Month: April 2023

Smart Moves’ Progress In Shandon

Shandon members are almost halfway through their Smart Moves sessions and have been enjoying their time with Ms. Czarina as their leader. Recently, they created comic strips where they shared a story about their lives. The comics were made to demonstrate their emotions that either stayed the same or changed throughout that event, and after… Read more »

Flag Football Begins Its Season

April saw the kickoff of our second season of 7v7 flag football season.  The league is made up of two divisions, 8-10 year olds and 11-13 year olds and is coed.  We have six teams in each division with participants from Santa Maria, Guadalupe and Orcutt.  Games are played on Mondays & Wednesdays at 5 &… Read more »

First Spring Break at Our Newest Club Was a Beautiful Sight

Guadalupe Union School District Students were the first to be part of Spring Break Programing at the brand new Estabillo Clubhouse. Around 80 students ranging in grade from TK – 7th spent the week enjoying a wide range of activities. Club members had the opportunity to participate in our various programs like cooking class, bubbleology,… Read more »

Passport to Manhood Kicks off in Atascadero

We are excited to bring back Passport to Manhood or as previous members may recognize it Wise Guys!  The program has been implemented by many clubs to guide boys on their journey from adolescence to adulthood. Wise Guys fosters positive values and responsible behavior in youth. The program allows them to practice making healthy decisions related to… Read more »

SMART Moves: Time Travelers

SMART Moves: Emotional Wellness is a program that helps youth build foundational social-emotional skills, through developing self-management and coping strategies. The aim of this program is to help develop healthy decision making attitudes and skills.  In this session Members learned about how emotions are temporary and how to describe how their emotions change over time…. Read more »

Albertsons Visits Club & Donates a “Big Check”

Executives from the Santa Maria Albertsons visited the Railroad Clubhouse to get a tour of the Club AND to donate $2500.00 to our kids! It was fun giving them all a behind the scenes look at the facility, let them know our plans for the future, and thank them, in person, for their support of… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Angela Ramirez

Angela has been working with the Shandon Boys & Girls Club for almost 2 years. She has shown great responsibility and leadership skills through her daily interactions with members. Angela is respectful, kind, caring, and helpful to everyone at the club. Her positive attitude and friendly personality have been a pleasurable contribution to the club…. Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Miriam Torres

Miriam works at our Mary Buren Club site.  Miriam does an excellent job completing all her duties.  She asks questions and helps her coworkers when needed.  We can count on Miriam with everything.  She has only been with us for a short time, but she has shown great leadership skills and cares about our members. … Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Harley Aranda

Harley has been with our organization since June of 2021. He is a former ASES student and is now a team member at our Libbon ASES site. He is our Assistant Club Director and did a great job filling in while the ASC was out part of the month. His adaptability and willingness to learn… Read more »

Full of Joy at the Creston Club

Small community, no problem! The Creston Club is always looking for excitement. Being  locate in a rural area can be a challenge but nothing is impossible.  We dance, sing, act, create , learn, laugh, share memories, and are a place where you can be yourself! We enjoy seeing our members talents, we like to hear… Read more »

Teens Focus on Workforce Readiness Skills

The Boys & Girls Club of Mid Central Coast hosted  a 2-Day Career Camp and workforce readiness program in collaboration with the City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks.  The camp took place at the Abel Maldonado Community Youth Center with 22 students from various local high schools in attendance. Career Camp topics included resume… Read more »

It Was a Starry Starry Night for the Boys & Girls Clubs

Amid breathtaking views of the Santa Maria Valley and under beautiful skies, Santa Maria Valley community members–and even those from beyond the Valley–came out to support Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast at their 40th Annual Spring Fundraiser and Auction on April 15th at Dean Texeira’s CMT Ranch in Orcutt. Almost 200 people… Read more »

Shandon Is Back On Beat With Drumming Sessions

Shandon Members enjoy their time discovering how beats match with syllables with the instructor, Alice Tomasini who’s also a musician and professor from Cal Poly. Every Monday at 4pm, 20 of our 3rd-6th graders attend an 8-week long program called Infinite Music where Members engage in rhythmic activities to exercise core values in teamwork, respect… Read more »

Programs Get A Spotlight at Annual Kite Festival

The Boys & Girls Club of Mid Central Coast participated at the annual Free Family Kite Festival hosted by the Santa Maria Discovery Museum and the City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks at Rotary Centennial Park.  Kids of all ages enjoyed an afternoon of kite flying fun while visiting various local booths including ours… Read more »

Soaring Through Spring

This month at the Almond Acres Club, members have been preparing for a paper airplane competition. Members have been watching videos of how to create various paper airplanes, and have been running trials to find out which ones work best. At the end of the month members will be putting their planes to the test… Read more »

Teen Programs Happening at Our Clubs

Kicking off Spring Break, the Ron Estabillo Club in Guadalupe along with the Teen Services program hosted a recruitment night at the club for local youth. With approximately 30 teens in attendance, the night was an evening full of activities, food and fun.  Teens participated in dodgeball and basketball in the gym, arts and crafts… Read more »

Back-a-Youth Night Returns to Guadalupe

Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast was thrilled to celebrate Back-A-Youth Night in Guadalupe after a years long hiatus. Hot off the heels of their grand opening and ribbon cutting for the newly renovated Ron Estabillo Clubhouse in Guadalupe’s LeRoy Park, the Club continued the celebration by inviting community members to join in… Read more »