Chili’s Give Back Event: Restaurant donates 15% of sales to Club on March 23rd

Let Chili’s of Capitola Mall do the cooking on Monday, March 23rd and they will donate 15% of event day sales back to the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Cruz. Effective all day from 11am – 10pm. You MUST present a downloadable Chili’s Give Back Event flyer or pick one up at the Front Desk in the Club!

Chili’s is at the Capitola Mall:
1855 41st Ave
Capitola, CA 95010
(831) 462-1813

Boys & Girls Club of Santa Cruz Partners with Monterey College of Law

Monterey College of LawSanta Cruz, CA – March 2, 2015 – Mitchel L. Winick, President and Dean of Monterey College of Law (MCL) announced that MCL will provide a full-tuition law school scholarship for one alumnus of the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Cruz for each of the next 10 years. Any former member of the Club who meets the standard entry requirements of MCL may apply. The amount of individual scholarships shall be the equivalent of the full cost of tuition, up to approximately $75,000, to MCL for the Master of Legal Studies (“MLS”) or the Juris Doctor (“JD”) degree programs.
“As a community law school founded in 1972, we share an important mission with the Boys & Girls Clubs by providing quality educational opportunities for local students,” Winick said.
“MCL’s opportunity education mission is an almost perfect extension of the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Cruz’s academic philosophy which is to ensure that every member is reaching their fullest potential in school and in life. This incredible scholarship program not only represents an extraordinary opportunity for our past and current members, it aligns with our focus towards graduate school for the first time in the club’s history,” says Bob Langseth, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Cruz. According to Langseth, MCL’s commitment to Boys & Girls Club of Santa Cruz members represents one of the largest financial sponsorships in their 46 year history.
The Monterey College of Law is a private, non-profit law school. It has a student body of approximately 110. Classes are offered in the evenings, Monday through Thursday, throughout the year. Students generally graduate in 3½ years. The campus is at 100 Col. Durham St., Seaside, on the former Fort Ord military base. The school also offers classes in Santa Cruz.
The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Cruz and the law school will work together to review scholarship applicants.

Anyone interested in the Monterey College of Law scholarship program should contact Bob Langseth at 423-3138 extension 21.
Tenemos un oportunidad por becas disponsibles con el Colegio de Ley de Monterey. Si usted es un ex alumno del club, se puede aplicar. Para obtener más información, llame a Bob Langseth 423-3138 extension 21.

ART CLUB – New Special Program Class

Sign up at the front desk TODAY! Limited space.
ART CLUB Classes: Feb. 23 – April 22.
6-8 years: Mondays 2:30-3:15
9-11years: Wednesdays 2:00 – 3:00
Teens (12 & up): Wednesdays 3:45 -4:45

For the 1st time in BGCSC HISTORY our members have the opportunity to show art work outside of the Club. We will be celebrating our 2nd First Friday May 1st at the County Government Building.

The exhibits at the Santa Cruz County Government Center are presented by Arts Council Santa Cruz County in collaboration with the County of Santa Cruz Department of Parks, Open Space, and Cultural Services.

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 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:–2