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Great Futures Start Here

Every kid deserves a place. A place to feel safe. A place to feel connected. A place to belong. Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast provides such places – where kids can go after school and during the summer to grow beyond the classroom. We believe every kid has what it takes. The mission and core values of Boys & Girls Clubs fuel our commitment to promoting safe, positive and inclusive environments for all. Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast supports all youth and teens – of every race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, ability, socio-economic status, and religion – in reaching their full potential. Our programs are designed to achieve priority outcomes for lifetime success in 3 main areas: Education, Character, and Health. Since the first doors opened in 1966, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast has a strong reputation for providing safe, educational, and fun programs for local youth between the ages of 6-18. What started as one building—the flagship Railroad site in Santa Maria—has now expanded to two counties and 13 clubs, with more than 2,700 registered youth members. Through outreach, including sponsored arts and sports programs, Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast serves thousands more local children each year. Serving members in the communities of Santa Maria, Paso Robles, Guadalupe, Atascadero & Shandon. Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast oversees a budget of over $2.5 million raised from individual and corporate contributions, foundation and government grants, special events and program service fees.
85% of members are Hispanic where Spanish is the predominant language spoken in the home, 70% of our members qualify for English Learner support in school, approximately 33% come from single parent homes, and approximately 90% qualify for free or reduced meal programs during the school year based upon state and federal guidelines. To help those kids, we provide healthy daily snacks. Agriculture and hospitality are the dominant employer groups in a large part of the region and many of our members come from homes where one or more family members work in one of those industries. Other demographic data shows that 55% of members are male and 45% are female; 17% are teenagers and 83% are ages 6-12.

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