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Sammy Rabbit Teaches Financial Literacy

In a programming partnership with United Way of Northern Santa Barbara County, we were able to offer their Sammy Rabbit Financial Literacy program to some of our youngest Members. The Sammy Rabbit program provides financial literacy curriculum to help children develop savings habits and goals. When the child completes the curriculum United Way, working with… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Generous Grant Given by Central Coast Funds for Children

The Central Coast Funds for Children awarded our organization a generous grant to support our programs in our North SLO County Clubs.  We were invited to attend a grantees luncheon at the SLO Country Club where we were able to mingle and network with other non profit organizations (lots of great ideas for collaboration and… Read more »

Dinner With A Young Professional

Our Keystone and STEAM Leadership members from the Boys & Girls Club at Railroad hosted a college and career night, “Dinner with a Young Professional.”  This informative and impactful evening focused on college and career development for our club youth through a speed networking event with young professionals who have recently graduated from their university… Read more »

A Morning of Champions

Our Breakfast of Champions event was a delightful morning recognizing the donors, volunteers, staff and special friends who are committed to doing all they can to support youth on the Central Coast.  Held at the Madonna Inn, over 80 community members joined the celebration which was emceed by Wendy Thies Sell.  It was a wonderful… Read more »

2023 Youth of the Year Winner

As part of the national Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s premier recognition program, our organization celebrates the extraordinary achievements of our club youth through the Youth of the Year program. As our organizational Youth of the Year, our representative serves as a role model for younger club members and shines a spotlight on our… Read more »

2023 Jr. Youth of the Year Winner

Congratulations to Brady Turri, a Member of our Creston Club, for being awarded Jr. Youth of the Year for 2023. Our Jr. Youth of the Year program offers the opportunity to recognize a club member from our organization that embodies the values of leadership, service, academic excellence, and healthy lifestyles This year we had many… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the YEAR–SLO County

Congratulations to Natalia Esquivel for being named the Youth Development Professional of the year for our SLO County Clubs.  She works at our Tom Maas Club.  The award was presented at the Breakfast of Champions and recognized her amazing work through all of 2023.  Natalia was lauded for her creativity and resourcefulness and for her… 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 »

Triumph on Giving Tuesday: Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast Celebrates a Day of Generosity

In a world where compassion and giving take center stage, Giving Tuesday emerged as a global movement that encourages people to come together and support the causes they care about. This year, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast experienced a wave of generosity on Giving Tuesday, as supporters rallied behind the organization’s… 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–Andre Arciga

Andre has been an amazing Sports Youth Development Team Member.  Not only is he great at advocating for the importance of youth sports, he actively leads children and adults in these great experiences. On top of that he is flexible and willing to help at all the Clubs from Paso Robles to Guadalupe when asked. … Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Angela Zambrano

Angela has been working as the Assistant Director at the Tom Maas Clubhouse in Paso Robles for about tw months now. During that time she has picked up her duties very quickly and goes above and beyond for the team. She quickly learned the names of members and parents to start building relationships. She has… 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 »

Calles Vivas! Open Streets Festival Outreach

We were thrilled to be part of the 2nd annual Calles Vivas! Open Streets celebration in Santa Maria.  Open Streets is an international movement with  a common goal of promoting community wellness by creating safe and temporary car-free spaces on streets and roads, opening them up as a public park for a day. In Santa… Read more »

Executive Team Members Speak on Conference Panel

Michael Boyer, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast and Trish Hammond, our CFO, were part of a panel at the 2023 Pacific Region Leadership Conference for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Entitled “A Seat at the Table: Diversifying Leadership Within the Movement”, the panel had members discussing how to diversify… 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 »

4th Annual Crush it! Golf Tournament Was A Great Day on the Greens

Hunter Ranch Golf Club once again was the site of the Crush it! Golf Tournament to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast.  A total of 18 foursomes played the beautiful course along with enjoying breakfast burritos, complimentary margaritas, and a delicious taco bar after their play was done.  A 50/50 raffle and… Read more »

Local Teens Working to Educate Our Community

Our Keystone teen leadership board have been actively distributing resources on various topics to our local community at Santa Maria’s Downtown Fridays.  As part of the Fall 2023 campaign to raise community awareness on preparation for extreme heat events, water conservation as well as sharing the benefits of having a Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, community… Read more »

The Harvest Moon Was a Lovely Backdrop to Annual Winemakers Dinner

A beautiful night under the harvest moon was held at the Paso Robles Event Center to support the programs and services of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast (BGCMCC).  Our annual Winemakers Dinner was presented by Zenaida Cellars along with additional sponsors Pacific Premier Bank, John E.D. Nicholson Attorney at Law, Oak… Read more »

Youth Development Team Member of the Month–Andre Arciga

Andre joined our sports team in the Fall of 2022. He is a former club member of our Fairlawn Club. He is always willing to help wherever needed even if it’s not related to sports. During the Summer he was helping out at Evans Park during the day and then working the Summer Basketball League… 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 »

Youth Development Team Member of the Month–Czarina Gallardo

Czarina has been working with the Shandon BGC for almost 6 months. She has shown great responsibility and leadership skills through her daily interactions with members. “Ms. Czarina is caring, patient, trusting, and respectful.” She has an easy going personality and is a great team player. We sincerely thank her for all the genuine help… 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–Precious Subia

Precious joined our organization this May. She is very outgoing with the members and always willing to help with whatever is needed. She has been in the Games Room this Summer. She is actively making sure that there are activities for the kids like air hockey and foosball tournaments. Being engaged with the members and… Read more »

Youth Development Professionals of the Month–Miguel Torres Frausto & Josue Rojo

Josue and Miguel are our two Assistant Area Directors based in Santa Maria. They both have experience in being Club Directors and this year they stepped into a new role. They did an amazing job during the school year helping their Club Directors and offering support. They work well as a team and model collaboration… 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 »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Jacob Stanko

Jacob is a YDP at the Almond Acres Club, and he is an integral part of the team. He plans great activities for the kids that get them excited to participate. He’s very responsible, reliable, and ready to step up when needed. We appreciate you for everything you do!

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 »

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 »

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 »

Congratulations on a Job Well Done!

We’re proud to announce that Board Member, Carlos Escobedo, has earned his Masters Degree in Organizational Management and we are so honored to have his expertise and advanced education serving our Clubs and our kids.  After 18 months in the graduate program offered by UMass Global, he earned this degree with an emphasis in Public… Read more »

2nd Annual Celebration of Monthly Donors

Our organization welcomed our sustaining donors to the second annual Club 66 appreciation social at the beautiful “Flamingo Fields” of Malene Winery in the Edna Valley. Donors had the chance to mingle with Club staff, board members and community leaders while enjoying a perfect, sunny, day in wine country. Club 66 members are committed to… Read more »

Nashville Comes to Santa Maria

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast hosted Pryor Baird, the talented singer and musician who wowed audiences on Season 14 of NBC’s hit show “The Voice,” during a benefit concert on May 19th in Santa Maria, CA. The concert took place at the delightful rooftop plaza at Toyota of Santa Maria and… Read more »

State Senator Visits Our Clubs

Former Club Kid and current California State Senator Monique Limon had the opportunity to tour our flagship Railroad Clubhouse in Santa Maria. Guided by Club CEO Michael Boyer, board member Carlos Escobedo, and board chair Dan Lillard, the Senator had a chance to see, first hand, what the Club offers and get a sneak peak… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Lezly Barriga

Lezly has been with our organization since 2019. She is our Asst. Club Director for our TK/ Kinder Program–held at the Railroad Clubhouse in Santa Maria–and has been doing a great helping out in the absence of a Club Director for the Program. Although her work schedule is tight because she is currently going to… Read more »

Club Staff Receive Training on State of the Art AED Units

In a heartwarming display of community support, Dignity Health recently donated Automated External Defibrillator (AED) units to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast. This gesture of kindness and generosity will go a long way in ensuring the safety of the children who attend these clubs. For those unfamiliar with AED units, they… Read more »

Family Friendly Workplace Award Received

Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast is proud to announce that it has been recognized as a family-friendly workplace by San Luis Obispo County. This honor is a testament to the Club’s commitment to providing a positive work environment that supports work-life balance and the overall well-being of its employees. The SLO County… Read more »

Alumni Welcomed Back For An Evening at the Railroad Clubhouse

The Railroad Clubhouse welcomed alumni, young and old, back for an evening filled with games, food and memories. This event was hosted by the dedicated members of the Club’s Alumni Committee, who are thrilled to reconnect with former Club members and showcase the Club’s current programs. The Alumni Open House is a chance for former… Read more »

Flag Football Begins Its Season

April saw the kickoff of our second season of 7v7 flag football season.  The league is made up of two divisions, 8-10 year olds and 11-13 year olds and is coed.  We have six teams in each division with participants from Santa Maria, Guadalupe and Orcutt.  Games are played on Mondays & Wednesdays at 5 &… Read more »

Albertsons Visits Club & Donates a “Big Check”

Executives from the Santa Maria Albertsons visited the Railroad Clubhouse to get a tour of the Club AND to donate $2500.00 to our kids! It was fun giving them all a behind the scenes look at the facility, let them know our plans for the future, and thank them, in person, for their support of… 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 »

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 »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Harley Aranda

Harley has been with our organization since June of 2021. He is a former ASES student and is now a team member at our Libbon ASES site. He is our Assistant Club Director and did a great job filling in while the ASC was out part of the month. His adaptability and willingness to learn… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Annalise Leon

Annalise has been with our organization since August of 2021. Since then she has worked her way up to Club Director at Robert Bruce. She does an excellent job completing both her ASES and BGC tasks on time. She has great communication skills to make sure that everyone on her site is on the same… 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 »

Warm Event for Donors Keeps Things Cozy and Fun

On March 23st, donors, board members, volunteers and other supporters of Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast gathered at Derby Wine Estates to honor local community members whose gifts have sustained the mission of Boys and Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast. The event was an opportunity for the Clubs to express gratitude… 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 »

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 »

Dignity Health Commits To Donating AED’S For All Club Sites

Thanks to a three-year commitment from Dignity Health, all the Club sites within the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast family will have new, state of the art Automated External Defibrillator–AED–units.  With health and safety being a priority for BGCMCC and Dignity Health, it is a perfect partnership that helps keep our Central… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Erica Lopez

Erica is our new Assistant Club Director at our new Ron Estabillo Club house.  Erica has played a huge role at our Mary Buren site. She has taken the lead on training all our new staff at the Mary Buren site, while she herself is learning her new role and responsibilities as an Assistant Club… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Vanessa Buchan

Vanessa has been an amazing addition to our Sports & Recreation Dept.  Vanessa joined our team at the craziest time of year (basketball registrations) and has not missed a step.  From learning ClubHub, dealing with coaches and parents as well as scheduling practices, to mention a few duties.   Thank you Vanessa, this is well deserved.

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 »

Team Member Spends Two Weeks in Ghana

Mina Donkor, Area Director for SLO County, recently spent two weeks visiting family and exploring Ghana.  She had not been there for six years and took the opportunity to bring a friend along with her to enjoy familiar sights, sounds, food, and people but also spend time exploring parts of the country even new to… 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 »

Youth Development Professional–Vanessa Sanchez

Vanessa has been with Boys & Girls Club since August of 2022. She is our assistant Club Director at Fairlawn Elementary School. She has done an amazing job filling in for her Club Director when she is out. She has created supportive relationships with the members in the short time that she has been there…. Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Maira Casillas

Maira started working for the Creston Club in August of this year and she goes above  and beyond expectations. She is a quick learner and always willing to help whenever needed. She is also very patient and understanding even in tough situations. Maira  is a team player, and overall a great person have on our… Read more »

3rd Annual Crush it! Golf Tournament Was a Win!

A little bit of rain didn’t dampen the spirits or the fun of the Crush it! Golf Tournament held on November 7th at Hunter Ranch Golf Club in Paso Robles.  Twenty-five foursomes played the course to raise money for our Club Members and had a lot of fun doing it.  Throughout the course, fun additions… Read more »

CEO Receives Regional Award for Leadership

Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast was recognized for high achievement at the annual Pacific Regional Leadership Conference of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.  The Sparkplug Award is presented annually at this conference to the Chief Executive Officer of a Pacific Regional Boys & Girls Club organization who has demonstrated exceptional… Read more »

Club Staff Bond over Bowling

Club staff and their families enjoyed a Staff Appreciation Day at Rancho Bowl  over the weekend.  Over the course of the afternoon, staff from all over our service region dropped in for some time on the lanes, to eat pizza, and to enjoy each other’s company and meet family members. Our team is the strength… Read more »

46,515 Votes Awarded from Target Circle Members!

Boys and Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast recently participated in the Target Circle Awards Contest.  All members of Target Circle were invited to cast votes/points towards their favorite local non profit organization.  We received over 46,000 votes from local Target shoppers! The Target Corporation converts those votes into dollars and we were notified we… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Joanna Guerrero

Joanna is our Club Director at Liberty Elementary. Joanna joined our organization at the beginning of the school year when we gained six School Based Clubs. She has been a great addition and is adapting well to our culture. She has a great relationship and communication with the school day staff. She and her team… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Alyssa Felix

Alyssa  is an amazing staff member! She is always willing to help others on the team. She brings in many great ideas to our staff and members. She always makes sure that all members feel included and heard. Thank You Alyssa  for being such an inspiration to our McKenzie Site club members.

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 »

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 »

Service for Change Provides Generous Donation from Toyota of Santa Maria

We are proud to partner with Toyota of Santa Maria as their first recipient of their new, Service for Change program.  Starting in September, they are picking a non profit organization and donating proceeds from their service department every month.  For their inaugural effort, they donated $10 for every alignment they did during the month… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Cesar Munoz

Cesar is our Club Director at Sanchez Elementary. He started with our organization in June of 2021. At the beginning of 22-23 school year he stepped up and became a Club Director at one of our new sites. He has built supportive relationships with both our members and the school staff. His energy and passion… 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 »

Staff Member Spends Summer Break Helping Others

This summer Alora McNulty took a week off of work to go with four different Churches on  mission trip to Mexico. She has been going on his Mission trip every Spring since she was a Freshman in Highschool which is now eight years.  This is the second Summer Missions trip she has taken. The group… Read more »

Four Community Leaders Join Board Of Directors During Period of Major Strategic Growth

Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast is advancing its mission to serve all local youth by finding and accepting many opportunities for significant growth on the Central Coast.  In order to be as successful as possible, the Board of Directors has tapped four community leaders who are eager to be part of the… 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 »

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 »

YDP of the Month–Monica Alviso

Monica has been with the Club since August of 2017. She is our Club Director at Fairlawn. She started are off as a YDP,  then worked her way up to Asst. Club Director and then Club Director. She has done an amazing job during 21-22 School Year working with the Fairlawn members. The Fairlawn community… Read more »

YDP of the Month–Erica Lopez

Erica has been working in Guadalupe for 6 years.  Erica is a team player and overall a great person to have on your team.   She is caring and pays attention to detail.  This past month Erica put on a Fine Arts Gala/art show on very short notice.  Our Members were able to show off… Read more »

YDP of the Month–Veronica Ayon

Veronica (Miss V) is our wonderful floater in the SLO region. Over the last half year, she has been instrumental in our opening and operating at the Creston Club. Veronica is a true team player and will help out wherever needed. She embodies our core values and her passion shows when she is working with… Read more »

Celebrating our Staff During Boys & Girls Clubs Week

On day three of National Boys & Girls Clubs Week, we know that our Members walk the road to their great futures with a devoted Youth Development Professional (YDP) by their side.  The training and commitment staff make to the positive futures for the children they work with is the reason that our programs and… 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 »

23rd Annual Ag For Youth Golf Tournament Scheduled for July 25th

Our 23rd Annual Ag for Youth Golf Tournament is a day of fun and camaraderie on the greens of the Santa Maria Country Club. We raise awareness and funds to provide our summer programs to the youth we serve throughout the Central Coast. Highlights of the day include golf, raffles, great food, and many surprises…. Read more »

New Additions to Full Time Team Help with Growth and Advancement

As the organization adds Clubs and programs to serve more kids, the need for full time staff to help lead these efforts has also grown.  The Resource Development department is thrilled to announce the addition of Kelly Knox as the Event Manager who is responsible for overseeing the production and execution of numerous events and… 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 »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Josue Rojo

Josue has been with the Club since August of 2016. He is our Club Director at Bruce School and does a great job of leading both members and staff at his club. He is a great at creating supportive relationships with his members and making sure that they are engaged during activities. which creates a… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Griffin Cook

Griffin is the Club Director at our new Laguna site in San Luis Obispo and has played such an integral role in getting the club ready. From doing TV interviews, Open Houses, and making sure to build connections with school staff and the teens during the lunch and after- school programs, Griffin has embodied the… Read more »

Hancock Students Learn About BGCMCC Childcare Resources

15th Club Opens Today!

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast is excited to announce an important partnership with San Luis Coastal School District to provide childhood development programing at  lunch time and after school at Laguna Middle School beginning April 18th.  As most working parents know, after school childcare is not as easy to access for… Read more »

BGCMCC Expanding into San Luis Obispo

As most working parents know, afterschool childcare is not as easy to access for many families as they would like.  The Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast has been at the forefront of providing high-quality, affordable afterschool programming since 1966 and is now poised to expand their services into San Luis Obispo.  Thanks… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Ian Ramos

Ian is our Assistant Club Director at Ontiveros Elementary and he had been with our organization for 3 years. He did an outstanding job covering while the Club Director was on vacation. Being able to lead while the Club Director was out is a valuable asset for his Club. His initiative and leadership are some… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Elisia Estrada

Elisia has been with our organization for a little over a year.  During our Winter Program Elisia worked double shifts in order to provide a great service to the members in Guadalupe.  Currently she is having a blast running Money Matters and teaching our members the importance of having good credit!  Thank You Elisia for… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Brooke McFadden

Brooke is the NSLO Teen Services & Recruitment Specialist. Brooke brings so much energy and enthusiasm to everything they do. They are a true definition of a team player. Whenever any site is down staff, Brooke is there to step in and help. They have been busy reaching out to all the Middle & High… Read more »

Cookies & Kids Kicks Off in Santa Maria

The newest, in-person mentorship programming to come to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast kicked off in Santa Maria with a Valentines theme.  “Cookies & Kids” is a program that has been two years in the making.  “Club Members spending quality time with adults in our community who care about them is… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Lynea Valencia

Lynea is a hardworking individual who is a huge asset to the club and it’s members. Lynea is kind, compassionate, fun, and very helpful. She has been working at the club for a bit now and we absolutely love working with her. She is running smart girls and torch club. It was hard to get… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Jordann Aragon

Jordann has been with Boys & Girls Club for 1 year. She is in charge of the Teen Room at Railroad, but she is always willing to help out wherever she needed.  She stepped up during Winter Camp working full days to help cover when we had staff out due to COVID Protocols. Her ability… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Mayra Bautista

Mayra is such a great employee that this is her second time being recognized as YDP of the Month!  Mayra was a great assist to our Winter Intersession program.  Mayra took lead when our Area Director and Club Director were on vacation.  Mayra can now make decisions and answer questions without having to check in… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Irma Espinosa

Irma was chosen to be our staff of the month for November. Her passion for helping the members and parents is what makes her shine bright. Parents love her, they feel comfortable coming and talking to her about any concerns their child may be having at the club. Irma does an outstanding job with leading… Read more »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Elisia Estrada

Elisia has been a part of Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast-Mary Buren for about a year.  Elisia brings in her knowledge of art and Robotic Coding to our students at Mary Buren.  She is very popular with our members because they get to “play” (CODE) robots with her.  Elisia is also very artistic… Read more »