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 […]
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. […]
“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 […]
Big thanks to Santa Cruz Sentinel, KSBW, Santa Cruz Waves and KSCO’s Good Morning Monterey Bay (audio below) for covering the dedication of our Live Oak Clubhouse. Thank you for helping us let the community know about this valuable new resource for youth and families in the heart of Live Oak. Several hundred community members came by March 19 […]
Dr. Jasmine Berke, who practices acupuncture, played a critical role in planning the instructional kitchen at the new Live Oak Clubhouse. She and husband Scott Roseman, who live in Live Oak, contributed to elevating what was initially designed as a warming kitchen into an instructional kitchen where members can learn to prepare food. She has […]
The teen programs offered by Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County at the Downtown Clubhouse and Shoreline Middle School in Live Oak are both engaging places for members ages 12-18 to hang out after school. And the programs are tailored to meet different needs. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County Teen Club, […]
Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County, in partnership with the County of Santa Cruz and the Live Oak School District, are poised to dedicate the organization’s new Live Oak Clubhouse during a ceremony March 19. The 10,200-square-foot Clubhouse co-located with Shoreline Middle School, 855 17th Ave., features two floors of education and activity […]
Music can be a powerful influence on the imaginations and identities of young people. Thanks to generous contributions by KSCO radio and other donors, the recording studio at the new Live Oak Clubhouse will help members channel their energy and interest in music. The studio will be outfitted with state-of-the-art digital recording equipment, including a custom built Bulldog […]
Several new positions have opened up with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County! Most are youth development jobs working at the new Live Oak Clubhouse opening in March and an office job at the Downtown Clubhouse. Check out our list on our Careers page under the About Us menu item (http://boysandgirlsclub.info/about-us/careers/).
Youth of the Year is Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s premier youth recognition program, which brings awareness, hope and opportunity to our nation’s most deserving and awe-inspiring young people. For nearly 70 years, the Youth of the Year program has honored and celebrated inspiring teens and their incredible stories of outstanding leadership, service, academic […]
Updated April 20: One of the most exciting and colorful components of the new Live Oak Clubhouse is the Donor Recognition Mural. After the Clubhouse opened, we created more opportunities to donate. Check out this link for more information. Acorns and Birds Live Oak Donor Wall Order Form Under the guidance of community artist Kathleen Crocetti, about […]
Four years ago, the Golden State Warriors called the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County to form a partnership with a Development League team the Warriors wanted to bring to Santa Cruz. Since the team made Santa Cruz their new home, more than 1,000 kids have participated in the program. Warriors players have […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
It’s that time of year when we reach out to donors, parents, and the community to think about what a valuable resource the Club is to Santa Cruz families and consider making a donation. You can conveniently donate via Paypal here, or we gratefully accept checks, credit cards or cash at the Club!
More vendors and more customers than ever made this year’s Craft Fair a busy, bustling, festive event! Santa Cruz youth turned out a wonderful assortment of high quality, very creative, well-priced gift and decoration items for our Annual Children’s Holiday Craft and Food Fair. Even the littlest kids had a blast, seeing their products appreciated, […]
Help our Club kids stay warm this Fall & Winter! Donate a new or gently-used coat at the Downtown GAP store October 20-October 27 and receive $10.00 off your purchase. No coat, no problem, Make a monetary donation at the register and you get the same great savings!