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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Conference Focus is Elevating Youth Voice   This week, two of our YouthForce Staff, Career Internship Program Director Lareesa Blakely and Case Manager Valerie Macaraan, had the opportunity to attend the 2018 Bridge Conference, an event hosted by School's Out Washington. "It was an amazing conglomerate of youth development professionals, program directors, educators, youth advocates, and facilitators from all over the nation. The theme of the workshop was 'Elevate Youth Voice'  and the numerous workshops that were offered throughout the

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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,

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Dear Boys & Girls Clubs of King County community, It has been my honor to lead this organization for the past two and a half years. Since stepping into the role of President/CEO, I have been working hard to ensure we are headed on a path for growth and success. Together, we have accomplished so much and with your continued support, we will continue to do so for years to come. This past year, we celebrated 75 years of youth

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Brianna joins team as new YouthForce Coordinator     Brianna is currently a full-time student at Bellevue College. She is pursuing her bachelor’s in Computer Science and hopes to one day work as an AI specialist at Microsoft or Nintendo. When she is not at school, she spends her free time painting and with her friends and family. Brianna first connected with Youthforce in 10th grade when she interned for the Alaska Airlines Maintenance and Engineering Department over the summer. After the internship

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On Saturday, October 13th, representatives from more than 35 local organizations came out to bring opportunities to more than 100 Seattle-area youth. Check out some of our favorite moments from the day.     "I'm interested in medicine and social justice, and I met so many people in that area today. I'm definitely going to join one of them." - Dominique, 2018 YouthForce Intern     "One youth wanted to know more about physical therapy so we're going to connect

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2018 Summer Doorways Intern, Miracle, will represent Kaiser Permanente and share information about jobs in healthcare at this year's Youth Resource Fair.     This summer, 30 interns were accepted into the Doorways Internship Program and placed into 14 partner sites around Seattle. Miracle was the only one of her peers to be placed as an intern at Kaiser Permanente’s Renton Administrative Campus and she was just thrilled when they invited her to stay on past the program’s end. This internship

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2018 Lead Sounders Intern, Emanuel, reflects on his experiences with YouthForce and the impact he has on his peers: I ask myself, ‘How can I help them get out of their comfort zone?’”   [caption id="attachment_1777" align="aligncenter" width="640"] “I prepare myself to prepare them,” Emanuel shares, pictured here in the CenturyLink staff locker room before the Sounders FC match against Philadelphia on Sept 19th.[/caption]   Emanuel is one of five Lead Interns for the Sounders TeamWork Internship Program this year.

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Mercer Island Business Breakfast Tuesday, November 6, 2018 | 7am   Join us on November 6th at 7am for the Mercer Island Business Breakfast! Celebrate with the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County and the Mercer Island community as we support the important work the Club does to provide a safe and enriching space for kids. This year, we have the privilege to welcome Tod Leiweke as our keynote speaker. We are looking forward to hearing from Tod about

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Kyle'cia and Jihad share a laugh outside their intern site, Cafe Red.       Cafe Red has quickly become a staff favorite and a perfect excuse to visit our interns while drinking a deliciously crafted latte. It's a quaint and cozy coffee shop located on MLK Way Jr. S. near the Othello light rail station. The convenient service it provides for rail riders is exceptional -- its coffee and welcoming vibes are even better.     Two of our Doorways

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