Congratulations to our Youth of the Year, Hazel! Hazel is a fifth grader who has demonstrated outstanding compassion, leadership, creativity, and optimism at the Salmon Bay Boys & Girls Club. Hazel encourages her friends to be their best selves, and never hesitates to ask "How can I help?". As a fifth grader, Hazel will be graduating from our program this school year, and she will be missed! Thank you Hazel for being a great role model for your peers! Pictured

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What is top of mind for you right now? We’re busy planning summer camps for thousands of local youth. It is a time when many kids go hungry because they don’t have access to the free and reduced-fee meals at their schools. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we are able to provide healthy, nutritious food so our kids are able to learn, play, and grow. For some kids, the only hot, nutritious meal they can count on comes

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This summer marks the fifth year of our innovative Wallingford Summer Food program. Each weekday, 60 Wallingford Club kids can count on healthy, nutritious, delicious, and all-vegetarian meals for lunch— with protein-rich ingredients like yogurt, hummus, beans, and eggs — freshly prepared by three staff chefs. After four years of experimenting, staff have learned to strike a balance between trying new foods and sticking with crowd-pleasers. Area Director Meghan Sweet explains, “We’ve tried things and taken items off the menu based

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2017 TeamWork Intern Accepted into Competitive Microsoft Internship Program! [caption id="attachment_1392" align="alignnone" width="640"] TeamWork Program Director, Austin Bergeron, and YouthForce Alum, Solo, pose for a photo to celebrate the acceptance of his exciting new position.[/caption]   2017 YouthForce Alum and previous TeamWork Intern, Solo, has recently accepted an exciting internship with Microsoft! Solo is one of 60 interns selected from a candidate pool of 800 youth.  After undergoing a rigorous application process, Solo is excited to start his new position

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A Record Breaking 220 Youth Attend 7th Annual Conference -- Despite Power Outage!   On the morning of April 28th, YouthForce staff and a cohort of volunteer YouthForce interns arrived at the Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club to host an anticipated 200 youth for our 7th Annual Conference. Unbeknownst to us, a  recent incident resulted in a power outage spanning several blocks of Martin Luther King Jr Way South. In true YouthForce fashion, all staff and interns remained calm and

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Make Your Gift Today Please join us in giving all kids—including many facing adversity—a place to become their best selves. Your GiveBIG donation to the Clubs will truly pay dividends that last a lifetime. Your gift will be matched! Thanks to a generous group of donors matching all gifts, up to $25,000 raised. Will you help us reach this goal? Every gift increases our odds of winning a Seattle Foundation drawing, which can earn additional funding for BGCKC. MAKE YOUR

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