Creston

What's Happening at the Creston Club

Atascadero Summer Fun

It has been a very busy first two weeks here at our Atascadero Club! We started our weekly field trips to Andy’s Awesome Arcade and

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Who We Are

Creston Club – On the Creston Elementary School Campus at 5105 O’Donovan Road in Creston, CA 93432 – We are a youth development organization with skilled, caring professionals who understand where every kid is coming from and help them shape their path toward a great future. As soon as our members walk through our doors, they enter an environment of stability, consistency, and physical and emotional safety. All our Clubhouses run programs designed to be fun and engaging, while building skills and confidence for a successful future. We provide safety and support during critical hours of the day as well as meals, strong role models, organized athletics and access to the arts.

Who We Serve

We welcomes more than 2,500 youth between the ages of 6 and 18 to our Clubhouses and School-Based Clubs Sites. We operate 14 locations in Santa Maria, Guadalupe, Atascadero, Shandon, and Paso Robles. An additional 4,000 kids participate in our sports leagues.

Our Mission

To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Program Goals

Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast has been in the forefront of youth development since 1966. Our purpose is to inspire and empower Club youth to achieve success and to nurture young people’s self-esteem by instilling in them a sense of belonging, usefulness, influence and competence. All our programs are designed to fulfill our mission. We assure positive developmental experiences through five key elements for positive youth development:

  • Providing a safe, positive environment
  • Fun
  • Supportive Relationships
  • Opportunities and Expectations
  • Recognition

Atascadero Summer Fun

It has been a very busy first two weeks here at our Atascadero Club! We started our weekly field trips to Andy’s Awesome Arcade and

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Kids Helping Kids

Must! Charities is a generous partner of Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast.  They operate a youth board and The Must! Youth Board

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Water Day In Creston

With temperatures rising, Staff at the Creston Club decided to surprise their Members with a full day outside filled with fun water activities.  Members had

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Celebrations and Slime!

This past Monday May 13th, the Shandon Staff as well as Members celebrated Mrs. Angela’s birthday! Her desk area was decorated with a birthday banner

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day from the Shandon Club to all the strong, beautiful moms out there! This week our Members made beautiful crafts to give their

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Birthdays and Books!

As we welcomed May, our Shandon Members took the time this week to celebrate those whose birthdays were in April. We first sang the “Happy

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Drama at our Creston Club

No…not that kind of drama! Drama Matters! a national program from Boys & Girls Clubs of American is underway at our Creston Club and is

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We Love Earth!

In honor of Earth Day, our Shandon Members learned about the importance of taking care of our environment and different ways we can  all help

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Fun At The Park!

Every other Friday, our Shandon Members have the fun opportunity to visit the CW Clarke Park. Youth spend a majority of their time on the

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TK Begins Storytime!

This week, our TK members were introduced to “Storytime” led by Miss Carina, where they listened to one book, one felt story, and one song.

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FUN IN THE SUN

We have had nice weather in Paso lately and our Members have been enjoying being outside. Our staff decided it was time for some chalk

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1..2..3.. Cheese!

This week was Miss Czarina’s final week running photography sessions here at the Shandon Club. Our Members were pleased when learning about a camera’s functions

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Sweet Surprises in Creston

Members at the Creston Club had the opportunity to take part in the National Youth  Outcome Initiative (NYOI) survey just a few weeks ago.  In

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Black History Month at Tom Maas

February 1st – March 1st is Black History Month. During this month, we celebrate achievements and contributions and the rich history of African Americans. At

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Slime and Smiles!

On President’s Day, the Shandon Club was open from 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM for Members. With a total of about 6/7 Members, we still

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Fun Fridays at the Creston Club

Fun Fridays at the Creston Boys and Girls Club consist of many exciting activities.  For starters, the Members get outside play which can involve interactive

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Atascadero Art Program

For the last couple of months our YDP, Autumn, has been running our art program with members from all grade levels. Our members create art

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Kids Cooking Champs!

The next Gordon Ramsey might be getting his or her start at the Tom Maas Clubhouse in Paso Robles!  Our wonderful kitchen and teaching space

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Staff Vs. Teletubbies

For our weekly Fun Friday’s at Tom Maas, we had a special game planned for our 4th & 5th grade members! Staff organized an exciting

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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

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Power Hour Fun

During Power Hour–the first hour when all Members arrive at their Club–first grade got to learn what it is to be a spy is and

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Shandon Club’s Colorful Artwork

Throughout the month, our 2nd-8th grade Members have been able to communicate and express themselves through their innovative and beautiful art pieces. They’ve grown tremendously

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Winter Break Fun!

During winter break at the Shandon Site, members made “snow” with the help of Ms. Czarina. Since it’s not common for this area to receive

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CATCH at the Shandon Club!

During the month of November, all Shandon Club Members participated in the physical activity sessions prepared through CATCH. CATCH is a curriculum based on scientific

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Kindness Is Free!

The Shandon 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders completed the Kindness is Free program on November 15th. This national Boys & Girls Clubs of America program

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A Month of Cultural Learning Underway

September 15th – October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. During this time we honor the cultures and contributions of Hispanic Americans, Latinos/Latinas, and Latinx-identifying

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News from the Shandon Club

On September 13th, our Members had the awesome opportunity to visit the Shandon Fire Station. When arriving, the fire-fighters handed youth goodie bags that included

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Be A Star Begins!

Our Boys & Girls Clubs of America “Be A Star” program began at the Shandon site at the end of August and is being led

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Fun Friday at Tom Maas

As the new school year started, we kicked off Fun Friday with Bright Star Awards! These awards recognize behavior and this week was Best Listener.

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Fall Fun in Paso Robles

The Tom Maas Clubhouse began its fall programming and we are off to a fantastic start. Our Members got to participate in chalk obstacle courses,

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Youth For Unity Kicks Off!

Shandon members that are 6-9 years old began participating in BGCA’s Youth for Unity program. This program consists of a selection of activities and conversation

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Creation and Innovation

Here at the Boys and Girls Club we strive to have our Members tap into their artistic side through a multitude of different activities. Some

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Eco Theme Week at Atascadero

Eco Week at the Boys and Girls Club is an incredible opportunity for our Members to dive into the world of sustainability, conservation, and environmental

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Youth Helping Youth

The students from Must! Charities Youth Board, did a fantastic job volunteering and raising funds for multiple nonprofits this year. Three of the students volunteered

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