Well, this really isn’t any fun, is it?

Hello from an appropriate distance away!  Here we are, a few weeks into changes in our world that none of us saw coming, or really even imagined. And, that means that most of us are having a hard time, in one way or many ways. Reminding ourselves that we’re all in this together can be comforting, but the…

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What we all need this holiday season

If you’re reading this, then you know that at Boys and Girls Clubs, we believe that every kid is amazing. Not that they would be if they only had other opportunities, or if circumstances were different. That they just are. We’d be lying, though, if we pretended that they always show up that way. At BGC,…

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Club House Gala = All the Feels

Hi there, Maybe it was the Friday night (first time ever), or the change of season, or maybe it’s just that it was a room full of old and new friends of BGC, but the 2019 Club House Gala was our best yet. Perry Solkowski, Fred Lee, and Erica Sigurdson, our “A-Team”, brought their best……

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Beyond Bug Bites and Camp Fires

At Camp Potlatch, our best kept secret is that, even though we’re “in the wilderness” every single interaction and activity is still designed to propel kids towards our 4 big life impacts: relationship skills, healthy living behaviours, a lifelong love of learning, and leadership skills. That they don’t know they’re learning is just fine with…

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Summer “School” – BGC Style 😉

Wanna know a secret? We hope that each and every time we send you a message, you’ll learn something new and profound about what we do. The average person on the street seems to think of us as a place where kids hang out, play sports, and have fun. We are that…but with a mission. When…

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Fine and Dandy

Hello again, Yes, I will admit that the subject line is a shameless (and hopefully a bit comical) attempt to make you open this email! Here’s why: last month, I shared how kids feeling safe creates the required foundation for them to grow up well, and how that is a key outcome of the work…

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Safe and Sound

Hi there, Usually when I email you, I’m sharing information or stories about our work to help you understand what Boys and Girls Clubs (BGC) is all about. Today, it struck me that to really understand our work, you should probably know that it is all intentionally designed and executed to achieve our vision: that all children…

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Change is in the air… enduring change!

Hi there, In my last message to you, I wrote about how at BGC we’ve honed our approach to working with kids by creating an environment and experience that feels very different to them: BGC is a place where they WANT to be, and where they, without even noticing, experience enduring, positive change as a…

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