At a recent all-staff meeting, several exemplary staff members were recognized by their Area Directors for their service to the organization and our wonderful Club kids.   Sarah Agan Program Staff at Salmon Bay Elementary Years at the Club: 3 as staff, 10 as a member About Sarah: "Sarah is our on-site sports genius. We have a large population of sports fans at our Club, and nobody can talk at length with kids about sports the way Sarah can. She

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Part of what makes the Club experience special is the consistent mentorship and support kids get from phenomenal staff members, like Tre Beauchamp. Tre Beauchamp grew up as a Club kid at Wallingford Boys & Girls Club. Now he's the Teen Director there, giving back to the program and community that was so valuable to him growing up. The teens love hanging out with Tre, and when we asked him what was special about his approach to connecting with kids,

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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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See photos from the event! Watch memorable moments from Lunchbreak 2019! On March 7, 2019, community members and supporters came together for our annual luncheon fundraiser at the Westin Seattle. In addition to a beautiful venue and a delicious and healthy meal, the event featured phenomenal speakers who moved the crowd with passionate stories about their connection to the Clubs. Together, we raised $602,772 at the event! (And this number is growing, thanks to our generous virtual donors!) Make Your

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What is summer learning loss? Summer learning loss happens when kids don't continue to practice their academic skills for the 2.5 months of summer break. Kids' education slides backwards one to two reading levels, and the first three months of school are spent re-learning the information that was lost. Kids that get learning opportunities over summer are able to maintain their level or even get ahead, while kids without those opportunities fall behind. The equity gap widens in childhood education

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Congratulations to Adam for winning the Quincy Robertson Service & Leadership Award! Get the full Youth of the Year event recap here! The Quincy Robertson Service & Leadership Award recognizes an individual Youth of the Year finalist who has clearly demonstrated excellence in serving their Club and community as a youth. This award is named after Quincy Robertson, who spent his 39-year career serving youth and his community in countless ways. Quincy served in nearly every role throughout Boys &

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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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