News & Events

With four Clubs and two new 21st Century Sites that we offer direct services to—you can imagine how much good stuff is going on at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County. Scroll down to read updates about the Targeted Programs being offered each and every day at our Clubs and visit the links on the right to learn more about upcoming events and how you can Invest in Our Kids.

Great Futures Gala

On behalf of all the members who walk through Club doors, all the families served through after-school & summer programming, and all the thousands of youth we reach through mentorship, meals, and outreach, and our staff & Board– thank you! Thank you friends, supporters, guests, and corporate partners! You helped this year’s Great Futures Gala break all the records!

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November Youth of the Month

Girl of the Month

Haylee S. Age 8

Haylee is a third grader at Centennial Elementary. She is one of our newest club members only having attended since September. However, in the few months she’s been here she has excelled in every area. She is respectful to everyone around her and participates in a wide array of activities at the club. She has been a joy to have!

Haylee S


 

Boy of the Month

Oscar M. Age 7

Oscar is a first grader at Little Mountain Elementary.  He has been attending our club since the beginning of summer. In that time he has been an absolute delight. He is known for bringing a smile to the faces of staff with his antics. He has also demonstrated a respectful demeanor and a great attitude and is well liked by peers and staff alike. He looks at everything with wonder and inspires enthusiasm in those around him. 

 

Oscar M.

Homework All-Star

Sam G. Age 8

Samuel is a third grader at Lincoln Elementary. He has been part of our club since the beginning of summer. In that time he has been a great addition to the club. You can regularly find him outside playing games, in the homework center or in the gamesroom. He has worked hard to accomplish reading goals lately. He has a winning personality and a bright future. 

Samuel G.


 

Artist of the Month

Kami G. Age 7

Kami is a second grader at Madison Elementary. She has been a part of our club for a year and a half. She has a sweet personality and is a budding artist. Although she’s quite shy, Kami can usually be found working hard on another artistic creation whenever the art room is open. 

Kami G


 

Triple Play MVP  (Sportsmanship Award)

King N. Age 9

King is a fourth grader at Lincoln Elementary. He has been coming to the Mount Vernon Boys & Girls Club for  almost a year. He has been a great addition to our Club and we have enjoyed having him. He is respectful, demonstrates great sportsmanship and carries himself like a leader, but he can also be fun and goofy. 

King N.


 
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Youth of the Month – September 2017

 

Boy of the Month

Tyler M., age 10

Tyler has been attending the club since 2015.  He goes to school at Fidalgo Elementary. Tyler enjoys playing in the gym games and helping staff out with whatever activity they need help with.

Tyler M

   

Teen of the Month

Rhiannon, age 12

Though only joining the Teen Center this past summer. Rhiannon has been a huge help in the Teen Center always trying to get other to do an activity or encouraging them. She has been going to the Club since 2016 and attends Anacortes Middle School.

 

Rhiannon P

Homework All-Star

Abigail C., age 9

Abigail has been going to the club since 2016 .  Abigail is always eager to play games with staff in the learning center once she is done with her homework. She also enjoys picking up a book when she has finished with her homework.     

 

Abigail C.

Artist of the Month

Neraeah B., age 9

Neraeh spends lots of time in the art room. She really enjoys making art for staff or for her friends.

Neraeah B.

Triple Play MVP

Alaea C., age 11

Alaea is a Triple Play MVP and is always in the gym. Her favorite gym games are bump, duck duck hoops and any tag game.

 

Alaea C.

STEM Superstar

Jaden L., age 10

Jaden enjoys spending a couple days a week in the computer lab creating games and trying new 3D designs.  

 

Jaden L

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Let’s Build the Next 20 Years!

It’s incredible what has been accomplished over the last 20 years through the dedication and hard work of the Skagit County community. The work continues. With your help we can continue to enable all young people, especially those that need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. #fundafuture

If you’d like to celebrate with us today, please RSVP to attend a Birthday Party at the Clubs, October 18, 2017, 4-6pm at your local Club in Mount Vernon, Sedro-Woolley, and Anacortes. If you are unable to attend, please consider donating today. You can help us build the next 20 years.

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October 2017 Youth of the Month

Girl of the Month

Angie G. Age 6

Angie is a first grader at Madison Elementary. She has been attending the Mount Vernon Club since May of this year. In that time, she has been a joy to have in so many of our programs. She gets involved in art, is respectful to staff and fellow students, and is intentional in doing her homework. Her sweet personality is one of the first things people notice about her.

 

Angie G.

Boy of the Month

Kevin T. Age 7

Kevin is a second grader at West View Elementary. He has been attending our club since April 2016. He has distinguished himself with his sportsmanship and respect. His favorite part of being at the club is Triple Play outside, but he also shows his good character in the Gamesroom and in his interactions with staff and fellow club kids.

 

 

Kevin T.

Homework All-Star

 Isaias B. Age 7

Isaias is a second grader at Madison Elementary. He is one of our newest joins having only been here since the beginning of September, but in that time he has impressed staff again and again with his good attitude, sweet personality and excitement to get involved in activities across the club. He also always makes a point to get his homework done every day.

Isaias B


 

Artist of the Month

Emily R. Age 10

Esmeralda is a fifth grade student at Lincoln Elementary. She is another of our brand new joins, having only been part of our club since the beginning of September. However, in that short time, staff have noticed that whenever the art room is open she can usually be found in there working on some new art piece and clearly enjoying her time in there.  She also spends time in power hour and the gamesroom.

Emily R.


 

Triple Play MVP  (Sportsmanship Award)

Cooper S. Age 7

Cooper is a second grader at Washington Elementary. He has been coming to the Mount Vernon Boys & Girls Club for  just over a year. In that time he has made an impression with how much he loves participating in outdoor activities. He also demonstrates sportsmanship and respect. He is a leader on and off the field.

 

Cooper S.

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Thank you for a GREAT Golf Tournament

What a day for Golf!

Staff spent the days leading up to the tournament, watching the first predicted rain storm in months, oscillate between Friday, Saturday, and then thankfully, land on Sunday. Friday was a gorgeous day for Golf. The smoke had begun to clear, the wind was light, the temperatures weren’t too hot, and the beer was cold. 

Sponsored by Blade Chevrolet, this was the 22nd year of our Golf Tournament, a fundraiser to benefit the over 1,700 youth the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County serve. Aside from the tournament itself, lots of fun games were added, giving golfers a opportunity to show off their skill, as well as up the ante and generate more funds for the Clubs. 

At the Designated Driver hole, golfers could purchase a chance at a “sweet drive.” Jay Factor saved the day and volunteered at the last minute to be our guy to land the ball on the green for our tournament players.  It also happened to be a great place to rest, while Jay did all the hard work, get a photo, and enjoy a cold Boundary Bay Beer.

We had a great group of volunteers this year. Dale & Elaine of the Foresters of Skagit County, who volunteer every year, were back at the 2 North for the Hole in One and Closest to the Pin contests, deftly dodging wayward drives. We had groups from Burlington & Bellingham Kohl’s, Planet Fitness, Gap, Skagit Valley Marine Corps, and Old Navy helping out all over the course, and Becky Taft and Bekki Cox—who skillfully taxied guests around the track in their favorite high-powered RTVs. Rhonda Tingley from SaviBank and Danita Gilbert cheerfully helped with registration and the folks from Rotary Club of Burlington put on a wonderful lunch. Our teens were on hand to help shoulder the load of golf clubs up from the parking lot, and Mary Staley & Pat Barrett of Barrett Financial Community Caring Project, made sure that everyone stayed hydrated and had plenty of protein snacks. 

There are many more that made this tournament a delight. A special thanks to the sponsors who underwrite the cost of putting on this event, and to everyone that came out to golf.  Because of your support, we were able to generate $58,450 in funds for our Clubs! Congrats to Craig Crawford’s Team who won Lowest Gross, and to Skagit Transportation, and The Drain Doctor who won free entry into next year’s Tournament with their Lowest Net scores. 

As awards were given at the end of the day, Matt Lehman, of Heritage Bank, was a good sport, as he offered back his prize for winning the Putting Contest back to the Club as a donation “Fore the Kids.” Matt was having so much fun, that although previous arrangements had been made, at his request, to lead the crowd in a “SEA-HAWKS” Cheer, that when encouraged to do so, Matt was so wrapped up in the excitement, that he shouted with glee, “I LOVE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB.” We love you too, Matt.

Be sure to check out all the fun photos at https://flic.kr/s/aHsm6xkgc4

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Membership Renewal

We are currently giving priority to current members to re-enroll for the 2017-18 school year. Don’t delay. New members may enroll beginning on Aug 21st as space allows.

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Burlington Summer Breeze

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Now Hiring at all Clubs in Skagit County

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