Month: February 2024

Kickin’ at Atascadero Club

Our members here in Atascadero got to break free from the classrooms and enjoyed some kickball on the softball field. Not only does it give our members a chance to show off some kickball skills, but also teaches them to have good sportsmanship and cheer on other members! While they were playing there was music… Read more »

Innovations at the Shandon Club!

A few small changes made to a classroom can have a big impact on a child’s motivation, well-being, creativity, and engagement with any material. The Shandon Staff have recently changed the seating arrangement and are excited to have added new games, materials, and colorful TK decor that includes a car track rug, yoga mats, and… Read more »

Black History Month at Tom Maas

February 1st – March 1st is Black History Month. During this month, we celebrate achievements and contributions and the rich history of African Americans. At Tom Maas Clubhouse we are celebrating, as well as teaching our members about the culture and the contributions from many important African American figures, such as activists like Martin Luther… Read more »

Slime and Smiles!

On President’s Day, the Shandon Club was open from 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM for Members. With a total of about 6/7 Members, we still managed to enjoy our time together and the staff tried their best to entertain the kids. The Youth’s favorite part of the day was getting the chance to make slime… Read more »

Fun Fridays at the Creston Club

Fun Fridays at the Creston Boys and Girls Club consist of many exciting activities.  For starters, the Members get outside play which can involve interactive games such as flag football, shadow tag, dodgeball, lava monster, or anything that comes to their wild imaginations.  We also like to run calmer but artistic activities inside.  These include… Read more »

Mental Health First Aid Takes Priority with our Staff

Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in Mental Health First Aid learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Boys & Girls Club staff recently had an in-service where they… Read more »

Keystone Teen Leadership Club Collaborates with the Paso Robles Housing Authority Youth Works Program

Recently, our Santa Maria Railroad Club teen leadership program, Keystone, visited the Paso Robles Housing Authority to do a Career Preparation Workshop with fellow teens in Paso Robles.  Their  two and a half hour workshop focused on the different roles of project management through an immersive hands-on activity group challenge. Each team was challenged to… Read more »

Atascadero Art Program

For the last couple of months our YDP, Autumn, has been running our art program with members from all grade levels. Our members create art from different categories and get a chance to submit their art to be judged against other clubs. We have a lot of talented members that submitted their art and some… Read more »

Kids Cooking Champs!

The next Gordon Ramsey might be getting his or her start at the Tom Maas Clubhouse in Paso Robles!  Our wonderful kitchen and teaching space was put to good use when Club Members got to practice their knife skills, experiment with spices and seasoning, and do some cooking of healthy vegetables for a tasty after… Read more »

Spreading Love At The Shandon Club!

Our Shandon Members had a “heart” felt celebration during our time together on this year’s Valentine’s Day. We had some of our older Members begin by completing an ice breaker where they wrote on a sticky note their favorite thing that they love about themselves and after sharing, they stuck it to our window. We… Read more »

Golden State Classic Car Club Provides Generous Donation

Special thanks to the  Golden State Classic Car Club for their recent donation to our kids!  Last year, their charitable giving amounted approximately $65,000 to local youth groups, service clubs and other organizations from proceeds of events. The car club tries to organize monthly social and recreational activities.  Their main fundraising activities include our GSCCC… Read more »

Girls Night In Spa Party

Club Members at our Railroad Clubhouse and invited guests enjoyed a very special evening full of pampering and relaxation as they visited different self-care stations at our Girls’ Night In Spa Social.  The night included make-up tutorials, mini manicures and DIY exfoliating sugar scrub.  Teens listened to some of their favorite music while feasting on… Read more »

Giving the Community The 411 In Partnership with 211

CommunifySB and the 211 Community Information Hotline recently held a community information fair and we were happy to have a booth promoting the programs and services of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast.  As one of 100’s of local agencies, we were able to reach hundreds of Central Coast attendees who were… Read more »

Friendly Competition Among Coaches

Wrapping up our ’23-’24 Winter basketball season, we organized our inaugural Coach’s Games! A total of 42 coaches took part in three basketball contests, with some of our young players officiating and keeping score for each game. The coaches invited their teams to support them, resulting in a fantastic turnout and a lot of enjoyment!… Read more »

Mrs. Cookie and the Creston Club

Creston Boys and Girls Club just partnered  up with the Creston Public Library. Every Wednesday our Members go on trip to the library where they get the opportunity to read books, work on homework and get to participate in activities Mrs.Cookie, the librarian, and her library friends provide for the Club.Our members our enjoying their… Read more »

“Round Up” Your Winnings to Help Local Kids

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mid Central Coast is thrilled to announce it is one of four nonprofits featured this year in the Chumash Casino Resort’s Everi Cares program, which gives casino guests the opportunity to donate spare change to a nonprofit group when they cash in their redemption tickets at the casino’s Everi… Read more »

Staff Vs. Teletubbies

For our weekly Fun Friday’s at Tom Maas, we had a special game planned for our 4th & 5th grade members! Staff organized an exciting fun competition, where two of our staff members would compete against all 4th & 5th graders, and if members won the challenges, they would win a Pizza Party. There were… Read more »

Teens Learn Career Tips and Skills

Recently our Teens at the Railroad Clubhouse participated in BGCA’s “First Job Experience Career Panel” Watch Party.  With generous support from OldNavy, select teen clubs across the country had an opportunity to host a Pizza Night and Career Panel Watch Party.  As part of the event, club members competed in a Goosechase Trivia game while… Read more »