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Teens

Teen Programs

The Club/Teen Excellence Center

"The Club" Teen Center and the TXL: Teen Excellence Center are part of our  Teen Campus. These two neighboring buildings are home to all of our teen programs. Targeted specifically to young people, ages 11-19, this space provides programs for Homework assistance, Athletics, the Arts, Community Service, and Technology. "The Club" Teen Center space is complete with a state-of-the-art computer lab, tutoring and mentoring programs, stage, dance floor, green room, teaching kitchen, and art room. Using professionally trained Club staff, The Club offers a safe, positive place for middle school and high school kids to go after school.

Drop In

Our Teen Programs are always FREE. Drop In is open weekdays from 2:30-7:00pm. We are committed to offering a SAFE and progressive space for all youth to play, create and express themselves. To enable this we simply ask that you sign-in at the front door when you arrive. Does the Teen Center pick up at your school?

For more information contact Lance Latimer, or call 425-429-3203.

Teen Programs

Tutoring & Mentoring:

Including BE GREAT: Graduate, Club 678, Diplomas 2 Degrees & Local Hoops.

Keystone Advisory:

The Keystone advisory is for teens who want to get involved in leadership.  The council helps steer the teen center by planning programs, tackling important teen issues, attending youth conferences and doing community service.  Please email Masao Yamada, Keystone/d2D Advisor.

Teen Café:

Hungry? Come and enjoy a free meal every Thursday at 6pm. We’ve got Pizza, Spaghetti Feeds, BBQ’s and much more! Vegetarian food is always available! For more information contact Teen Director, Lance Latimer.

Best Buy Teen Tech Center:

A state-of-the-art computer lab open every day after school, either drop in or come to one of our specialized activities! For more information contact Club House Coordinator, Tom Lie.

Triple Play:

A healthy mind, body and soul program, combining exercise with healthy eating and good sportsmanship.

SMART Moves: 

A program designed to help members make healthy choices, develop good decision making skills, improve self-confidence, and grow as an individual.

Music Advisory:

Every Thursday from 5 - 6 pm, The Teen Center hosts a Music Advisory Meeting. This is a place for interested teens to share new music, new show ideas and learn about their local music scene. Please email Jason Clackley for more information.

Concerts

Our concert series features the best local and touring bands almost every Friday and Saturday night. All shows start at 7pm and cost $6 or $5 with a can of food. If you would like to play in Ground Zero's Concert series please bring a demo to Band Pool on the first Tuesday of every month. Check out who's playing next at Ground Zero's website, GZ.bgcbellevue.org!

If you have any questions or want to know who is playing next please email Music Director Jason Clackley, or visit Ground Zero's Facebook page.  

Be GREAT

The BE GREAT: Graduate program is excited to partner with LocalHoops.  Offering the players a place to come to get their schoolwork done before practice. LocalHoops is the Elite training academy in the Greater Seattle area.  They customize workouts for athletes of all ages and skill sets, to maximize each players potential.  LocalHoops strives to create well-rounded athletes who succeed not only in basketball but in Life.

 

1952

Bellevue Boys Club Opens

1953

Bellevue incorporates as a City

1978

The Club adds girls to the Mission

1990

The Club opens dedicated Teen Center

1995-2000

East Bellevue expansion with Clubs in schools, public housing complexes

2005

South Bellevue Community Center opens in parnership with City. 

2011

Crossroads Community Center Clubhouse opens.

2012

The Club Teen Center opens, focused on technology & drop-out prevention.