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United Way improves lives through Community Solutions. It's the name given to the way our work is prioritized. Community Solutions brings people together to solve problems that affect us all. We embrace the big picture in health and human services for the purpose of bringing about improved community conditions and to improve people’s lives in Benton and Franklin Counties. Community leaders identified four priority areas of focus: education, health, safety and self-sufficiency.
Boys and Girls Club
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties operates 11 club sites in the Tri-Cities area. The Main Branch is over 22,000 sq. ft. dedicated to serving kids ranging in the ages from 3-12. The Bobbie Littrell Teen Center provides services directly targeting youth grades 6 and up. In 2004 we opened the Columbia Center Rotary Branch Music & Arts Center in downtown Kennewick. The Brighter Horizons program openned in 2007 and offers infant and toddler care to the children of students at New Horizons School, and Club Discovery serves preschoolers and kindergarteners. The Boys & Girls Clubs also operates licensed childcare at Finley Elementary School, Maya Angelou Elementary, Ruth Livingston Elementary, James McGee Elementary, and Mark Twain Elementary School in Pasco and Ki-Be Elementary School in Benon City. The Club provides over 1,200 hours of programming per week among these eleven sites and employs over 60 professional staff. Membership fees are kept low at $10 per year and average daily attendance at the eleven branches is over 700 kids.
After School Matters
After School Matters is a program created by Fever player Lionell Singleton in 2011 and provides academic tutoring, homework assistance and physical fitness exercise to area school kids. Currently the program is offered to students at Jefferson Elementary in Richland and Eastgate Elementary and Park Middle School in Kennewick through Lionell’s foundation and volunteers from Hillspring Church.