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Part of what makes the Club experience special is the consistent mentorship and support kids get from phenomenal staff members, like Tre Beauchamp. Tre Beauchamp grew up as a Club kid at Wallingford Boys & Girls Club. Now he's the Teen Director there, giving back to the program and community that was so valuable to him growing up. The teens love hanging out with Tre, and when we asked him what was special about his approach to connecting with kids,
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
A highly creative Club member at the Wallingford Boys & Girls Club, Kalijah enjoys sharing his love for the arts with other Club members. We look forward to hearing from Kalijah and celebrating him at the Youth of the Year Award Ceremony on February 5, 2019!
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
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
Event has been rescheduled due to dangerous road conditions. New date and location are listed below! King County Youth of the Year Saturday, February 23 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club Register Meet the 2019 Youth of the Year Candidates! Join us for Youth of the Year 2019 to celebrate Club members that have shown exceptional character and accomplishments through significant adversity. We'll hear powerful stories from impressive young people about finding and embracing their
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
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
Longtime partner Microsoft has played a vital role in supporting Boys & Girls Clubs of King County through the dedication of time, resources, thought leadership, in-kind donations, and volunteerism. Microsoft works to support every level of our work, with 21 Microsoft employees sitting on our Club Advisory Boards and hundreds more involved at our Clubs through volunteering, coaching, and financial donations. Volunteerism In April 2018, a group of Microsoft employees and their families spent the day at our Federal Way,