This summer the Staff decided to theme each week of the summer. We got together as an team and planned a different theme week to make a memorable summer for our Members Here’s what we did so far: Week 1 Science week Our Members had the opportunity to do awesome science projects such as volcanoes,… Read more »
Author: Alora McNulty
Our Members were able to go to the Children’s Museum in Paso Robles as one of our field trips this summer. Our Members were so excited to go and they had a blast while they were there. The Museum has lots of fun and creative spaces for kids to play in including a ball pit,… Read more »
Summer has started at the Tom Maas Club. Our Members are enjoying summer camp and with the heat rising a water balloon fight was a must. Our Members had a great time in the sun throwing water balloons and splashing their friends. We have scheduled water play daily due to the hot summer weather in… Read more »
Staff and Members practiced a civil disturbance drill to help build safety awareness amongst our Members. Staff described what type of situations civil disturbance falls under and what the staff and Members will be doing if this were to happen. Our Members did a great job listening and quietly entering the building. The Members had… Read more »
Our Members were super excited to learn about rain especially since it’s been raining a lot here lately. We decided to do a simple experiment with food coloring, mason jars, shaving cream, and water to simulate how rain works and how clouds form. Our Members learned that water vapor rises into the air, but when… Read more »
Our Members learned about how our lungs work using a paper bag, marker, and a straw. This activity was a great way for our members to learn some new words and their meanings. Some new vocabularly include: Trachea – a large touch tube that connects the top of the throat to bronchi (sometimes called a… Read more »
Our Members at the Tom Maas Club had a great Valentine’s day with fun activities, treats, and strawberry Fanta floats. Our staff planned fun and engaging valentines day activities such as paper plate yarn hearts, cookie decorating, flag football, and Valentine card making. The Members had so much fun rotating through these activities. After Activities… Read more »
SMART Girls is a small-group health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls in three age groups. Through dynamic sessions, highly participatory activities, field trips and mentoring opportunities with adult women, Club girls explore their own and societal attitudes and values as they build skills for eating right,… Read more »
To wrap up the end of 2022 at the Tom Maas Clubhouse, we were able to close off the holiday season with all sorts of exciting and festive activities. Thanks to the help of Members’ parents/guardians, we were able to host an end of the year Movie day pajama party with all sorts of goodies!… Read more »
Power Hour is one hour every day to help Members with their homework and to provide learning activities. Our goal is to help young people develop academic, behavioral and social skills through homework completion, high-yield learning activities and tutoring. Boys & Girls Clubs seek to provide an outcome-driven Club Experience that helps young people achieve… Read more »
We were very excited to be able to participate in the Christmas Light Parade again this year. We had a lot of fun decorating the float filled with lights, paper snowflakes, and ornaments. Although the weather was very wet and rainy we had a blast playing Christmas music, singing along and dancing. Our Members look… Read more »
For the last 10 years we have been putting on a Thanksgiving feast for our Members in Paso Robles. This is our first feast in the new Tom Maas Clubhouse and we are extremely excited. Our Members look forward to getting together to share a meal and playing fun group games. We couldn’t put on… Read more »
We are excited to announce that the Tom Maas Clubhouse has partnered with Infinite Music to provide weekly drum classes for our 4th & 5th-grade Members. We had our first class on Friday, and our Members were ecstatic. They had a lot of fun pounding on the drums, practicing leadership skills, and learning to keep… Read more »
The art room is by far our Members favorite place to be. They are always asking what art projects we have planned for the day and is the first program to fill up every afternoon. This week our Members worked with pastels and black cardstock paper. They cut out different shapes such as leaves and… Read more »
Our Members are enjoying the new Clubhouse. They love the games room especially the pool table and air hockey table. They are having a ton of fun playing in the new space they have. We recently added a basketball shoot game and the Members are in love.
This Summer we had the opportunity to take some of our Members to the Art Studios in downtown Paso Robles. The Members toured the facility and saw lots of local art work and then they had an art teacher do a lesson with them. The Members had a lot of fun and even got to… Read more »
San Luis Ambulance stopped by our Club to give our Members a tour of the ambulance and to answer some of our Members many questions. The Members were thrilled to see the ambulance pull up and they had a ton of questions for the Paramedic and EMT. They gave a tour, showed them the EKG… Read more »
The summer heat is upon the Club Members in the Paso Robles area. Staff had the opportunity to take the members to the pool thanks to the Paso Robles Municipal Pool and their amazing staff of lifeguards. Our Members were so excited to walk to the pool and enjoyed being able to swim. We were… Read more »
Our Members had a great time playing dodgeball outside in the new basketball court area at the Tom Maas Clubhouse. They are so amazed at the new space and are enjoying all the fun activities. We have been serving over 100 members daily and having a new facility has helped tremendously our ability to serve… Read more »
The Learning Center at the Tom Maas Clubhouse has been a great spot for our Members to enjoy some time for reading. The Members have rotations in the morning where they rotate between activities such as math, reading, art, and an outside sport. The Members are loving the time they get to read in the… Read more »
Our Members were so excited to start using the new art room at the Tom Maas Clubhouse. They worked on these masterpieces using paint, cotton swabs, paper, and yarn. The Members had a blast and are excited to see where their creativity can go next.
James is a huge kindergartner personality who is a Member of the Flamson Club. He is always courteous and respectful to Staff and his fellow Members. He has been a part of our club for a little over 9 months. James deserves a shout out because he is a caring individual who gave his ice… Read more »
Ms. Lynea and four middle school Members did clay making for their mentoring session. Ms. Lynea works with our middle school members and works on all middle school programming at the Flamson site. OJJDP is a group mentoring program focused on helping youth succeed in academics and to help at risk youth. The Members participate… Read more »
Members at the Flamson Club expressed an interest in making water bead stress balls. Water beads are small beads that you put into water and they grow into larger squishy beads. We soaked the waterbeds overnight and planned a fun activity for the Members. We took the members to the field and used balloons, water beads,… Read more »
Closdualdo “Junior,” one of our Flamson Club Members, attended the Skills USA competition in Ontario, CA. Junior is a 17-year-old 11th grader at Paso Robles High School. He attends and helps out at the Flamson site when he isn’t participating in extracurricular activities such as Jooi club (community service), VIP club (video making & photography),… Read more »
Our Members are learning about and helping out with Spring cleaning this week. The Members helped the staff take every item out of the ball room and helped organize and put all the equipment, games, and toys back into the room. Our members were so helpful and they even had some fun with it.
The National Youth Outcomes Inititative Survey is offered to all members age 9+ to give input on their experiences every year. Each Club offers this electronic survey in the Spring. The Flamson Club members received an ice cream party for completing the NYOI Survey. Their goal was to have fifty Members complete the survey and… Read more »
Spring break is off to a great start. We did some egg dying and had a lot of fun coloring lots of eggs.The Members learned how to make different designs using rubber bands, white crayons, and colored dye.
Ms. Lynea got creative with the Money Matters Program provided by Boys & Girls Clubs of America. She set up an auction for our middle school Members. The Members were given 116 fake dollars to use towards the auction. The Members learned the concept of perseverance when biding on auction items. They also learned that… Read more »
Spring break is going great with all our fun activities including this bubble gum whipped cream challenge! Each member was given a plate with a bubble gum egg covered in whipped cream and were tasked with eating the whipped cream and blowing a bubble with the gum. The Members had a lot of fun.