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Who We Are

For nearly 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, the Eastside's children and teens have access to life-enhancing programming focused on academics, health, and leadership. While Club operations shifted in 2020, below describes a traditional year at BGCB.

13,000+ YOUTH SERVED

Ages 2–18 annually, 2,018 served daily

 

Nearly 50% of BGCB youth qualify for free & reduced lunch, compared to only 17% of Bellevue School District

 

15 CLUBS 

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

13 of our 15 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

500 PROGRAMS

Including out-of-school, summer, and athletics

 

GREAT FUTURES START HERE|

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS' FORMULA FOR IMPACT
 

YOUNG PEOPLE 

WHO NEED US MOST

 + 

CLUB 
EXPERIENCE

 = 

PRIORITY OUTCOMES

 

 

Proven elements for positive youth 
development

 

ACADEMIC SUCCESS

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

High-yield activities

 

HEALTHY LIFESTYLES

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

Targeted Programs

Regular Attendance

 

GOOD CHARACTER & CITIZENSHIP

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

 

RESPONSE TO COVID-19

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Since March 2020, when Covid-19 forced sudden school closures, Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue committed to filling the gaps in accessible youth care, food scarcity, and academic support by keeping our doors open for families in need. Over the year, BGCB offered a variety of services designed to help children and families throughout the Eastside navigate the many challenges that have arisen because of the pandemic. With out-of-school learning, food insecurity increases, and educational gaps widening, Clubs are committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure every child has equal access to resources, trusted mentors, and safe learning environments.

 

In our 2020 Community Report, we recap a year of resilience and innovation demonstrated by BGCB members, staff, and supporters, and include a comprehensive overview of our 2020 Pandemic Pivot on pages 8 & 9. Click here to view the full report >>

 

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 15 sites across Bellevue. Today, BGCB serves more than 12,000 youth annually, 6,700+ of which are registered Club members

   

Financial Reports

2018 Audited Financial Statements
2017 990 Public Disclosure