Month: October 2021

Feeling the Love from Northern SLO County

Two Recent Check Presentations Show Great Support of our Northern SLO County Programs Thank you to the Bank of the Sierra for their recent donation of $10,000 to our Club operations. This is an increase in funding from their 2020 gift and is a wonderful example of good partnerships improving outcomes for the kids we… Read more »

Longtime Board Member Honored as Philanthropist of the Year

Tim Murphy Honored by the Santa Barbara Foundation Congratulations are in order for Tim Murphy, a member of our Board of Directors for being honored by the Santa Barbara Foundation as their Philanthropist of the Year during the annual Celebrate Philanthropy! event in Santa Maria.  The Celebrate Philanthropy honor recognizes individuals, couples, or families who,… Read more »

Club Programs Offer a Little Bit of Everything

Up and down the Central Coast our 13 Clubs are offering programs as diverse as their communities and their Members.  From the arts, to STEM to quiet self-directed work, Club members get to try lots of things every week. Possibly inspired by the upcoming Empty Bowls event supporting the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, kids… Read more »

Cuesta College Students Bake For Boys & Girls Clubs

It’s always a special treat when people make a special effort to raise money for our kids but when college students do it with an all day bake sale, their treats really ARE a treat!  Recently, a group of students at Cuesta College were asked to tackle a local problem with a creative solution.  This… Read more »

Tom Maas Building and Other Capital Projects Keep Making Progress

The construction of Tom Maas Clubhouse in Paso Robles is well under way!  The state -of-the-art Club has had steady activity since breaking ground in March.  To date, site retaining walls are almost complete…and with some 16″ thick block in the tallest ones, they are sturdy! Framing continues to move faster now and should be… Read more »

Torch Club Members Continue Doing Good for the Community

Torch Club members in Santa Maria have been busy serving their community.  They recently completed their second park clean up activity spending an afternoon collecting trash at the nearby Atkinson Park.  This activity not only helps make the park nice for other users, but it’s an opportunity for kids to see, first hand, the problems… Read more »

September 2021 Donors

Thank you to all of the donors for September!  We are grateful for your support. Jeanna Akey Renee Amaya Alanna Andruszkiewicz Ruby Arias Karla Arteaga – Flores Betteravia Farms Michael & Lori Bickel Pat Bland Bonita Packing Co, Inc Michael Boyer Shanay Brown Rob & Sandra Buchanan Leo Castillo Jayme Champagne CHC Coast Hills Credit… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Veronica Ayon

Veronica Ayon – Veronica is the North SLO Rover. Veronica is extremely helpful and willing to jump in wherever she is needed. She always comes in with a smile and the members love her. Veronica is fun to work with and has a heart for our members. Veronica is patient and understanding even in tough… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Lupe Uvalle

Lupe is hard working and a dedicated staff to our members.  Lupe literally spends the entire day with our members at Mary Buren.  During the morning she sees our members during lunch time and makes sure they are nice and fed.  All of our members LOVE Mrs. Uvalle.  During our summer enrichment program Lupe conducted… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Jordann Aragon

Jordann is known for having fun, being friendly, and an outgoing attitude with the members. Jordann has taken on many tasks here at the Club. Not only is she in charge of the teen room, she also has been walking members from Bruce, she is in charge of the Anime Club, and Santa Barbara County’s… Read more »

Pumpkin Partnership with Toyota of Santa Maria

Club Members from our newest Club at Bill Libbon Elementary School were asked by Toyota of Santa Maria to contribute decorated pumpkins to their car dealership pumpkin patch.  Always ready to show off their creativity and willingness to serve, these Club Members took pumpkin decorating to great heights!  As part of Toyota’s “Pinktober” pumpkin patch–an… Read more »

Ford Motor Company Increases Support to Central Coast Clubs

The Ford Motor Company recently let us know that they would continue their annual support of our Clubs.  Even increasing their annual gift to $15,000.00.  The Ford Fund focuses their giving on programs that serve middle school aged youth, especially in areas that help with STEM education, job training, and leadership.  Since our programming hits… Read more »

Lots of SMART Girls in Paso Robles

The SMART Girls program at the Flamson Club has been exploring the arts and self expression.  Members of this program have recently worked on self portraits and have been able to have some down time drawing while listening to music.  It’s been a wonderful time to slow down, create, and bond with each other. SMART… Read more »

Paso Robles Programs in Full Swing

With Fall programming well under way, the Club Members at the Flamson Club have been exploring nutrition, physical fitness and anti-bullying education.  In partnership with the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department, youth participated in their “Kickin’ Nutrition” program which included watching cooking videos and doing hands on cooking and food preparation.  Boys &… Read more »

Mina Donkor Joins Leadership Team as New Area Director

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast is excited to announce the hiring of Mina Donkor as Area Director to lead all activities of the Northern San Luis Obispo County Club sites.  These include Clubs at Flamson Middle School, the Atascadero Fine Arts Academy and Shandon Middle School.  Altogether, Ms. Donker will lead… Read more »