Our Mission:

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

Your financial gift supports Club kids by funding academic and recreational programming, organized sports, art and dance classes, teen programs, summer reading programs, free snacks and nutrition classes, field trips and the staff needed to run these programs.


2014 BB Championship - Knicks
Basketball League Warriors/BBQ Tix on sale now

Every year, the Boys & Girls Club Basketball League ends with an awesome day of games, BBQ, and awards, Sunday March 13th, 2016.  We start with a 3pm BBQ Party at the Club with terrific food from Bobby’s Can Cookin’, awards ceremony and a raffle.  Then we all head over to the Kaiser Permanente Arena […]

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Thoughts from 2015 Youth of the Year Vanessa Rizo

  Vanessa Rizo, Boys & Girls Club Santa Cruz Youth of the Year for 2015, brought tears to the eyes of attendees at the Great Futures Breakfast in November. As we look forward to the 2016 Youth of the Year event March 18, we wanted to share Vanessa’s inspiring words. “I like many other young […]

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MIsha Scott, a TWDCC instuctor
Community Partner: Tannery World Dance & Cultural Center

When Cat Willis, founder and director of Tannery World Dance and Cultural Center, found out there was an opportunity to start a dance program at Boys and Girls Club, she jumped at the chance to get kids moving. “One of my goals is to reach as many kids as we can, “ said Cat, who […]

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February 2016 First Friday
First Friday at the Club
February 5, 2016 5:00 pm
Boys & Girls Club of Santa Cruz - Downtown Clubhouse
Basketball dribbler
Basketball League BBQ and Game
March 13, 2016 3:00 pm
Boys & Girls Club of Santa Cruz - Downtown Clubhouse and Kaiser Permanente Arena
Live Oak Clubhouse
Live Oak Clubhouse Dedication Ceremony
March 19, 2016 11:00 am
Boys & Girls Club of Santa Cruz - Live Oak Clubhouse 855 17th Ave
Vintage Boys & Girls Club Golf
46th Annual Don Bailey Golf Tournament
July 8, 2016 12:00 pm
DeLaveaga Golf