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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.

* ALERT* It has come to our attention that there have been several instances of people soliciting money for Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County throughout the county. Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County as a policy never solicits donations door-to-door. If you’re approached at your home or business by someone claiming to represent BGCSCC, calmly deny them, immediately call your local police or sheriff, and notify our organization.

2017 Summer Teen Mural Project

A Visual Art Exploration

This summer, visiting artist and infamous muralist, Scotty Greathouse is leading a visual art exploration within our Teen rooms. Playing with negative space, color schemes, painting, and installation, Scotty is working with our teens to develop a mural with words hand-picked by teens exclusively in their teen room. These words, such as “family” “acceptance” “community” “support”, show what our teen program means to our teens.

So far, we have raised $8,745. We need your help to raise an additional $4,000 to meet our goals and support our Teen Mural Project, happening at both the Downtown and Live Oak Clubhouses. 

Kids Craft Fair 2017
December 2, 2017 11:00 am
Downtown Clubhouse (543 Center St)
Teen Mural Reception: Downtown Clubhouse
August 11, 2017 5:00 pm
543 Center Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060
GAP Gives Back!
July 17, 2017 10:00 am
1225 Pacific Ave
August 2017 Newsletter

Download our August 2017 Newsletter here.

Posted in: Academics, Education, Happenings, Members,
Smart Summers Make Great Futures

In summer, the lack of affordable child care and the achievement gap collide for lower income families. Most kids lose math skills over the summer, but low income children also lose, on average, more than two months of reading skills — and they don’t gain them back. That puts them nearly three years behind higher […]

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May 2017 Newsletter

Download our May 2017 Newsletter here.

Posted in: Academics, Athletics, Education, Happenings, Members, Staff,