May 3, 2019, Santa Maria & Paso Robles CA: Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Maria Valley and Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Luis Obispo County announced today that a merger between the two organizations has been completed. Beginning May 1st, the new organization will be known as Boys & Girls Clubs of the Central Coast (BGCCC) and will serve over 2,500 children & teens in after-school and summer programs at eleven locations located in Santa Maria, Guadalupe, Paso Robles, and Atascadero.
The merger is the result of a two-year process that was collectively designed by the Boards of each organization. The ultimate goal was to enable the newly formed organization to serve more youth in areas most in need throughout the region while reducing administrative costs through the elimination of duplicated processes, staffing, and systems.
“Combining the two organizations creates a larger, more capable organization allowing Boys & Girls Clubs of the Central Coast to provide a wider array of youth development programs and services. This will result in more meaningful impact for our region’s youth and teens. As a larger organization, BGCCC will also have the opportunity to create stronger career opportunities for our talented staff members and garner more support from stakeholders throughout the region,” stated Jeremy Deming, CEO for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Central Coast.
BGCCC will continue to operate its current operations offices in Santa Maria. Both staff members and Board members are confident that the expanded geographic scope will elevate the level of outcomes for youth and teen members in Santa Maria, Guadalupe, Atascadero, Paso Robles, and other communities in they seek to expand to in the future. See the map below for more details regarding the future strategy of the organization.
For over 53 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Central Coast has been providing programs for over 2,500 registered children ages 5 – 18 in Santa Maria, Guadalupe, Paso Robles, and Atascadero. An additional 4,000 children benefit from Club sponsored sports programming.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Central Coast’s mission is to enable all young people, especially those that need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, & caring citizens.