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. Summer 2019 We are excited to offer athletic sports

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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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This month, the Salmon Bay Boys & Girls Club began the third year of their youth leadership and work preparedness program for 4th and 5th graders, the Pre-Counselor in Training (or Pre-C.I.T.) program. This program nurtures leadership and independence among the 4th and 5th graders as they apply for the job, go through Pre-C.I.T. orientation, and help out with the kindergartners alongside the counselors. Fourth and fifth graders help plan and run activities, facilitate read-alouds, help with chores, and act

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Boys & Girls Clubs of King County was honored by Seattle Business magazine 2018 Community Impact Awards  for "saving, changing and improving lives in the Puget Sound region."   Richard Harris, Boys & Girls Clubs Board Chair, shared "Being include among the incredible organizations represented is an honor in itself, and on behalf of our board, staff, families and our Club kids, we are grateful for the opportunity to be such a cornerstone community resource for young people in the greater

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YouthForce is Boys & Girls Clubs of King County’s teen employment program, offering a unique approach to workforce readiness by providing teens with employment opportunities and career development workshops while creating rewarding employment solutions for local businesses. YouthForce University   Teens kick off the program with a series of workshops targeted to prepare them for the workforce.             Teamwork Internships   Some are placed in internships where they build employment skills alongside peers at Sounders

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We are always introducing different ways of learning at Boys & Girls Clubs of King County. Our literacy programs support every stage of education, offering fun rewards and activities while boosting reading confidence. Here are some of the programs we have this fall! Power Hour: Power Hour is our organization-wide program in which kids earn points for participating in read-alongs, doing homework and independent reading, writing stories, completing math worksheets or coding challenges, and doing independent projects. Points are redeemed

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Longtime partner Microsoft has played a vital role in supporting Boys & Girls Clubs of King County through the dedication of time, resources, thought leadership, in-kind donations, and volunteerism. Microsoft works to support every level of our work, with 21 Microsoft employees sitting on our Club Advisory Boards and hundreds more involved at our Clubs through volunteering, coaching, and financial donations. Volunteerism In April 2018, a group of Microsoft employees and their families spent the day at our Federal Way,

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Dear Boys & Girls Clubs of King County community, It has been my honor to lead this organization for the past two and a half years. Since stepping into the role of President/CEO, I have been working hard to ensure we are headed on a path for growth and success. Together, we have accomplished so much and with your continued support, we will continue to do so for years to come. This past year, we celebrated 75 years of youth

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