Month: May 2022

National Fine Arts Program Inspires Budding Artists

The National Fine Arts Program is a favorite program at our Clubs and both Clubs in Guadalupe, McKenzie Middle School and Mary Buren Elementary, showcased the artwork of their members at their annual art show.  Local community leaders served as judges and were impressed with two-dimensional artwork encompassing a variety of media–everything from “bubble art”… Read more »

New Outdoor Amphitheater and Play Space to be Celebrated in Santa Maria

On June 6th, the community is invited to a ribbon cutting and celebration of new outdoor space at the Railroad Clubhouse in Santa Maria.  Through a combination of generous community donations and funding through a grant from the Pacific Youth Foundation, the Railroad Club has expanded its usable space to include an outdoor amphitheater and,… Read more »

Members Learn Their Japanese Names

In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Month, our members at Evans Park took the time to get focused and work on learning their Japanese names. While it was a bit challenging, they were adamant about learning a new way to spell their names. Members were impressed to see the finished result, and even added… Read more »

New Additions to Full Time Team Help with Growth and Advancement

As the organization adds Clubs and programs to serve more kids, the need for full time staff to help lead these efforts has also grown.  The Resource Development department is thrilled to announce the addition of Kelly Knox as the Event Manager who is responsible for overseeing the production and execution of numerous events and… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Blanca Macedo

Blanca is a former club member in Guadalupe.  She has been a staff member since August of 2017.  She started as a YDP and currently she is the Club Director for McKenzie Intermediate School.  Blanca runs a very successful site despite being short staffed.  For the past several months Blanca was doing the job of… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Josue Rojo

Josue has been with the Club since August of 2016. He is our Club Director at Bruce School and does a great job of leading both members and staff at his club. He is a great at creating supportive relationships with his members and making sure that they are engaged during activities. which creates a… Read more »

Annual Auction and Gala Was a Tropical Success!

On April 9th, 150 of our best supporters and friends gathered at the Radisson Hotel in Santa Maria for our 40th annual Auction and Gala.  With the theme “An Evening in the Tropics” the event committee created an elegant, tropical paradise complete with floral tablescapes, fruity drinks, and music that transported attendees to the vacation… Read more »

April Key Performance Indicators

Thank you to our April Donors! Il Cortile Ana Santana Anita Shower Audrey Dodd Brenda Pardo Buffalo Wild Wings Foundation CA Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs California Community Foundation Cane’s Celena Madriz Chuck Merrill Clint Slaughter Comcast Financial Agency Corporation Community Foundation Santa Cruz County Conrad Stephens Conrad Stephens Dale W & Dennis V… Read more »

Daily Soccer Challenges Provide Lots of Fun and Learning

One of the fun programs run at the Shandon Clubhouse is soccer. The Members have been extremely enthusiastic about their soccer sessions. Some learning objectives have been playing kickball, developing soccer tricks, demonstrating teamwork skills, building individual confidence, and demonstrating foot accuracy. The Summer days haven’t stopped the Members from having fun. On hot, sunny… Read more »

Shandon Club Is Busy in May!

During the month of May, the Shandon Club Members have been active in many interesting and enjoyable activities. A staff member’s birthday was celebrated on Friday the 13th with a Happy Birthday song, a birthday cake, and some yummy ice cream. Such a sweet moment! Members also participated in some indoor activities like a dry… Read more »