Ballard Boys & Girls Club
About Us

To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.

Local History

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Federal Way gives kids a place to call their own, where they can have fun, get a hot meal, be creative, be a part of a team, get help with homework…or just hang out with friends. We offer a safe, fun, inclusive, and inspiring place that kids and their families count on—every day.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Federal Way is a dedicated youth service agency, serving young people ages 6 to 18.  Our programs include after school drop-in activities, summer, winter and spring full day camps for Club Members from Kindergarten through 8th grade, as well as outreach programs for teens, including some late night activities and Keystone Club. Participation in our programs requires only a Boys & Girls Club membership ($36 per year), and minimal program fee for after school drop-in programs, day camps and early release days.  The Club also offers volunteer, community service, and employment opportunities for youth and teens

We are a facility based youth service organization that provides a diverse set of programs designed for ALL KIDS & TEENS, aged 6-18. Our daily options are homework assistance, leadership clubs, art projects, computer classes/games, games room tournaments, gym games, along with many other activities. Come join the fun!!!!
To purchase a membership, all youth must attend a 15 minute orientation with their Parent/Guardian. Orientations cover Club rules, expectations, programs, and offer a Club tour. Orientations take 15 minutes and are offered Monday-Friday between 4:00pm-6:00pm. Youth cannot become a member of the club without attending an orientation with their Parent/Guardian. Click here if you would like to sign up for a general membership now!

National History

Boys & Girls Clubs of America had its beginnings in 1860 with several women in Hartford, Connecticut. Believing that boys who roamed the streets should have a positive alternative, they organized the first Club. A cause was born. In 1906, several Boys Clubs decided to affiliate. The Federated Boys Clubs in Boston was formed with 53 member organizations, marking the start of a nationwide movement.

In 1931, the Boys Club Federation of America became Boys Clubs of America.
To recognize the fact that girls have long been a part of our cause, the national organization's name was officially changed to Boys & Girls Clubs of America in 1990.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America marked its centennial year in 2006, celebrating 100 years of providing hope and opportunity to young people across the country.

Impact 2012

In 2007, Boys & Girls Clubs of America introduced “Impact 2012,” an effort to reach deeper into the lives of those we serve, impacting them in a lasting, comprehensive way.  The campaign revolves around three core impact areas: academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good character and citizenship. 

Our Board

Our board is essential to our success. The leadership and support provided by these individuals enable us to fulfill our mission each year. The board serves as the governing body for the organization, offering guidance in policy adoption, finance, legal and insurance, building and property, human resources, marketing, operating fundraising, and capital fundraising.
Thank you to members of our board, who make it possible for us to thrive.

2010-2011 Board Officers


2010-2011 Board Members



Stacy Kain-Child Care Director
Monica Davis-Child Care Coordinator
Dolan Holt-Athletic Director


Contact Us

Click here for a list of our staff and childcare locations.

News/Press Inquires

Please contact us at 206.436.1800, or


Download our 2010 Annual Report.

Job Opportunities

From Club to Club and throughout the Club Service Center, dedicated and fully trained staff work in support of developing the young people of our community. Each member of our diverse and respected team is encouraged to advance professionally in their respective arena of influence. Guidance is provided through orientations, development trainings, quarterly all-staff gatherings, and direct peer-to-peer mentoring/coaching. Competitive compensation and benefits are provided to full and part-time staff.

Those interested in an open position are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter to:

Boys & Girls Clubs of King County
Attn: HR Department
603 Stewart Street, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98101

Please direct employment inquires to Human Resources at

Boys & Girls Clubs of King County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Club Alumni

Once a Boys & Girls Club kid—always a Boys & Girls Club kid!

If you’re a former Boys & Girls Club member, you’re in good company…Denzel Washington, Howard Schultz, Bill Cosby, Michael Jordan, Brad Pitt, President Clinton, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, and Neil Diamond are among the ranks of Club alumni that credit the Club with helping to shape their lives. We’d love to hear your stories from the Club.

Please contact us at 206.436.1828 or and let us know you’re a former Club kid.  

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