Do you have a passion for helping? Do you love to cook? Maybe you really love sharing your interest in photography. Or you would love to help design a youth community service project. If you have a passion for youth, a passion for serving your community, and interest in helping to teach others, we need you! With the return to school, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County are calling all volunteers to come & help make our Club programs great. Open after-school Monday-Friday, from 2:45pm- 6:00pm, our Clubs serve youth ages 6-18. All programs run for 30-60 min, and fall under Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, and Good Character & Citizenship. We would love to include you! Contact Katelynn Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 360-419-3723 x8.
Our Members have shown great character and leadership during the past two weeks of training. They are now ready to gain more responsibilities and assume a greater leadership role in our Club, demonstrating that Skagit Raises Great Kids. Much like our Program Staff, Jr. Staff & Teens Leaders are given a bi-weekly work schedule explaining their duties and responsibilities.
Congratulations to the following Mount Vernon Boys & Girls Club Members in becoming our Spring Quarter Teen Leaders and Jr. Staff:
Teen Leaders – Tyler, Justice, Teasa and Makella.
Jr. Staff: – Ole, Keith, Brianna, Shea, Gissell, Tanna, Miriam, Jon and Maria.
Junior Staff has kicked off at the Mount Vernon Boys & Girls Club. Junior Staff is designed for 6th grade Members at the Club who want to take responsibility for their lives. They can discover who they are and what they are interested in. Pre-Teen Members learn the importance of goal-setting and decision-making and the impact they can have on their own life and on others. Through the apprenticeship at the Club and community service activities they will learn invaluable things about themselves. Junior Staff is a program that will help lead Pre-Teen Members to a career that meets their goals and makes a difference.
Junior Staff takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 5:00pm – 5:30pm.
The Anacortes Club started its second session of Junior Staff on Wednesday, February 20th. Eight Club members between the ages of 10 and 12 were chosen to be a part of this program through applications and interviews with Program Director Taylor Goldstein.
Junior Staff members prepare for future roles as human services professionals by participating in career development activities, discovering the importance of community service, and building customer service skills.
The Anacortes Club participated in the 2nd Annual Parks & Rec Winter Wonderland Walk on Friday and Saturday, December 14th and 15th. Keystone Club and Junior Staff members worked together to plan out the Club’s campsite and decorate it with Christmas lights and decorations. The event saw a great turn out of community members with their families, enjoying each campsites decoration and treats. The Club’s campsite offered a warm fire and marshmallows to roast. This is the second year that the Anacortes Club has participated in the Winter Wonderland Walk, we look forward to participating again next year.
The Anacortes Keystone Club will be participating in the 2nd Annual Parks and Rec Winter Wonderland Walk this weekend. The Winter Wonderland Walk is a community event in which different organizations decorate a campsite at Washington Park then open it to the public for a special community wide family night. Keystone Club members joined with Junior Staff at the Anacortes Club to design their own Boys & Girls Club campsite, then Keystone members went out Wednesday, December 12 to begin set up. Club members and Club staff will be at the event all weekend to talk to the community about the Boys & Girls Club, stop by and say hello!
Winter Wonderland Walk @ Washington Park
Friday, December 14th – 5:00-8:00pm
Saturday, December 15th – 5:00-8:00pm
Junior Staff at the Anacortes Boys & Girls Club spent the afternoon on Thursday, November 1 helping set up for a monthly soup kitchen at the Anacortes Baptist Church. Junior Staff members helped put chairs around tables, as well as put out place mats, forks and spoons, and salt and pepper. We had a great time helping out in our community!
The Anacortes Club started its first session of Junior Staff for the new year on October 17th. Nine Club members went through an application and interview process with Program Director Taylor Goldstein in order to be accepted into the Junior Staff Program. Junior Staff gives Club members between the ages of 10 and 12 the opportunity to think about community service and helping professions while helping staff at the Club as well as completing service projects in the community. The first session of Junior Staff will last through February, after which a new session will begin.
Welcome to the new Junior Staff Members at the Sedro-Woolley Boys & Girls Club! Club Members were asked to complete an application to the Junior Staff Program and 22 members were chosen to participate. The group was then split into Group A and Group B. Group A will be able to “work” in the Club one week, Group B will “work” the following week, and so on. Junior Staff is led by Program Director John Garman, who guides the young leaders to assist in program areas around the Club and helps the Junior Staffers to develop their customer service skills. Club Members will also develop conflict resolution and leadership skills as well as learn about time management and other important job skills. Congrats to the new Junior Staffers – and good luck!!