At the outset of the global pandemic, Clubs in Washington moved quickly to meet the growing needs of community members. Club leadership recognized their unique opportunity to close the gaps in accessible youth care and academic support while schools were closed, especially for children of medical professionals, first responders, grocery store employees, and other members […]
Brian Ace Talks about the Benefits of After-School Programs
In February 2020, Brian Ace, Executive Director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties, spoke about the benefits of after-school programs on KNDU, an NBC affiliate for the Tri-Cities Region. Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Washington State offers kids a variety of options for after-school programming that nurtures healthy lifestyles, academic success, […]
Foster in Focus!
Serving as a catalyst for even deeper engagement for our Clubs, the Medina Foundation has provided resources for Clubs to share best practices, learn about new benchmarks in reaching Foster Youth, and build dialogue around the best ways to serve one of our most vulnerable populations.
Katie Wilton, 2018 WA Military Youth of the Year, earns Pacific region title
On July 24th, 2018, Washington State Military Youth of the Year Katie Wilton advanced to the National competition by winning Pacific Region Military Youth of the Year in San Diego, California. Katie’s new title was announced at the Youth of the Year gala, where she was awarded a $40,000 college scholarship courtesy of Toyota and […]
Tacoma teen mentor set to compete for top national honor
Next month, an outstanding Tacoma teen will travel to our nation’s capital to compete for Boys and Girls Club’s National Youth of the Year. The Lincoln High School graduate recently won the regional title. Around the Al Davies Boys and Girls Club gymnasium, 18-year-old Tae McKenzie is a legend in eyes of the club’s youngest members who […]
Keystone ’15: The Master Plan!
The magic for Orlando in the spring is taking shape now as Teen Steering Committee hammer out details! The Steering Committee for the 2015 National Keystone Conference met in Orlando Florida on August 22nd to have a work filled weekend, planning the most amazingly memorable conference that Keystoners will never forget. The committee is made […]