The Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County makes a pledge every day, and to every young person who walks through our doors: “Great Futures Start Here.” This pledge begins with our mission, and is our commitment to our community, and why we work tirelessly to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. As we strive to continue this pledge, and the work that supports our mission, we celebrate the partnerships that have supported us and will help us forge greater paths into the future. Great Futures Start Here, because we have supporters who make them happen.
Reflecting on our pledge, the impact we see in the lives of our youth, everyday, stands out fullest. Whether its helping our Mount Vernon teens mentor younger members in Power Hour homework help, or watching our La Conner youth engaging in a Triple-Play basketball challenge, or seeing the Anacortes & Sedro-Woolley Torch Clubs striving to create the best community service projects—we see the active demonstration of Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, and Good Character & Citizenship. As our youth enjoy the safety, support, and mentorship provided through the great staff and important programs at each Club, we recognize the standard we hold for the youth in Skagit County. Regardless of background or circumstance, we welcome all youth into our Clubs, pledging “Great Futures Start Here.”
With the excitement & great achievements of 2015—including increased attendance, impressive national results, and celebratory events—we are charging into 2016. This success is entirely due to the great Board and staff, the great programs, and the great supporters that we have for our Clubs. But as each Club gets closer and closer to capacity, we realize that our sustainable growth is necessary—imperative. We may be serving more than 1,600 youth in Skagit County, but the need for our programs is vastly greater. And that is where we reach out, and invite you to join us. Help us make the pledge to our youth—“Great Futures Start Here.”