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Tom Maas Clubhouse at Boys and Girls Club

Tom Maas Clubhouse at Boys and Girls Club

ensuring future generations access to an enriched education and mentorship experience at Boys and Girls Club
2021-2022
$543,000
99% Complete

The Boys & Girls Club provides after-school tutoring, mentoring, and access to healthy activities. Located on the Central Coast of California in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties, Boys and Girls Club of Mid Central Coast has 13 club sites in Santa Maria, Guadalupe, Atascadero, Shandon, and Paso Robles.

Tom Maas Clubhouse at Boys and Girls Club

The Need

  • The current Paso Robles club site has a capacity to serve only 100 youth. 
  • There is a waitlist of youth wanting to attend the club, but simply not enough room.
  • There is no dedicated Boys & Girls Club Teen Center in the Paso Robles Area at this time – opening a new club site will allow for the current site to transform into a new teen center.
Tom Maas Clubhouse at Boys and Girls Club

The Outcome

The new club site will more than double the capacity in the community of Paso Robles and allow Boys and Girls Club to provide daily programs and services to an additional 250+ at-risk youth. The site will house state-of-the-art program areas offering world class programming that will truly transform the lives of youth members. Proposed plans include an outdoor hydroponic garden, a culinary kitchen, and a STEM Lab. 

The new club site will primarily serve youth ages 6-12, allowing the existing Flamson Middle School club site to a transition into a teen center serving ages 13-18. The teen center, will serve approximately 100 teens daily. This new operations concept will resolve some of our community’s most pressing issues as it relates to the lack of adequate youth development programming.

Tom Maas Clubhouse at Boys and Girls Club

The Impact

  • 72 percent of Club Members have rated their overall Club Experience as optimal.
  • Teens ages 16+ are 41 percent less likely to get into a physical fight when they have an optimal Club Experience.
  • Teens ages 13 to 15 are 42 percent more likely to volunteer on a monthly basis when they have an optimal Club Experience.
  • Youth ages 9 to 12 are 42 percent more likely to believe that schoolwork is meaningful when they have an optimal Club Experience.
  • 95 percent of all Club Members expect to graduate from high school.
  • 89 percent of all Club Members expect to complete some kind of post-secondary education.
  • 61 percent of all Club Members expect to complete a four-year college degree or higher.
  • 86 percent of all Club Members report that they can stand up for what they think is right, even if their friends disagree.