Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County Receives Grant from Million Dollar Round Table Foundation

 

Pictured (left to right): Chuck Davis, Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club Director, Bob Joki, Bob Joki, CLU, and Assoc., Ken Salem, BGCSC Development Director, Jake Marsh, South Everett/Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club Director

Through its global grants programs, the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) Foundation has awarded a USD $3,000 grant to the BGCSC to support their efforts to fight childhood obesity through the implementation of the Kids Café/Healthy Habits program.  Representing the MDRT Foundation, Bob Joki, Of Bob Joki, CLU, and Assoc., presented the grant award check on March 3rd at the South Everett/Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club.

The BGCSC’s Kids Café Healthy Habits program focuses on increasing the health and wellness of our youth and combating childhood obesity through nutrition education, making it possible for kids to receive their required daily nutrition through meals/snacks that they would otherwise not have access to.  Health and community-based organizations nation-wide agree that malnutrition negatively impacts children in the areas of cognitive development, and academic performance.  Bill Tsoukalas, Executive Director of BGCSC, states, “We are grateful for the generous support of the MDRT Foundation.  Their partnership and support of our Kids Café/Healthy Habits program will help us addresses food insecurity among low income youth in Snohomish County.”

InspireHER to host Law & Justice Day

Girls in grades 8-12 are invited to learn about law and justice careers and the role of the legal system in their lives at a free event hosted by InspireHER and the Snohomish County Chapter of the Washington Women Lawyers. The “Don’t Judge Me” Workshop was held Saturday, March 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Alderwood Boys & Girls Club.

“This is an opportunity for young women to learn about the workings of the legal system, talk to experts in the field and look at various career options in law and law enforcement,” said Marci Volmer, Snohomish Boys & Girls Club Director. “We know that the adage ‘You can’t be what you can’t see’ is very real, so we want to give girls a chance to imagine careers that they might not have considered.”

The event will cover topics such as sexual consent and knowing your rights, as well as a career panel and a mock trial to wrap up the workshop. Speakers include local judges, law enforcement officers, lawyers, public defenders, and more. Lunch will be provided.

Girls attending will also have the chance to participate in an Instagram scavenger hunt for a chance to win law-inspired prizes. To get in on the fun, please see the guidelines, and follow along on social media by using the hashtags #DontJudgeMe, and #InspireHER.

InspireHER is an organization powered by the Boys & Girls Club of Snohomish County (BGCSC) and Moss Adams LLC that works to improve the lives of girls, and inspire them to succeed. For more information about the organization, please visit the InspireHER page on our website.

This workshop is free, and each registration includes a free, one-year membership to the Boys & Girls Club. Register at tinyurl.com/inspireher.

 

Hazel Miller Foundation Supports Edmonds Teens

airplaneThe Hazel Miller Foundation has awarded the Edmonds Club a grant for their Junior Staff Program. The Hazel Miller Foundation supports the Edmonds and South Snohomish County community through their generous grant program, and the Junior Staff Program will certainly benefit the Edmonds community this summer. Through Junior Staff, teens gain practical leadership, time management, and group facilitation skills while receiving support to make and achieve their own goals related to high school graduation, post-secondary education, and future employment. The Edmonds Club is thankful for the Hazel Miller Foundation’s investment in our teens.