New Club at Lowell Elementary   Three years ago, local media reported that students at Lowell Elementary, located in an affluent neighborhood of Capitol Hill, experienced some of the highest rates of youth homelessness in Seattle. After reading this news, the team at the nearby Rotary Club sprang into action. “We saw it as a community where our services could contribute to resolving a need,” said Area Director Patrick Carter. “It’s close to our Rotary Club, and some of our

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Alumni Feature: Khairi   Khairi, the 2018 King County Youth of the Year, and recipient of the BeyGood $100,000 Scholarship (Beyoncé’s charity initiative), started his freshman year at the University of Oregon this fall! After overcoming a number of challenges throughout his childhood, Khairi found stability and trusted adult mentors at the Club. Through Khairi’s experience at the Federal Way Ron Sandwith Teen Center, he learned about perseverance, established his morals and values, and became a role model for others.

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Club Safety Updates   Safety is our #1 Priority.   Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place for kids and teens to go during out-of-school time. To maintain a safe environment, it’s important to monitor and update our spaces, as well as stay proactive about safety procedures among the staff and members. Our Youth Program Quality Initiative (YPQI) is based on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, in which a safe environment is the first building block necessary to achieve a

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Interning with the Seattle Seahawks   Through YouthForce’s TeamWork Internship Program, teens sharpen their professional skills at the home of the Seahawks. As Seahawks Suite Runners, the paid interns work from 5:45 AM until 2 PM on game days providing meals, drinks, and smiles to Seahawks fans. Teens gain hospitality skills such as customer service, multitasking, teamwork, and effective communication while working alongside more experienced mentors.  TeamWork Interns Fathima and Ebonyé share about their experiences at CenturyLink:     This

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New Club Services in Tukwila In late 2018, Tukwila School District approached Boys & Girls Clubs of King County about partnering to provide more youth development opportunities for the local community. Now, with funding through the national 21st Century Community Learning Centers Fund, we offer new services at Cascade View, Tukwila, and Thorndyke Elementary Schools. Tukwila is a highly diverse community with a large immigrant and refugee population. Its citizens hail from over 50 nations and speak over 80 different

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  Join us on January 23 at the Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club to hear from an inspiring speaker while supporting Mercer Island kids and teens! Last year, our Mercer Island Club provided over 1,900 kids with a safe place, guided mentorship, and life-enhancing programs focused on academics, leadership, and healthy lifestyles. As we expand our membership and further improve our programs, your support is more vital than ever. We hope you'll invest in this important work by joining us at the Mercer

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Spirited Halloween Event Haunts the Wallingford Club Halloween with Boys & Girls Clubs of King County means fa-boo-lous events. For example, the Wallingford Club hosts Halloween Hoopla reveals a building and walls covered in garbage bags and creepy moving pictures. Open to the public, the Wallingford Club has hosted the event for over 20 years, and hundreds of people attend this staple of community socializing. “For me, Halloween Hoopla is one of my favorite events. Everything about it is fun,

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Please join us on Thursday, January 23, 2020 for the Mercer Island Business Breakfast! Your participation helps provide Mercer Island kids a safe, welcoming place to go during out-of-school time. During 2018, the Mercer Island Club served over 1,900 youth in the area, providing a safe place, mentorship, and high quality programs. Your support is vital to reach even more youth.   Keynote Speaker: Scott Servais Manager of the Seattle Mariners Scott Servais has over 25 years of experience across

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