What is Social and Emotional Learning? Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) focuses on teaching kids how to manage emotions, set goals, establish relationships, and make responsible decisions. With the skills to regulate their own emotional responses, kids are more likely to solve their own problems, manage disagreements respectfully, and thrive in school and life. How Does it Fit into Summer Learning? To help Club kids maintain their education level over summer and not fall behind, a team of dedicated Club

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Congratulations to Adam for winning the Quincy Robertson Service & Leadership Award! Get the full Youth of the Year event recap here! The Quincy Robertson Service & Leadership Award recognizes an individual Youth of the Year finalist who has clearly demonstrated excellence in serving their Club and community as a youth. This award is named after Quincy Robertson, who spent his 39-year career serving youth and his community in countless ways. Quincy served in nearly every role throughout Boys &

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNhMxYP1Sm4&feature=youtu.be View Event Photos On Saturday, February 23, 2019, 150 community members gathered at the Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club to honor eight exceptional teens for their accomplishments in leadership, service, academic excellence, and dedication to live a healthy lifestyle. Judges chose two outstanding teens for awards: Piper S. of the Ballard neighborhood was named King County Youth of the Year, and Adam W. of Sammamish was awarded the Quincy Robertson Service & Leadership Award. The Quincy Robertson Service

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Event rescheduled for February 23, 2019 at the Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club! On February 5, 2019, we'll gather at the Husky Union Building to hear from and celebrate outstanding Club members of 2018. One winner will be awarded King County's Youth of the Year and go on to compete at the state level. Learn about the eight inspiring candidates below! Learn more about the Youth of the Year award See the full event recap View event photos Adam

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Overview Sammamish Boys & Girls Club's after school program provides a safe, positive place for kids ages 5 - 18 to go after school. Members can expect a daily schedule that includes unstructured and structured physical activities, homework help, snack, small group activities, arts & crafts, activities in the computer lab, and free time. There is also a separate programming space for teens. Our adult-to-youth ratio is approximately 1:15, including staff and volunteers. To attend our program, you must be a

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Last Tuesday, December 11, staff, kids, and family from across King County's Boys & Girls Clubs gathered at the Mercer Island Club to celebrate and honor outstanding Club members of fall 2018. Youth of the Quarter is an award given out four to five times a year to Club members who have excelled in the areas of academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. Once a recipient of the Youth of the Quarter, Club members are eligible for

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Boys & Girls Clubs of King County was honored by Seattle Business magazine 2018 Community Impact Awards  for "saving, changing and improving lives in the Puget Sound region."   Richard Harris, Boys & Girls Clubs Board Chair, shared "Being include among the incredible organizations represented is an honor in itself, and on behalf of our board, staff, families and our Club kids, we are grateful for the opportunity to be such a cornerstone community resource for young people in the greater

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We are always introducing different ways of learning at Boys & Girls Clubs of King County. Our literacy programs support every stage of education, offering fun rewards and activities while boosting reading confidence. Here are some of the programs we have this fall! Power Hour: Power Hour is our organization-wide program in which kids earn points for participating in read-alongs, doing homework and independent reading, writing stories, completing math worksheets or coding challenges, and doing independent projects. Points are redeemed

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