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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K-5th Program The Salmon Bay Boys & Girls Club offers before and after school programs serving Salmon Bay K-8 and Loyal Heights elementary schools. Vans pick up kids from Loyal Heights each afternoon, while a staff member walks Salmon Bay students to the Club. Hours Of Operation Morning Program: 7:00 a.m. until school starts Afternoon Program: End of school day until 6:00 p.m. Daily Afternoon Schedule (M/T/Th/F) 2:30 – Kids from Loyal Heights arrive and have free time in the Main Room 3:25-4:15 – Kids from all other schools

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Tony and Zilliang's First Office Experience Providing Data Support For Local Non-Profit   [caption id="attachment_1906" align="alignnone" width="640"] Zilliang and Tony hanging out in the hallway of Centro de La Raza where the Global Visionaries offices are housed.[/caption]   YouthForce is thrilled to be working with Global Visionaries this year as an internship site for our Doorways and WIOA Internship Programming. Global Visionaries is a Seattle non-profit that "facilitates a multi-year youth leadership program with an emphasis on social and environmental justice.

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Conference Focus is Elevating Youth Voice   This week, two of our YouthForce Staff, Career Internship Program Director Lareesa Blakely and Case Manager Valerie Macaraan, had the opportunity to attend the 2018 Bridge Conference, an event hosted by School's Out Washington. "It was an amazing conglomerate of youth development professionals, program directors, educators, youth advocates, and facilitators from all over the nation. The theme of the workshop was 'Elevate Youth Voice'  and the numerous workshops that were offered throughout the

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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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Club Connections: A Newsletter for Federal Way Boys & Girls Club CONGRATULATIONS! Youth of the Month:   KAELA - OCELOT Congrats to Kaela, our first Ocelot of the Month for this school year. Kaela’s favorite things to do at the club are playing carpet ball and hanging out in the games room. If Kaela had $1,000, she would first like to “help out her parents” and then spend the rest on a baby pig. Kaela likes to spend her Saturdays

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Brianna joins team as new YouthForce Coordinator     Brianna is currently a full-time student at Bellevue College. She is pursuing her bachelor’s in Computer Science and hopes to one day work as an AI specialist at Microsoft or Nintendo. When she is not at school, she spends her free time painting and with her friends and family. Brianna first connected with Youthforce in 10th grade when she interned for the Alaska Airlines Maintenance and Engineering Department over the summer. After the internship

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On Saturday, October 13th, representatives from more than 35 local organizations came out to bring opportunities to more than 100 Seattle-area youth. Check out some of our favorite moments from the day.     "I'm interested in medicine and social justice, and I met so many people in that area today. I'm definitely going to join one of them." - Dominique, 2018 YouthForce Intern     "One youth wanted to know more about physical therapy so we're going to connect

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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

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Thank you Kids Auction 2018 supporters!   Together, we raised... On Saturday, October 6th, more than 800 community members gathered for Kids Auction 2018 to celebrate and support youth across King County. In true kid-centered fashion, the Seattle Sheraton was transformed into a carnival featuring face painting and balloon hats, skee ball, palm readers, and acrobatic performances! The night's silent and live auctions brought in an organization record-breaking $1.2M to support Boys & Girls Clubs of King County's programs! President/CEO Dr.

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