Celebrating New Beginnings

For one community in Washington State, new beginnings are being celebrated as the door open to a new Boys & Girls Club located in Inchelium, WA. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County recently held a dedication ceremony for a new Unit, known as the Inchelium Boys & Girls Club, built on the Colville Reservation through a partnership with the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. Through opening an additional Unit, the Club is able to impact more lives by providing a safe and positive place to promote academic achievement, leadership skills, and healthy lifestyles while youth are out of school.

“We hope our Club will create an environment where youth can have fun, be creative, inventive, successful, and feel safe,” explained Unit director Pamela Phillips during an interview, “I am thrilled and honored to be part of this Club that will hopefully provide our children with ventures to become successful citizens."

Club kids will have the opportunity to hone important life skills while also exploring potential new interests and hobbies. The new community center that the Club calls home includes a gymnasium, game room, computer lab, and multi-purpose room. Having these resources allows for a variety of programming to be implemented after-school!

Bill Tsoukalas, Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County Executive Director, commented, “We’re excited about bringing the [Club] to the Inchelium community in partnership with the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. This will be the second Native American Boys & Girls Club in Washington State and will be joining a family of over 175 tribal Boys & Girls Clubs in the country."

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