InspireHer Girls Sleep-In focuses on Girl’s Uniqueness

InspireHer Sleep InOn May 20th the Snohomish Boys & Girls Club was taken over by 100 girls from communities in Snohomish County attending a giant sleep-over. The purpose of the event was to teach girls that their beauty and strength comes from within and that they are powerful.

Thank you to the volunteers, presentors, staff and donors for making this amazing workshop happen for the girls!

Read more here: InspireHer Girls Sleep In 2016

Badges for Baseball

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The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, Badges for Baseball/Softball Camp is full.

The camp is open to boys and girls ages 8 – 12 only. The camp is four days, August 2-5 @ Kasch Park.  Breakfast and lunch is provided. Please email info@bgcsc.org with any questions.

Badges for Baseball and Softball Brochure

 

Thank you to the Wells Fargo Foundation

Wells Fargo Helps Kids Succeed Academically

The Wells Fargo Foundation, in working toward a goal of promoting academic achievement among low and moderate income youth, has awarded the Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County (BGCSC) with a $20,000 grant for our Power Hour Program. This funding will allow Clubs to continue to provide our nationally-validated after school homework help and tutoring program. Additionally, through Power Hour, youth can participate in staff-facilitated high yield learning activities allowing kids to practice vital school skills and gain mastery over course topics. Kids who participate in Power Hour stay on-track with course materials, achieve and maintain average and above-average grades, and advance on-time to the subsequent grade.  BGCSC is honored to continue to work with Wells Fargo to enable Snohomish County youth to succeed in school.

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.

Dedication Ceremony to Celebrate Official Opening of Brewster Boys & Girls Club

A dedication ceremony will take place Wednesday, June 3 for the recently opened a Boys & Girls Club in Brewster, WA. The event will be at 3:00pm at 601 West Cliff Avenue in Brewster. The Club opened its doors on March 23 and has had an influx of members. Average daily attendance has been 70 members per day, with 128 registered Club members.

“Opening the Club in Brewster is such a positive addition to this community,” remarked April Ashworth, Brewster Club Unit Director. “We are so fortunate to have the backing and sponsors to bring this Club to our town. This is a great opportunity for our kids!”

The hallmark of Boys & Girls Clubs is to help young people ages 5-18 to achieve academic success, live healthy and active lifestyles, and develop good character and leadership skills. The Clubs offer kids a safe and positive place to spend their time before and after school and during the summer. The Brewster Club provides after-school enrichment programs from 2:50pm to 6:00pm Monday through Friday, and 11:00am to 6:00pm on non-school days and is closed weekends.

Jon Wyss, Government Affairs for Gebbers Farms, commented “After four years of hard work to bring a Boys & Girls Club to Brewster, and in the wake of the devastating Carlton Complex Fire, the opening of the Club gives a ray of sunshine and hope for recovery. The Club will provide kids throughout the area with a safe place to grow, play, and learn.”

The Club facilities include a gymnasium, multi-purpose room, and game center. Boys & Girls Club programs such as Power Hour, Triple Play, Torch Club, High Yield Learning Activities, and healthy snacks are available in the afternoons to all members. A variety of day camps will be offered this summer.

Having the Boys & Girls Club of Snohomish County in our community is a tremendous asset that’s been a long time coming,” expressed City of Brewster Public Works Director, Lee Webster. “I am very excited for our youth. Having them active in a positive, healthy, nurturing environment is the whole reason that building was built.”

Join the Brewster community and the kids who will benefit from this Club to mark this momentous occasion.