Who We Are

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Our Mission
The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Our Core Belief is that each of our four Clubs provides our Members a safe place to learn and grow, ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals, life-enhancing programs, character development experiences, and hope and opportunity.

Our Values
Fun, Respect, Integrity, Community, Acceptance

 

Our History
The Skagit Valley Youth Association was formed in 1995 by a group of citizens who believed the 18,000 youth of our community needed a place to go after school that would provide positive, useful, and rewarding activities in a safe, healthy, culturally diverse, and drug and alcohol free environment.

September 1996
The Skagit Valley Youth Association hosts first annual Golf Tournament with goal of raising funds to open a teen center.

June 2, 1997
Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County receives non-profit status.

July 17, 1997
The first Club opens in the Burlington’s Cascade Mall.

December 2, 1997
Organization awarded charter membership from the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

June 16, 1999
The La Conner Club opens in the old shop building on the La Conner School District campus.

November 1999
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County hosts first annual Breakfast.

September 8, 2000
The Cascade Mall Club moves to a building next to La Venture Middle School in Mount Vernon.

October 1, 2000
The Anacortes Club opens at the National Guard Armory.

April 15, 2001
The Sedro-Woolley Club opens next to Cascade Middle School.

September 2002 
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County hosts first annual Golf Tournament.

October 2002
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County launches its Club Champions community partnership program.

December 2002
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County reaches its goal of serving 2,002 youth in 2002.

November 2006
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County hosts first annual Fall Fundraiser and Gala.

December 2007
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County celebrates ten years of service.

Fall 2009 
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County releases its Sustainability Plan with continued focus on community partnerships.

December 2009
The La Conner Club celebrates ten years of service.

September 2010 
The Mount Vernon Club celebrates ten years of service.

October 2010
The Anacortes club celebrates ten years of service.

April 2011 
The Sedro-Woolley Club celebrates ten years of service.

January 2012 
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County launches Four Years, Four Clubs strategic initiative.

February 2012
Groundbreaking begins on the relocation of Sedro-Woolley Club and new, dedicated Teen Center.

September 2012                                                                                                               The Sedro-Woolley Club opens it’s doors full time with a remodeled Clubhouse and a new, dedicated Teen Center.

January 2013
The La Conner Club opens full time.

April 2013
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County receive a capacity grant from the Jack & Shirley McIntyre Family Foundation that allows the organization to hire a full time Director of Curriculum and Outreach Coordinator. The grant also provides funds to purchase 15 passenger vans for our Clubs in Anacortes and Sedro-Woolley.

June 2013
The organization receives funding that allows us to offer summer programing at all four of our Clubs.

September 2013
All four Clubs open full time, five days a week for the first time since 2008.

June 2014
All four Clubs open for the entirety of summer vacation for the first time, with morning programs available in La Conner and Sedro-Woolley based on community need.

December 2014
Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County serves more than 1,400 youth in the community for the first time ever.

March 2015
JUSTICE LIVELY NAMED WASHINGTON STATE YOUTH OF THE YEAR
DON WICK INDUCTED INTO ALUMNI HALL OF FAME

April 2015
All four of our Clubs were open for Spring Break for and morning and afternoon program for the first time ever.

Summer 2015
More than 30,000 meals were served to youth in Skagit County, as our Boys & Girls Club became a provider of the Simplified Summer Food Service Program. Through a partnership with Learning & Lunches in Anacortes, Club staff took on meal preparation and delivery responsibilities, allowing the group to focus all their resources on the programs. The result? Nearly double the amount of youth served.

September 2015
New extension locations opened at Mount Baker and LaVenture Middle Schools in Mount Vernon, alleviating overcrowding at the Mount Vernon Clubhouse, and significantly increasing service to the important ‘tween’ population.

December 2015
Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County reach more than 1,600 youth in the community!

January 2016
Sedro-Woolley Club member, Jazzelle Elias chosen as the 2015 Skagit County Youth of the Year.

Summer 2016
Burlington Summer Breeze Outreach Program serves youth at Maiben Park ages 5-18, every weekday.

Summer Programs run at all Clubs, excepting La Conner, with free meals provided.

Select Club youth embark on the field trip of a lifetime, sponsored by Tesoro, exploring College campuses and National Parks

September 2016
All Clubs at capacity with a waiting list in effect

 

 

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