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 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.