We are thrilled to be part of a community that is dedicated to keeping our neighborhoods safe. On November 1, 2021, The Seattle Community Safety Initiative hosted a town hall to address safety concerns within the community. In a panel moderated by King County Council Member Girmay Zahlay, various community members had the opportunity to share their perspectives and experiences. Boys & Girls Clubs of King County staff Marty Jackson, the Executive Director of SE Network, and Tanisha Scott, the SE
Keeping Youth Connected with School Since the onset of the pandemic, our Clubs provide a safe and inclusive place for up to 800 youth to log on to virtual school. We manage the logistics for meeting curriculum requirements for more than 240 schools, and our 24 Clubs are open 11 hours a day. Our talented team of youth development professionals model flexibility and resiliency for our members each day. Their work changed in the blink of eye, and throughout the
2021 Youth of the Year Event Recap Thank you to everyone who joined us for the virtual Youth of the Year Celebration! On Saturday, February 27, our community came together to hear from and honor eight outstanding Club teens. These young people shared powerful stories about their Club experiences and their big plans for the future. Youth of the Year is a special opportunity to recognize and celebrate young leaders around our organization who excel in the areas of academic
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
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
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.