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Mission & History

For more than 70 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue has been committed to providing safe places for Bellevue’s youth when they are not in school. Targeting the neighborhoods that need us most, Clubs ensure all Eastside's children and teens have equal access to life-enhancing programming focused on academics, health, and leadership. While Club operations shifted in 2020, below describes a traditional year at BGCB.*

 

 

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16,311 YOUTH SERVED

Ages 3–19 annually

 

Over 50% of our after-school members depend on scholarships
 

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18 CLUBS 

Ten school-based Clubs 
Three in public housing communities
Two teen centers
One in a community center 
One athletic complex 
One stand-alone Clubhouse
 

14 of our 18 Clubs are strategically located in East Bellevue neighborhoods where a family of four’s median income is at least 20% lower than the city average

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348 PROGRAMS

Including out-of-school, summer, and athletics

*Data reflects BGCB's impact in 2022

 
 

GREAT FUTURES START HERE   |

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS' FORMULA FOR IMPACT

YOUNG PEOPLE 

WHO NEED US MOST

 + 

CLUB 
EXPERIENCE

 = 

  PRIORITY OUTCOMES

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Proven elements for positive youth 
development

 

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ACADEMIC SUCCESS

Graduate from high school ready for college, trade school, military, or employment

High-yield activities

 

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HEALTHY LIFESTYLES

Adopt a healthy diet, practice healthy lifestyle choices, and make a lifelong commitment to fitness

Targeted Programs

Regular Attendance

 

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GOOD CHARACTER & CITIZENSHIP

Be an engaged citizen involved in the community, register to vote, and model strong character

 

 
 

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF BELLEVUE'S IMPACT


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In 2022, we saw a marked increase in the number of kids served. More than 12,200 youth, 3,211 of whom are registered members, participated in our myriad of programs, thanks to unwavering support of our community.

 

Our Clubs are more than just after-school programs; they provide a safe and nurturing environment that helps families thrive. We offer transportation services from local school sites directly to our Clubs, making it easier for kids to access the care they need.

 

Our dedicated staff has served over 100,000 healthy snacks, providing a lifeline for many of our registered members who qualify for free and reduced lunch.

 

At Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue, our mission is to help every youth in our community reach their full potential. We are committed to creating bright futures for kids from all walks of life, and with your support, we can continue to make a difference. Thank you for being part of Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue Family. 

 

In our 2022 Community Report, we celebrate the remarkable achievements of our members, staff, and supporters. Click here to view the full report >> 

 

Together, we can inspire and empower the next generation of leaders in Bellevue and beyond. 

 

 

 
 

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF BELLEVUE'S HISTORY

Founded 1952 on 100th Ave in downtown Bellevue, Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue has provided a fun and safe environment, with caring adults, for community youth when they are not in school. 

Over the decades, BGCB has acted as a leader in the Bellevue community and in the Boys & Girls Club Movement. In the 1970s, Bellevue Boys Club admitted girls as members and changed our name years before the national association. In the early 1990s, BGCB opened the first and only Teen Center in Bellevue.

In 2005, in partnership with the City of Bellevue, the Club opened the South Bellevue Community Center.  This unique partnership provides critical human services to families in South Bellevue.

As part of our Be Great Bellevue Capital Campaign, we partnered up with the City of Bellevue again to deepen our reach and impact by opening Hidden Valley Fieldhouse in 2015 and a new Downtown Club in 2016. 

In the last 25 years, the Club has expanded to 17 sites across Bellevue. Today, BGCB serves more than 12,200 youth annually, 3,200+ of which are registered Club members. 

   

Financial Reports

2021 Audited Financial Statements
2020 990 Public Disclosure

 

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