Month: February 2023

Keystone Leadership Launches this Spring

This Spring, teens in grades 9th-12th are invited to join our Flamson and Railroad sites for our reboot of our national Boys & Girls Club’s premier teen leadership movement.  Through the Keystone Club teens will discover their inner leadership qualities and become the mentors and facilitators they are meant to be! Their leadership development will… Read more »

Stollmeyer STEAM Programming Underway!

Beginning this Spring 2023, teens in 7th-12th grade are invited to join in at a new project based learning program offered at local Boys & Girls sites.  The Stollmeyer STEAM Challenge will be offered at our traditional Teen Centers both at the Flamson Club in Paso Robles and Railroad Club in Santa Maria. The Stollmeyer… Read more »

Flamson Teen Center Taking On The Stollmeyer STEAM Challenge

Starting March 13th Flamson Teen Center will officially start the Stollmeyer STEAM Challenge. All participants who complete all 6 workshops will be eligible for a $1,000 college scholarship! Sign up your member today through your parent portal! All 6 workshops will be held on Mondays from 3:30PM – 4:30PM. Don’t have the time for your… Read more »

PreK and TK Program Launches in Santa Maria

Did you know BGCMCC has started a preschool, TK (Transitional Kindergarten) and Kindergarten program at our Railroad Clubhouse in Santa Maria? Our program started the first week of December and we’re off to an adorable start!  Partnering with our nearest school neighbor, Robert Bruce, our program was first open to Robert Bruce students needing a… Read more »

Dignity Health Commits To Donating AED’S For All Club Sites

Thanks to a three-year commitment from Dignity Health, all the Club sites within the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast family will have new, state of the art Automated External Defibrillator–AED–units.  With health and safety being a priority for BGCMCC and Dignity Health, it is a perfect partnership that helps keep our Central… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Erica Lopez

Erica is our new Assistant Club Director at our new Ron Estabillo Club house.  Erica has played a huge role at our Mary Buren site. She has taken the lead on training all our new staff at the Mary Buren site, while she herself is learning her new role and responsibilities as an Assistant Club… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Vanessa Buchan

Vanessa has been an amazing addition to our Sports & Recreation Dept.  Vanessa joined our team at the craziest time of year (basketball registrations) and has not missed a step.  From learning ClubHub, dealing with coaches and parents as well as scheduling practices, to mention a few duties.   Thank you Vanessa, this is well deserved.

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Grace Lemos

Grace is the Club Director at Laguna and has really gone above and beyond to help her members. Even through challenging times she always has a smile on her face and doing her best to bring excitement and fun to her Club. She is also very involved in the community and tries to use her… Read more »

Valentines at Flamson Teen Center

Teens at our Flamson club celebrated Valentines Day on Tuesday February 14th. As members entered and signed in at the front desk they each received a rose and was wished a happy Valentines Day! Our members got to enjoy all types of treats, many of which were donated by our amazing families. Pizza, chips, fruit,… Read more »

Club Members Start Annual NYOI Surveys!

All Club Members have began taking their NYOI surveys this week and are off to a busy but great start! The National Youth Outcomes Initiative Survey (NYOI) is confidential and helps the Club improve on areas that need it. It is a great way to receive honest feedback from the Members in a confidential way…. Read more »

Valentine’s Day Craft Led By Members!

For Valentine’s Day our members were excited to lead a craft. One excited member  asked if she could lead a craft she was taught at school earlier that day. She had an example ready to go and knew we had all the right materials. We opened the craft for anyone that wanted to join and… Read more »

1st Grade Class Creates Their Favorite Meal

This week at the Almond Acres Club, members got a chance to put their sculpting skills to the test to create their favorite foods. Our first week has been filled with activities for the classes to get to know each other, including using Play-Doh to showcase some of the members favorite things. 

Members Putting Their Chess Skills to the Test

  To kick off activities at the new Almond Acres club, members have been practicing their chess skills using giant chess pieces. We have a mix of first time players and seasoned professionals, but everyone has enjoyed ending our days with a quick game of chess.

Too Much Fun at the Creston Club

For the month of February we want to start by thanking Tablas Creek Vineyard,  Must! Charities and Creston families for all the donation we have received.   We truly appreciate it. Creston Club celebrated 100 days of school where Members dressed as  grandparents. We also had an amazing Valentine’s Day Party! We celebrated with friends, siblings… Read more »

Valentines Day Fun

Our Members at the Tom Maas Club had a great Valentine’s day with fun activities, treats, and strawberry Fanta floats. Our staff planned fun and engaging valentines day activities such as paper plate yarn hearts, cookie decorating, flag football, and Valentine card making. The Members had so much fun rotating through these activities. After Activities… Read more »


SMART Girls is a small-group health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls in three age groups. Through dynamic sessions, highly participatory activities, field trips and mentoring opportunities with adult women, Club girls explore their own and societal attitudes and values as they build skills for eating right,… Read more »

Boys & Girls Clubs Kicks Off Annual Review By Our Members

The Boys & Girls Clubs of America have always been committed to ensuring that their members have the necessary skills and abilities to succeed in life. To further this mission, the organization created the National Youth Outcomes Initiative (NYOI) in 2001. The NYOI is a comprehensive program that assesses the impact of Boys & Girls… Read more »

2022-2023 Winter Basketball Survey

2022-2023 Winter Basketball season has officially ended. Thank you to everyone who made this season a success. We would like to hear your feedback. Please Click the link below or scan the QR code to fill out our survey! Thank you Click here to fill out the survey

Pink Slime for Valentine Treat

The Members from The Club @ Laguna decide to make Slime in preparation for Valentines Day. On Valentines Day they exchanged complements and got creative decorating heart cookies.  So far, our February has been very sweet!

FUNfetti Cupcakes, Sprinkles, and Sweetness Brings Members Together for Valentine’s Day!

The Shandon Members enjoyed Valentine’s Day by decorating their own cupcake and bonding with their classmates as they did so! FUNfetti cupcakes were handed out to each Member. They had the option and liberty of decorating their cupcake how they wished and chose from red, pink, blue, and purple frosting as well as different colored… Read more »

Boys & Girls Clubs and City of Guadalupe Partner to Serve More Kids

Thanks to a partnership between the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast and the City of Guadalupe, the newly renovated community center at LeRoy Park is now the Ron Estabillo Clubhouse.  This is the third Boys & Girls Club Clubhouse operating in Guadalupe.  The MOU between the two organizations allows for the Boys… Read more »

Dining For Charities is An Easy Way to Help Local Kids

  Do you like to eat at local restaurants?  Do you want your money to help local kids?  Well, there’s a win-win way to do both thanks to the work of Dining For Charities. Through February, BGCMCC is the featured partner with this organization who pairs local restaurants with local non profits.  Visit the Dining… Read more »

SLO County Awards Clubs with Major Grant

After a competitive application and review process, San Luis Obispo County’s Department of Public Health awarded the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast $300,000 from funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). These funds will enable the BGCMCC to decrease the number of youth in the county on waiting lists who need… Read more »

End Of 2022 Pajama & Movie Party

To wrap up the end of 2022 at the Tom Maas Clubhouse, we were able to close off the holiday season with all sorts of exciting and festive activities. Thanks to the help of Members’ parents/guardians, we were able to host an end of the year Movie day pajama party with all sorts of goodies!… Read more »

Triple Play Challenges

Our third through fifth grade members got to participate in one of our programs run every Tuesday and Thursday by our Staff. The program is Triple play and Daily Challenges ~ Where are you now ? Where are you going? Creston Boys & Girls Club Members got to practice the skills of running, jumping and… Read more »

Members Get Busy Making Slime!

The Shandon Members were so excited and giggled as they made slime that created a sticky texture using baking soda, contact solution, food coloring, glue, and shaving cream. They were concentrated finding the right portions on how to make their slime perfect. The Members sure do enjoy participating in sensory activities and getting their hands… Read more »