Scotch Broom Parade Boys & Girls Clubs of King County is dedicated to creating educational and fun programming for teens. Across the county each Club has unique activities that cater to individual communities. [caption id="attachment_5241" align="alignleft" width="388"] Scotch Broom Parade 2019! (Photo Taken pre pandemic)[/caption] One of the highlights of springtime at the Bainbridge Island Club is the Scotch Broom Parade. It is a fun tradition where Keystone Teens get to connect with the Bainbridge Island community at large.  

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Youth of the Year 2022 Recap On Saturday, February 12, 2022, more than 150 Boys & Girls Clubs community members came together – both in person and virtually – to recognize and celebrate the 6 outstanding Youth of the Year candidates from around the county. This year’s candidates were Ellie from Kirkland, Halen from Mercer Island, Logan from North Seattle, Valeria from Rotary, Mario from Smilow Rainier Vista, and Kevin from Wallingford. Youth of the Year is an annual event

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In December, 133 teens participated in YouthForce’s (YF) Resource Fair where they participated in college and career readiness workshops. They showed up, invested in their futures, and began turning their dreams into reality.  Youthforce, is our workforce readiness program that prepares youth for success in their first jobs and creates a clear pathway to their chosen career goals. Our all-encompassing readiness program gives teens experiences ranging from interview and resume workshops to college application support and financial literacy classes. The participants

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Boys & Girls Clubs of King County is dedicated to creating safe and healthy environments for all of our youth. Over the past 24 months, we have experienced more than ever before the importance of providing support for our kiddos’ mental health. As youth grow and develop so do their emotional regulation capacities, but this requires them to have safe spaces to work through their emotions in healthy ways. This is why our Clubs have Calm Down Spaces/Corners. They are spaces, in

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In partnership with the Seattle Seahawks, Gamechangers is a Club program for teens with five in-person events, focused on fun and motivation on Friday nights. Starting October 1 and ending with a Seahawks Game Day experience on January 2, teens from Clubs across greater Seattle gather for creativity, games, and learning experiences with Seahawks partners.  Presentations include: Jordan Babineaux, former Seahawks player and author of Pivot to Win Courtney Thompson, former University of Washington volleyball player and Olympian Mental Health

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Seattle Kraken Visit to the Rotary Club The Rotary Club gym was filled with hockey sticks clashing and kids cheering on August 25, as Coach Kyle from the Seattle Kraken, the new NHL team, came to excite Club members about hockey and teach them some basic skills. About thirty youth ages 9 - 12 participated in the hockey lessons and games, all eager to share what they knew about hockey. “Be careful you don’t fall because hockey is usually on

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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

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