YOU Can Change a
Young people in today’s world face
greater challenges than ever before – especially the 1 in 2 kids in our
community who live in poverty and the 1 in 4 kids are at risk of not graduating
At the Boys & Girls Clubs of the
Olympic Peninsula, our goal is to ensure all kids are given the opportunity to
succeed in life. We are committed to
being the leading advocate for youth and are excited to provide hope and
opportunity in 2015.
Once again, we are asking our generous
community to invest in our young people.
We invite you to "Join Our Club” with a financial donation that may
change the life of a child. Our
goal this year is $125,000 and with your gift our annual dues are an affordable
$30 per year, so that all children may have access to our targeted programs,
mentoring and nutritious snacks and meals.
We will continue to provide:
for those who may be left alone after school
education, career development, health & life skills and character &
relationship with caring trained adults
young people experience the Club they develop self-esteem, confidence and
We cannot do this alone. We depend upon and appreciate the support of
caring people in our community. We hope
we can count on YOU to provide GREAT FUTURES for our youth.
$20,000 Scholarships for Deserving Teens
Luke Kisena, of Sequim, WA, has been named a Maytag Dependable Leader Award winner for his demonstrated dedication to keeping youth on the path to achieve great futures. The award recognizes Boys & Girls Club officials who are committed to making a difference as dependable and exceptional role models.
Through a national partnership, Maytag brand and Boys & Girls Clubs of America selected Kisena as one of 12 winners to receive the distinction, which includes a $20,000 financial grant for the Boys & Girls Club of Olympic Peninsula to provide educational scholarships to Club members.
Kisena has served as the Boys & Girls Club of Olympic Peninsula’s Teen Room Director for six years.
As a result of the top honor and award the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula is pleased to offer the "Maytag Dependable Leader Scholarship.” High school seniors on the peninsula who will continue their education in a two or four year institution are eligible for a one-time $1,500 award.
An eligible applicant is:
•graduating senior form Port Angeles or Sequim
•a Boys & Girls Club member or alumni with Club experience
•Maintaining a GPA of 2.0
•from a low-income family or demonstrate financial need
Eligible candidates interested in applying must complete and sign an application form which includes a one page (or less) personal statement and brief answers to Club, school and community involvement. Applications for 2015 are closed.