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Opening of the Nespelem Boys & Girls Club

The number of Boys & Girls Clubs on Native Lands is growing again! A second Boys & Girls Club is opening on the Colville Reservation in Nespelem, WA. Success of the partnership between the Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County and the Colville Business Council has been evident in the Inchelium community, located on the Colville Reservation, with the Inchelium Boys & Girls Club. As a result, the Colville Reservation will be expanding to the Nespelem Community Center with a soft opening for the Boys & Girls Club scheduled in mid June. The Nespelem Boys & Girls Club will have easy access to the community as the Clubhouse will be located at the local community center. Though this will be a shared space, the gym in the community center will be closed off to the public for Club kids to use during specific times.

"We're pleased with the decision of the Colville Tribes to expand the Boys & Girls Club into the Nespelem district,” said Bill Tsoukalas, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County, “Today there are over 170 Boys & Girls Clubs on Native Lands. Our organization includes partnerships with the Tulalip Tribes, Spokane Tribe, Warm Springs Tribe as well as the Colville Confederated Tribes.”

Nespelem Boys & Girls Club will be working hard throughout the summer in preparation for their grand opening this fall!

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