In partnership with Shell Puget Sound Refinery, this video demonstrates one of the facets of programs available at the Boys & Girls Club. Last summer, Puget Sound Energy demonstrated power safety with a miniature display of power lines using real electricity. Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group brought in water quality testing kits and the kids got a hands-on experience with testing streams for salmon habitat. Shell Puget Sound refinery brought in a mini-refinery to show how fuel is processed. Additionally, youth traveled beyond the Club, visiting State parks, aquariums, art museums, and toured local businesses, By working with other businesses and non-profits we are able to expand our Club member’s world and show them some of the possibilities for their #GreatFutures!
Our Clubs are part of the community, and the community is integral to the success of our organization. Every Club member who walks through a Club door, who is greeted by friendly & supportive staff, and who receives the mentoring necessary to pursue greater opportunities is part of the neighborhoods, towns, cities, and community of Skagit County. Partners make the work possible. Partners ensure that Clubs have the support, and the resources necessary, to reach those youth who need us most. Since 1997, the Boys & Girls Clubs have been building great futures for our youth, and that’s only possible because of the partners who stand as Champions. When you reflect on what makes a community great, and what has helped this community in Skagit County to thrive, think about the role partners have played in the development, growth, and flourishing of the Boys & Girls Clubs. Great Futures Start Here, because we have partners who make it all possible.