Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County Programs
Reinforces and enhances the skills and knowledge young people learn at school during the hours they spend at the Club. Project Learn has been proven to boost academic performance. The strategy consists of five components: homework help and tutoring, high-yield learning activities, parental involvement, school collaboration, and incentives.
The Monroe Boys & Girls Club has adopted a plot in the Julia V. Morris Community Garden. The gardeners donate a portion of their crops to the Sky Valley Food Bank.
Members learn to elect officers and work together to implement activities in four areas: service to Club and community, education, health and fitness and social recreation.
Helps girls develop and adopt a healthy attitude and lifestyle, as well as acquire and maintain a positive self-concept, sound decision-making skills and mentor relationships. Female Club members are provided a safe setting in which they can address health and social issues unique to them and build the necessary skills to resist negative influences such as drugs, alcohol and premature sexual activity.
Sports,Fitness and Healthy Lifestyle Programs
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
The Tulalip Boys & Girls Club celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Boys & Girls Clubs partnering with all Native American tribes. National Boys & Girls Clubs President and CEO James Clark visited the Tulalip Boys & Girls Club to report that the club will become an example for new Boys & Girls Clubs on tribal lands across the state. The Tulalip Boys & Girls Club is currently the only Native American club in Washington State. Clark said, “This Club is a model for our clubs throughout Washington.”
The need for more facilities and services has increased. The rising number of families living below the poverty line has created a generation of kids left alone unsupervised. The result is youth who do not reach their full potential. Unsupervised youth are more likely to: become victims of violent crime, use alcohol, drugs and tobacco, receive poor grades, drop out, and become teen parents.
Our Clubs are open during critical times in a child’s life, before and after school, during the summer and on holidays. The Clubs provide a support system for parents. We empower youth to become strong adults, responsible citizens, and community leaders.
Our programs work. Nationally our alumni are proof that our programs work. Based on a recent Harris Survey:
- 90% of Boys & Girls Club alumni graduate from high school
- 57% of alumni said the Boys & Girls Club saved their life
- 92% of alumni said their Club experience taught them that helping others is a priority
- 67% of alumni say the Club is where they learned how to “say no” to drugs and alcohol
- 67% said it is because of the influence of Club staff that they have goals & aspirations
- 63% said that the staff contributed to their success in high school
It costs $350 per child annually to provide service, but, we never turn a child away. We need your help.