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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2018 Summer Doorways Intern, Miracle, will represent Kaiser Permanente and share information about jobs in healthcare at this year's Youth Resource Fair.     This summer, 30 interns were accepted into the Doorways Internship Program and placed into 14 partner sites around Seattle. Miracle was the only one of her peers to be placed as an intern at Kaiser Permanente’s Renton Administrative Campus and she was just thrilled when they invited her to stay on past the program’s end. This internship

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2018 Lead Sounders Intern, Emanuel, reflects on his experiences with YouthForce and the impact he has on his peers: I ask myself, ‘How can I help them get out of their comfort zone?’”   [caption id="attachment_1777" align="aligncenter" width="640"] “I prepare myself to prepare them,” Emanuel shares, pictured here in the CenturyLink staff locker room before the Sounders FC match against Philadelphia on Sept 19th.[/caption]   Emanuel is one of five Lead Interns for the Sounders TeamWork Internship Program this year.

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Kyle'cia and Jihad share a laugh outside their intern site, Cafe Red.       Cafe Red has quickly become a staff favorite and a perfect excuse to visit our interns while drinking a deliciously crafted latte. It's a quaint and cozy coffee shop located on MLK Way Jr. S. near the Othello light rail station. The convenient service it provides for rail riders is exceptional -- its coffee and welcoming vibes are even better.     Two of our Doorways

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Shivanah and Merilyn Walk Away With Tangible Skills For Their Future     This summer, nine of our YouthForce interns were hired and placed into six different sites at Alaska Airlines (AS), all located at or near the Sea-Tac Airport. We had the chance to visit two of our interns this summer, Shivanah and Merilyn, at their respective sites, the Flight Operations Training Center and the Information Technology Systems department. Megan Gimmestad, Alaska Airline's Recruiting Outreach Manager, was the tour

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Thank you to the 499 people who attended or supported this year's Summer Dreams Gala & Auction and Don James Golf Classic on August 23rd and 24th. We are so appreciative of our community who came together to support Kirkland, Redmond, and Sammamish Boys & Girls Clubs! More Event Photos Couldn't make it to the event and want to support? Donate today! And make sure to check out our video highlighting Sam, a Kirkland Club kid. [embed]https://youtu.be/ZDhxAHzZgtY[/embed]

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