Month: April 2024

Drama at our Creston Club

No…not that kind of drama! Drama Matters! a national program from Boys & Girls Clubs of American is underway at our Creston Club and is being enjoyed by a lot of members.  For eight weeks the Club will explore many facets of drama including acting, stagecraft, and other aspects of this performing art.   The goal… Read more »

Sammy Rabbit Teaches Financial Literacy

In a programming partnership with United Way of Northern Santa Barbara County, we were able to offer their Sammy Rabbit Financial Literacy program to some of our youngest Members. The Sammy Rabbit program provides financial literacy curriculum to help children develop savings habits and goals. When the child completes the curriculum United Way, working with… Read more »

High Quality Programming is Always Our Goal

Our Santa Maria & Guadalupe staff participated in an Elements of a High-Quality Session training.  The Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast are committed to implementing High Quality programs throughout all of our Club sites.  Our staff spent the morning learning how to incorporate these important elements into their day-to-day sessions. Planning Warm… Read more »

Hunt for the Golden Eggs

To finish their Spring Break, Club Members at our Evans Park Clubhouse got to participate in a massive egg hunt.  Thanks to a donation of lots of plastic eggs and goodies to fill them, Club Members had fun searching outside of the Clubhouse for their treats.  Two, extra special, golden eggs were the greatest prizes… Read more »

Habitat SLO Welcomes New Families to a Tour of Tom Maas Clubhouse

Habitat for Humanity SLO County welcomed about nine families to their new homes at the beginning of August. As a part of the Habitat homeownership program, families attend a homeowner workshop each month, focused on preparing them to enter homeownership for the first time. These include topics that range from financial literacy, writing a trust… Read more »

We Love Earth!

In honor of Earth Day, our Shandon Members learned about the importance of taking care of our environment and different ways we can  all help to make a positive difference. We explored a globe and collected information about the sizes of continents, made a cute earth craft, decorated paper bags with the most ideal stickers,… Read more »

Summer Supply Donations Needed at the Flamson Club

Our Flamson Club has big plans for summer and we are in need of some supplies & decorations to make our plans come to life. We want to have a theme each week of our summer camp to make this summer really fun and exciting for our Members. Some of our theme weeks include Science… Read more »

A Little Dust Can Be Beautiful!

In collaboration with the Boys and Girls Club and Guadalupe Union School District, the 50+ Members at the Mary Buren School Club site enjoy lots of engaging activities, including a special chalk-art session led by Sharyn. Sharyn’s vibrant teaching style inspired our Members to explore color blending and create their own unique artworks. Thanks to… Read more »

National Gates Scholarships Awarded to Santa Maria Club Members

The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective national program that recognizes minority high school seniors who have excelled both academically and in leadership through participation in extracurricular activities and community service.  This year’s cohort of 300 Scholars were selected from a national pool of over 56,000 applicants! Scholars will receive funding for the full cost… Read more »

Power Hour at Creston Club

Reading has become a lot more interesting since the sun has pushed away the gray clouds and its cold weather.  The Members at the Creston club have taken a new liking to reading outside.  Some favored reading spots are in the shade, under a tree, on the grass out in the sun, or even on… Read more »

Creston Clubs Little Gardeners

At the Creston Club, our Members were welcomed to a gardening activity put on by their school.  They took part in fun activities such as painting a little picket fence with each other, pulling weeds, cleaning the planters, planting strawberries, and checking off their gardening checklist as they went on.  With all of their hard… Read more »

Fun At The Park!

Every other Friday, our Shandon Members have the fun opportunity to visit the CW Clarke Park. Youth spend a majority of their time on the play structures but also love the open field and enjoy playing games like football, soccer, and tag. During the Summer, we look forward to taking trips to the community pool… Read more »

A Little Bit of Hollywood Comes to Our Clubs

We had our moment in the spotlight recently when JNorth Productions came to the Railroad Clubhouse in Santa Maria to shoot a video about what we do and all the great kids who need our services.  Thanks to the generosity of the Chumash Foundation, this highly talented and professional production team was on board to… Read more »

TK Begins Storytime!

This week, our TK members were introduced to “Storytime” led by Miss Carina, where they listened to one book, one felt story, and one song. They began by focusing on the calendar and going over the current date, weather, and season. Afterwards, they reviewed shapes, colors, numbers, and the alphabet. Then, they proceeded to listen… Read more »

Shandon’s Eggcellent Spring Break!

This was our club’s second week being open for spring break. The Shandon staff planned for an Easter celebration on Monday and our Members had a great time. As a science activity, they had a blast stacking plastic eggs and made 3D shapes using toothpicks and Play-Doh. For art, they made an origami bunny followed… Read more »