Meet Elisa, the 2020 Youth of the Year candidate from the Rotary Boys & Girls Club!
Meet Cadence, the 2020 Youth of the Year candidate from the Bainbridge Island Boys & Girls Club!
Youth of the Quarter is a wonderful opportunity to recognize outstanding Club teens and come together for a night of good food and community building.
Personalized mentorship is a key ingredient of the Club's success in helping youth set & achieve goals. See what makes Tré an important mentor for Club member Zeke!
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
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.
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
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
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
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