Dedication Ceremony to Celebrate New Sultan Boys & Girls Club

A dedication ceremony will take place Friday, June 5 at the new building which will host the Sultan Boys & Girls Club. The event will be at 11:00am at 605B First Street in Sultan. Destroyed by fire on Christmas Eve 2010, the new 6,000 sq. ft. building offers a classroom; a Technology Center; a Teen Center; a games room; and the Community ECEAP Preschool (Early Childhood Education Assistance Program), a preschool operated by the Volunteers of America Western Washington (VOAWW). A second phase of construction later this year will include a 7,000 sq. ft gym. The new facility, located on VOAWW land in Sultan, was built through a partnership between the City of Sultan, Volunteers of America, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County (BGCSC), and with funding support from the State of Washington and Snohomish County.

The Sultan staff couldn’t be more excited about the opening of the new Club,” expressed Sultan Club Site Director, Cherise Crawford. “A lot of our members have never had anything brand new. The kids need a place they can call their own; a safe place where they can be a kid yet still have guidance and age appropriate programs available to help them become responsible, caring citizens of this great community.”

The Club will continue to provide recreational, social, and educational programs to school age youth ages 5-18 before and after school, and during scheduled school breaks, including the summer. The new facility will allow the Sultan Club to provide a broader range of educational and enriching programs for youth and will include an up-to-date Technology Center and Teen Center. A community room and gym (in 2016) will be available for use by community groups, including athletic teams, when the Club is not open. In the Community ECAEP Preschool, VOAWW currently serves 30 children (15 in the morning and 15 in the afternoon). The new facility will have the capacity to serve 40 children (20 in the morning and 20 in the afternoon).

The community is very excited this is finally happening; the opportunities this program offers our children are invaluable,” commented Sultan’s Mayor, Carolyn Eslick.

New activities as a result of this expansion will include a dedicated space for teens that will be used daily for teen-specific programming as well as informal teen-only socializing. Also, the Technology Center will provide computers for youth to use to complete their homework, for recreation, and to participate in Boys & Girls Clubs of America digital literacy programs. The new expanded facility will allow the Club to serve more youth per day while also increasing the amount of programs offered daily, increasing the reach of the Club, and the impact on youth.

We couldn’t be happier to have a brand new Boys & Girls Club in downtown Sultan,” commented Sultan School District Superintendent, Dan Chaplik. “This Club will be a benefit to the students, school district and parents in our community. We’ve always had great relationships with the Boys & Girls Club and they do so many wonderful things on behalf of youth, it’s great to have that partnership and we’re excited.”

Join the Sultan community and the kids who will benefit from this new building Friday, June 5 at 11:00am to commemorate this joyous occasion.

Coastal Community Bank to Partner with BGCSC

Coastal-Community-BankBoys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County is pleased to announce a new partnership with Coastal Community Bank. Coastal has chosen to be the premier sponsor the Youth of the Year program for Clubs under the BGCSC umbrella. The year-long program culminates with a dinner honoring Youth of the Year attended by our Board and key community members.

Established in 1947, Youth of the Year is BGCA’s premier recognition program for Club members, promoting service to Club, community and family; academic success; strong moral character; life goals; poise and public speaking ability. The program is most effective when used as a year-round tool for fostering young people’s character, personal growth and leadership qualities.

Local Clubs recognize members ages 14 to 18 as Youth of the Month winners and select a Youth of the Year, who then participates in state competitions. State winners each receive a $1,000 scholarship and participate in regional competitions. Five regional winners each receive a $10,000 scholarship and compete on the national level. The National Youth of the Year receives up to an additional $50,000 scholarship and is recognized by the President of the United States.

For more information about Youth of the Year or to view last year’s candidates, click here.

Annual ZumbaThon Fundraiser

Saturday February 22, 2014 – Saturday February 22, 2014

261 Sky River Parkway

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Come to the 3rd Annual Zumbathon and get your grove on!

There will be a raffle with great prizes and great music! The fun starts at 6:00 pm! Suggested donations: $10
Location: Monroe Boys & Girls Club @ 6:00-7:30pm


Monroe’s Daddy Daughter Dance

Saturday May 3, 2014 – Saturday May 3, 2014

261 Sky River Parkway

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The 2nd annual Daddy Daughter Dance is for Fathers/Father figures and Daughters of all ages. There will be and ice cream sundae bar, free 5×7 pictures of each couple, a live DJ, and a chocolate fountain. It will be a night you don’t want to miss!