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CELEBRATING BOYS & GIRLS CLUB WEEK!

We are so excited to celebrate National Boys & Girls Club Week!

Our Clubs will celebrate during the week of March 31st-April 4th and we have a week full of fun activities! This year’s theme is CELEBRATE! and Club members will spend the week celebrating miscellaneous holidays and observances across our Club areas. Activities include a week-long canned food drive, an open house, dress-up days, unique art projects and SO MUCH MORE!

Check out the week of fun schedule for each Clubhouse below:

O.K. CLUBHOUSE

TEEN TURF CLUB

CLINTON & GLORIA JOHN CLUBHOUSE

WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY

FRUIT VALLEY

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Great Athletes Start Here.

Looking for an exciting clinic to develop athletic skills? Mr. Max has designed the clinic for you! Spend the afternoon training with collegiate athletes from all different sports. Young athletes will have the opportunity to participate in a crossfit warm-up, dynamic stretching, sport-specific skill building and athlete recognition.

For questions or to RSVP, contact Max Neideigh at teenservices.mv@mybgc.org

FINAL_sports clinic

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Congratulations, Mr. Chris!

Congratulations to our very own Chris Sampson!

Chris is currently our Director of Elementary Site Programs and was just named a recipient of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America/University of Phoenix Scholarship!  

Academic success is a key priority for Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and with partners like University of Phoenix, youth are receiving education opportunities to help them graduate from high school and prepare for college. However, this partnership is evening furthering their impact on education by offering Boys & Girls Club parents, alumni and staff-  like Chris Sampson, to pursue their educational and career goals.

More than 250 Club affiliates applied for this scholarship and only thirty were chosen! The scholarship offers full-tuition for adults to complete an undergraduate or graduate degree.

We are proud of Chris as he begins his journey to earning his MBA while continuing the amazing work he does for our Clubs.

Chris & BGCSW:

Chris began his Boys & Girls Club career in 2006 as a Summer Program Assistant. Over the years, he continued to accept more responsibility and held different positions throughout all Club areas. In 2010, he became the Assistant Club Director for our O.K. Clubhouse. With the opening of the Fruit Valley Elementary School site in September of 2011, Chris was promoted to Club Director and eventually expanded his position to Director of Elementary Site Programs with the opening of our Washington Elementary program in January 2013.

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BGCSW Announces 2014 Youth of the Year!

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington announces the 2014 Youth of the Year: Julie Le!


Youth of the Year is Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington’s premiere youth recognition event. Presented by Heritage Bank and hosted at Washington State University- Vancouver, our Youth of the Year Awards Banquet & Competition celebrates our 2013 Youth of the Month winners and our seven outstanding Youth of the Year Candidates.

After development workshops throughout the year, essay writing, one-on-one sessions with staff mentors, interviews with community judges and giving their final speech at the event, our Clubs were excited to announce Ms. Julie Le as our 2014 Youth of the Year.

Julie has been a Club member since she was in 2nd grade and is currently a senior at Columbia River High School and running start student at Clark College. At school, she is an active member of the National Honor Society, Key Club and Science Olympiad. At Club, Julie is a member of the Keystone program and has participated in various community service projects. 

Julie describes Club, “Honestly, before this Club I was lost and running away from success because I didn’t think I deserved to be more than just average. Now, I am more confident in myself thanks to the non-too subtle push I got from my mentors, who never for one second failed to make me believe I could change the world… In the end, this is a place I can call my own, this is a place where I’m not so average, this is a place where I can make a change. This is my Boys & Girls Club.”

Julie will represent our Clubs in the Washington State Boys & Girls Clubs Youth of the Year competition on March 19th.

“We are so proud of Julie and her dedication throughout this entire process! She has managed to balance being a running start student, attending Youth of the Year workshops, National Honor Society and Keystone- and she’s done it all with grace and poise,” said Director of Teen Services, Nicole Loran-Graham.

Our 2014 Youth of the Year event was made possible by our sponsor, Heritage Bank; our host, Washington State University- Vancouver; and our caterer, Mama Mikaele’s Kitchen. Thank you to our community partners: Toastmasters, Clark College, and Innovative Services Northwest. And lastly, thank you to our community judges: Garry Lucas, Scott Horenstein, Henri Moreau and Elise Menashe.

Please join us in wishing Julie the best of luck as she moves forward in the Youth of the Year competition!

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