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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Boys & Girls Clubs of King County is pleased to announce that two of our Operations Directors, Kendrick Davis and Caitlin Relyea, have been promoted to serve as Area Directors for the organization. Area Directors manage the programming, growth, and community engagement for multiple Boys & Girls Clubs. Caitlin supports the Ballard, Salmon Bay, Magnolia, Lawton, Coe Clubs. Kendrick oversees Clubs on the East Side, including Kirkland, Juanita Elementary, Mark Twain, Redmond Elementary, Rosa Parks Clubs.  As a student athlete,

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We are thrilled to be part of a community that is dedicated to keeping our neighborhoods safe. On November 1, 2021, The Seattle Community Safety Initiative hosted a town hall to address safety concerns within the community. In a panel moderated by King County Council Member Girmay Zahlay, various community members had the opportunity to share their perspectives and experiences. Boys & Girls Clubs of King County staff Marty Jackson, the Executive Director of SE Network, and Tanisha Scott, the SE

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In partnership with the Seattle Seahawks, Gamechangers is a Club program for teens with five in-person events, focused on fun and motivation on Friday nights. Starting October 1 and ending with a Seahawks Game Day experience on January 2, teens from Clubs across greater Seattle gather for creativity, games, and learning experiences with Seahawks partners.  Presentations include: Jordan Babineaux, former Seahawks player and author of Pivot to Win Courtney Thompson, former University of Washington volleyball player and Olympian Mental Health

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Boys & Girls Clubs of King County is distributing back-rent assistance funding to families in our community. We have partnered with the King County Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program and Mary’s Place to support our community. This program highlights the importance of inter-organizational partnerships in our community to provide effective community support programs. We are thankful to be able to build on our existing relationship with Mary’s Place as we work together to provide eviction prevention funds to our

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Seattle Kraken Visit to the Rotary Club The Rotary Club gym was filled with hockey sticks clashing and kids cheering on August 25, as Coach Kyle from the Seattle Kraken, the new NHL team, came to excite Club members about hockey and teach them some basic skills. About thirty youth ages 9 - 12 participated in the hockey lessons and games, all eager to share what they knew about hockey. “Be careful you don’t fall because hockey is usually on

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Federal Way Back to School Day To prepare for the upcoming school year, the Federal Way team including the Club Advisory Board (CAB), collaborated with Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW) to host a back-to-school event!  Over the course of the day, 274 community members joined in the fun. Laurie Black, President & CEO, enthusiastically greeted families while Duwayne Le’i, Federal Way Operations Director, emceed the day. Kids picked out backpacks filled with school supplies, a barber lent his services to

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Boeing Volunteers Support Back to School Hundreds of our youth are headed back to school with backpacks full of the supplies they needed thanks to the generosity of employees at Boeing and the company’s commitment to matching their passion for giving. In addition to raising money through the Liftoff for Learning campaign, ten Boeing employees also helped out at the great Back- to- School community events at our Rainier Vista & Federal Way Clubs – one brought his dad along

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North Seattle Club Work Party Our Clubs are magical places where youth come together for fun, learning, and comradery. That magic also means the building is put to great use, and it takes a community effort to keep our Clubs clean, safe, and joyful for our youth. On Saturday, June 19, members of the North Seattle Club Advisory Board (CAB) showed up at the Club bright, early, and ready to get their hands dirty with Club maintenance and improvement projects.

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Racial Equity Work at the Club   Part of the mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of King County is to serve youth, especially those who need us most. That priority drives leadership decisions to invest in organization-wide initiatives to provide culturally relevant, inclusive, and diverse programming for our youth.   Adelante, meaning “moving forward”, is the race, equity, and inclusion group within Boys & Girls Clubs of King County. Adelante is made up of employees across the organization who

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