Month: December 2023

Teens Helping Community Stay Healthy This Winter

With Winter Season’s arrival, this time of year also brings another round of Covid & Flu Season.  Our teen leadership group, Keystone, is dedicated now more than ever to continue to raise awareness and share information regarding health resources & vaccinations to help keep our community healthy and safe. To learn more about available vaccines,… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Erica Lopez

Erica is our employee of the month for Santa Barbara county. Erica has stepped up so much this school year and has been nothing but AMAZING!! She’s running teen nights with our teens in Guadalupe every Friday because she saw the need for it in the community. All our teens look up to her and… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Gisele Granados

Gisel has been such a great addition to the SLO county team. In her position as Rover she was always there for us in pinch! She is now at our Flamson site and will step up and take on any task that is asked of her. She also showed her amazing artistic talents working on… Read more »

Representative Carbajal Visits Railroad Clubhouse

Congressperson Salud Carbajal of the 24th Congressional District, stopped by the Railroad Clubhouse to meet Club Members and tour the facility.  As a former Boys & Girls Club Member, himself, Representative Carbajal has a unique understanding of the value of our programs and the need we fill in our community. In advance of our plans… Read more »

The Visual Arts Are Alive at All of Our Clubs

In the heart of Santa Maria, a celebration of young talent and creativity recently unfolded at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast National Fine Arts Program Reception. This event provided a platform for budding artists to showcase their skills and express themselves through various forms of art. Club Members from all of… Read more »

Buddy the Elf Visits Santa Maria

Buddy the Elf made a surprise visit at the Railroad Clubhouse in Santa Maria to fill Club Members and staff with holiday cheer!  He spent the morning leading carols, playing games and getting everyone excited for Christmas.

Corvette Club Brings Santa to the Club

Shandon Members Spread Christmas Cheer Around Their Community

On Friday December 15th, a group of Shandon Club Members participated in their community’s Christmas parade. A big heartfelt, “THANK YOU” to the Shandon fire department for allowing the Members to ride the firetruck around town from street to street, waving to neighborhood friends all while spreading Christmas cheer! Hot cocoa was served and offered… Read more »

Christmas Party At The Shandon Club

The Shandon staff have been preparing for our Christmas celebration for a while! Our Director, Ms. Carina had the great idea of having three separate days where we created “food shacks” where we fundraised money to be able to purchase Christmas gifts for each and every single one of our Shandon Members. After having our… Read more »

Artistry Spreads Through Shandon Club

Recently, the Shandon Club members began demonstrating their artistic talents by participating in the National Arts Contest. This program provides youth the opportunity to express themselves creatively, build confidence, learn new visual arts, and showcase their artwork in the community.

Santas Elves Make An Early Visit to Santa Maria

The annual First Responders Golf Tournament, organized by the Santa Maria Police Department, is a place for Santas elves to gather for a great cause!  First Responders from as far away as Paso Robles and Santa Barbara as well as local folks from Santa Maria and the 5 Cities, put together golf foursomes for a… Read more »

Parading Around Town This Holiday Season

Club Members from our Santa Maria AND Northern SLO County Clubs rang in the holiday season by building and riding on two amazing floats in their respective community parades!

Winter Staff Training and Team Building

Staff from all 11 club locations participated in our Quarterly All Staff Training. This Winter 2023 training was held at Fort Hope in Arroyo Grande on November 18. Santa Maria Bonita School District trainers participated by imparting their knowledge and information on Classroom Management – With a Focus on Supporting Individuals with Disabilities. Staff also participated… Read more »

MUST! Charities Makes a Holiday Visit to the Creston Club

One of our biggest supporters stoped by the Creston Club on Giving Tuesday and surprised staff with goodies.Members where  very happy to see Must! at the site. Randy Gray, with Must!, got our members very excited with his High Fives.They where all excited to take pictures and share their experience at the Club and the… Read more »