Up and down the Central Coast our 13 Clubs are offering programs as diverse as their communities and their Members. From the arts, to STEM to quiet self-directed work, Club members get to try lots of things every week.
Possibly inspired by the upcoming Empty Bowls event supporting the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, kids at our Railroad Club made papier mache bowls using balloons as a template. Teens recently got to dabble in oil painting and jewelry making. Art-making continued with a weaving activity. Kids made their own loom out of cardboard and are learning how to weave blankets. Many of the kids plan to use their finished project as holiday gifts for family members.
Our Members at Evans Park–our only Club situated in a Housing Authority residence–enjoy our flagship program Power Hour. Power Hour is a national BGCA program that Clubs around the country use everyday. Members use this time to do their homework, read, and transition from their school day to their Club time. Additionally, Evans Park Members got to work with clay and make some projects to take home.
Up North, our Flamson Club experimented with chemical reactions and some STEM concepts.