Category: Flamson

Catapulting Into Summer

Earlier this month we were visited by Miss Jeanette, our Director of Teen Services. The students built catapults and goal baskets out of spoons, cardboard, and rubber bands. Whoever could bounce the most ping pong balls into their goals In the design and testing phases, our members experimented with different angles, levels of force, and… Read more »

Practicing Safety Drill Awareness At Tom Maas

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 »

Triple Play takes place in the Creston Club!

Our Members really enjoy the Triple Play program. In this program Members get to develop different type of skills like attitudes, knowledge and behaviors essential to an overall healthy lifestyle. Our Members seem to have so much fun during the program sessions. After each session we give out a prize to the Member who participated… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Dallas Brown

Dallas is our Assistant Club Director at the Fine Arts Academy in Atascadero. Within the last couple of months she has played a huge role. She’s reliable, empathetic, caring and kind. Whether it’s stepping in to take over a group, taking over the club for the day or helping with other tasks, she’s a rockstar…. Read more »

DIY Paper Crafts and Laughs

  The arts allow for Members to be creative and to express themselves freely with unconditional positive regard. From making a statement to bringing everyone together, the arts play a vital role in impacting today’s society. Here at the Atascadero site, we strive to have our Members tap into their creative side. Members engage in… Read more »

Shandon Members Visit Their County Park

Every other Friday, from 3:45-5:00pm, the Shandon Club Members have the fun opportunity  to spend time at the county park. While being there, the kids like to play soccer, football, volleyball, basketball, and also enjoy using the park’s play structure, where they have access to swings, slides, rock climbing, and monkey bars. On rare occasions,… Read more »

Youth Arts At The Creston Club

The Creston Club decided to bring Youth Arts to the Club. Youth Arts is a program that has different activities the Members get to participate in including Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Digital Arts & Applied Arts. Members from the Creston Club had the opportunity to do a Collage. They got to look at different magazines… Read more »

Youth for Unity

At Lunch time this April, we held our Youth for Unity program. We had many participants members as well as non-members. We created self portraits, a collage cook book, and ended the month by making a banner of commitments to make our community a safer place for all.

Spring Break Fun at Atascadero

Spring break at the Boys and Girls Club is a time for fun and excitement. With no school or homework to worry about, kids can fully enjoy their free time with other Members and program staff. This year Members participated in a variety of activities, such as arts and crafts, outdoor games, and so much… Read more »

Laguna Club Travels the World

This April, the Club at Laguna began a new program, Brain Gain: Around the World. The kids learned how to be anthropologists, studying the history and cultures of other countries. As our first project, we learned about Capoeira, a dance-like martial art from Brazil. We also taught the kids how to play Luta de Galo… Read more »

Smart Moves’ Progress In Shandon

Shandon members are almost halfway through their Smart Moves sessions and have been enjoying their time with Ms. Czarina as their leader. Recently, they created comic strips where they shared a story about their lives. The comics were made to demonstrate their emotions that either stayed the same or changed throughout that event, and after… Read more »

Passport to Manhood Kicks off in Atascadero

We are excited to bring back Passport to Manhood or as previous members may recognize it Wise Guys!  The program has been implemented by many clubs to guide boys on their journey from adolescence to adulthood. Wise Guys fosters positive values and responsible behavior in youth. The program allows them to practice making healthy decisions related to… Read more »

SMART Moves: Time Travelers

SMART Moves: Emotional Wellness is a program that helps youth build foundational social-emotional skills, through developing self-management and coping strategies. The aim of this program is to help develop healthy decision making attitudes and skills.  In this session Members learned about how emotions are temporary and how to describe how their emotions change over time…. Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Angela Ramirez

Angela has been working with the Shandon Boys & Girls Club for almost 2 years. She has shown great responsibility and leadership skills through her daily interactions with members. Angela is respectful, kind, caring, and helpful to everyone at the club. Her positive attitude and friendly personality have been a pleasurable contribution to the club…. Read more »

Full of Joy at the Creston Club

Small community, no problem! The Creston Club is always looking for excitement. Being  locate in a rural area can be a challenge but nothing is impossible.  We dance, sing, act, create , learn, laugh, share memories, and are a place where you can be yourself! We enjoy seeing our members talents, we like to hear… Read more »

Shandon Is Back On Beat With Drumming Sessions

Shandon Members enjoy their time discovering how beats match with syllables with the instructor, Alice Tomasini who’s also a musician and professor from Cal Poly. Every Monday at 4pm, 20 of our 3rd-6th graders attend an 8-week long program called Infinite Music where Members engage in rhythmic activities to exercise core values in teamwork, respect… Read more »

Soaring Through Spring

This month at the Almond Acres Club, members have been preparing for a paper airplane competition. Members have been watching videos of how to create various paper airplanes, and have been running trials to find out which ones work best. At the end of the month members will be putting their planes to the test… Read more »

Club Members Give Tours of Their Club

The Almond Acres Boys and Girls Club held their Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on March 16th. This ceremony hosted many different community members, and the Boys and Girls Club members were excited to show them around their campus. The members led the visitors on tours around the classrooms as well as the outdoor… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Emma Payne

Emma is a great member of our Almond Acres team! She always has super fun and well thought out activities planned for her group. Emma is amazing at taking initiative and is always optimistic. Thank you for all that you do.

Smart Moves Kicks-Off At The Shandon Club!

SMART Moves: Emotional Wellness is a targeted program that supports Healthy Lifestyles. It builds the foundational social-emotional and health skills that will enable youth to make healthy decisions. SMART Moves is a suite of health promotion programs, focused on building the key attitudes and skills necessary for youth to make decisions about their health. This… Read more »

Craft time at the Creston Club

Members from the Creston Club really enjoy doing crafts at our Club. Every Monday & Wednesday the kindergarten Members get to do a different craft. Members get to practice their cutting, gluing and coloring skills which they have been getting better at it. We make sure to give our Members the help and support they… Read more »

Almond Acres Club Has Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening

On March 16th, a beautiful day in Paso Robles, California, community members, donors, and children gathered to celebrate the opening of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast Clubhouse at Almond Acres Charter School. The event was marked by a ribbon-cutting ceremony, signifying the official opening of the new clubhouse and a new… Read more »

Club Members Complete Triple Play Challenges

Triple play is a progressive curriculum that focuses on building movement skills and positive attitudes toward physical activity. The program consists of diverse games, cooperative activities and sports that develop a young person’s ability, confidence and motivation to be physically active. Our members looked forward to their triple play classes which happened twice a week…. Read more »

Success at Flamson’s First Stollmeyer Challenge Workshop!

The Teen Center at Flamson had a successful first workshop for the Stollmeyer Challenge! Our members got to create beautiful rainbow art work for the Mixed Media Rainbow Art session and had a fun time doing it. Our YDP Mel ran it very well and we look forward to our five remaining workshops we have… Read more »

First Grade Group Expresses Their Emotions

To kick off Spring Programs at the Almond Acres Club, the first grade group is participating in SMART Moves: Emotional Wellness. This program supports healthy lifestyles through the development of social-emotional skills. In this activity, the first grade group partnered up and chose an emotion to display. The class practiced recognizing emotions, and how to… Read more »

Learning About Rain & Clouds

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 »

Learning About Lungs

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 »

Smart Moves: Emotional Wellness

SMART Moves: Emotional Wellness is a program offered at the Creston Club. SMART is a national Boys & Girls Club program concept that stands for Skills Mastery and Resistance Training. In this program, we focus on building social-emotional skills, self-control, emotional awareness and helping youth develop healthy decisions making. Members get to express their emotions… 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 »

A Trip to the Fire Station!

The Shandon Members started off the month of March with a visit to their local fire station! The Shandon Fire Station is just a couple of blocks away from the Shandon Club so the Members enjoyed their walk there. They were given a tour of the station, the firefighter’s home, the firetruck, were given a… Read more »

NYOl Takes Off at the Creston Club

Our members, 9 years and older, are participating in the National Youth Outcome Initiative (NYOI) survey for the first time. To get our members excited about the survey we surprised them with goodie bags. Once all our members complete the survey we will be celebrating with an ice cream party.

Shandon Members Enjoy Triple Play!

Our members who attend our current sessions have been very satisfied and seem to enjoy their time while participating. In our most recent sessions, the members had a lot of fun joining in activities like creating their own colors with paint, ran around while playing chickens and the wolf, and also red light, green light…. Read more »

Keystone Leadership Launches this Spring

This Spring, teens in grades 9th-12th are invited to join our Flamson and Railroad sites for our reboot of our national Boys & Girls Club’s premier teen leadership movement.  Through the Keystone Club teens will discover their inner leadership qualities and become the mentors and facilitators they are meant to be! Their leadership development will… Read more »

Stollmeyer STEAM Programming Underway!

Beginning this Spring 2023, teens in 7th-12th grade are invited to join in at a new project based learning program offered at local Boys & Girls sites.  The Stollmeyer STEAM Challenge will be offered at our traditional Teen Centers both at the Flamson Club in Paso Robles and Railroad Club in Santa Maria. The Stollmeyer… Read more »

Flamson Teen Center Taking On The Stollmeyer STEAM Challenge

Starting March 13th Flamson Teen Center will officially start the Stollmeyer STEAM Challenge. All participants who complete all 6 workshops will be eligible for a $1,000 college scholarship! Sign up your member today through your parent portal! All 6 workshops will be held on Mondays from 3:30PM – 4:30PM. Don’t have the time for your… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Grace Lemos

Grace is the Club Director at Laguna and has really gone above and beyond to help her members. Even through challenging times she always has a smile on her face and doing her best to bring excitement and fun to her Club. She is also very involved in the community and tries to use her… Read more »

Valentines at Flamson Teen Center

Teens at our Flamson club celebrated Valentines Day on Tuesday February 14th. As members entered and signed in at the front desk they each received a rose and was wished a happy Valentines Day! Our members got to enjoy all types of treats, many of which were donated by our amazing families. Pizza, chips, fruit,… 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 »

Valentine’s Day Craft Led By Members!

For Valentine’s Day our members were excited to lead a craft. One excited member  asked if she could lead a craft she was taught at school earlier that day. She had an example ready to go and knew we had all the right materials. We opened the craft for anyone that wanted to join and… Read more »

1st Grade Class Creates Their Favorite Meal

This week at the Almond Acres Club, members got a chance to put their sculpting skills to the test to create their favorite foods. Our first week has been filled with activities for the classes to get to know each other, including using Play-Doh to showcase some of the members favorite things. 

Members Putting Their Chess Skills to the Test

  To kick off activities at the new Almond Acres club, members have been practicing their chess skills using giant chess pieces. We have a mix of first time players and seasoned professionals, but everyone has enjoyed ending our days with a quick game of chess.

Too Much Fun at the Creston Club

For the month of February we want to start by thanking Tablas Creek Vineyard,  Must! Charities and Creston families for all the donation we have received.   We truly appreciate it. Creston Club celebrated 100 days of school where Members dressed as  grandparents. We also had an amazing Valentine’s Day Party! We celebrated with friends, siblings… Read more »

Valentines Day Fun

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

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 »

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 »

Pink Slime for Valentine Treat

The Members from The Club @ Laguna decide to make Slime in preparation for Valentines Day. On Valentines Day they exchanged complements and got creative decorating heart cookies.  So far, our February has been very sweet!

FUNfetti Cupcakes, Sprinkles, and Sweetness Brings Members Together for Valentine’s Day!

The Shandon Members enjoyed Valentine’s Day by decorating their own cupcake and bonding with their classmates as they did so! FUNfetti cupcakes were handed out to each Member. They had the option and liberty of decorating their cupcake how they wished and chose from red, pink, blue, and purple frosting as well as different colored… 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 »

SLO County Awards Clubs with Major Grant

After a competitive application and review process, San Luis Obispo County’s Department of Public Health awarded the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast $300,000 from funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). These funds will enable the BGCMCC to decrease the number of youth in the county on waiting lists who need… Read more »

End Of 2022 Pajama & Movie Party

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 »

Members Get Busy Making Slime!

The Shandon Members were so excited and giggled as they made slime that created a sticky texture using baking soda, contact solution, food coloring, glue, and shaving cream. They were concentrated finding the right portions on how to make their slime perfect. The Members sure do enjoy participating in sensory activities and getting their hands… 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 »

Triple Play Takes Off At the Shandon Club!

Triple Play Daily Challenges is a Spring Program that is focused on the physical development of children ages 6-9. This week, members tried out some movement skills by participating in balancing, jumping, dribbling, throwing and kicking drills! They rated the session a 10/10 because of how much fun they had and even asked for it… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Josue Rojo

Josue is a great leader and leads by example to ensure the 5 key elements of the Boys & Girls Club philosophy are present at his Club site. His passion to serve the next generation in the Santa Maria Valley is great to see. Even through the COVID-19 pandemic he made sure that our members… Read more »

Clubs Closing Due to Severe Storms

Holiday Celebration at Teen Center

Our Flamson Teen Center had a blast at our Holiday celebration on Wednesday December 21st. There was cookie decorating, door decorating, and they all enjoyed lots of yummy treats! Candy, cookies, chips, pizza, and hot cocoa just for a few examples. Our Teen Center has such generous families that donated over 15 pizzas! Our teens… Read more »

Donor Uses Influence to Increase Support for Our Clubs

PRG Investment and Management believes in investing in high growth areas in California while also showing the importance of investing in local non profits who help children and families.  Nick and Kathy Tompkins of NKT Commercial who have been a long-time personal supporters of the Boys & Girls Clubs have used their influences as region-wide… Read more »

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 »

Elected Officials Show Support for Boys & Girls Clubs

On Monday, December 19, 2022, Assemblymember Dawn Addis visited the new State of the Art Tom Maas Boys & Girls Club in Paso Robles. While there, she toured the club, got to interact with some of the youth members and met with CEO, Michael Boyer and Development Manager, Emily Reneau to learn about the programs… Read more »

Holiday Fun at The Club @ Laguna

Thus far December has been a fun filled month. The Club @ Laguna has been busy reinventing games by changing rules and adding a few of their own and including other things found in the club.  We had a fun Friday that included making Ginger bread houses. Recently made sure to thank club members  to… Read more »

Christmas Comes Early At The Shandon Club

The Shandon Club celebrates Christmas before heading off into Winter Break! First, the day started off seeking Miss Jolly, our own classroom elf on the shelf. Afterward, two baskets full of goodies were raffled and handed to our Members that won. We also celebrated each Member whose birthday was in December. We made sure to… Read more »

Staying Warm & Dry at Flamson Teen Center

Our teen center at our Flamson club has been keeping warm and dry by staying busy with inside activities and crafts. Members have been releasing their inner artist with watercolor! We have an extremely talented group of teens here and they have created amazing watercolor paintings. Board games, cards, pool, and foosball are always popular… Read more »

‘Tis the Season to be Jolly

As the holidays approach, we are happy to celebrate these joyful days with our members. We are excited to celebrate 12 Days of Christmas fun, with activities and more. Each day we worked on a holiday activity like decorating a stocking, making a present for a loved one and so much more. Some of our… Read more »

Boys & Girls Clubs Provide Homework Help via Power Hour

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 »

Spreading Holiday Cheer at the Paso Christmas Light Parade

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 »

A Jolly Surprise for the Shandon Members!

The Shandon Members screamed with excitement and joy as they were selected to take home a bike for Christmas! A big “thank you” was expressed as they pedaled their bike to the gate during pickup time.  We are so grateful for the generous donation from the employees of San Luis Garbage who purchased and assembled… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Isaiah Zamora

Isaiah Zamora has been with the Boys & Girls Club since September of this year and has already made such a great impact!  All members enjoy Isaiah and his company and frequently ask for him. He has shown such great improvement for the short amount of time he’s been here and continues to demonstrate what… Read more »

Smiles of Gratitude Fill the Shandon Club

The Shandon Club celebrated Thanksgiving a little early in a fun and sweet way. The Members started off the week tracing their hands and cutting out their hand prints then gluing them to form a turkey’s feathers. This activity was a symbolism of unity. The week continued on with them choosing their own best disguise… Read more »

Laguna Club Enjoys a Cornucopia of Fall Activities

During the month of November we not only provided our kids with help on their homework, but we also provided them with numerous activities, including making homemade ice-cream, celebrated Dia de Los Muertos, plus we worked on gratitude projects.  These allowed the kids to write about what they are grateful for. They drew and cut… Read more »

Thanks Is for Giving

For the month of November our members got to participate in activities where they got to share why and what they were thankful for. Our staff had a Skittle Gratitude Activity set up for the month of November!  Each member got to eat skittles and talk about  what they are thankful for. It was a… Read more »

Day of the Dead Celebration!

The Shandon Club Members really enjoyed celebrating Day of the Dead with a piñata, pizza, mask making, drinking hot chocolate and conchas while watching Coco, and sharing about their loved ones. It was special to see the Members come together, share a piece of their families, show respect towards others, and enjoy a weeks worth… Read more »

Annual Thanksgiving Feast Seeks Donations

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 »

Back A Youth Night Launches at Tom Maas Clubhouse

The 1st Annual Back A Youth Night was held at the brand new Tom Maas Clubhouse in Paso Robles with adults and children spending a great evening eating, learning and having fun!  This evening of mentorship and friendship has been a favorite event at the Santa Maria Clubhouse for over 30 years but made its… Read more »

Infinite Music Comes to BGCMCC

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 »

Classic Game Comes to Tom Maas Clubhouse

Just in time for more comfortable outdoor temps the members at Tom Maas are enjoying the newly installed 4-square court. Before moving to the new club, members enjoyed having 4-square games at the old site.  So with a generous donation we brought 4-square to the Tom Maas Clubhouse. Now, with the nice weather, the kids… Read more »

Spending Time at the Discovery Den

Creston members are having a blast at the discovery den. Members get to work on motor skills where they get to play but also learn. They play with blocks, see saws, sensory objects and water toys. Our members enjoy watering the garden plants and love to spend time in an open area where they have… Read more »

It’s Fall at Laguna Middle School

For Fun Friday members of The Club @ Laguna Middle School decorated pumpkins. But they took decorating to the next level!  The kids used locally grown succulents and donated pumpkins (donated by one of the parents). It was a blast, everyone had a lot of fun. Members of the Laguna Club are particularly interested in… Read more »

Tortilla Making Warms Our Hearts

The Club @ Laguna started its month off with a tortilla extravaganza where they made both flour, corn tortillas, quesadillas and esquite. Club Director, Grace Lemos, brought all of the ingredients to do some traditional tortilla making in their make-shift kitchen space.  Club Members really appreciated the activity and were very enthusiastic. The greatest appreciation… Read more »

Art Fun With Pastels

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 »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Rodolfo Rodriguez

Rudy is our custodian for both Tom Maas and Flamson Clubs. He is an amazing employee and we are so appreciative of all his hard work. Since his first day, Rudy has always taken pride in his work and wants to make sure that anyone that steps into these clubs can see his work. He… Read more »

Trips to Creston Public Library

We are happy to announce that Creston Boys and Girls Club has partnered with the Creston library. Every other Tuesday our members visit the library. Members enjoy the trips to the library where they can read, color and play with the supplies that Ms. Cookie provides for us. We want to thank Ms. Cookie for allowing us… Read more »

Torch Club at the Shandon Club

Torch Club for members ages 10-13 has been in session at the Shandon club! The past couple of weeks the members have been working on goals, leadership, responsibilities, teamwork, diversity, empathy and good graffiti. The sessions gives the members practice in working on group decisions and working together as a team to see how they… Read more »

Shandon Members Present Show and Tell

The Shandon Members took over the spotlight last week during Conference days and presented a special item from home for show and tell. They enjoyed sharing their item(s) during club hours and answering questions that their classmates had. They practiced their public speaking skills and bravery. The look of pride on their faces as they… Read more »

Snow Cones Fill the Shandon Members With Smiles

What a better way to treat the Members on a sunny day than with a snow cone of their chosen flavor. The Members looked forward to and were excited about enjoying a colorful snow cone as a way to end the season of Summer. They mingled amongst each other, talked about the flavors that they… Read more »

Cookies & Kids is a Recipe for Fun

Several community members joined the staff at Boys & Girls Clubs Mid Central Coast’s Railroad Clubhouse to learn more about the Club all while working with a group of some of the Club’s youngest members to create spooky crafts for Halloween. The Club was honored to include two members of their Board of Directors for… Read more »

Social Time at the Creston Club

Creston Club is extremely excited to have new members, as our numbers increase. Our members are very happy to  have extra time to socialize at the Boys and Girls Club. They are happy to participate in our weekly  programs like Triple play Daily Challenges. Members  play, talk, laugh, write, build and we love that they… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Adriana Hernandez

Adriana has been a great asset to the Tom Maas team by providing constant support. She takes and accepts new challenges that’s given to her. Thank you for providing a safe environment for the members to learn and have fun. We appreciate you!

Healthy Habits takes off at the Shandon Club!

Healthy Habits has been a complete success at the Shandon Clubhouse. Although it is a small bunch of kids ages 6-9, every member that has participated has enjoyed the activities that are assigned during sessions. They have gained knowledge about what foods have more nutrients and what’s best to eat including fruits, vegetables, protein, grains,… Read more »

Visit to the Aquarium at the Shandon Library!

The Shandon Library opened the doors to the BGC Members while the aquarium was on site as well. The Members had so much fun using their sensory skills to interact with the sea creatures. They fully enjoyed this trip to their local library.

New Games Room a Big Hit at the Tom Maas Clubhouse

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.

Members Enjoy Making Bracelets!

The Shandon Members were welcomed back from their Summer break with some fun crafts. They have been staying busy and have enjoyed making bracelets and necklaces as a group. They’ve also had the opportunity to enjoy and explore chalk art outside! All in all, the Members have been enjoying being around their friends and participating… Read more »

Fun Fridays at the Creston Club

We have been very busy at the Creston Club. Every  Friday we have “Fun  Fridays” that involve fun activities like making slime, water painting, creating melting beads and so much more. We end our day with a Disney movie and some popcorn.  The Club Members really look forward to these fun afternoons. Special thanks to… Read more »

Teens are Feeling at Home at the Flamson Clubhouse

For the first time the middle and high school students at the Boys and Girls Club in North SLO have a place of their own! For years we have had all of our members, K-12th, in the same location, but with the opening of our Tom Maas center this summer that all changed. Our old… Read more »

Art Studios Trip

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 »

Atascadero Ends Summer With a Luau

As a way to celebrate the end of our summer program we organized a Luau for our members. We had such a fun time together and look forward to our end of summer luau every year! We had so many generous donations from parents. Cookies, chips, hot dogs, fruit, veggie trays, juices, and water are… Read more »

A Monthly Gift Begins a Journey to a Great Future for Local Youth

Every day after school, our Clubs welcome Members into a safe, supportive and caring environment. From sports, games, reading, homework help and more, our staff works tirelessly to create the enriching Club experience we’re famous for while delivering on our mission to create Great Futures for our members.  During the summer months and over holiday… Read more »

Club 66 Members Give, So Our Clubs Can Plan

It takes all kinds of donations to keep the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast driving toward a better future for local youth, especially those who need us most. Volunteering, mentorship, one-time donations, and event sponsorships are just a few of the ways our community helps us support the future of our Clubs… Read more »

Celebrating Denzel Washington and The Presidential Medal of Freedom

What a way to close National Boys & Girls Clubs Week but with the news that Denzel Washington has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom!  Denzel has been the national spoksperson for Boys & Girls Clubs of America since 1992. Denzel knows firsthand the life-changing difference the Club can make in a kid’s life…. Read more »

San Luis Ambulance Visit

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 »

Summer Heat Leads to Pool Days

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 »