The Ford Motor Company Fund helps provide over 22,000 healthy meals and snacks during the holiday season

Ford-300x300Thank you to the Ford Motor Company Fund and the NW Ford Dealers Association

This year the Ford Motor Company Fund and the Northwest Ford Dealers association partnered with five Clubs at BGCSC: the Alderwood Club, the Brewster Club, the Everett Club, the Marysville Club and the Snohomish Club to provide over 28,000 healthy meals and snacks to local kids in the months of November and December.

Each Club was the recipient of $1,000 from the fund and the Brewster Club received an additional $1,000 from Town Ford Lincoln in East Wenatchee.

Thank you for helping to feed local kids and for supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County.

Alderwood and Harris Ford

BGCSC Participates in Nationwide ‘Cal, Sr. Day’ Celebration

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County today announced their participation, along with approximately 100 youth serving organizations, in the nationwide celebration of “Cal, Sr. Day” on Tuesday, September 29, hosted by the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation (CRSF) in honor of the former MLB manager and dedicated community volunteer. Press Release – Cal Ripkin Sr. Day

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.

BGCSC Receives Community Stewardship Award

Snohomish County Executive John Lovick presents the Community Stewardship Award to BGCSC.

Snohomish County Executive John Lovick presents the Community Stewardship Award to BGCSC.

The Evergreen State Fair in Monroe opened Thursday, August 21, 2014 with a generous gift to the Boys & Girls Clubs. Republic Services, a longtime sponsor of the fair, recognized the Mukilteo and Arlington clubs through its annual Community Stewardship Award. A total of $30,000 was awarded to the Mukilteo Club; $20,000 was also awarded to the Arlington Club. For more details on this gift, click here.

During the Wednesday, August 20th Snohomish County Council Meeting, Snohomish County Council Joint Resolution No. 14-013 was issued and presented to BGCSC, declaring the Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County as a Community Steward in enabling all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. To read the complete resolution, click here.

The Snohomish County Council with BGCSC Executive Director Bill Tsoukalas (far left) and members of various BGCSC clubs.

The Snohomish County Council with BGCSC Executive Director Bill Tsoukalas (far left) and members of various BGCSC clubs.

The Opus Community Foundation Grants $10,000 for SMART Girls

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from the Opus Community Foundation toward the continued implementation of SMART Girls. The Opus Community Foundation “provid[es] financial support to nonprofit organizations that make a positive and meaningful impact in our communities”. SMART (Skills Mastery And Resistance Training) Girls positively impacts the community by empowering participants to make positive decisions regarding their health while also encouraging girls to achieve their goals. SMART Girls is currently offered in 11 Clubs and is open to girls ages 8-18.