All kids deserve an equal opportunity to prepare for life after high school. But it is critical that young people develop skills and have experiences that help them prepare for all of the different paths that could be available to them. Communities across America face significant challenges ensuring youth are adequately prepared to enter the […]
How to talk to your child about COVID-19
Kids thrive on emotional connections and predictable routines, so while some kids may be enjoying the time away from school, many may be confused and struggling to understand what has happened to the world as they know it. Remember, in times of uncertainty, it is very important to reassure the young people in your life […]
Clubs’ impact during COVID-19
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.
New Inductee in WA Clubs Alumni Hall of Fame
A celebrated race director joins the ranks of Boys & Girls Clubs of Washington Alumni Hall of Fame.