The Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County have been a champion for youth development throughout our community for more than 20 years. Serving thousands of youth members after-school and during the Summer, the Clubs are dedicated to providing a safe, productive, and mentoring place to become for kids ages 6-18. This critical need throughout our area continues to grow. As the current Board Chair, I have had the opportunity to witness this work on a personal level helping to be a volunteer presenter and mentor. This time spent at the Clubs is transformational, for kids and adults. Staff and volunteers tirelessly invest their time and effort to provide opportunities for every youth to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.
As part of the ongoing task to ensure the work of the Clubs continues, the Board and Staff created a Strategic Plan last year providing direction for how the Clubs could improve into the future. The Strategic Plan identified three priorities for the next few years: to reach more youth, increase program quality, and strengthen the organization. This is our charge going forward.
With the addition of our Concrete Clubs we are now able to serve youth from almost every neighborhood in Skagit County. Our work, and our invitation to you, is to ensure we provide the best opportunities to the thousands of youth who walk through our Club doors. Please join us this year, during our Campaign for Great Kids, as we create a place to become, and deliver on the need to serve our youth.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, I ask you, our neighbors, friends, colleagues, and community members, to consider partnering with us to support these opportunities. Perhaps consider matching or doubling our average Staff gift for the year—a tremendous and humbling $365. Please help us reach more youth, increase our program quality, and continue to strengthen our organization.
2019 Board Chair
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