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Mental Health Awareness Month 2023

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What is the best way to deliver programs that youth want and need? Ask them. At Boys & Girls Clubs of King County, we’re looking to the teens as experts
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Cooking Club at Kirkland

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Cooking Club at Kirkland Kirkland Club’s Cooking Club had a fun-filled Burrito Wednesday with the K-3rd graders. This mini-club helps to promote healthy lifestyles and teaches Club kids how to create
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Women’s History Month at the Clubs

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Women’s History Month at the Clubs Kirkland teen Torch Club members created a fun matching game for younger Club youth to learn about Women’s History Month! Our Kirkland Club was
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Robert Eagle Staff & North Seattle Clubs – Spring Field Day!

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Robert Eagle Staff & North Seattle Clubs – Spring Field Day! Teen Club members who participate in our leadership development program Torch Club planned and carried out a Spring Field
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Federal Way Teen Center – Pre-apprenticeship

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Federal Way Teen Center – Pre-apprenticeship Federal Way Teen Club members participated in a manufacturing pre-apprenticeship program using copper piping to create soldering projects. This apprenticeship was led by YouthForce,
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Celebrating Ms. Patrick Carter!

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Join us to celebrate Ms. Patrick! For more than 35 years, Boys & Girls Club kids, teens and staff turned to Miss Patrick Carter for love and support. Generations of youth grew up with
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2023 Ballard Summer Programs

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SUMMER  OPEN AND CLOSED DATES  The first day of summer camp is Wendesday, July 5, 2023 (This week will be pro-rated).  The last week of camp is August 21-25.  We will be closed the
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Blue Origin, New Jackson Aerospace Mentorship Virtual Event

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Blue Origin, New Jackson Aerospace Mentorship Virtual Event Learn More!  
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Microsoft, VIRTUAL MENTORSHIP PANEL WITH Q&A FROM BAM (BLACKS AT MICROSOFT) EMPLOYEES

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Microsoft, BAM Wednesday Feb 22th 4pm-5pm Sign Up!  
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Memorial Day Basketball Tournament 2023

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Memorial Day Basketball Tournament 2023
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JamFest Basketball Tournament 2023

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JamFest Basketball Tournament 2023
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We Are Thankful For Our Community!

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GiveBIG is an online giving event to raise funds for nonprofit organizations serving Greater Seattle. Learn why GiveBIG helps people throughout our community!
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Workplace Giving 2022

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GiveBIG is an online giving event to raise funds for nonprofit organizations serving Greater Seattle. Learn why GiveBIG helps people throughout our community!
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Featured Press KIRO News: Seattle Public Schools families struggle to find child care amid strike

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GiveBIG is an online giving event to raise funds for nonprofit organizations serving Greater Seattle. Learn why GiveBIG helps people throughout our community!
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Featured Press CW11 KSTW: Community partners, city of Seattle step up childcare options amid SPS strike

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GiveBIG is an online giving event to raise funds for nonprofit organizations serving Greater Seattle. Learn why GiveBIG helps people throughout our community!
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Featured Press KIRO News: No classes Thursday as Seattle teachers’ strike continues to delay start of school year

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GiveBIG is an online giving event to raise funds for nonprofit organizations serving Greater Seattle. Learn why GiveBIG helps people throughout our community!
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Featured Press KOMO News: Seattle parents scrambling to find childcare during SPS strike

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GiveBIG is an online giving event to raise funds for nonprofit organizations serving Greater Seattle. Learn why GiveBIG helps people throughout our community!
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Keystone Conference 2022

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GiveBIG is an online giving event to raise funds for nonprofit organizations serving Greater Seattle. Learn why GiveBIG helps people throughout our community!
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Escape Room Field Trip Adventure

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GiveBIG is an online giving event to raise funds for nonprofit organizations serving Greater Seattle. Learn why GiveBIG helps people throughout our community!
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Bill Burton Event Recap

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GiveBIG is an online giving event to raise funds for nonprofit organizations serving Greater Seattle. Learn why GiveBIG helps people throughout our community!
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Keystone – Teen Service & Leadership

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GiveBIG is an online giving event to raise funds for nonprofit organizations serving Greater Seattle. Learn why GiveBIG helps people throughout our community!
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Ballard’s Spring Exemplary Member & Staff

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GiveBIG is an online giving event to raise funds for nonprofit organizations serving Greater Seattle. Learn why GiveBIG helps people throughout our community!
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SMART Moves at Kirkland – Why GiveBIG?

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GiveBIG is an online giving event to raise funds for nonprofit organizations serving Greater Seattle. Learn why GiveBIG helps people throughout our community!
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Why GiveBIG?

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GiveBIG is an online giving event to raise funds for nonprofit organizations serving Greater Seattle. Learn why GiveBIG helps people throughout our community!
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Ballard School Year Programs

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  See Pre-K program information here. Tuition & Fees Registration And Membership Fees     K-5th School Year Registration Fee:  $35   Boys & Girls Clubs of King County Membership:  $50     K-5th Licensed Programs
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Ballard School Year Programs 2022-2023

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  See Pre-K program information here. Tuition & Fees Registration And Membership Fees     K-5th School Year Registration Fee:  $35   Boys & Girls Clubs of King County Membership:  $50     K-5th Licensed Programs
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Amazon’s Gift to Help Make Athletics Accessible for All

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Amazon’s Gift to Help Make Athletics Accessible for All   Seattle and Bellevue – February 16 – Boys & Girls Clubs of King County and Boys & Girls Clubs of
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Bainbridge Island Scotch Broom Parade

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Scotch Broom Parade Boys & Girls Clubs of King County is dedicated to creating educational and fun programming for teens. Across the county each Club has unique activities that cater
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Youth of the Year 2022 Recap

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Youth of the Year 2022 Recap On Saturday, February 12, 2022, more than 150 Boys & Girls Clubs community members came together – both in person and virtually – to
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Wallingford School Year Programs

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Overview The Club’s youth development program, or “Drop-in,” has been serving families for over 70 years, providing a safe and positive place for kids ages 5 to 18 to go after
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YouthForce Resource Fair + New Opportunities for 2022

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In December, 133 teens participated in YouthForce’s (YF) Resource Fair where they participated in college and career readiness workshops. They showed up, invested in their futures, and began turning their
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Calm Down Spaces – Mental Health in our Clubs!

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Boys & Girls Clubs of King County is dedicated to creating safe and healthy environments for all of our youth. Over the past 24 months, we have experienced more than ever
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Lucas and Nelia’s Club Story

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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
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Congrats to our new Area Directors!

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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
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Seattle Community Safety Initiative Town Hall

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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
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Gamechangers Teen Late Night

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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
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Eviction Prevention Program

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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
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Meet Dominique Mesick – Great Futures Gala & Auction Committee Member

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Meet Dominique! Isn’t it amazing how something as seemingly small as switching a flight time can turn into a life-changing event? This happened 3 years ago for Dominique Mesick. While
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Sammamish School Year Programs

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MMR Vaccination Requirements Because of the new EHB 1638, Club members must now provide immunization forms for the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine. Learn more about the bill and how
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Seattle Kraken Visit to the Rotary Club

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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,
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Federal Way Back to School Day

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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)
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Boeing Volunteers Support Back to School 

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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
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North Seattle Club Work Party

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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,
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FREE YouthForce Virtual Workshops

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Prep for your next job with Virtual Job Readiness Workshops!   Download the Flyer here   Trainings take place on Zoom for ages 14-21: June 23, 2021 – Wednesday 3:30PM
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Empower LGBTQ Youth Through Inclusive Practices

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Empower LGBTQ Youth Through Inclusive Practices Posted 06/17/2019 by Boys & Girls Clubs of America I grew up in a rural town. My parents were super strict and held many
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Carter’s Pride: Trans Youth Finds Support at His Club

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Carter’s Pride: Trans Youth Finds Support at His Club Posted 06/29/2020 by Boys & Girls Clubs of America Ever since I was a little kid, a little “girl”, I knew
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Supporting Black LGBTQ+ Youth and Their Mental Health

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Supporting Black LGBTQ+ Youth and Their Mental Health Posted 06/12/2020 by Boys & Girls Clubs of America The below article is revised from a resource on TheTrevorProject.org by Dr. Tia Dole, the organization’s
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Racial Equity Work at the Club

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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
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Be Great, Graduate

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Be Great, Graduate Over this past year, we adjusted to being constantly inundated with new challenges. We shared many stories with you all about how the pandemic affected the Clubs
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New eSports Program for Teens

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New eSports Program for Teens At our Clubs, playtime takes many forms, and with teens, our new eSports program is a popular activity. With the goal to inspire and encourage
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Blast Off to Summer

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Blast Off to Summer On May 26, Club members across the county participated in a space-themed move-a-thon event called “Blast Off to Summer” to celebrate healthy lifestyles and encourage movement!
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Safe Spaces for our Youth and Staff

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Safe Spaces for our Youth and Staff   Rainbow Club   Each of our Clubs across the county has its own unique flavor. Members and Club professionals work together to
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Community Spotlight: Nancy Remak

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Community Spotlight: Nancy Remak Our annual Youth of the Year event celebrates outstanding teens in our community. Each Youth of the Year nominee gives a speech about their experience at
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Celebrating our Volunteers during Volunteer Appreciation Month

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Celebrating our Volunteers during Volunteer Appreciation Month   In celebration of April as volunteer appreciation month, we want to send a huge thank-you to our Club Advisory Board (CAB) volunteers!
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Family Support Groups

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Family Support Groups During these uniquely challenging times, Club professionals have gotten creative with how they are supporting caregivers. Teams at our Southwest and Federal Way Clubs created family support
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Mental Health & Trauma-Informed Training

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Mental Health & Trauma-Informed Training Photo taken before COVID-19.   Like parents and educators, Club professionals are increasingly concerned about the pandemic’s impact on adolescent mental health. Our Club teams
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Award-Winning Chief Development Officer

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Award-Winning Chief Development Officer Congratulations to Chief Development Officer Jayme Hommer, the recipient of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s (BGCA) 2020 Outstanding Development Professional Award for the Pacific Region!
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Keeping Youth Connected with School

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Keeping Youth Connected with School Since the onset of the pandemic, our Clubs provide a safe and inclusive place for up to 800 youth to log on to virtual school.
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Pre-Apprenticeship Program for Teens

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Pre-Apprenticeship Program for Teens We are so excited to have teens in Federal Way taking part in our second round of Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeships. Thanks to a partnership with the Aerospace
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2021 Youth of the Year Event Recap

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2021 Youth of the Year Event Recap Thank you to everyone who joined us for the virtual Youth of the Year Celebration! On Saturday, February 27, our community came together
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View Ridge Summer Program

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2021 View Ridge Summer Program Register Here   Day Camp Grades: K-5th Cost: $270/week  
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Smilow Rainier Vista Summer Program

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2021 Smilow Rainier Vista Summer Program Register Here   Day Camp Come join us as we fulfill every youth’s summer dream. There will be water fun, cooking, arts and crafts
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Southwest Summer Program

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2021 Southwest Summer Program Register Here   Day Camp Grades: 1st-5th Cost: $275/week   Teen Camp Ages: 12+ Cost: $80/week    
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Sammamish Summer Programs

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2021 Sammamish Summer Program Register Here   Elementary Camp 9 am-4 pm, early drop off at 7 am and late pick up at 6 pm. Camps include field trips, games,
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Sacajawea Summer Program Information

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2021 Sacajawea Elementary Summer Program Register Here   Day Camp Grades: K-5th Cost: $270/week  
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Rotary Summer Program Information

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2021 Rotary Summer Program Register Here   Day Camp Grades: 1st-5th Cost: $125/week   Teen Camp Grades: 6th-8th Cost: $100/week  
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Renton/Skyway Summer Program Information

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2021 Renton/Skyway Summer Teen Program Register Here   Grades: 6th-8th Cost: $100 for all 6 weeks
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Redmond Elementary Summer Program Information

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2021 Redmond Elementary Summer Program Register Here   Day Camp Camps include field trips, STEM, games, arts and crafts, as well as activities to continue learning over the summer! Grades:
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Northgate Summer Program Information

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2021 Northgate Summer Program Register Here Day Camp The Northgate Boys & Girls Club offers an exciting summer program for youth grades K-5. Our highly-trained staff provide a variety of
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Mercer Island Summer Program Information

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Mercer Island Summer Programs Register Here Each Summer we offer: Weekly Day Camps Sports Camps Teen Excursion Camps Creative Camps Summer Camps open for registration on February 1st each year.
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Lowell Summer Program Information

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2021 Lowell Summer Programs Register Here Register for summer camp at Lowell Elementary School! Our hours are 12:00pm-6:00pm.   Cost: $240/week for full day, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM (First
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Lawton Summer Program Information

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2021 Lawton Summer Programs Register Here   Grades: K-5th Cost: $275/week
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2021 Federal Way Teen Center Summer Programs

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2021 Federal Way Teen Center Summer Programs Register Here Sports Camps Grades: 3rd-8th Cost: $100/week Teen Camps Grades: 6th-8th Cost: $80/week
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2021 Federal Way 8th Summer Programs

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2021 Federal Way 8th Ave Summer Programs Join us this summer for days that are filled with fun activities at the Club including art, group games, and songs.  Campers will
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2021 BF Day Summer Programs

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2021 B. F. Day Summer Programs Our Summer Camp program is a camp for in-coming Kindergartners through 5th Graders that nourishes friendships, focuses on teaching social-emotional learning and offers a
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2021 Bagley Summer Programs

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2021 Bagley Summer Programs Grades: K – 5th Cost: $270/week Register Here
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North Seattle Summer Program

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Summer at North Seattle Boys & Girls Club! Hours of Operation 8 AM – 6 PM **Weekly Summer Activity Schedule for 2021 to Come! Register Here   Elementary Summer Programs
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YouthForce Virtual Events for Ages 14-21

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Prep for your next job with Virtual Job Readiness Workshops!   Download the Flyer here   Trainings take place on Zoom from 4 – 5 PM for ages 14-21: February
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Youth of the Year 2021 Candidates

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Meet the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County’s 2020 Youth of the Year candidates!
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Service Opportunities

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Service Opportunities On Monday, January 18, 2021 our Clubs will close to give our members and staff an opportunity to do service and promote
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YouthForce Intern Thrives in Opportunity

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YouthForce Intern Ivan Excels in Professional Opportunity with Thrive Communities   2020 has been a challenging year for so many, but the YouthForce team would like to share a wonderful
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Operation ToothBrush Partnership Announced

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Delta Dental Partners with Boys & Girls Clubs of King County for Operation Toothbrush SEATTLE (Dec. 11, 2020) – Delta Dental of Washington and Arcora Foundation are partnering with Boys
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Nourishing Neighbors at the Club

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Nourishing Neighbors at the Club Safeway and Albertsons, longtime supporters of hunger relief causes, are critical partners for our Clubs providing healthy food to our kids and families. As a
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SE Network Peace Circles

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SE Network Peace Circles Well before the pandemic hit, SE Network used the restorative justice practice of Peace Circles for conflict resolution and social and emotional support. Now, the practice
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Our Amazing Club Professionals

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Our Amazing Club Professionals In the most challenging situations, our Boys & Girls Club professionals prove their resilience and commitment to community by continuing to show up in innovative ways
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T-Mobile Invests in Club Scholarships

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T-Mobile Invests in Club Scholarships Because of a generous and unexpected gift to our Scholarship Fund from Goldman Sachs made on behalf of T-Mobile, our Clubs are able to serve
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Kirkland Teens Bond During Difficult Times

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Kirkland Teens Bond During Difficult Times Teens face a wide range of challenges in any year; this year introduced even more, as the pandemic and social isolation forces young people
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Partnership with Ford Fund and NW Ford Dealers to Help Feed Kids

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Partnership with Ford Fund and NW Ford Dealers to Help Feed Kids   A big thank-you to our partnership with Ford Motor Company Fund and local Ford Dealers for helping
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Community Triples Donations for Local Kids

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Community Triples Nourishing Neighbors Donations for Local Kids FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 2, 2020 marketing@postiiveplace.org SEATTLE  — In September, Boys & Girls Clubs of King County was selected as a
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Community Power Growing Even Bigger this Thanksgiving

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Community Power Growing Even Bigger this Thanksgiving The following article was written and contributed by Dominique Mesick, a member of the Smilow Rainier Vista Club Advisory Board and Senior Account
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Seattle Storm Virtual Basketball Clinic

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Seattle Storm Virtual Basketball Clinic Presented by Bank of America     On Thursday, November 19, 2020, youth across the region participated in a virtual basketball clinic presented by Seattle
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Meet our Youths of the Quarter: Fall 2020

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Youth of the Quarter is a wonderful opportunity to recognize outstanding Club teens and come together for a night of good food and community building.
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YouthForce Bank of America Internship

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  Our partners are doing whatever it takes to give teens in our community access to opportunities during this uncertain time. For the past few years, YouthForce, our career readiness
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Boys & Girls Clubs of King County Receiving Nourishing Neighbors Donations

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Boys & Girls Clubs of King County Receiving Nourishing Neighbors Donations Made possible by local Safeway and Albertsons stores Seattle – As a selected charity partner, for Safeway and Albertsons
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The Ballard Club Weekly Show

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To maintain a sense of Club community while kids are separated during a COVID-19 summer, Ballard Club staff host a virtual event – the Ballard Club Weekly Show – that’s
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PSBJ Honors Dajaun Hill-Rose, Teen Director at Smilow Rainier Vista

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When Covid-19 struck the region, life for many slowed almost to a halt. Schools and offices closed. Restaurants were restricted to takeout and delivery orders. Sporting events were canceled. But
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Clubs Ready to Help Working Parents…- KOMO News 4

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 As the new school year begins with remote learning, the new normal has left many working parents scrambling to find child care options. This fall, the Boys and Girls Club
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Kirkland Club Escape Room

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Without field trips this year at summer camp, staff are finding creative programming for Club members, including an escape room at the Kirkland Club!
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Kids Auction Sponsors 2020

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Kids Auction 2020 is about celebrating the extraordinary creativity in our Clubs and our community. Our sponsors are integral to our ability to continue to raise funds and offer programs.
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Fall Programs During COVID

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We’re doing whatever it takes for our community’s kids so they can continue to excel in academic achievements and provide time for critical social-emotional learning. Read our back to school
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Blackbaud Data Security Breach

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Boys & Girls Clubs of King County was informed in late July 2020 of a data security incident that may have involved the personal information of our donors. What Happened
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Press Inquiries

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Contact by email: Marketing and Communications Contact by phone: 206-436-1818
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Boys & Girls Clubs of King County Supports Racial Justice

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At Boys & Girls Clubs of King County, we recognize that it is our moral imperative to dismantle systemic racism. We must ensure the safety and dignity of all kids
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FAQs Kids Auction 2020

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Kids Auction 2020 FAQs    What will this year’s event look like?  This year’s program will be available virtually, free of cost, to anyone with the event link. That means
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Field Day 2020

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Kids, Sun, and Fun at Summer Field Day! During past Field Days, our Club kids gathered with our team members, sponsors, and community partners at Husky Stadium to have fun,
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Rainbow Club at Bainbridge Island

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Rainbow club at the Bainbridge Island Club is a queer-friendly space for teens to connect, learn, and express themselves freely.
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Summer Programs During COVID-19

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Summer Programs 2020 Select Boys & Girls Clubs of King County sites are open for learning, fun, and exercise in a safe place with trusted adults. When is your summer
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Summer camps during COVID Q-13 Fox

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It’s a rare sight lately to see kids not related to each other in one room playing. For the group at the Boy & Girls Club in Kirkland, it’s out of
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Student’s Journey From Boys & Girls Clubs to Big Tech – The Seattle Medium

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When University of Washington graduate Delannah Collins-Wright started her new job as a Microsoft contractor last month, it was the culmination of years of hard work. In fact, when the
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Rainier Vista Student’s Journey From The Boys & Girls Club To Google, Amazon, And Now Microsoft

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Club alumna Delannah Collins-Wright explains the critical role of the Club in her journey to becoming a confident professional at Microsoft.
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Thank You to our Generous Supporters

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Recognizing community support during the COVID-19 crisis
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Leadership Update

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Changes in our Board of Directors
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Safe Passage in Rainier Beach

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A violence prevention initiative makes huge strides in community safety.
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The Future of Policing – The Seattle Times

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The Future of Policing: As protesters across the country demand sweeping changes to law enforcement, The Seattle Times begins an examination of what that future could look like and the
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Club Programs During COVID-19

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Learn about how Club programs are adapting to meet the ever-changing needs of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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2019 Community Report

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 Download Your Copy of the Report
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Standing Together

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A Message from Laurie Black, President & CEO Boys & Girls Clubs of King County   Like so many, I am deeply saddened and angered by the hate perpetrated on
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Summer camps in Seattle work to adapt…- Seattle PI.com

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As the end of the school year inches closer, kids and parents in the Seattle area are left planning for a summer that will likely look very different from years’ past. The
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Essential Workers Support During COVID-19

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Check out our Virtual Club page. Fun and educational activities for at-home families. It also includes other helpful links for food resources, and more!   Select Boys & Girls Clubs
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Why GiveBIG?

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GiveBIG is an online giving event to raise funds for nonprofit organizations serving Greater Seattle. Learn why GiveBIG helps people throughout our community!
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GiveBIG for Club Kids!

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Make Your Gift Today Your GiveBIG donation means we can provide more youth provide with fun, educational, healthy places to thrive. When you give today, more kids will enjoy summer
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Support Miracle at Washington State’s Youth of the Year!

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We hope you join us in supporting Miracle during the virtual Washington State Youth of the Year event!
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Virtual Club Resources for All Families

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Virtual Club programming you can do at home!
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We Love MI Supports Clubs

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Thank you to Mercer Island’s We Love MI Sports Clubs for their support! Boys & Girls Clubs of King County is adapting on many levels to address the needs of
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Free Programming for Essential Workers in Tukwila Area

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Press Inquiries Free Programming for Essential Workers in Tukwila Area Boys & Girls Clubs of King County Partner with Tukwila Elementary School to Offer Free Care  In partnership with Tukwila
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LunchBreak 2020 Event Recap

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  THANK YOU!   We are so grateful to everyone who made this event a success, despite the shift to a virtual campaign. Together, we raised a total of: $557,602
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Clubs extending hours to help scrambling parents…Seattle PI & KOMO News

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SEATTLE — With all of Washington’s 1.2 million students now sitting out school for the next six weeks amid the COVID-19 outbreak, many parents are likely racing to figure out what
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’What do I do with my kids?’ Parents wrestle…-KIRO 7

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Governor Inslee’s proclamation to close all schools for six weeks in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties left working parents of more than 600,000 students scrambling to solve an unexpected, and
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Clubs remain open, extend programs… – The Seattle Times

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Boys & Girls Clubs of King County are open, accepting new members, extending programs, and serving hot meals while keeping a close eye on the number of kids who come
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Meet our Youths of the Quarter: Spring 2020

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Youth of the Quarter is a wonderful opportunity to recognize outstanding Club teens and come together for a night of good food and community building.
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2020 Youth of the Year Recap

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Inspiring teens alert! Nine outstanding youth across Greater Seattle delivered speeches to a room of more than 200 community members about their Club Experience.
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North Beach Summer Programs

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2021 North Beach Summer Programs Closed for summer 2023.   Grades: K-5th Cost: $275/week Forms For Download Immunization Form Food Allergy Form Asthma Plan Personal Sunscreen Form
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Kirkland Summer Program Information

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2022 Kirkland Summer Programs Register Here   Day Camp  Day Camp is the perfect place for your kiddos to spend their summer! Over the nine weeks of camp, our campers will be able to
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Youth of the Year 2020 Candidates

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Meet the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County’s 2020 Youth of the Year candidates!
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Meet our Youths of the Quarter: Winter 2019

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Youth of the Quarter is a wonderful opportunity to recognize outstanding Club teens and come together for a night of good food and community building.
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Mentorship Magic: Zeke & Tré

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Personalized mentorship is a key ingredient of the Club’s success in helping youth set & achieve goals. See what makes Tré an important mentor for Club member Zeke!
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New Club at Lowell Elementary

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New Club at Lowell Elementary   Three years ago, local media reported that students at Lowell Elementary, located in an affluent neighborhood of Capitol Hill, experienced some of the highest
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Alumni Feature: Khairi

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Alumni Feature: Khairi   Khairi, the 2018 King County Youth of the Year, and recipient of the BeyGood $100,000 Scholarship (Beyoncé’s charity initiative), started his freshman year at the University
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Club Safety Updates

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Club Safety Updates   Safety is our #1 Priority.   Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place for kids and teens to go during out-of-school time. To maintain a
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Interning with the Seattle Seahawks

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Interning with the Seattle Seahawks   Through YouthForce’s TeamWork Internship Program, teens sharpen their professional skills at the home of the Seahawks. As Seahawks Suite Runners, the paid interns work
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New Club Services in Tukwila

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New Club Services in Tukwila In late 2018, Tukwila School District approached Boys & Girls Clubs of King County about partnering to provide more youth development opportunities for the local
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Spirited Halloween Haunts the Wallingford Club

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Spirited Halloween Event Haunts the Wallingford Club Halloween with Boys & Girls Clubs of King County means fa-boo-lous events. For example, the Wallingford Club hosts Halloween Hoopla reveals a building
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Kids Auction 2019 Recap

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Kids Auction 2019 Recap   Fantastic floral fundraising! The Hyatt Regency in Downtown Seattle was transformed into a vibrant secret garden on Saturday, October 12, 2019. Paper flowers, hedge walls,
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Money Matters Program at the Federal Way Teen Center

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Let’s make financial literacy fun and relevant to teens!
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Partner Spotlight: Buffalo Wild Wings

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“I have been a Boys & Girls Clubs supporter for just over 5 years now and it has been one of the most satisfying and rewarding parts of being a
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Federal Way Breakfast for Kids Recap

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Federal Way Breakfast for Kids Recap   On September 17, Federal Way community leaders attended a breakfast at the Ron Sandwith Teen Center to celebrate and raise support for young
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Meet our Youths of the Quarter: Fall 2019

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Youth of the Quarter is a wonderful opportunity to recognize outstanding Club teens and come together for a night of good food and community building.
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Mercer Island School Year Programs

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Before & After School Program The goal of our before and after school programs is to meet the needs of the working parent while addressing the interests of their children.
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Work, Learn, & Earn Summer Learning Program at Smilow Rainier Vista

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The Work, Learn, & Earn Summer Learning Program at the Smilow Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club (SRV) focuses on supporting youth of color to build financial and leadership skills.
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Keystone Conference Recap by Maddie and Kaya

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Teen members from our Ballard and Wallingford Clubs recap their experience at the National Keystone Conference in Orlando, Florida, where they gained skills in and bonded over community service with
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Cooking Club at Smilow Rainier Vista

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This summer, in partnership with Coyote Central, middle school Club members at our Smilow Rainier Vista Club learned how to cook healthy and delicious food in a six-week cooking program.
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Program Spotlight: Gardening

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To teach kids about healthy and sustainable living, several of our Clubs have gardens where kids grow food that they can prepare and eat. Get a peek behind the blackberry
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Shravya’s Day at Camp

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At summer camp, Club kids go on field trips, play games, explore their curiosities, and develop leadership skills. Join Shravya, a camper at the Kirkland Club for a day at
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Hamilton Out of School Programs

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Get a look at the after school program at the Hamilton Boys & Girls Club!
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Partner Spotlight: PeopleSpace

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“There’s nothing more valuable than providing opportunity, mentorship, and safety to young people,” said Howard York of PeopleSpace.
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Laurie Black Appointed President & CEO

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Boys & Girls Clubs of King County is pleased to announce the selection of Laurie Black as our next President & CEO. Learn more about Laurie’s background and experience, as
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Mark Twain School Year Programs

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Location Mark Twain Elementary School 9525 130th Ave NE Kirkland, WA 98033   Hours of Operation 7:00am-8:55am and 3:20pm-6:30pm (Wednesdays 1:50pm-6:30pm) Non-school days and school breaks 7:00am-6:00pm   Contact Information
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Rosa Parks School Year Programs

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Location Rosa Parks Elementary School 22845 NE Cedar Park Cres Redmond, WA 98053   Hours of Operation 3:20pm-6:30pm (Wednesdays 1:50pm-6:30pm) Non-school days and school breaks located at another site  
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Redmond Elementary School Year Programs

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Location Redmond Elementary School 16800 NE 80th St Redmond, WA 98052   Hours of Operation 7:00 am-9:15 am and 3:50 pm-6:30 pm (Wednesdays 2:20 pm-6:30 pm) Non-school days and school
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VINE 2019 Event Recap

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VINE 2019 Event Recap   Our 18th Annual VINE Auction was held Saturday, June 8 at Cedarbrook Lodge. VINE, hosted by longtime Club advocates Brad and Marisa Walker, raised $250,000
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Summer Field Day 2019

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More than 800 kids and volunteers across greater Seattle showed up to Husky Stadium on July 10 for a day of outdoor fun and lessons in leading an active lifestyle!
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Carson School Year Programs

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Location Rachel Carson Elementary School 1035 244th Ave. NE Sammamish, WA 98074   Hours of Operation 7:00 am – 8:50 am and 3:20 pm – 6:30 pm (Wednesdays 1:50 pm
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The Fundraising Road to the National Keystone Conference

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Through a five-month long fundraising campaign, Ballard & Wallingford teens are going to the National Keystone Conference!
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End of Year Celebration at Salmon Bay!

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Salmon Bay’s End of Year Celebration isn’t complete without a ceremonial slime-ing of a staff member! Plus, congratulations to our awesome Youths of the Month!
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Kirkland Teens Fundraise for Malibu Families

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Kirkland community service groups raise $500 for families in Malibu, CA affected by wildfires through running Club events!
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Junior Youth of the Year 2019

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Congrats to our 2019 Jr. Youth of the Year! These outstanding elementary and middle schoolers are truly amazing!
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All Star Staff Spring 2019

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Join us in celebrating these staff all-stars who provide consistent and thoughtful support for young people at our Clubs!
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Smilow Rainier Vista’s Junior Staff Learn to Lead

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Middle schoolers at the Smilow Rainier Vista Club excitedly join the Junior Staff program where they develop leadership and career development skills!
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Mark Twain Summer Programs

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Please note that Mark Twain Elementary will be undergoing construction this summer, and we are unable to offer summer camp at the school. Instead, we recommend registering for summer camp
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May Programs at Magnolia Pre-K

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This past month, our Magnolia Pre-K program has been working hard on their math skills, learning about new musical instruments, and reading!
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Youth of the Quarter: Spring 2019

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At Youth of the Quarter, members across our Clubs are honored and celebrated for their achievements and contributions in the areas of academic excellence, healthy lifestyles, and good character &
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Kirkland Education Programming is Full STEAM Ahead!

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In Kirkland’s STEAM program, kids experience the connection between academic lessons and real world applications with tailored programming to their interests.
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North Beach Mini Clubs

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North Beach 3rd through 5th graders practice leadership skills by planning, organizing, and facilitating 6-week Mini Clubs for younger Club members.
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Torch Club Youth Lead Community Food Drive

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Middle schoolers at Robert Eagle Staff set an example for our community of how to support and respect our neighbors.
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Hamilton Club and School Work Together to Support Kids

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Collaboration Between Club and School Though the Hamilton International Middle School Boys & Girls Club has only been operating for the past year, the school and Club have developed an
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Sacajawea Torch Club Supports Animals in Need

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Sacajawea Torch Club‘s young members (kindergarten through 5th grade) are motivated to improve their communities and help others. Recently, the kids raised $600 for new mats at Sacajawea Elementary’s gym,
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Mercer Island Middle School Dance (Last Dance of the Year!)

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Come out and celebrate the last middle school dance of the year at Mercer Island! Grades: 6th – 8th Date: Friday, May 31, 2019 Time: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
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Sacajawea School Year Programs

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Hours Of Operation Afternoon Program: End of school day until 6:30 p.m. Daily Afternoon Schedule 2:25 – Kids arrive, Kindergarten-1st grade are picked up outside by their counselors. Free Play
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New Keystone Mural at Ballard Club!

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Keystone is a wonderful part of Boys & Girls Clubs across the country. This student-led community service group focuses on helping high schoolers aid their communities where they see need.
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2018 Community Report

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Download Your Copy of the Report
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Why GiveBIG?

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GiveBIG is an online giving event to raise funds for nonprofit organizations serving Greater Seattle. Learn why GiveBIG helps people throughout our community!
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Mikayla is going to the NBA Math Hoops National Championship!

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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
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All Star Staff Winter 2019

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At a recent all-staff meeting, several exemplary staff members were recognized by their Area Directors for their service to the organization and our wonderful Club kids.   Sarah Agan Program
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Staff Feature: Tre Beauchamp

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Part of what makes the Club experience special is the consistent mentorship and support kids get from phenomenal staff members, like Tre Beauchamp. Tre Beauchamp grew up as a Club
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Kirkland Reading Buddies Earn Root Beer Float Party!

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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!
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Kids Develop Social & Emotional Learning at the Club

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By learning skills to manage emotions, set goals, establish relationships, and make responsible decisions, kids are more likely to thrive in school and life.
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Upcoming Mercer Island Teen Late Nights

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Mercer Island is hosting teen late nights on March 15 and April 26 from 7 – 10 p.m. for 6th – 12th grade students. There’s a $5 entrance fee that
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LunchBreak 2019 Event Recap

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See photos from the event! Watch memorable moments from Lunchbreak 2019! On March 7, 2019, community members and supporters came together for our annual luncheon fundraiser at the Westin Seattle.
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Learning at the Club doesn’t stop over summer!

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Read about how Summer Brain Gain at the Club combats summer learning loss and helps prepare kids for school in the fall through fun activities!
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Parents’ Night Out for Kirkland families!

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Rescheduled for March 15! Drop off your kids and enjoy a relaxing night out! Kids will play gym games, do crafts, and watch a movie. Dinner will be provided. Menu: Grilled Cheese &
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2019 Youth of the Year Recap

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Eight inspiring teens took the stage to tell their stories.at the 2019 Youth of the Year Awards Ceremony. See who won!
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Meet Our Interim CEO

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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
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Teen Late Night at Mercer Island!

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February 15 is Teen Late Night at Mercer Island! On Friday, February 15 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., 6th – 12th graders will be welcome to hang out at
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No School – Day Camps at the Kirkland Club Feb. 14 & 15!

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Register for Day Camps at the Club February 14 & 15! Details: K-5 Day Camp & 6-8 Day Camp Drop off starts at 7 a.m,, pick up by 6 p.m.
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Youth of the Year 2019 Candidates

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Meet the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County’s 2019 Youth of the Year candidates!
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Healthy Lifestyles at Kirkland!

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Kids learn valuable lessons about how to eat healthy on a budget and how to take care of the Earth!
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Mercer Island Middle School Dance

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Oil your sprinkler arms and bust out your dancing shoes – there’s a middle school dance tonight at Mercer Island! Grades: 6th – 8th Time: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
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Kirkland Athletics Programs

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Welcome to Kirkland Boys & Girls Club Athletics 2022 Kirkland Athletics Programs 2022 Refund Policy  If for any reason you wish to cancel your child’s enrollment in a program, please
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Federal Way Athletics Programs

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Federal Way Boys & Girls Club Athletics Programs Winter Basketball Join us for our 2019 Winter Coed Basketball season. This league is a recreational league for boys and girls grades
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Boys & Girls Clubs of King County

Naviah’s Story

“I am most thankful to the Club for allowing me to be a kid when I needed it the most!”
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Student’s Journey From Boys & Girls Clubs to Big Tech – The Seattle Medium

When University of Washington graduate Delannah Collins-Wright started her new job as a Microsoft contractor last month, it was the...
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