Lucas and Nelia’s Club Story Thank you for supporting kids in our community. Your dedication to Club youth is inspiring. Throughout the last year, families and youth in our community have inspired us to be innovative and adaptable. From exciting new teen programs, to flexible Club hours, Boys & Girls Clubs of King County is a safe, bright spot for many families in our community. Nelia and her son Lucas experienced this flexibility firsthand. As a Certified Medical Assistant
Boys & Girls Clubs of King County is pleased to announce that two of our Operations Directors, Kendrick Davis and Caitlin Relyea, have been promoted to serve as Area Directors for the organization. Area Directors manage the programming, growth, and community engagement for multiple Boys & Girls Clubs. Caitlin supports the Ballard, Salmon Bay, Magnolia, Lawton, Coe Clubs. Kendrick oversees Clubs on the East Side, including Kirkland, Juanita Elementary, Mark Twain, Redmond Elementary, Rosa Parks Clubs. As a student athlete,
Blast Off to Summer On May 26, Club members across the county participated in a space-themed move-a-thon event called “Blast Off to Summer” to celebrate healthy lifestyles and encourage movement! Fifteen Clubs participated, each adding their own elements like space costumes, mini games, and special rules for any given lap. Kids completed laps or “orbits” around their Clubs and collected stamps from a Bingo marker from a Club professional on their t-shirt as they completed each orbit. One youth at
Celebrating our Volunteers during Volunteer Appreciation Month In celebration of April as volunteer appreciation month, we want to send a huge thank-you to our Club Advisory Board (CAB) volunteers! CAB volunteers are vital members to our Club teams, offering a wide range of support from fundraising and advocacy to staff appreciation to Club beautification projects and more. Throughout the past year, our CAB members’ adaptability and willingness to step in to support our Club staff and families has been
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
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
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.
Without field trips this year at summer camp, staff are finding creative programming for Club members, including an escape room at the Kirkland Club!
Kids, Sun, and Fun at Summer Field Day! During past Field Days, our Club kids gathered with our team members, sponsors, and community partners at Husky Stadium to have fun, enjoy the sun, and take on physical challenges that support healthy lifestyles. This year's Field Day may have looked different, but it didn't prevent our Club kids and teams from having a ton of fun playing safely together, apart. Outdoor and indoor activities were combined with safe distancing, masks, and
Learn about how Club programs are adapting to meet the ever-changing needs of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.