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! CAB volunteers are vital members to our Club teams, offering a wide range of support from fundraising and advocacy to staff appreciation to Club beautification projects and more. Throughout the past year, our CAB members’ adaptability and willingness to step in to support our Club staff and families has been

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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 groups. These groups have been meeting on a weekly basis as a way to connect, troubleshoot issues, and get Club updates. Federal Way’s Operations Director Duwayne Le’i  enjoys facilitating because he loves giving all the families a platform to connect with one another and just hang out. Ordinarily, these same interactions

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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 are working to stay ahead of needs through ongoing trainings with local experts.   In 2019, we began a partnership with Coordinated Care, whose skilled trainers work with our staff to build proficiency in addressing these issues with youth. This partnership is even more meaningful in today’s mental health climate.

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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! The award honors a fundraising professional whose dedication, leadership, ingenuity and high ethical standards build and strengthen a Culture of Philanthropy in their Clubs and communities. COVID-19 hit Washington state mere weeks before the spring LunchBreak event – our second biggest fundraising event of the year. A ballroom of 1,000

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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. We manage the logistics for meeting curriculum requirements for more than 240 schools, and our 24 Clubs are open 11 hours a day. Our talented team of youth development professionals model flexibility and resiliency for our members each day. Their work changed in the blink of eye, and throughout the

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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 Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC) and Truman High School, 17 young people are participating in a 13-week work-based learning experience that transitions youth into entry-level advanced manufacturing jobs and other apprenticeship pathways. The curriculum includes gaining CPR, first aid, and OSHA certifications – industry recognized credentials that prepare participants for manufacturing

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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 to hear from and honor eight outstanding Club teens. These young people shared powerful stories about their Club experiences and their big plans for the future. Youth of the Year is a special opportunity to recognize and celebrate young leaders around our organization who excel in the areas of academic

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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 friendship building and field trips every week, you don't want to miss out. Grades: K-5th Cost: $240/week   Sports Camp 2021 Summer Sports Camp Registration at SRV/ROT Boys & Girls Club. Program starts on 6/28/2021. Grades: 2nd-5th Cost: $50/week    

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