Month: September 2023

A Month of Cultural Learning Underway

September 15th – October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. During this time we honor the cultures and contributions of Hispanic Americans, Latinos/Latinas, and Latinx-identifying people in our society. At the Tom Maas Clubhouse, we are celebrating by exploring and honoring contributions by Hispanic artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera to activists such… Read more »

Executive Team Members Speak on Conference Panel

Michael Boyer, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast and Trish Hammond, our CFO, were part of a panel at the 2023 Pacific Region Leadership Conference for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Entitled “A Seat at the Table: Diversifying Leadership Within the Movement”, the panel had members discussing how to diversify… Read more »

Teens Explore Latino Culture and Heritage

Every Friday as part of the continued celebration of the Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month, Members of our teen program are immersing themselves in the rich cultural history, music, food, language, art and traditions of the Hisapnic-Latino communities.  Teens kicked off their Fun Fridays after with several rounds of Loteria all while listening to some favorite contemporary… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–San Luis Obispo County

VIOLET BUSH—Violet is one of our TK/K YDP’s at the Tom Maas Clubhouse. Each day, she shows up to work with a positive attitude, friendly demeanor, and enthusiasm for working with members. She is a team player and also there to lend a helping hand wherever it is needed. She is definitely one of the… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Santa Barbara County

ANNA ESPINOZA–Anna came in a little shy when she first got hired . Throughout the months she has found her voice and a way to grab our members attention. She also advocates for them when they aren’t getting the support they need. This year is tougher academically because a lot of our youth don’t know… Read more »

News from the Shandon Club

On September 13th, our Members had the awesome opportunity to visit the Shandon Fire Station. When arriving, the fire-fighters handed youth goodie bags that included a coloring book, magnet, stickers, bracelet, and a safety guide that explains what to do in case of a fire. Club Members also had the opportunity to use the fire… Read more »

Be A Star Begins!

Our Boys & Girls Clubs of America “Be A Star” program began at the Shandon site at the end of August and is being led by Youth Development Professional (YDP) Czarina Gallardo. This program is a social/ emotional learning approach to bullying, and is taught to our Youth who are between the ages of 10-12…. Read more »

4th Annual Crush it! Golf Tournament Was A Great Day on the Greens

Hunter Ranch Golf Club once again was the site of the Crush it! Golf Tournament to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast.  A total of 18 foursomes played the beautiful course along with enjoying breakfast burritos, complimentary margaritas, and a delicious taco bar after their play was done.  A 50/50 raffle and… Read more »

Local Teens Working to Educate Our Community

Our Keystone teen leadership board have been actively distributing resources on various topics to our local community at Santa Maria’s Downtown Fridays.  As part of the Fall 2023 campaign to raise community awareness on preparation for extreme heat events, water conservation as well as sharing the benefits of having a Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, community… Read more »

The Harvest Moon Was a Lovely Backdrop to Annual Winemakers Dinner

A beautiful night under the harvest moon was held at the Paso Robles Event Center to support the programs and services of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast (BGCMCC).  Our annual Winemakers Dinner was presented by Zenaida Cellars along with additional sponsors Pacific Premier Bank, John E.D. Nicholson Attorney at Law, Oak… Read more »

Fun Friday at Tom Maas

As the new school year started, we kicked off Fun Friday with Bright Star Awards! These awards recognize behavior and this week was Best Listener. Club Members then had the options to decide between going to Paso Robles Youth Art Center for a fun Hip Hop class, watch Aladdin, or enjoy various games like foosball,… Read more »