What is it? The Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County provide safe places for youth within communities to learn, grow and reach their full potential through life enhancing programs; character development experiences; hope; and opportunity. They provide a wealth of programs and activities to prepare kids and teens for real-world success. They believe in focusing on Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles. The youth they serve will be better prepared to graduate from high school, go onto college, and thrive as adults.
Who started it? The idea of bringing Boys & Girls Clubs to Thurston County (BGCTC) originated in the late 1990s through a vision and dream held by a group of community leaders. Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County will be celebrating 20 years of service in the fall of 2021.
Where is it? The Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County are located in Washington State. The clubs are sprinkled throughout the county and have branches in Lacey, Tumwater, Olympia, Rochester, Tenino, RMAC and Yelm.