Teens Implement Kindness Plan

The Teens from Boys & Girls Club of Santa Cruz are doing something AWESOME!  They have found a way to spread kindness throughout the community while simultaneously raising money for a trip to Disneyland.

Every time someone makes a donation to their Indiegogo.com crowdfunding campaign, the teens will do an act of kindness in the community. For example, if someone donates $10, the teens will bake cookies and deliver them to local Santa Cruz heroes. Acts like this not only teach the teens about the feeling you can get when you do something kind for someone, but it also spreads the kindness throughout Santa Cruz county.

With the holidays fast approaching, what better time to help spread thankfulness and generosity throughout the community while helping disadvantaged teens make their dreams come true.

There’s no way of knowing how far the fruits of kindness will be sown. But we do know that our teens are excited to be instrumental in that process.

Check out their campaign! You can donate, and follow their progress: just last night they posted pictures of the teens making and delivering cookies to SCFD! Make your dollar magic at:  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/make-your-dollar-magic–2

Pre-Thanksgiving Extended Hours

Lots of schools are closed this coming Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday of Thanksgiving week. The Club will be open for extended hours, 7:30 AM ’til 6:00 PM. Please note that we close at 6:00 PM on Extended Hours day. Extended Hours day fees are $5/day.

Family Night: Spaghetti Feed – Friday 10/24 6:00-8:30 pm

logo_wholefoodsParents and siblings and grandparents and aunties! COME! This is your night to join your Boys and Girls Club members at the Club for a fun and festive evening of games, a craft activity and a full spaghetti dinner SPONSORED BY WHOLE FOODS SANTA CRUZ! Enjoy your kids’ secret after school hideout, talk to staff in a fun and relaxing environment, meet other parents, challenge Grandpa to a game of pool.

New Afterschool Classes Added


This is Santa Cruz after all! A new Special Interest class started 9/22 and there’s still room to join. Have fun practicing poses and breathing, develop strength and focus, learn new games. Sign up at the Front Desk.
Time: Mondays 4:45-5:30
Ages: 8 & up (but ask if you feel like your youngster is already ready)
Cost: FREE
Dates: 9/22 – 10/13


Wow, the new Visiting Artist Program is going to be amazing! We’ve partnered up with the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County (the folks that bring us Open Studios and SPECTRA artists) to bring diverse artists to the Club. Music, dance, storytelling, visual arts and more!
Time: Wednesdays 4-5pm
Ages: 8 & up
Cost: $20 material fee, scholarships available
Dates: 4 classes meeting…
Session 1: 10/1-10/22
Session 2: 10/29-11/19
Session 3: 12/3-12/31 (skipping 12/24)
Session 4: 1/7-1/28
Session 5: 2/4-2/25
Session 6: 3/4-3/25
Session 7: 4/8-4/29

Basketball League 2014/15 FULL

Div 1 and Div 2 Basketball leagues sure filled up fast this year! Even the waitlist is full. We grew the program by 2 teams to accommodate the growth in numbers this year. Thanks for everyone’s support and interest! We’re really looking forward to a great season! There’s still plenty of room in Biddy Ball starting January for 6-7 year olds. To get early notice of next year’s registration, make sure you are signed up on our Email List and that you Like us on Facebook. Insiders tip: if your kid does Summer Basketball Camp, you get early registration for the 2015/16 league.

Afterschool Program Starts Tuesday, Sept 2

Begins: Tuesday, September 2 (after Labor Day break)
Hours: Monday-Friday 2:00-7:00pm (Wednesdays 12:30-7:00pm)
Cost: Included in $40 annual membership fee
Note: There is no $10 daily fee for the afterschool program!
Activities: arts, music, swimming, karate, gym, games room, homework assistance, field trips and more.

Special Interest Programs
Pick up the new Afterschool Program flyer at Club, or download session dates, registration dates and class times here: Afterschool Program Flyer
Basketball League
Click here for Basketball League Application: Basketball League Application

Walking Bus from Bay View Elementary & Mission Hill Middle School
The Club provides a walking bus with staff escorting members from Bay View Elementary School to our afterschool program, Monday through Friday for only $5 a week, paid in advance. Staff will escort 6th, 7th & 8th graders from Mission Hill for free. Register weekly, but be sure to register at the Club or by phone by Friday, August 22 for the first week of school! Click here to download the application: Walking Bus Application

Tutoring and Homework Help
The Club is proud to offer tutoring and homework help in our Learning Center during the afterschool program. Please contact our Education Director, Leah, for more information.