Month: August 2023

Fall Fun in Paso Robles

The Tom Maas Clubhouse began its fall programming and we are off to a fantastic start. Our Members got to participate in chalk obstacle courses, made rice crispy treats, played balloon tennis with decorated paper plate paddles, and made robots out of toilet paper rolls. Staff will be implementing BGCA programs such as SMART Girls,… Read more »

Youth For Unity Kicks Off!

Shandon members that are 6-9 years old began participating in BGCA’s Youth for Unity program. This program consists of a selection of activities and conversation starters that help members appreciate themselves as unique and exceptional human-beings.  For our first session, we colored three of our physical features including our hair, skin, and eyes, and learned… Read more »

New TK Program Full of Amazing Activities

After a summer full of art activities, slime making, baking, and outdoor fun; the members in the TK/K program had a smooth transition into this 2023-2024 school year. They start off their day with Power Hour and have started the Kidz Smarts program. The program helps students understand and express their emotions.

Shandon Members Have Fun In The Sun!

On Friday, August 25, the Shandon members cooled down, enjoyed the water, and had a blast in the summer heat. Youth began by having a water balloon fight and then proceeded to take turns in using the water equipment including water blasters and water guns. Water play ended by soaking Mrs. Angela with the goal… Read more »

Teens Enjoy A Night Under the Stars

Recently, twelver of our Keystone members had the opportunity to attend the PCPA play, “American Mariachi” at the Solvang Theaterfest. For ten of our members, this was their first ever visit to a live theater performance.  It was such an exciting evening for our members filled with  laughs and tears from experiencing such a beautiful story… Read more »

Club Members Treated to the Latest Fashions

Thanks to the generosity of Old Navy in Santa Maria along with volunteers from the Kiwanis Club of Santa Maria, Club Members from our Guadalupe locations were treated to a day of shopping for new school clothes!  Families who are hurting financially and who have more than one child enrolled in our programs were invited… Read more »

Youth Development Team Member of the Month–Andre Arciga

Andre joined our sports team in the Fall of 2022. He is a former club member of our Fairlawn Club. He is always willing to help wherever needed even if it’s not related to sports. During the Summer he was helping out at Evans Park during the day and then working the Summer Basketball League… Read more »

Youth Development Team Member of the Month–Mayra Bautista

Mayra is our Assistant Club Director at our Mary Buren site.  Mayra has been a great role model adapting to all the changes happening with our organization to her fellow staff members.  She comes to work with a positive attitude and does whatever needs to be done without being asked to.  She might be stressed… Read more »

Youth Development Team Member of the Month–Czarina Gallardo

Czarina has been working with the Shandon BGC for almost 6 months. She has shown great responsibility and leadership skills through her daily interactions with members. “Ms. Czarina is caring, patient, trusting, and respectful.” She has an easy going personality and is a great team player. We sincerely thank her for all the genuine help… Read more »

Keystone Teens Share Health Information With the Community

Keystone, our teen leadership group, shared information with the local community about water conservation and preventing heat exhaustion at the annual Family Day In the Park in Santa Maria where hundreds of families were in attendance.  Their water conservation and extreme heat awareness campaign will last through December of 2023 and is made possible through grant… Read more »

Panda Cares Foundation Really Does!

We had a lot of fun when Panda Express came by the Railroad Clubhouse and fed us some yummy food, gave us awesome books and some fun Panda swag!  Thanks to the generosity of the Panda Cares Foundation, we regularly receive support for our youth events and activities. Panda Express will be donating food for… Read more »

Dining For Charities Makes Generous Donation

  We partnered with Dining for Charities earlier this year and the generosity of local restaurants and people who like to eat out came back to us in the form of a big check!  When people purchase restaurant gift cards through–which they get at a discount–we recieved 15% of the purchase price.  James and… Read more »

Coast Hills Federal Credit Union on Board as Golf Tournament Sponsor

A team from Coast Hills Federal Credit Union stopped by the Railroad Clubhouse to drop off their sponsorship donation for our upcoming Crush it! Golf tournament in Paso Robles. Coast Hills has been a longtime supporter and sponsor of many of our special events and we couldn’t be happier to have their support for our… Read more »

Thanks to Planet Fitness for Back to School Supplies

Thanks to members of Planet Fitness gyms in Santa Maria and Atascadero, our Club Members were treated to great, new school supplies including cool back packs, notebooks, crayons, pencils and other important gear to start the year off right. On a fun day in Santa Maria, staff from Planet Fitness put together packs for every… Read more »

A Little Friendly Competition

The Railroad Clubhouse and our Evans Park Clubhouse, both in Santa Maria, went head to head in a friendly game of capture the flag. Both clubs sent their best 15 members to face each other. Railroad ended up winning!  Love the summer fun!