To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.
In January 1943, a riot involving more than 100 teens broke out on the corner of 85th and Greenwood in Seattle.
Police responded to the incident and looked for an answer to the overall issue of juvenile crime and vandalism, a growing problem in the community.
In response, Deputy Joe Woelfert opened the first Boys & Girls Club (originally called the Boys Club) in Washington state—the North Seattle Boys & Girls Club. The Club was a great success, and within two years, eight Clubs sprouted up in the area.
The Redmond/Sammamish Boys & Girls Club opened in 1992. We are one of 12 Clubs in the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County organization. We have the largest number of members serving over 3000 kids in the greater Redmond, Sammamish, Carnation, Duvall areas.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America had its beginnings in 1860 with several women in Hartford, Connecticut. Believing that boys who roamed the streets should have a positive alternative, they organized the first Club. A cause was born. In 1906, several Boys Clubs decided to affiliate. The Federated Boys Clubs in Boston was formed with 53 member organizations, marking the start of a nationwide movement.
In 1931, the Boys Club Federation of America became Boys Clubs of America.
To recognize the fact that girls have long been a part of our cause, the national organization's name was officially changed to Boys & Girls Clubs of America in 1990.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America marked its centennial year in 2006, celebrating 100 years of providing hope and opportunity to young people across the country.
In 2007, Boys & Girls Clubs of America introduced “Impact 2012,” an effort to reach deeper into the lives of those we serve, impacting them in a lasting, comprehensive way. The campaign revolves around three core impact areas: academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good character and citizenship.
Our board is essential to our success. The leadership and support provided by these individuals enable us to fulfill our mission each year. The board serves as the governing body for the organization, offering guidance in policy adoption, finance, legal and insurance, building and property, human resources, marketing, operating fundraising, and capital fundraising.
Thank you to members of our board, who make it possible for us to thrive.
Kristin Pitt - Board Chair
Gary Patterson - Chair Board Development
Heather Christensen – Event Chair and Co-Chair Comm/PR
Scott Olson – Member at Large
Stephania Denton - Member at Large
Jennifer Pisani - Member at Large
Brad Sutton - Member at Large
Christian Johanneson - Member at Large
Scott Moore - Member at Large
Elise Woodward - Member at Large
Click here for a list of our staff and childcare locations.
We have 13 Clubs and 28 dedicated child care sites across King County. Serving more than 30,000 kids per year, our Clubs reflect the fabric of local neighborhoods and communities. Contact a Club near you to learn more.
Based on physical, emotional, cultural and social needs and interests of girls and boys, and recognizing development principles, Clubs offer diversified program activities in five areas:
- Character and Leadership Development
- Education and Career Development
- Health & Life Skills
- The Arts
- Sports, Fitness and Recreation
A one year non-refundable membership is required of all program participants. These fees allow youth access to the Club during Club hours to participate in a variety of classes, programs, and special events. Not only is the games room and gym open for a game of pool or to shoot some hoops, but the Club also offers a variety of activities sure to provide your child with a great time. Also, in addition to recreational activities, youth have access to the learning center where they can learn about computers, find help with their homework, read and more. All memberships are valid through August 31st.
At the Boys & Girls Club, we believe no child should be turned away regardless of his or her ability to pay. Annual membership to the Redmond/Sammamish Club is just $36 per year. In addition to the free drop in program we run daily, Monday - Friday, there are several other free and fee-based programs available. If you are in need of assistance, we invite you to apply for a scholarship. Please click here to download our Scholarship Application.
Fill out the scholarship application and return it to the club, attention: Jane Ronngren. She or another staff member will get back to you promptly to let you know how we can help you out. If you have further questions regarding scholarships, please call the club at 425.836.9295.
A full refund will be issued for a program/class that the Club is forced to cancel. If you need to cancel a program/class, a refund request form must be filled out prior to the start of the program/class. Refunds may take up to three weeks to process and will be mailed to you in the form of a check. There is a $10.00 processing fee for all refunds.
Our tax identification number is 91 - 0532600
We offer weekly programs for youth ages 6 - 18. Our camps are as diverse as our children’s needs and interests. Choose from sports, adventure, enrichment, science and technology, or teen camps. We offer a dependable and affordable way to fill a child’s summer with fun.
Please contact us at 206.436.1800, or email@example.com.
Download our 2010 Annual Report.
From Club to Club and throughout the Club Service Center, dedicated and fully trained staff work in support of developing the young people of our community. Each member of our diverse and respected team is encouraged to advance professionally in their respective arena of influence. Guidance is provided through orientations, development trainings, quarterly all-staff gatherings, and direct peer-to-peer mentoring/coaching. Competitive compensation and benefits are provided to full and part-time staff.Those interested in an open position are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter to:
Boys & Girls Clubs of King County
Attn: HR Department
825 - 228th Ave. NE
Sammamish, WA 98074
Please direct employment inquires to Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boys & Girls Clubs of King County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Once a Boys & Girls Club kid—always a Boys & Girls Club kid!
If you’re a former Boys & Girls Club member, you’re in good company…Denzel Washington, Howard Schultz, Bill Cosby, Michael Jordan, Brad Pitt, President Clinton, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, and Neil Diamond are among the ranks of Club alumni that credit the Club with helping to shape their lives. We’d love to hear your stories from the Club.
Please contact us at 206.436.1800 or email@example.com and let her know you’re a former Club kid.