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Giving Tuesday Kicks Off For Local NonProfits

November 28th, 2023 is the worldwide day of giving.  Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast is featured for its efforts to raise dollars for local kids.  

24th Annual Ag for Youth Golf Tournament

Our annual tournament at the Santa Maria Country Club was a another beautiful day on the greens in support of our local kids.  We raised over $100,000 from golfers and corporate sponsors.  

 

Focus on Mental Health and Wellness

As part of our ongoing focus on youth mental and emotional health, our new yoga program was featured on KEYT!  Thanks to The Center for their donation and for their expert teachers and classes for our kids!  

Bill Libbon Elementary School Has Official Ribbon Cutting

Opening in 2020, the new Bill Libbon School in Santa Maria had to wait a while to have it’s official grand opening AND to honor its namesake, our very own Bill Libbon!  Club Staff, board members, and our supporters were on hand to celebrate, both, our organization’s CEO emeritus and check out the site of one of our newest afterschool Clubs.  Check out the story below and see great pictures of the afternoon.  

Stollmeyer Challenge Launches--All Donations Doubled by Rick Stollmeyer

Rick Stollmeyer sees the growth of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast as so vital to helping local kids succeed that he has agreed to match all donations, dollar for dollar, up to $300,000 in 2022!  Mr. Stollmeyer is passionate about the importance of exposure to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) for youth to be successful in post-secondary education, and the workforce. This challenge is expected to motivate current and potential donors to Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast to continue or increase their giving to be part of this transformative donation opportunity.  Watch the story from KSBY below.  

If you couldn’t be there in person, this story from the Paso Robles Daily News will fill you in on the amazing celebration.

Santa Maria SUN Features News on Club Growth

Great story on the Railroad Clubhouse Outdoor Expansion and news on the Tom Maas Clubhouse Grand Opening in Paso Robles.  

Paso Daily News Reports on Grand Opening

The upcoming ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony for the Tom Maas Clubhouse is big news in Paso Robles!  

15th Club Opens at Laguna Middle School

Paso Robles Press reports on status of new clubhouse and generous commitment from must! Charities.  

32nd Annual Back-A-Youth Night is Back in Santa Maria

Adult advocates are key to mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast

Noozhawk reports on return of beloved community activity after two year hiatus.  

Student Parents Learn about BGCMCC Childcare Resources

Take a Video Tour of Maas Clubhouse with Becky Gray/must! Charities

Free teen night happening at Flamson Clubhouse this Friday

Paso Robles Daily News reports on 1st Teen Night at Flamson Clubhouse.  

Back A Youth Night Returns to Boys & Girls Clubs

The Boys and Girls Club of Mid Central Coast is hosting Back a Youth night, when local mentor and kids come together for bonding and dinner, on Feb. 24 in Santa Maria. 

KCOY/KEYT News featured our efforts to maintain services to all youth that need us as the pandemic continues to spread.  Thanks to Patricia Martellotti and KCOY/KEYT for covering this important news story and keeping the community informed about our services and our goal of providing safe places for young people to thrive.  

Boys and Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast to Host "Kids Only" Covid 19 Vaccine Clinics Through January 2022

Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast Starts Program in Creston Thanks to Investor

Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast opens 14th Club in Creston to the delight of parents, teachers and kids in this rural, underserved area.  

Construction of new club facility expected to be completed in early 2022

These are crazy times, that’s for sure. We’ve been doing Q&As with local businesses to…

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, Monday, February 19, the Shandon Site was open from 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM. With a total of about 6/7 Members, we

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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 Gordan 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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Girls Night In Spa Party

Club Members at our Railroad Clubhouse and invited guests enjoyed a very special evening full of pampering and relaxation as they visited different self-care stations

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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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Teens Learn Career Tips and Skills

Recently our Teens at the Railroad Clubhouse participated in BGCA’s “First Job Experience Career Panel” Watch Party.  With generous support from OldNavy, select teen clubs

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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

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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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Teens Get Inspired at Inspired Flight

Recently, teens from the Railroad Club’s STEAM leadership group, Full STEAM Ahead,  participated in a private tour at Inspired Flight Technologies—a drone manufacturing company located

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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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Teens Enjoying Halloween Fun

Recently, Railroad Club teens kicked off a spooktacular fall season with interactive festivities for the Club! First they hosted a Creepy Crawler Cupcake Lab where

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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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Farmers for a Day

SEEAG (Students for Eco-Education in Agriculture) has a mission is to educate students and the greater community about the farm origins of our food and

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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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Nature at Our Doorstep

Club Members in Guadalupe participated with our neighbor, The Dune Center. The Dune Centers art teacher  came for two weeks and taught our kids color

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Winter Basketball League

Winter Basketball season is right around the corner! This league is for Boys and Girls Kinder through 8th Grade. Early Bird Registration will be August

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Fall Volleyball League

Volleyball We are excited to announce our first volleyball league! Volleyball is a fun and exciting sport that promotes exercise, improves coordination, and builds strength. Volleyball

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Member Monday–Jorge!

Meet Jorge a long time Club Member who has re-joined the program now that the Ron Estabillo Club has re-opened in Guadalupe.  Jorge started coming

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Member Monday–Abraham!

Meet Teen of the Month for May,  Abraham Carrillo-Galindo, an 11th grader from Santa Maria High.  Abraham recently was voted in as Keystone President for

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Building Bridges in Guadalupe

Teen Services Director, Jeanette Blanco recently visited the McKenzie Club to conduct a captivating STEAM activity that involved building bridges capable of withstanding pressure. The

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Arts Are Alive in Guadalupe

Elijah Soto, a talented 5th-grade student, along with Abraham Rodriguez, a skilled 6th-grade student, and Abigail, an accomplished 8th-grade student, recently made their mark as

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Catapulting Into Summer

Earlier this month we were visited by Miss Jeanette, our Director of Teen Services. The students built catapults and goal baskets out of spoons, cardboard,

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DIY Paper Crafts and Laughs

  The arts allow for Members to be creative and to express themselves freely with unconditional positive regard. From making a statement to bringing everyone

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Youth for Unity

At Lunch time this April, we held our Youth for Unity program. We had many participants members as well as non-members. We created self portraits,

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SMART Moves: Time Travelers

SMART Moves: Emotional Wellness is a program that helps youth build foundational social-emotional skills, through developing self-management and coping strategies. The aim of this program

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Soaring Through Spring

This month at the Almond Acres Club, members have been preparing for a paper airplane competition. Members have been watching videos of how to create

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Learning About Lungs

Our Members learned about how our lungs work using a paper bag, marker, and a straw. This activity was a great way for our members

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Valentines Day Fun

Our Members at the Tom Maas Club had a great Valentine’s day with fun activities, treats, and strawberry Fanta floats. Our staff planned fun and

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SMART Girls

SMART Girls is a small-group health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls in three age groups. Through

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Triple Play Challenges

Our third through fifth grade members got to participate in one of our programs run every Tuesday and Thursday by our Staff. The program is

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Thanks Is for Giving

For the month of November our members got to participate in activities where they got to share why and what they were thankful for. Our

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Day of the Dead Celebration!

The Shandon Club Members really enjoyed celebrating Day of the Dead with a piñata, pizza, mask making, drinking hot chocolate and conchas while watching Coco,

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Disease Prevention Posters

As part of a grant-funded project, Club Member’s  learned about Covid 19 and how to prevent the spread of disease through a series of educational

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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

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Art Fun With Pastels

The art room is by far our Members favorite place to be. They are always asking what art projects we have planned for the day

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Ultimate Journey Planting Session

Club members that are currently participating in the  Ultimate Journey program, planted a flower bed at the Railroad Clubhouse. Each member discussed the elements of

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Members Learn About Ecosytems

Club members participated and interacted among their peers, as they were  introduced to the EcoSystem during our Ultimate Journey Program. They were provided props that

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Art Studios Trip

This Summer we had the opportunity to take some of our Members to the Art Studios in downtown Paso Robles. The Members toured the facility

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