OLYMPIA — Boys & Girls Clubs serve more than 159,000 kids every year in Washington state. However, there is only one club in Washington for Native American kids.
On Monday, Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna will announce plans to help the Boys & Girls Clubs open several new facilities to serve Native Americans. He’ll do it with grant money from consumer protection settlements with a variety of firms, including drug companies.
Boys & Girls Club grant
11 a.m. Monday, March 22, 2010
Chehalis Tribal Community Center
(Note: This building does not yet have an address. See directions below.)
Attorney General Rob McKenna
David Burnett, Chairman, Chehalis Tribe
Joe Ingoglia, Chief Executive Officer, Boys & Girls Club of Thurston County
Rep. John McCoy, D-Tulalip
A conference line is available. E-mail Janelle Guthrie for the dial-in information.
Boys & Girls Clubs provide after-school programs during times when kids are often unsupervised and at risk of participating in destructive behaviors, including crime and drug abuse. Clubs promote and enhance the development of children by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.
1. From I-5 South, take exit 88, US-12 West, toward Aberdeen/Tenino.
2. Take a right and go 7.6 miles on US-12 West.
3. Take a left on Anderson Road.
4. Continue straight through the stop sign.
5. Go several blocks and take a right on Secena Road.
6. The community center will be about a tenth of a mile on your right. It’s very hard to miss.
Janelle Guthrie, AGO Communications Director, (360) 586-0725