Family PLUS Nights

Mount Vernon Boys & Girls Club hosts 21st Century Family Night

Family NightOn Thursday, May 28th the Mount Vernon Club hosted the Mount Vernon School District 21st Century Program Family Night for Mount Baker and LaVenture Middle School students. 21st Century students and their families enjoyed dinner, provided by Olive Garden, and made Family trees which highlighted their family and individual strengths and character. Mount Vernon Library participated in the event, sharing opportunities for teens to engage in their summer reading program and other fun activities over the summer months.  

The 21st Century program is focused on helping students be successful in school by providing after school tutoring and homework help, enrichment activities and dinner. Each Tuesday & Wednesday throughout the school year the Mount Vernon Club provides prevention and skill building activities for students at each of the middle schools.  All 21st Century students are provided free access to the Club.

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Earth Day Family Night

Family Night

On Wednesday, April 22nd the Mount Vernon Club celebrated Earth Day with a fun filled Family Night.  Master Gardener Emma Davis and Lisa Ellis joined us to share their knowledge with parents and Club kids about composting and gardening and parents and Club members planted seeds to take home for their own gardens. Families also made Garden Markers by repurposing paint stir sticks and  everyone enjoyed “Dirt Cups” for dessert. Thank you to Papa Murphy’s for providing pizza for dinner and to Lowe’s and Valley Farm for providing supplies. 

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Anacortes Family PLUS Night

Youth of the Month with Police Chief Bonnie Bowers

Youth of the Month with Police Chief Bonnie Bowers

The Anacortes Club held a great Family PLUS Night on Thursday, May 29th. Sponsored by Columbia Distributing, the Anacortes CLub was able to hold an event focused on prevention of underage drinking. Families enjoyed a great dinner from Village Pizza before congratulating the May Youth of the Month, presented by Chief of Police Bonnie Bowers. After dinner parents were able to attend an informative talk with Chief Bowers and Lyndie Case with the Skagit County Child and Family Consortium on underage drinking and prevention. Club kids passed the time with great games such as I Like People Who, Bow and Stern, and a Good Vs. Bad relay race. 

Thank you to Columbia Distributing for sponsoring our family night, and to Chief Bowers and Lyndie Case for their time and presentation.

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Make sure to join us for our end of the year celebration and Luau on the last day of school – June 18th. More information will be out shortly.

 

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Family PLUS Night – April

Art Enthusiasts

From left to right: Club Members Rileigh, Elleanor, and Club Parent Mike appreciating artistic renditions of Skagit Valley scenery.

 Thursday, April 24th was Family PLUS Night at the Sedro-Woolley Boys & Girls Club with over 90 guests and volunteers in attendance. Special guests Carrie Wallace and Jesus Robles from Leadership Skagit presented the Skagit Valley themed art work that the Sedro-Woolley Teens and residents of Country Meadow Village created in March. This project was made possible through community partnerships with Leadership Skagit and the Museum of Northwest Art (MoNA). There were over 60 paintings on display for this Family PLUS Night and Club Members each were encouraged to choose the one that stands out the most as capturing Skagit Valley. Throughout the evening Club staff took the opportunity to recognize and thank three outstanding Club kids: Levi, Wyett, and Devon for being the best at what they do to make their Club great. 

Next Family PLUS Night will be Wednesday, May 21st from 6-7:30pm at the Sedro-Woolley Boys & Girls Club. For more information about the Club, call 360-856-1830 or drop in for a visit.

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Family PLUS Night – March

Electricity Guy

Puget Sound Energy’s volunteer electrician demonstrates to the kids and their families how to avoid potentially dangerous electrical situations.

Thank you to Puget Sound Energy for attending the March Family PLUS Night at the Sedro-Woolley Boys & Girls Club. As the Family PLUS program sponsor, volunteers from Puget Sound Energy were joined by helpers from the American Red Cross and the Safe Kids Coalition to provide emergency preparedness and first aid activities to over 80 Club kids and their families. PLUS stands for Parents Learning Uniting Serving and this was one example of how Sedro-Woolley families and the community come together to help our kids be successful and play safe. 

Dinner was prepared and provided by longtime Club supporter Pat Grenfell and was served by our wonderful volunteers Lyle, Verna, and Darlene from the Foresters Group of Skagit County. Thank you to everyone who attended and helped make this a great night to celebrate National Boys & Girls Club week. 

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Anacortes March Family PLUS

Club members practice basic CPR skills

Club members practice basic CPR skills

The Anacortes Club held its March Family PLUS event on Tuesday, March 25th. The Club was joined by Puget Sound Energy, the American Red Cross and the Safe Kids Coalition to host an Emergency Preparedness night, teaching families about the importance of having an emergency plan in place. After a pizza dinner provided by the Anacortes Little Caesars, families worked to complete a Game-A-Thon, visiting stations dedicated to emergency preparedness. Stations included: basic CPR, a High Voltage demonstration, a disaster kit area, an evacuation plan area, and a booth for PSE. 

Thank you to all of the volunteers from PSE, The American Red Cross and the Safe Kids Coalition who came out to help and support this educational and fun Family Plus Event!

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BGC Week in Full Swing

Safe in the Sound

Volunteer from the American Red Cross teaching Club members how to create a disaster kit.



The Boys & Girls Club of La Conner kicked off Boys & Girls Club Week off with an Emergency Preparedness Fair on Monday, March 24th hosted by Puget Sound Energy & American Red Cross. 
 
Over 70 Members, families, and community leaders took turns visiting each booth including; High Voltage, a twelve foot model of a community that illustrated the many potential electrical hazards. Safe Kids Skagit-Island had Club member learn how to give CPR using a mannequin attached to a simulated heartbeat sensor. The American Red Cross showed attendees how to make a put together a disaster kit in case of an emergency- and even raffled one away that was one by the Haley Family. Puget Sound Energy gave great tips on how a family can make an evacuation plan and to practice so everybody can feel confident to be leaders in case of an emergency.  
 
On Tuesday, March 25th, Club Members gathered in groups of five and canvassed the entire La Conner School District campus in search for trash and recyclable. After thirty minutes, eight filled garbage bags, and a break in the weather, members had successfully completed their mission of making their school campus a clean and beautiful place once again.  
Service to the Club Day

Club Members pose for a pictures after they cleaned up the school district campus.

 
This service opportunity is one of many the Club Members will be  participating in this year. The goal of the Million Members, Million Hours Initiative is to have every Club Member in America participate in service throughout the year. The La Conner Club has pledged to complete 500 hours. 
 
Please join us for the second half of National Boys & Girls Club Week in La Conner events include:
  • Thursday, March 28th: Be Great, Be Active | Guiness World Record attempt for most people exercising to a fitness video within a 24-hour period in multiple locations.
  • Friday, March 29th: Family PLUS Movie Night | From 6:30-8:00 p.m. National Boys & Girls Club Week will conclude with a screening of Disney’s, Frozen (PG) in the La Conner School District Auditorium.
The goal of Family PLUS is to reach, support and empower local families to participate fully in their children’s lives through collaboration with community organizations like the PSE & Red Cross to provide parents and caregivers with resources. To learn about our Club and how you can help celebrate National Boys & Girls Club Week, contact Club Director, Kendrick Davis-Pittmon at (360) 419-5306 or email at kdavis@bgcskagit.org
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Boys & Girls Club Week in Ana

Come celebrate BGC Week in Anacortes

Come celebrate BGC Week in Anacortes

Come and celebrate with us! March 24th-28th is National Boys & Girls Club Week,and we’ve scheduled a week of fun activities for everyone to enjoy. From events that promote physical activity to our Family PLUS open house, National Boys & Girls Club Week is a great time to see why great futures begin at the Anacortes Club. Be sure to check out our schedule below and mark your calendar.

  • Monday, March 24th: Open the door to education. 
    Join us for our 2014 Chess Club Tournmanet! Participants will compete against others in their age groups between the hours of 3:30 and 5:30pm. Chess Master Peyton will be on hand as lead for this great tournament!
  • Tuesday, March 26th: Open the door, take the tour! 
    Join us for our Emergency Preparedness Family Plus event with special guests PSE and the American Red Cross! From 6:00-7:30pm PSE & the Red Cross will be on site providing families with the tools to be prepared for emergency situations. Dinner will be provided by the Anacortes Little Caesars. 
  • Wednesday, March 27th: Open the door to character and citizenship. 
    Join us for a day of service as we give back to our community and celebrate character and citizenship! The Club will be doing a walking trip around the City of Anacortes for a quick garbage pick up!
  • Thursday, March 28th: Open the door to healthy lifestyles.
    Help set the “Wanna Play?” Guinness World Record for the most people exercising to a fitness video within a 24-hour period alongside thousands of other Clubs in our country! Family and community members are encouraged to join in!
  • Friday, March 29th: Club Closed – Spring Break!
The goal of Family PLUS is to reach, support and empower local families to participate fully in their children’s lives through collaboration with community organizations like the PSE & Red Cross to provide parents and caregivers with resources. 
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To learn about our Club and how you can help celebrate National Boys & Girls Club Week, contact Program Director, Taylor Bannister at (360) 588-9045 x12 or email taylorb@bgcskagit.org
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PSE & Red Cross Present in March

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Each Club hosts a Family PLUS Night once a month from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

This month, Family PLUS Nights at the Clubs will feature a valuable presentation from American Red Cross and Puget Sound Energy. Dates for March Family PLUS Nights are listed below, and all of them will be held from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the local Club.

  • Anacortes Club: Tuesday, March 25th
  • La Conner Club: Monday, March 24th
  • Mount Vernon Club: Thursday, March 27th
  • Sedro-Woolley Club: Wednesday, March 26th

Puget Sound Energy and American Red Cross have teamed up to co-present a preparedness campaign in Western Washington called, Safe in the Sound. The Safe in the Sound Initiative is aimed at helping individuals and communities prepare, respond, and recover from disasters and emergencies – large and small.

We know from experience that lives are saved and devastation is reduced with advanced planning. Come learn how you can be more prepared and create a plan for you and your loved ones.

Learn more about Safe in the Sound at: www.safeinthesound.org, and learn more about Family PLUS Nights by contacting your local Club.

Thank you Puget Sound Energy and American Red Cross for providing this knowledge to the families of Western Washington.

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BGC Week in LC

BGC Week

Take the Tour March 23rd-29th at the La Conner Club.

Come and celebrate with us! It’s National Boys & Girls Club Week,and we’ve scheduled a week of fun activities for everyone to enjoy. From events that promote physical activity to our spectacular open house, National Boys & Girls Club Week is a great time to see why great futures begin at the La Conner Club. Be sure to check out our schedule below and mark your calendar.

 
  • Monday, March 24th: Emergency Preparedness Night | From 6:00-7:30 p.m. PSE & Red Cross will be on site providing families with the tools to be prepared for emergency situations.

     

  • Tuesday, March 26th: Service to the Community Day | Club Members will have the opportunity to make birthday cards for children in hospitals and shelters. The entire Club will do a campus cleanup to help beautify the surrounding athletic fields.

     

  • Wednesday, March 27th: Family PLUS Art Night | From 6:00-7:30 p.m. come join us for a night led by our Arts Coordinator, Jeff as families can make a variety of exciting crafts.

     

  • Thursday, March 28th: Be Great, Be Active | Guiness World Record attempt for most people exercising to a fitness video within a 24-hour period in multiple locations.

     

  • Friday, March 29th: Family PLUS Movie Night | From 6:30-8:00 p.m. National Boys & Girls Club Week will conclude with a screening of Disney’s, Frozen (PG) in the La Conner School District Auditorium.
The goal of Family PLUS is to reach, support and empower local families to participate fully in their children’s lives through collaboration with community organizations like the PSE & Red Cross to provide parents and caregivers with resources. 
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To learn about our Club and how you can help celebrate National Boys & Girls Club Week, contact Club Director, Kendrick Davis-Pittmon at (360) 419-5306 or email at kdavis@bgcskagit.org
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