Category: Mary Buren

Programs Highlight–Boys & Girls Club Week 2022

Boys & Girls Club Week is our time to celebrate all that is great about being a Club Member.  Summer is one of the best times of the year at the Boys & Girls Club and there’s nothing like swimming lessons to showcase everything that’s great about the programs we offer!  Club Members in Guadalupe… Read more »

81st Annual National Boys & Girls Club Week Kicks off Today!

Celebrated since 1941, National Boys & Girls Club Week recognizes the invaluable service Clubs bring to communities, sharing how great futures start at Boys & Girls Clubs. National Boys & Girls Club Week promotes the fact that while Clubs operate on a local community level, they are also part of a growing national Movement, and… Read more »

Flag Football Finishes Inaugural Season

This was our inaugural season of our 7on7 flag football season that took place in Guadalupe.  We had two divisions of co-ed teams ranging from 8-13 years of age, from Santa Maria, Guadalupe and Orcutt and 90 participants total in the league.  Teams played an 8 game season followed by playoffs.  In the 8-10 year… Read more »

Boba Making Craze Comes to the Clubs!

Teens at the Teen Center in the Railroad Clubhouse got treated to Boba-making thanks to Vice President of Club Success, Anna Libbon, who showed them the tricks to make delicious homemade boba!  Teens helped at every step and were rewarded with custom boba to suit their tastes.  They could add matcha, fresh fruit or any… Read more »

Teens Are Training to Become Peers for Prevention

Members of The Club–the teen center within the Railroad Clubhouse in Santa Maria–are benefitting from a partnership with CAPSLO.  On Fridays, teens participating in our Summer programming spend time with Emma, a trained educator, who leads a discussion on what is, and what is not a healthy relationship. Through group discussion and written work teens… Read more »

It’s Member Monday–Meet Anthony!

National Fine Arts Program Inspires Budding Artists

The National Fine Arts Program is a favorite program at our Clubs and both Clubs in Guadalupe, McKenzie Middle School and Mary Buren Elementary, showcased the artwork of their members at their annual art show.  Local community leaders served as judges and were impressed with two-dimensional artwork encompassing a variety of media–everything from “bubble art”… Read more »

New Outdoor Amphitheater and Play Space to be Celebrated in Santa Maria

On June 6th, the community is invited to a ribbon cutting and celebration of new outdoor space at the Railroad Clubhouse in Santa Maria.  Through a combination of generous community donations and funding through a grant from the Pacific Youth Foundation, the Railroad Club has expanded its usable space to include an outdoor amphitheater and,… Read more »

Members Learn Their Japanese Names

In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Month, our members at Evans Park took the time to get focused and work on learning their Japanese names. While it was a bit challenging, they were adamant about learning a new way to spell their names. Members were impressed to see the finished result, and even added… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Blanca Macedo

Blanca is a former club member in Guadalupe.  She has been a staff member since August of 2017.  She started as a YDP and currently she is the Club Director for McKenzie Intermediate School.  Blanca runs a very successful site despite being short staffed.  For the past several months Blanca was doing the job of… Read more »