Boys and Girls Clubs of King County
At Boys & Girls Clubs of King County, there is nothing more important than the safety of our youth members.
Boys & Girls Clubs of King County works every day to create a safe, fun environment, so kids can have every opportunity to be successful in life.
For over 75 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of King County has been opening doors of opportunity and preparing young people for a great future.
The organization sees possibility in every young person and are committed to being a voice for all youth in King County.
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. Today there are 14 Clubs around King County, each one focused on enriching the lives of kids every day.See more