To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.
Summer Office Hours: Mon-Fri: 7:30am-6:00pm
School Year Office Hours: 10am-7:30pm
Summer Camp: Camps – 9am-4pm; Before and After Care Available – 7:30-9am and 4pm-6pm; Drop-In Hours: 11pm-3pm
School Year 2011-2012: 10am-7:30pm; Drop-In Hours: 2:30-6:30pm M,T,Th,F; 2:30-6pm Wed.
Preschool School Year: 9:30am-12noon
WHAT IS THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB?
A place that is a safe and fun-filled alternative to the streets.
- A place to go after school before a parent arrives home from work.
- A place where a child can be a child while learning to understand oneself and others.
- A place where a child can feel he/she is important, belongs and is a part of something good.
- A place that provides physical fitness, health and athletic programs.
- A place that provides vocational classes along with arts and crafts to develop skills and talents.
- A place that provides leadership development and decision making responsibilities.
WHAT ARE OUR CORE PROGRAMS?
Based on physical, emotional, cultural and social needs and interests of girls and boys, and recognizing development principles, Clubs offer diversified program activities in five areas:
- Character and Leadership Development
- Education and Career Development
- Health & Life Skills
- The Arts
- Sports, Fitness and Recreation
In January 1943, a riot involving more than 100 teens broke out on the corner of 85th and Greenwood in Seattle.
Police responded to the incident and looked for an answer to the overall issue of juvenile crime and vandalism, a growing problem in the community.
In response, Deputy Joe Woelfert opened the first Boys & Girls Club (originally called the Boys Club) in Washington state—the North Seattle Boys & Girls Club. The Club was a great success, and within two years, eight Clubs sprouted up in the area.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America had its beginnings in 1860 with several women in Hartford, Connecticut. Believing that boys who roamed the streets should have a positive alternative, they organized the first Club. A cause was born. In 1906, several Boys Clubs decided to affiliate. The Federated Boys Clubs in Boston was formed with 53 member organizations, marking the start of a nationwide movement.
In 1931, the Boys Club Federation of America became Boys Clubs of America.
To recognize the fact that girls have long been a part of our cause, the national organization's name was officially changed to Boys & Girls Clubs of America in 1990.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America marked its centennial year in 2006, celebrating 100 years of providing hope and opportunity to young people across the country.
In 2007, Boys & Girls Clubs of America introduced “Impact 2012,” an effort to reach deeper into the lives of those we serve, impacting them in a lasting, comprehensive way. The campaign revolves around three core impact areas: academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good character and citizenship.
Our board is essential to our success. The leadership and support provided by these individuals enable us to fulfill our mission each year. The board serves as the governing body for the organization, offering guidance in policy adoption, finance, legal and insurance, building and property, human resources, marketing, operating fundraising, and capital fundraising.
Thank you to members of our board, who make it possible for us to thrive.
Board Executive Officers
|Vice President :||Travis Shumaker|
Suman Akerman | Anne Marie Bachmann | Joe Bergevin | Jeffrey Bilanko | Aaron Crossley Bob Davy | Larry Garcia | Gary Gardner | Jen Goetze | Linda Goos | Kel Hansen | Chris Howlett Rob Jensen | Michaelann Jundt | Ryan Kohlbeck | Jennifer LeMond | Laura Meek | Sue Meyer | Leslie Monday | Jeff Neumann | Kevin Nooney | Steve Rabuchin | John Warnick
|Executive Director:||Doug Wozeniak|
|Administrative Assistant:||Sheila Talley|
|Development Coordinator:||Meg Diemer|
|Senior Program Director:||Bridget Powers|
|Education Director:||Lucas Grohn|
|Athletic Director:||Amanda Hartnell|
|Athletic Director:||Nick Warren|
|Teen Director:||Tom Olson|
|Preschool Director:||Nancy Hartnell|
|MAILING ADDRESS:||10805 124th Ave NE.
Kirkland, WA 98033
WHO RUNS OUR CLUB?
The Boys & Girls Club is a non-profit corporation incorporated under the laws of Washington. It subscribes to the philosophies and principles of Boys & Girls Clubs of America and is an accredited member. However, the Club is privately owned, governed and operated by a local Board of Directors composed of leading and dedicated community leaders. They, with help from the Corporate Office, set the policies and goals of the Club.
Our Tax ID# is 91-0532600
Please contact Meg Diemer, Development Coordinator, at 425.827.0132, or email@example.com.
Download our 2011 Annual Report.
From Club to Club and throughout the Club Service Center, dedicated and fully trained staff work in support of developing the young people of our community. Each member of our diverse and respected team is encouraged to advance professionally in their respective arena of influence. Guidance is provided through orientations, development trainings, quarterly all-staff gatherings, and direct peer-to-peer mentoring/coaching. Competitive compensation and benefits are provided to full and part-time staff.
Those interested in an open position are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter to:
Boys & Girls Clubs of King County
Attn: HR Department
603 Stewart Street, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98101
Please direct employment inquires to Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boys & Girls Clubs of King County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Once a Boys & Girls Club kid—always a Boys & Girls Club kid!
If you’re a former Boys & Girls Club member, you’re in good company…Denzel Washington, Howard Schultz, Bill Cosby, Michael Jordan, Brad Pitt, President Clinton, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, and Neil Diamond are among the ranks of Club alumni that credit the Club with helping to shape their lives. We’d love to hear your stories from the Club.
Please contact us at 206.436.1828 or email@example.com and let usknow you’re a former Club kid.
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