About the Club

Who We Are

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

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County promotes youth guidance through educational, vocational, recreational, social and character development of girls and boys ages 6 to 18. The Club is the only youth service organization in the greater Santa Cruz area providing daily afterschool drop-in programs five days a week. We also offer a summer day camp program five days a week from mid-June through mid-August, and Winter and Spring break day camps.

Members come to the Club looking for fun and a sense of belonging. Our youth meet new friends and learn to develop skills benefiting them over a lifetime.

The Boys & Girls Club has a core of career professionals trained to provide leadership and guidance through individual assistance, small group, and drop-in activities.

Youth Development Strategy

We want to help youth gain self-esteem and achieve their full potential, so all Club programs are organized and implemented with our Youth Development Strategy in mind.

We give youth:

A Sense of Belonging:
A setting where young people know they “fit” and are accepted.

A Sense of Power or Influence:
A chance to be heard and to influence decisions.

A Sense of Competence:
The feeling there are things boys and girls can do, and do well.

A Sense of Usefulness:
The opportunity to do something of value for other people.

Club Staff

Board of Directors


Jeff Moise, President
Performance Foodservice

Joe Torres, 2nd Vice President

Tom O’Rourke, Treasurer
ANB Insurance

Tyler Atkinson
McManis Faulkner

Ryan Cash
Bay Federal Credit Union

Rico Contreras
Rosie McCann’s

Peter Dean
Morgan Stanley

James Dyer
County of Santa Cruz

Stephen A. Hoversten
Modern Woodmen of America

Mitchell Page
Page & Dudley

Essex Powell
Sutter Health Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Carol Scurich
City of Santa Cruz

Teresa Swart

Chuck Ryder
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

John Swift
Swift Consulting Services

Robert Terrance

Mark Yaukey
Club volunteer