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 address safety concerns within the community. In a panel moderated by King County Council Member Girmay Zahlay, various community members had the opportunity to share their perspectives and experiences. Boys & Girls Clubs of King County staff Marty Jackson, the Executive Director of SE Network, and Tanisha Scott, the SE
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 with a Seahawks Game Day experience on January 2, teens from Clubs across greater Seattle gather for creativity, games, and learning experiences with Seahawks partners. Presentations include: Jordan Babineaux, former Seahawks player and author of Pivot to Win Courtney Thompson, former University of Washington volleyball player and Olympian Mental Health
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 and Mary’s Place to support our community. This program highlights the importance of inter-organizational partnerships in our community to provide effective community support programs. We are thankful to be able to build on our existing relationship with Mary’s Place as we work together to provide eviction prevention funds to our
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 proud part of the Nourishing Neighbors family, Club families received a generous donation from Safeway and Albertsons in April. But the generosity did not stop there! Through the Nourishing Neighbors Breakfast Campaign, Safeway and Albertsons shoppers contributed to donations to our Clubs for a record-breaking total of $141,457 to ensure
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 more youth who need a safe place to go. Keeping Clubs affordable to all is critical to ensuring we can address educational equity and racial justice. Our Club Scholarship Fund fills the gap not covered by state and city childcare subsidies. When approached by Goldman Sachs to nominate a non-profit
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 us provide healthy snacks and meals for youth at our Clubs! Clubs across the Northwest region benefited from the approximately $100,000 donation from Ford Fund as part of the annual Ford Focus on Child Hunger campaign. In addition, participating NW Ford Dealers are making contributions to their own community’s Boys
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The Teen Employment Conference (TEC) is an event put on by YouthForce, the Youth Career Development Program of the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County. We are dedicated to leveling the professional playing field for youth with limited access to college and career readiness resources. TEC is about providing unique learning and career building opportunities for teens. Throughout the day, youth have the chance to attend career workshops hosted by local Seattle companies, practice their interview skills, and enjoy a
COUNTLESS POSITIVE STORIES came out of this year’s Sounders TeamWork Internship, and it would be impossible to revisit them all. At each Sounders match, YouthForce interns leapt out of their comfort zones and into an exciting world of work at CenturyLink Field. They worked together in teams, greeted tens of thousands of fans, and played a crucial role in creating an amazing game day experience for Seattle’s soccer fans. Most interns are already planning new beginnings with jobs