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.


Girls Volleyball
Special Program: Girls Volleyball

Santa Cruz mom Yarka Micka knew her daughter was going to be tall, but that isn’t the only reason she enrolled her in the Downtown Clubhouse’s popular new class, girls volleyball. Drawing more than 40 players, the special class launched on April 11 and ends May 18. “This is her first time playing,” Yarka said […]

Posted in: Athletics, Members,
Charles Hillman
Member Spotlight: Charles Hillman

When Charles Hillman received an acceptance letter to his No. 1 college pick, the first place he went to share the exciting news is the Downtown Clubhouse. It’s been his home away from home since he was 10, the place where he has played guitar, sung in a choir and performed in a talent show. […]

Posted in: Academics, Members,
Katee Freeman
Staff Spotlight: Katee Freeman

“You could call me a lifer.” That’s how Katee Freeman happily sums up her experience working at Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County. Katee has worked half her life at the Downtown Clubhouse, starting at age 15 as a summer employee and working her way up to Program Director. Previously, she held nearly […]

Posted in: Staff,


The Human Race
The Human Race
May 7, 2016 9:00 am
West Cliff Dr
2016 Youth of the Year
2016 Youth of the Year Awards Banquet
May 12, 2016 6:00 pm
Holy Cross Hall, 170 High Street, Santa Cruz
46th Annual Don Bailey Golf Tournament
July 8, 2016 12:00 pm
DeLaveaga Golf
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