Mission & Vision
Founded in 1966, Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast (BGCMCC) has a strong reputation for providing safe, educational, and fun programs for local youth between the ages of 6-18. What started as one building—the flagship Railroad site in Santa Maria—has now expanded to two counties and 13 sites, with more than 2,700 registered youth members. Through outreach, including sponsored arts and sports programs, BGCMCC benefits an additional 4,000 local children each year.
BGCMCC focuses on providing programs to the youth and teens who need them most. Our programs are designed to achieve priority outcomes for lifetime success in 3 main areas: Education, Character, and Health.
Members reside on the Central Coast of California. Demographic data reveals 85% of members are Hispanic where Spanish is the predominant language spoken in the home, 70% of our members qualify for English Learner support in school, approximately 33% come from single parent homes, and approximately 90% qualify for free or reduced meal programs during the school year based upon state and federal guidelines. To help with that, we provide healthy daily snacks. Agriculture and hospitality are the dominant employer groups in a large part of the region and many of our members come from homes where one or more family members work in one of those industries. Other demographic data shows that 55% of members are male and 45% are female; 17% are teenagers and 83% are ages 6-12.