Keystone is a wonderful part of Boys & Girls Clubs across the country. This student-led community service group focuses on helping high schoolers aid their communities where they see need. Just like the Clubs themselves, each Keystone is a little different, a fact worth highlighting and celebrating. Keystone members at the Ballard Club are essential helpers with events like Turkeyfest and monthly Parents Nights Out. Yet despite all that Keystone does around the Ballard Club, until this year there was

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What is Social and Emotional Learning? Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) focuses on teaching kids how to manage emotions, set goals, establish relationships, and make responsible decisions. With the skills to regulate their own emotional responses, kids are more likely to solve their own problems, manage disagreements respectfully, and thrive in school and life. How Does it Fit into Summer Learning? To help Club kids maintain their education level over summer and not fall behind, a team of dedicated Club

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNhMxYP1Sm4&feature=youtu.be View Event Photos On Saturday, February 23, 2019, 150 community members gathered at the Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club to honor eight exceptional teens for their accomplishments in leadership, service, academic excellence, and dedication to live a healthy lifestyle. Judges chose two outstanding teens for awards: Piper S. of the Ballard neighborhood was named King County Youth of the Year, and Adam W. of Sammamish was awarded the Quincy Robertson Service & Leadership Award. The Quincy Robertson Service

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Event rescheduled for February 23, 2019 at the Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club! On February 5, 2019, we'll gather at the Husky Union Building to hear from and celebrate outstanding Club members of 2018. One winner will be awarded King County's Youth of the Year and go on to compete at the state level. Learn about the eight inspiring candidates below! Learn more about the Youth of the Year award See the full event recap View event photos Adam

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Last Tuesday, December 11, staff, kids, and family from across King County's Boys & Girls Clubs gathered at the Mercer Island Club to celebrate and honor outstanding Club members of fall 2018. Youth of the Quarter is an award given out four to five times a year to Club members who have excelled in the areas of academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. Once a recipient of the Youth of the Quarter, Club members are eligible for

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Youth of the Year 2019

Event Date: Feb 23, 2019

Event has been rescheduled due to dangerous road conditions. New date and location are listed below! King County Youth of the Year Saturday, February 23 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club Register Meet the 2019 Youth of the Year Candidates! Join us for Youth of the Year 2019 to celebrate Club members that have shown exceptional character and accomplishments through significant adversity. We'll hear powerful stories from impressive young people about finding and embracing their

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Boys & Girls Clubs of King County was honored by Seattle Business magazine¬†2018 Community Impact Awards¬† for "saving, changing and improving lives in the Puget Sound region."   Richard Harris, Boys & Girls Clubs Board Chair, shared "Being include among the incredible organizations represented is an honor in itself, and on behalf of our board, staff, families and our Club kids, we are grateful for the opportunity to be such a cornerstone community resource for young people in the greater

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