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
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
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,
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
This school year started off with a bang at Salmon Bay Boys & Girls Club as we introduce new programs and enjoy old favorites! 1. Congratulations to all who participated in the Great Reading Challenge for September! At the Salmon Bay Boys & Girls Club, we've developed a new reading incentive program where club kids fill out book reports for books they've read at the Club. We pool the pages together as a Club for prizes! See poster below. You
Jump Club, Seattle has arrived at the Joel E. Smilow Clubhouse & Teen Center! This summer, Club kids have the chance to participate in single rope and double dutch skills classes offered twice a week June - August through Jump Club, Seattle. The classes are open to the public and funded by the Get Moving Initiative, a grant offered through Seattle Parks and Recreation to get people moving throughout the summer, especially in under-served parts of the city.
On Tuesday, July 17th, more than 3,300 containers of chocolate-covered sunflower seeds arrived at Boys & Girls Clubs of King County: a generous donation from TRP Company & Dae Young Corporation! Teens, kids, and staff from the Smilow Rainier Vista Club helped unload a packed truck. They couldn't believe how many jars there were (in total, making for more than 165,000 servings)! By the time all containers were unloaded, youth were cheering on the street and there were smiles all
On Wednesday, July 11th, nearly 800 youth from across Boys & Girls Clubs of King County came together at University of Washington’s Husky Stadium for this year’s Summer Field Day. Throughout the morning, kids rotated through stations and had the chance to play soccer, kickball, football, golf, rugby, and ultimate frisbee, and do yoga and other core strength exercises. From practicing correct tackle technique in Majestics’ jerseys to participating in jump rope competitions and learning the ins and outs of
Lions and tigers and bears...hooray! This week, both age groups will be enjoying tons of off-site fun, accompanied by our friends at the North Beach Boys & Girls Club! This week is bound to be TOADally awesome. Important info: Narwhals (3rd-5th): 1) We'll be going to a special Day Camp Day at the Mariners game on Wednesday, July 25th. Baseball game end times are unpredictable, so we may arrive back to the Boys & Girls Club later than 3:30PM.
What is top of mind for you right now? We’re busy planning summer camps for thousands of local youth. It is a time when many kids go hungry because they don’t have access to the free and reduced-fee meals at their schools. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we are able to provide healthy, nutritious food so our kids are able to learn, play, and grow. For some kids, the only hot, nutritious meal they can count on comes