Monthly Archives: February 2017

Youth of the Month – February 2017

Boy of the Month

Fletcher O., age 12

Fletcher joined the Club in 2015 and attends Fidalgo Elementary. He has grown into one of the Clubs best role models for positive sportsmanship and fair play. Fletchers favorite activities are STEM and Triple Play. He even helped his team win the Fall Dodgeball League.


Girl of the Month

Aniyah H., age 8

Aniyah attends Island View Elementary and has been a Club member since 2014. She spends lots of time in the Art Room working on wonderful projects and creations. Aniyah is great at getting her homework done during Power Hour and even fitting in some gym time.



Teen of the Month

Abby Y., age 13

Abby has been a huge influence within Keystone Club, helping with their weekly meetings, volunteering projects, and fundraising efforts. Abby has been a Club member since 2009 and attends Anacortes Middle School. This is her first year in the teen center and has even made it to a few teen nights.



Homework All-Star

Trevor L., age 12

Trevor attends Power Hour most days out of the week to get a head start on his homework. He is great a getting his work done and makes sure to have some fun while doing it too.



Artist of the Month

Mason H., age 10

Mason spends lots of time in the Art Room with his friends making projects and working on his drawings. He enjoys coloring Pokemon and creating his own scenes. Mason always stays late to help clean the room at the end of the day. 


Triple Play MVP

Tyler M., age 8

When he is not in the learning center, Tyler is in the gym playing Triple Play games. He loves every game from tag to baseball, soccer to capture the flag. Tyler never takes the games too seriously, and to him, its all about the fun.



STEM Superstar

Rhiannon P., age 11

When Coding is up on the daily schedule, Rhiannon makes sure staff keeps to it. She is a constant presence in the computer lab and has been working on developing her own tech skills.


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Anacortes Club Hosts Family Arts Night

The Anacortes Boys & Girls Club hosted its annual Family Arts Night this past January, celebrating the Club member’s love of art and their creativity in making projects. Families were treated to a fun evening full of art activities, an art gallery featuring Club member artwork, and the announcement of winners of the Anacortes Art Contest.

“This is always one of our favorite Family Nights,” said Club Director Taylor Bannister. “We cover the gym in artwork so the event feels like an actual art gallery. Our Club members are such amazing artists, so we love being able to display their artwork for their friends, family, and the community.”

“My art was in it,” said six-year old Taryn Maxwell. “My art was number 6! I had fun because I was with my momma.”

“I liked seeing everyone’s artwork and the food was yummy” said Austin Duchene.

Lined with artwork by its youth, the Club also took the opportunity to announce the winners of the annual Anacortes Art Contest. The contest is part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Fine Arts Exhibit program in which Clubs throughout the country compete. The contest encourages youth to express themselves creatively while helping to develop their artistic talents. Rita James from the Anacortes Arts Festival was gracious enough to volunteer her time as a judge for the event, critiquing artwork based on their age, skill, and artistic sensibility expressed in the artwork.

Jordan Lundsten who won first place for her age group, said “It made me really happy. I’ve never won anything for my art before.”

Artwork from the contest winners is then submitted to the Boys & Girls Club regional competition in Santa Cruz, California, with the chance to move on from there to the National Competition.

“The whole contest was really fun because you could see a lot of different personalities in everyone’s art,” said Club member Gabby Olson.”I’m excited [for my artwork to be going to regionals] because I feel really proud of my art and it’s fun to show it off.”

The night finished with Club members and their families getting to make some artwork of their own. The Club helped to facilitate shaving cream painting and collage hands projects.

“These family nights are always so much fun because we get to share the fun with our families,” said Bannister. “They get the chance to make projects with their own kids. It’s great for us to show what the Club is about.”

The following are the list of winners from the Anacortes Art Contest:

6-9 Year Olds
1. Jordan Lundsten – “Figure with Sun & Waves”
2. Gabi Serrano – “The Color Explosion”
3. Jordan Fratianni – “Ummmm”

10-12 Year Olds
1. Soleil Rouleau – “Splat”
2. Ella Cervantes – “Dots”
3. Gabby Olson – “Sports

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Free STEM workshops for Teens in Burlington

Announcing Free STEM workshops for Teens at the Burlington Public Library

The Burlington Public Library and Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County have partnered to offer free programs every Monday for Teens 13yrs and up. Every 2nd & 4th Monday will feature STEM specific projects led by Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County, Director of STEM Initiatives, John Garman. For more information, contact John Garman at or the Library at 360-755-0760.

BPL Teen Mondays
Burlington Public Library (820 E. Washington Ave. Burlington)
Free activities for Teens ages 13 & up
First Mondays, 4-5:30pm
March 6: Escape Room
April 3: Get Poetic with Poetry Crafts
May 1: Duct Tape Crafts

Third Mondays, 4-5:30pm: Anime Club
2nd and 4th Mondays, 4-5pm: STEM
With Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County, Director of STEM Initiatives, John Garman
February 27: DIY Rock Candy
March 13: Breaking the Tension (testing surface tension with Mentos and Coke)
March 27: 3D Design for printing
April 10: Dissecting the Tulip
April 24: App Lab (designing tablet apps)
May 8: Digital Photography Class
May 22: Building Challenge, Towers

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Youth of the Month – February 2017

Boy of the Month

Felix A. Age 10

Felix is a 5th grader and attends Madison Elementary. This is Felix’s fourth year at the club and he has made this place better just by being here. He is always willing to help, and was recently accepted to our Jr Staff program, which we will get to see more of his great potential.

Felix A.

Girl of the Month

Madilyn K. Age 7 

Madylin attends Centennial Elementary as a first grader. She has been attending the club for 2 years and during that time she has opened up to many of the other members and staff. Members and staff appreciate Madilyn’s smile because anytime she joins a program she is happy and ready to participate.


Madilyn K.

Homework All-Star

Daisy C. Age 10

Daisy is attending Centennial Elementary and is currently a fifth grader there. Daisy has  been a great role model for the other kids by attending Power Hour. When other members see that she is going to be doing homework she has encouraged others to do the same.

Daisy C.


Artist of the Month

Hailey S. Age 7

Hailey is a First grader attending Little Mountain Elementary and is currently in Second grade. As new member only starting out in September, she has really loved joining our Art Programs. She is always found in the art room creating some amazing things. Sometimes she goes around and shows the other staff what she has created and can’t wait to show her mom when she gets to the club to be picked up.


Hailey S.

Triple Play MVP  (Sportsmanship Award)

Adrian A. Age 9

Adrian is a third grader attending Madison Elementary. Adrian has attended the club since he was a kindergartener and this is his fourth year. As he has grown here, he has really seen the importance of good sportsmanship and is displaying it well to other members. He is begining to be a great role model for our other members.

Adrian A.

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