YouthForce Intern Ivan Excels in Professional Opportunity with Thrive Communities   2020 has been a challenging year for so many, but the YouthForce team would like to share a wonderful success story to close out the year. Ivan graduated from Rainier Beach High School in June and was accepted into our summer internship partnership with Thrive Communities. When our students and youth were looking for an engaging internship experience, Thrive truly stepped up and became an ideal, intentional partner for

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Youth of the Year 2021

Event Date: February 27, 2021

Make a monthly gift    Make a one-time gift Youth of the Year Celebration Saturday, February 27, 2021  On Saturday, February 27, we heard powerful stories from eight extraordinary young people about what Boys & Girls Clubs mean to them. Watch our virtual program to learn how Club teens are building positive change in their communities and pursuing bright, fulfilling futures! Video: Kirkland Torch Club Video: Meet Justin Video: Hear from Past Youths of the Year Video: Our Clubs

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Nourishing Neighbors at the Club Safeway and Albertsons, longtime supporters of hunger relief causes, are critical partners for our Clubs providing healthy food to our kids and families. As a proud part of the Nourishing Neighbors family, Club families received a generous donation from Safeway and Albertsons in April. But the generosity did not stop there! Through the Nourishing Neighbors Breakfast Campaign, Safeway and Albertsons shoppers contributed to donations to our Clubs for a record-breaking total of $141,457 to ensure

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SE Network Peace Circles Well before the pandemic hit, SE Network used the restorative justice practice of Peace Circles for conflict resolution and social and emotional support. Now, the practice is an instrumental tool for youth to navigate the new normal. The SE Network team leads the charge to implement Peace Circles around our Clubs and in the Rainier Beach neighborhood. Peace Circles, or Healing Circles, are based on a model developed by Indigenous peoples. With a focus on relationship

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Our Amazing Club Professionals In the most challenging situations, our Boys & Girls Club professionals prove their resilience and commitment to community by continuing to show up in innovative ways to serve those who need us most, however they need us. While there are dozens of remarkable staff members to thank, this is a small sample of outstanding all-stars from each of our regions we’d like to recognize.   Mason Barringer: Youth Development Professional at Ballard Mason brings fun and

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T-Mobile Invests in Club Scholarships Because of a generous and unexpected gift to our Scholarship Fund from Goldman Sachs made on behalf of T-Mobile, our Clubs are able to serve more youth who need a safe place to go. Keeping Clubs affordable to all is critical to ensuring we can address educational equity and racial justice. Our Club Scholarship Fund fills the gap not covered by state and city childcare subsidies. When approached by Goldman Sachs to nominate a non-profit

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Kirkland Teens Bond During Difficult Times Teens face a wide range of challenges in any year; this year introduced even more, as the pandemic and social isolation forces young people to recalibrate how they learn and socialize. Going through this strange time together, members of the Kirkland Torch Club* developed a newfound level of comradery. On any given day, between 7-14 teens at the Club get together to participate in Torch Club activities. Members find solace through their relationships with

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