and Ebonyé share about their experiences at CenturyLink: This
New Club Services in Tukwila In late 2018, Tukwila School District approached Boys & Girls Clubs of King County about partnering to provide more youth development opportunities for the local community. Now, with funding through the national 21st Century Community Learning Centers Fund, we offer new services at Cascade View, Tukwila, and Thorndyke Elementary Schools. Tukwila is a highly diverse community with a large immigrant and refugee population. Its citizens hail from over 50 nations and speak over 80 different
Let's make financial literacy fun and relevant to teens!
Teen members from our Ballard and Wallingford Clubs recap their experience at the National Keystone Conference in Orlando, Florida, where they gained skills in and bonded over community service with groups across the country.
This summer, in partnership with Coyote Central, middle school Club members at our Smilow Rainier Vista Club learned how to cook healthy and delicious food in a six-week cooking program.
To teach kids about healthy and sustainable living, several of our Clubs have gardens where kids grow food that they can prepare and eat. Get a peek behind the blackberry bush into gardening programs at four of our Clubs!
Boys & Girls Clubs of King County is pleased to announce the selection of Laurie Black as our next President & CEO. Learn more about Laurie's background and experience, as well as view a special welcome message from her.