The Federal Way Boys and Girls Club is helping Federal Way families prepare for the back-to-school season.
The first free Back2School event provides families with school supplies, backpacks and information about youth development opportunities at the Federal Way Boys and Girls Club. The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14.
“It really is making sure that kids in the Federal Way community are ready to go back to school,” said Jayme Hommer, chief development officer for Boys & Girls Clubs of King County.
The last year has presented significant challenges to caregivers and parents, so this is a way to let families know that the club is here to help, Hommer added.
The club’s advisory board of community members, who are passionate about kids and families in Federal Way, developed the idea of the event in partnership with the Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW), she said.
“We wanted to give people a chance to come back to the club, see how fun it is, and get the things they need to be successful,” she said.
The Federal Way club includes teen programs at the Ex3 Ron Sandwith Teen Center, along with options for kids in elementary through high school.
Of the 35 total clubs in King County, 24 have been open during the pandemic for full-day programming since March 2020, Hommer said. It’s a commitment to serving the community that drives each club.
“Our goal is to make sure that every kiddo in this community who needs support, to spend time with friends, needs meals, or homework help … that they have that space when they come into our club,” Hommer said.
For more information, visit positiveplace.org/clubs or call 206-405-0864.
The Federal Way Boys and Girls Club is located at 30815 8th Ave. S. in Federal Way.