We are always introducing different ways of learning at Boys & Girls Clubs of King County. Our literacy programs support every stage of education, offering fun rewards and activities while boosting reading confidence. Here are some of the programs we have this fall! Power Hour: Power Hour is our organization-wide program in which kids earn points for participating in read-alongs, doing homework and independent reading, writing stories, completing math worksheets or coding challenges, and doing independent projects. Points are redeemed
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,
Dear Boys & Girls Clubs of King County community, It has been my honor to lead this organization for the past two and a half years. Since stepping into the role of President/CEO, I have been working hard to ensure we are headed on a path for growth and success. Together, we have accomplished so much and with your continued support, we will continue to do so for years to come. This past year, we celebrated 75 years of youth
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.