Southwest Boys & Girls Club Wins Award For Best Drop-In Program In U.S.

The Southwest Boys & Girls Club, located at 9800 8th Ave SW in White Center has won a 2011 Best Over-All Program Honor Award from the Boys & Girls Clubs of America for having the Best Drop-In Program in the nation.

“We are one of 4,000 Clubs in the Nation and WE WON!!!” said Emily Slagle, Branch Executive Director. “What an honor it is for us to be recognized for the work we do with the youth in the White Center community!”

And be sure to mark your calendars for the club’s annual “Celebration of Champions” Fundraising Breakfast, which is coming up Thursday, May 12th at the Club from 7:15am-8:30am.

Emily adds:

We hope you are just as proud of our accomplishments and will join us at our Annual Celebration of Champions Fundraising Breakfast on Thursday, May 12th at the Club from 7:15am-8:30am. I have attached an email invite, we would LOVE to have White Center represented at our Breakfast and to further share our accomplishments with the community. We hope to see you there!

Thank you to all of our supporters, we couldn’t have done with any of this without your support! You are a part of something even greater! BEST in the NATION!!!

  • In MARCH we served 235 youth and 149 teens in our program for a total of 384 served!
  • Avergage Daily Attendance = 141 members!
  • Peak Attendance Day = Friday, March 25 with 172 members in the Club!
  • 1494 meals served
  • 52 youth participated in K-1st grade Power Hour Homework Help
  • 72 youth in 2nd-4th Power Hour Homework Help
  • 103 youth/teens in 5th-12th Power Hour Homework Help

Thank you to all our donors who allow us to have such powerful impact on every member in our Club! Without you none of this would be possible. You are a part of something GREAT!

The Southwest Boys & Girls Club is located at 9800 8th Ave SW in White Center; their phone number is (206) 436-1910; more info at their website here.

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