Category: Estabillo Club

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 »

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 »

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 »

Youth of the Year Competition Takes Place in Solvang

The annual Youth of the Year luncheon and speech competition was recently held for all Clubs in the Coastal Area Council.  Youth of the Year is an annual essay and speech contest for teen Members across the country and the first step of the program is for Club Teens to participate at the council level. … Read more »

STEM Never Starts Too Early

TK/K members at the Railroad Clubhouse got to experience building and flying paper planes as a part of our Ultimate Journey program. They learned about flight and seeing who’s paper plane goes the highest and farthest. Ultimate Journey is one of BGCA’s oldest and most successful STEM programs. Developed in partnership with the National Park… Read more »

A Trip Back In Time

Railroad Club Members went on a Saturday field trip to Fort Hope in Arroyo Grande. There, they participated in many western activities such as archery, fishing, gold panning, adobe brick making and more! Many of them were excited about future opportunities to return, and also share their fun day to other members for future trips!… Read more »

Career Day at McKenzie Club

Daniel and Julia had a booth at McKenzie for career week. They talked to kids in 5th to 8th grade about the different jobs they could do at the Boys and Girls Club. They were excited to share ideas and encourage the kids to think about what they might want to do when they grow… Read more »

Peep Science

At the McKenzie Club, the students had a blast with a cool STEM activity called Peep Puff Mobile, set up by Jeanette, the Teen Services Director. Jessi led the activity and made sure it was both fun and challenging for everyone. The pictures show how excited they were to see who would win the race…. Read more »

Mindful Movement at Evans Park

The Club Members at the Evans Park Clubhouse in Santa Maria have gotten to learn yoga through our Mindful Movement partnership with The Center Yoga Studio.  Lucas the yoga instructor is very good at getting our members to participate and have fun trying something they never thought they would! He brings along some goodies for… 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 »

Youth Development Professional of the YEAR–Santa Maria Valley

Congratulations to Erica Lopez for being honored as the 2023 Youth Development Professional of the Year for our Santa Maria Valley Clubs.  She works at the Estabillo Club in Guadalupe.  Erica was lauded for her seven years serving youth at the Boys & Girls Clubs and is recognized for being the “real deal” when it… Read more »

Ice Cream Party Winds Up a Great Winter Camp

Club kids in Guadalupe got to spend their last day of Winter camp making and enjoying homemade ice cream.  Club Members from the McKenzie and Mary Buren Clubs joined the members of the Ron Estabillo Clubhouse for the all day Winter Camp held while school has been out of session.  They spent these weeks engaged… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Seeking Enthusiastic Volunteers to Serve on Our Board of Directors

In order to be as successful as possible, the Board of Directors of Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast is seeking community leaders who are eager to be part of the growth and opportunities in front of the organization.  If you are passionate about helping local children, have a desire to help achieve… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Vanessa Sanchez

Vanessa is a club alumni, Keystone Alumni & former Keystone President. Vanessa has always stepped up to the plate when needed & currently is helping run the Evans Park Clubhouse where she grew up. Vanessa does so much for the Evans Park community and has always been an amazing example to all of our members…. Read more »

Generous Gift from Club Alum Powers 2024 Basketball Season

Former Club Kid and Righetti High athletics hall of fame inductee John Thomas visited the Railroad Clubhouse in Santa Maria to present a generous sponsorship of the Club’s upcoming 2024 basketball season. On behalf of his business, Western Village Health Club, John contributed $12,000 to help ensure local athletics and basketball continue to thrive in… Read more »

BGCMCC Helps Celebrate Red Ribbon Week

BGCMCC had the honor of participating in Red Ribbon week at  the McKenzie Club site.   Our team set up an engaging booth to promote the Boys and Girls Club, focusing on providing an enjoyable and educational experience for the students.  Staff offered a coloring section, ensuring that the kids had a blast unleashing their creativity…. Read more »

Back A Youth Night Creates Fun for Youth and Adults Alike

Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast hosted its 2nd Annual Back a Youth Night event at the Tom Maas Clubhouse in Paso Robles on Thursday, October 19. Around 45 Club Kids and 30 mentors participated in the three activities organized by the clubhouse staff, which included a fall art project, the Rain in… Read more »

Two New Community Leaders Join the Board

In order to be as successful as possible, the Board of Directors of Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast has tapped two community leaders who are eager to be part of the growth and opportunities in front of the organization.  Gary Borjan, banking executive, and Michelle Wright, Veterinary Practice Manager for PETS Hospital… Read more »

Power Hour Going Strong in Guadalupe

Our signature program, Power Hour, the first hour Club Members arrive to any Club in the Boys & Girls Club Family, where kids work on homework, prepare for the next school day, have a snack, and transition to their afterschool activities at their Clubhouse, is going strong at the Ron Estabillo Clubhouse in Guadalupe! On… Read more »

Generous Donation from CoastHills Foundation Supports Guadalupe Programs

Executives from CoastHills Credit Union and their Community Foundation Board, came to the Ron Estabillo Clubhouse in Guadalupe with a very generous check to fund the purchase and installation of a new scoreboard for the Club’s gym.  With a scoreboard befitting the newly renovated gymnasium, we can return to running our  popular sports programs.  The… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Santa Barbara County

ANNA ESPINOZA–Anna came in a little shy when she first got hired . Throughout the months she has found her voice and a way to grab our members attention. She also advocates for them when they aren’t getting the support they need. This year is tougher academically because a lot of our youth don’t know… Read more »

Club Members Treated to the Latest Fashions

Thanks to the generosity of Old Navy in Santa Maria along with volunteers from the Kiwanis Club of Santa Maria, Club Members from our Guadalupe locations were treated to a day of shopping for new school clothes!  Families who are hurting financially and who have more than one child enrolled in our programs were invited… Read more »

Youth Development Team Member of the Month–Mayra Bautista

Mayra is our Assistant Club Director at our Mary Buren site.  Mayra has been a great role model adapting to all the changes happening with our organization to her fellow staff members.  She comes to work with a positive attitude and does whatever needs to be done without being asked to.  She might be stressed… Read more »

Dining For Charities Makes Generous Donation

  We partnered with Dining for Charities earlier this year and the generosity of local restaurants and people who like to eat out came back to us in the form of a big check!  When people purchase restaurant gift cards through Diningforcharities.com–which they get at a discount–we recieved 15% of the purchase price.  James and… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Efren Espinoza

Efren joined the Guadalupe team last year and has worked for the most part at our Mary Buren site.  Efren is a great male role model to our young members at Mary Buren.  Although he is a bit on the shy side, he is a hard worker and committed to our members and organization. Thank… Read more »

Generous Donation Supports Mindful Movement

The Center Studio, a leading wellness center dedicated to promoting holistic health and well-being, donated monthly proceeds from their community education classes to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast. The donation aims to support the implementation and expansion of the Youthful Mindfulness Movement Program for Club kids, empowering children with essential tools… Read more »

Stollmeyer Challenge Scholarships Awarded

At a festive ice cream social held at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast flagship Clubhouse in Santa Maria, six students were awarded the first round of scholarships provided by the Stollmeyer Challenge partnership for STEAM programming. Rick Stollmeyer, seeing a need to focus his philanthropy on programs and services that support… Read more »

Nature at Our Doorstep

Club Members in Guadalupe participated with our neighbor, The Dune Center. The Dune Centers art teacher  came for two weeks and taught our kids color blending. They made color by crushing the leaves from flowers and used the natural pigment to paint. They also took a field trip out to Oso Flaco and got to… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Justino Flores

Justino has been at our Mary Buren site since January.  He has been doing a great job with our members and takes the extra time to plan fun activities with them.  He has successfully gotten our 4th graders to participate in Drama/acting.  He also went out of his way to plan a fun field day… Read more »

Family Fun Day at Avila Beach

BGCMCC and their families were treated to a beautiful day of camaraderie, team building and fun at our annual Family Fun Day at the beach.  Meeting in Avila Beach–a good half way point between staff coming from the Paso Robles or Santa Maria areas–we gathered throughout the day for food, games, and general relaxation.  The… Read more »

Member Monday–Jorge!

Meet Jorge a long time Club Member who has re-joined the program now that the Ron Estabillo Club has re-opened in Guadalupe.  Jorge started coming to the original Club when he was 6 years old.  When the clubhouse had to close for renovations and retrofitting, Jorge had nowhere to go after school.  Now that the… Read more »

Member Monday–Abraham!

Meet Teen of the Month for May,  Abraham Carrillo-Galindo, an 11th grader from Santa Maria High.  Abraham recently was voted in as Keystone President for the 2023-2024 school year at the Railroad Club site.  Even though he’s a new member of the Boys and Girls Club, he’s been instrumental in building our Keystone Club from… Read more »

We’re Safety Superstars!

Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast was recognized by our national organization, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), as a 2023 Safety Super Star during BGCA’s 117 th National Conference in Orlando, Florida in May. This award is presented to Boys & Girls Club organizations that demonstrate an exceptional commitment to safety… Read more »

Building Bridges in Guadalupe

Teen Services Director, Jeanette Blanco recently visited the McKenzie Club to conduct a captivating STEAM activity that involved building bridges capable of withstanding pressure. The students, organized into groups of three, eagerly awaited the challenge. Within the given time frame of two minutes, the teams had to sketch out their bridge designs, followed by 15… Read more »

We’re Among Best Places to Work According to Pacific Business Times

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast is thrilled to announce that it has been voted one of the “Best Place to Work” in the Tri-Counties by the prestigious Pacific Business Times. This recognition is a testament to the organization’s commitment to fostering a supportive and fulfilling work environment for its dedicated employees…. Read more »

Flag Football Season Wraps Up in May

The Boys & Girls Club of Mid Central Coast completed their 2023 flag football season Wednesday, May 24th.  The league consisted of two divisions with six teams each and ran April & May.  The league had over 130 participants from Santa Maria, Orcutt and Guadalupe. In the 8-10 year old division, the final came down… Read more »

“Tweens” Invited to A Night of Fun

Calling all Tweens from the Santa Maria Valley! Gather your friends and join us as we celebrate your 6th grade promotion at the Club on Friday June 9th from 6:30pm-8:30pm.  This FREE Game Night event will be held at the Boys & Girls Club on Railroad Avenue.  Evening festivities include arts and crafts, carnival style games,… Read more »

Arts Are Alive in Guadalupe

Elijah Soto, a talented 5th-grade student, along with Abraham Rodriguez, a skilled 6th-grade student, and Abigail, an accomplished 8th-grade student, recently made their mark as finalists at the Guadalupe’s Kids Come First Foundation art gala. The event showcased the artistic prowess of these young individuals, as well as that of other kids in the community…. Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Kyle Wells

Kyle works at our Mary Buren Site in Guadalupe. Kyle has consistently demonstrated a strong work ethic, consistently going above and beyond to deliver exceptional results for our members.  His dedication, commitment, and unwavering perseverance have set a remarkable standard for excellence within our organization.

First Spring Break at Our Newest Club Was a Beautiful Sight

Guadalupe Union School District Students were the first to be part of Spring Break Programing at the brand new Estabillo Clubhouse. Around 80 students ranging in grade from TK – 7th spent the week enjoying a wide range of activities. Club members had the opportunity to participate in our various programs like cooking class, bubbleology,… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Miriam Torres

Miriam works at our Mary Buren Club site.  Miriam does an excellent job completing all her duties.  She asks questions and helps her coworkers when needed.  We can count on Miriam with everything.  She has only been with us for a short time, but she has shown great leadership skills and cares about our members. … Read more »

Teen Programs Happening at Our Clubs

Kicking off Spring Break, the Ron Estabillo Club in Guadalupe along with the Teen Services program hosted a recruitment night at the club for local youth. With approximately 30 teens in attendance, the night was an evening full of activities, food and fun.  Teens participated in dodgeball and basketball in the gym, arts and crafts… Read more »

Back-a-Youth Night Returns to Guadalupe

Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast was thrilled to celebrate Back-A-Youth Night in Guadalupe after a years long hiatus. Hot off the heels of their grand opening and ribbon cutting for the newly renovated Ron Estabillo Clubhouse in Guadalupe’s LeRoy Park, the Club continued the celebration by inviting community members to join in… Read more »

Rain Does Not Stop the Opening of the Ron Estabillo Clubhouse In Guadalupe

The Guadalupe community celebrated the opening of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast Ron Estabillo Clubhouse with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 9th. The clubhouse is named after Ron Estabillo, a beloved community leader and a former city councilman who passed away in 2019. The new facility is the third Club operated… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Jessi Reyes

Jessi has been a GREAT addition to our McKenzie site.  That site desperately need a male role model to work with our members.  Jessi is doing great with all our members at McKenzie, but especially with our boy members.  He also has been super flexible and helps cover at Santa Maria sites when needed on… Read more »

Alumni Open House Coming in April

All Alumni of Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast are invited to an Open House on April 27th at the Railroad Clubhouse in Santa Maria.  Enjoy a burrito bar, old school and new school games and activities, an opportunity to reminisce AND learn about all the new programs and goals the organization is… Read more »

Club Members Start Annual NYOI Surveys!

All Club Members have began taking their NYOI surveys this week and are off to a busy but great start! The National Youth Outcomes Initiative Survey (NYOI) is confidential and helps the Club improve on areas that need it. It is a great way to receive honest feedback from the Members in a confidential way…. Read more »

Boys & Girls Clubs Kicks Off Annual Review By Our Members

The Boys & Girls Clubs of America have always been committed to ensuring that their members have the necessary skills and abilities to succeed in life. To further this mission, the organization created the National Youth Outcomes Initiative (NYOI) in 2001. The NYOI is a comprehensive program that assesses the impact of Boys & Girls… Read more »

Boys & Girls Clubs and City of Guadalupe Partner to Serve More Kids

Thanks to a partnership between the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast and the City of Guadalupe, the newly renovated community center at LeRoy Park is now the Ron Estabillo Clubhouse.  This is the third Boys & Girls Club Clubhouse operating in Guadalupe.  The MOU between the two organizations allows for the Boys… Read more »

Dining For Charities is An Easy Way to Help Local Kids

  Do you like to eat at local restaurants?  Do you want your money to help local kids?  Well, there’s a win-win way to do both thanks to the work of Dining For Charities. Through February, BGCMCC is the featured partner with this organization who pairs local restaurants with local non profits.  Visit the Dining… Read more »

Flag Football Season Begins Now!

It’s time for Flag Football. The league is open to all 1st-8th grade boys and girls.  Teams/Divisions will be determined by the number of registered players and will be co-ed.  Registration Fee is $50   Participants will get 8-10 games that will be played in Guadalupe or Santa Maria (Depending on registrations) and a team shirt.  The season will… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Mayra Bautista

Mayra has been working for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast-Mary Buren since August of 2019.  Mayra has a very bubbly personality and all our members in Mary Buren adore her.  She’s a team player and is willing to help out whenever it’s needed.

Not Too Late to Make a Difference in 2022

With the holidays all around us, we hope everyone is focused on the hope and joy in our lives. Thankfully, both are plentiful at the Boys & Girls Club of Mid Central Coast. Our Clubs provide a lot of  good news for our Members.  Club kids on the Central Coast benefit from great programs like… Read more »

Trilogy Service Club Continues Support with Major Library Investment

Members of the Trilogy Service Club–an organization of homeowners at Trilogy Homes who volunteer to serve the community–have committed to supporting the programs and activities of Boys and Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast.  First, a group of devoted pickleball players helped the Railroad Clubhouse expose Members to pickleball by providing equipment and lessons to… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Kathy Hermenegildo

Kathy is fairly new to our Mary Buren site, but she is no stranger to the Boys & Girls Club as she is a past member at our Guadalupe Site.  Kathy has shown motivation and is a great role model for our members at Mary Buren.  She is always comes in with a positive attitude … Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Victoria Hernandez

Victoria is one of several new YDP’s at Mary Buren. She also is a past club member at our Guadalupe site.   In her short time with us, she has shown what a great YDP she can be.  She is very self motivated and observant.  Victoria is a natural and has established positive connections with… Read more »

Third Club to Open in Guadalupe

A lease was signed with the City of Guadalupe to open and operate a new Boys & Girls Clubs Clubhouse out of the recently renovated LeRoy Park Community Center in the heart of the town.  The Ron Estabillo Clubhouse is set to start serving youth in mid January and will be a third club site… Read more »