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
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
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
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 &
I have grown from someone
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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
We are thrilled to introduce you to our Interim CEO, Laurie Black! Laurie started with us in late November and since day one, has been out in the community, in our Clubs, and supporting our staff who work with more than 2,000 kids and teens every day.
The Teen Employment Conference (TEC) is an event put on by YouthForce, the Youth Career Development Program of the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County. We are dedicated to leveling the professional playing field for youth with limited access to college and career readiness resources. TEC is about providing unique learning and career building opportunities for teens. Throughout the day, youth have the chance to attend career workshops hosted by local Seattle companies, practice their interview skills, and enjoy a
Lauren looks for opportunities to help those who need it most with her positive outlook, ability to empathize, and emotional strength. We look forward to hearing from Lauren and celebrating her at the Youth of the Year Award Ceremony on February 5, 2019!
A highly creative Club member at the Wallingford Boys & Girls Club, Kalijah enjoys sharing his love for the arts with other Club members. We look forward to hearing from Kalijah and celebrating him at the Youth of the Year Award Ceremony on February 5, 2019!