Category: Ontiveros

Calm Corner Prioritizes Emotional Wellness

In our Clubs’ ongoing efforts to incorporate the training our staff recieves in mental health wellness and trauma-informed care, staff at our Railroad Clubhouse have created a great, new “Calm Corner.”  Understanding that sometimes we all need to take a break and check in with ourselves, this corner offers a place of quiet and respite… 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 »

Youth Development Professional of the Month–Patty Lopez

Patty has all of the greatest strengths and compassion you look for in a leader including: integrity, dependability, innovation, initiative, organization, detail-oriented, caring, supportive & always puts our youth first when making decisions.

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 »

Christmas Spirit Has Come to the Railroad Club

Seasonal door decorating has, once again, come to our Railroad Clubhouse in Santa Maria.  Staff compete for the most festive design and they take decorating very seriously!  Various judges stopped by the Club to cast their votes for the best door.  Board members, donors and even other staff from other Clubs joined in the judging. … 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 »

First Responders Become Santa For a Day

The City of Santa Maria First Responders played in the “Ugly Sweater Classic” at the Rancho Santa Maria Golf Club and turned it into a toy drive to benefit the kids in our Santa Maria Clubs.  Organized by Sargeant Daniel Rios with the Santa Maria Police Department, 40 golfers brought toys to the tournament, enjoyed… Read more »

Fall Festival Comes to the RailRoad Clubhouse

Members at the Railroad Clubhouse got to enjoy themselves wearing their Halloween Costumes, playing musical chairs, games, movies & especially all the food!   It was a buffet of pizza, cookies, chips, candy, cupcakes, oh my!    

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 »

Halloween Fun is Alive at Our Clubs

Railroad Clubhouse Staff kicked off October with a Halloween Door Decorating Contest. We had eight doors decorated with community members and other Club staff serving as judges to pick the best door.   The winners were 1st Place went to door #4 decorated by Club Director Patty Lopez & 2nd Place went to door #2 decorated… Read more »