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Boys & Girls Club ribbon cutting is Thursday

 

March 20, 2019



Thursday, March 21 at 4 p.m., is the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the brand new Mukilteo Boys and Girls Club. The facility opened in January, and snow and ice pushed back the initial ceremony.

The new Mukilteo Boys and Girls Club finally made the long anticipated move from their old 5,000-square-foot building to a brand new 18,000-square-foot facility at 10600 47th Pl W.

The new site is located near the core hub of the community, adjacent to police and fire stations, three local schools and outdoor athletic fields. The club has been housed in an older building at the end of a side street at 1134 Second St. near the waterfront in the Old Town area since 1961.

The new Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club features a new high-tech computer lab, made possible by a $100,000 grant from Comcast. This help will help drive immersive tech and STEM- related activities for club members.

The technology equipment in the center’s new computer lab includes, 22 computers, 3-D printers, a wall mounted iPad with interactive lighting control a 65” HD Monitor equipped with computer for digital video lessons, project and collaboration tables, and more. During the event, children from the club are providing guided tours and tutorials of the new lab and its technology. Tours of the new computer lab, including live student-led demonstrations of the 3-D printing and robotics technology are available for press and members of the public.

The new center is named after retired Washington state Senator Paull Shin and his family. Shin, the first Korean American ever elected to the Washington state Legislature, was instrumental in helping the club secure the necessary public funding it needed.

Washington state Senator Marko Liias (D-Mukilteo) will join Shin, Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson, Mukilteo Police Chief Cheol Kang, former Mukilteo Mayor Brian Sullivan, and other public officials from across the community will join representatives from Boys & Girls Club and Comcast Washington for the ceremony.

People interested in supporting the new club by providing resources for the building or its programs, are encouraged to reach out to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County or go to bgcsc.org/get-involved/donate.

 

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