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.
Fun, Respect, Integrity, Community, Acceptance
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.
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.
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.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County hosts first annual Golf Tournament.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County launches its Club Champions community partnership program.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County reaches its goal of serving 2,002 youth in 2002.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County hosts first annual Fall Fundraiser and Gala.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County celebrates ten years of service.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County releases its Sustainability Plan with continued focus on community partnerships.
The La Conner Club celebrates ten years of service.
The Mount Vernon Club celebrates ten years of service.
The Anacortes club celebrates ten years of service.
The Sedro-Woolley Club celebrates ten years of service.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County launches Four Years, Four Clubs strategic initiative.
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.
The La Conner Club opens full time.
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.
The organization receives funding that allows us to offer summer programing at all four of our Clubs.
All four Clubs open full time, five days a week for the first time since 2008.
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.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County serves more than 1,400 youth in the community for the first time ever.
JUSTICE LIVELY NAMED WASHINGTON STATE YOUTH OF THE YEAR
DON WICK INDUCTED INTO ALUMNI HALL OF FAME
All four of our Clubs were open for Spring Break for and morning and afternoon program for the first time ever.
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.
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.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County reach more than 1,600 youth in the community!