Our 2016 Annual Report

The 2016 Annual Report for Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica reflects our commitment to our supporters, the community of Santa Monica and beyond, and most importantly the youth and families that we serve. This report describes our accomplishments during the 2016 calendar year, milestones met, donations received, and the impact our supporters have made. To reduce cost and protect the environment, this report is published on our website for review by our friends, donors, sponsors, volunteers, colleagues, and the public. Click Here to Download the Report   Copy & Design: Tino Carlo Finishing & Layout: Chris Terrazas (The text of this publication, or any part, may not be reproduced without written permission from the Board of Directors of Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica)

Mar Vista Gardens Branch Celebrates 4 Year Anniversary!

Mar Vista Gardens Branch Jack & Cindy Jones Youth Center Celebrates 4 Year Anniversary!   On January 28th MVG celebrated their 4 year anniversary! Thank you to all the dedicated staff at SMBGC who work day-in and day-out to ensure that our youth have great futures!  

Torch Club: We R3

Torch Club’s We R3: Recycle, Reduce, Reuse The Main Branch ‘Youngsters’ Torch Club have been working on their clubhouse service project “We R3” Recycle, Reduce, Reuse; to promote a more sustainable, eco-friendly club. On 1/19/17 they bagged up all of the recycle material gathered and took a field trip to the local recycling center to dispose. The goal was to see the entire process of recycling and how hard work pay$ off. Our members collected 11 large bags total for a net worth of $54. The proceeds collected will be used as a fundraiser for this years Torch Club Summit. Enjoy below some cool pics of the event. We are very proud of our Torch Club members and congratulate them for their efforts and encourage all of our Clubs to continue to make a difference in the community!

Long Beach Aquarium – STEM Field Trip

  Check out some photos from a Field trip with youth from our STEM Mentoring program! Mar Vista Gardents and Main Branch brought a total of 24 kids, 4 volunteers and 4 staff (Jay, Sean W. Amanda, Brian S) to the Long Beach Aquarium for some fun with the aquatic life! It was a great end of year trip to culminate all of their hard work and dedication put forth through the STEM program.  

Macy’s Thanks for Sharing – UPDATE!

MACY’S Thanks for Sharing! We are excited to announce that Macy’s 2016 Thanks For Sharing campaign has reached its goal, and raised $15 million, including $800,000 for Boys & Girls Clubs! Since 2010, Boys & Girls Clubs of America has proudly partnered with Macy’s to make a difference in our local communities. ABOUT: During the holiday season, Macy’s raises over $1 million to support BGCA and local Boys & Girls Clubs in the western United States as part of its “”Thanks for Sharing”” campaign. Macy’s shoppers can enroll in the “”Thanks for Sharing”” program and receive discounts on their purchases, with a portion of each enrollment fee supporting Boys & Girls Clubs education programs. Macy’s is a proud supporter of For details visit macys.com/thanks.

Torch Club Counsel Picture Day!

Just wanted to share photos from Our Main Branch Youngsters Torch Club. They also received this week from BGCA their prizes for Ranking First in the National Project: Climate Super Stars !

Basketball Coaches Needed!

Basketball Coaches Needed!     LINCOLN Branch Practices begin Dec. 6th & games being Jan. 8th Games & Practices held Mon thru Fri from 4pm-8pm Age Divisions: 6-8, 9-11, 12-14 If interested please contact Jesse Satterfield jesse@smbgc.org or 310.394.2582 x210   MAR VISTA GARDENS Branch Basketball league: League starts in November. Practices are at 5 PM-6 PM and 6 PM-7 PM, coach chooses day of the week. Games on Fridays from 5 PM to 7 PM and Saturdays from 10 AM to 1 PM.  

LA2050 Grants Challenge Voting is Open!

This election season doesn’t have to seem so bleak. The LA2050 Grants Challenge voting is underway! Head to our Page and Vote for our Entry! Watch our YouTube video here!

Jessica Rubecindo – Administrator of the Year!

Jessica Rubecindo – Administrator of the Year!   The Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica (BGCSM), is proud to announce that Jessica Rubecindo, Manager of Resource Development and Volunteer Management, has been named Administrator of the Year for the Pacific Region! Awarded by The Professional Association of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), Jessica was recognized during a special awards luncheon at the BGCA Pacific Regional Conference on Thursday, September 22nd at 12:45 PM held at the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Paradise Valley in Scottsdale, AZ.

1st Annual College Success Summit

 1st Annual College Success Summit! Saturday, October 8th 9 AM – 4 PM Virginia Ave Park      Join us! At the Summit we will have… Resource Fair with college reps and organizations providing resources to the community on college and career readiness Presentations in the following topics: undocumented students, transferring from SMC, applying to UCs/CSU, career panel, etc.  Cash for College: filling out the FAFSA on the spot! Free Food and Raffle Prizes If you have any questions, please feel contact College Bound Director, Karina Garcia at kgarcia@smbgc.org

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