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 to individual communities. [caption id="attachment_5241" align="alignleft" width="388"] Scotch Broom Parade 2019! (Photo Taken pre pandemic)[/caption] One of the highlights of springtime at the Bainbridge Island Club is the Scotch Broom Parade. It is a fun tradition where Keystone Teens get to connect with the Bainbridge Island community at large.  

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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 before the importance of providing support for our kiddos’ mental health. As youth grow and develop so do their emotional regulation capacities, but this requires them to have safe spaces to work through their emotions in healthy ways. This is why our Clubs have Calm Down Spaces/Corners. They are spaces, in

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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 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

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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 co-create unique programming, based on each community's wants and needs.   Teens at our Bainbridge Island Club designed a queer-friendly space — the Rainbow Club! The Rainbow Club grew from a conversation that a member had with Teen Director Michael Schrader. What started as a one-off conversation about what was on

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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! 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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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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