We’re super, super happy to announce that one of our North Seattle Club members, Mikayla, was chosen to represent the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County at the 2019 NBA Math Hoops National Championship! NBA Math Hoops is a board game and curriculum that helps kids learn math and interpersonal skills through the game of basketball. It’s a great program that has helped kids see the value and fun in math, and it’s loved by kids and staff alike!

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Three cheers for the Kirkland kindergarteners, first graders, and second graders! After months of reading side by side every Wednesday, the Reading Buddies members earned a Root Beer Float Party! In an effort to nurture reading engagement and skills in younger Club members, the Kirkland Club began a weekly reading club in September called Reading Buddies. Each week, members would pair up and read parts of their favorite books to each other. Using a giant poster of a gumball machine

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What is Social and Emotional Learning? Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) focuses on teaching kids how to manage emotions, set goals, establish relationships, and make responsible decisions. With the skills to regulate their own emotional responses, kids are more likely to solve their own problems, manage disagreements respectfully, and thrive in school and life. How Does it Fit into Summer Learning? To help Club kids maintain their education level over summer and not fall behind, a team of dedicated Club

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What is summer learning loss? Summer learning loss happens when kids don't continue to practice their academic skills for the 2.5 months of summer break. Kids' education slides backwards one to two reading levels, and the first three months of school are spent re-learning the information that was lost. Kids that get learning opportunities over summer are able to maintain their level or even get ahead, while kids without those opportunities fall behind. The equity gap widens in childhood education

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNhMxYP1Sm4&feature=youtu.be View Event Photos On Saturday, February 23, 2019, 150 community members gathered at the Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club to honor eight exceptional teens for their accomplishments in leadership, service, academic excellence, and dedication to live a healthy lifestyle. Judges chose two outstanding teens for awards: Piper S. of the Ballard neighborhood was named King County Youth of the Year, and Adam W. of Sammamish was awarded the Quincy Robertson Service & Leadership Award. The Quincy Robertson Service

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We are thrilled to introduce you to our Interim CEO, Laurie Black! Laurie started with us in late November and since day one, has been out in the community, in our Clubs, and supporting our staff who work with more than 2,000 kids and teens every day.

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The Boys & Girls Club strives to promote healthy lifestyles, academic success, and good character & citizenship to our Club members for them to take those values into the rest of their lives. New in 2019, our Club staff, members, parents, and communities worked together to outline clear steps to ensure healthy lifestyles at our Clubs, including a focus on nutritious food options and food waste education. Kirkland's ahead of the curve, as they already have two programs in place

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Join one of our many athletics programs to keep your youngsters moving through the year! We offer a wide variety of sports leagues and camps designed for beginner to intermediate players. You can request to play with friends or have us find a team for your child. We're always looking for volunteer coaches! Please contact Brandon Brown if you're interested in coaching your child or passionate about coaching in your community. Fall 2019 Early Tackle Football registration is open! Register

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The Salmon Bay Boys & Girl's Club's first Torch Club (mini-club focused on community service) project is a staff appreciation award developed by the youth. Dubbed "Staff of the Season", this youth-run program has the entire Club vote on which staff member they want to honor that season (fall, winter, or spring) based on different categories. Pictured above: the ballot box where youth vote for the Staff of the Season (constructed and decorated by Torch Club members) This season, the

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