October 2021 Newsletter
Back to School & Better than Ever
We never take a single approach to help kids succeed. It takes caring mentors, such as our trained Club staff. It takes a safe place, like our Clubs that are consistently there for the kids they serve. It takes innovative, quality programs designed to empower youth to excel in school and lead healthy, productive lives. We do whatever it takes to ensure all kids have a great future.
Staff of the Month
Paula
Lead Youth Development Professional
Paula has been with the Club for 4 years. She enjoys mentoring our youth members in our before and after school enrichment programs. Some of her favorite hobbies are arts and crafts, gardening and photography. Paula is also a proud mom to 3 college age students and hopes to inspire our youth members to reach for their goals. Some of her favorite moments at the Club are working with the youth during the school break programs and making the arts and craft projects.
Upcoming Events
We are looking for volunteers to come help make the outside of our Clubhouse beautiful. Please call 805-481-7339 to find out how you can support our beautification.
Mark your Calendars for our Safe Fun Drive-Thru Trick-Or-Treat on Saturday, October 30 from 1p-3p.
Lights On After School
October 28, 2021
Afterschool programs have risen to the moment to #HelpKidsRecover and provide a safe & fun space for kids to learn. Join us as we celebrate the impact of our programs and help keep the #LightsOnAfterschool!
Fairgrove Unit
Happy September everyone! We are so happy to have our club at Fairgrove Elementary School! As the youth have been adjusting to getting in the routine of school, our Youth Development Professionals are here to give them guidance. At Fairgrove we serve K-6th grade youth before and after school. We are all like a big family everyone knows everyone. A lot of our youth members love to make art & drawing. We are also outdoors quite a bit, whether talking about the eco system to soccer and basketball. Together they are on their way to Great Futures! 
Hannah, Unit Lead
Fairgrove
Youth of the Month
Jett, 3rd Grade
Our youth of the month at Fairgrove is Jett. He is in third grade, he is a very strong and helpful youth whenever anyone needs anything he is there before you could even ask for help. Jett is also a great artist he loves to create and draw wonderful artwork to hang up around our classroom. He wants to become an artist and create content for YouTube. His favorite colors to use are all pastel colors.
Grover Beach Unit
Grover Beach is excited to be back in school not just for Before school care but for Bright Futures after school care as well! This past month and a half we have been focusing on ways to decorate our two classrooms to make them feel more welcoming. We wanted to get the youth involved in the planning and decorating processes. We have also started with some fun youth suggested activities to kick off the year which they have loved so far. We wanted to welcome back our youth in the most exciting ways possible and help get them readjusted to going back to school in person, including fun enriching activities and a safe and quiet space for them to do their homework.
Alexis, Unit Coordinator
Grover Beach
Youth of the Month
Kinzie, 5th Grade
Kinzie loves being outside and playing sports like soccer and basketball. Her favorite snack is goldfish, favorite ice cream is mint and chip, and her favorite dinner is any type of food. She loves Christmas, making slime, dogs, and learning about science. She loves to be a helper and assist staff with our younger groups, especially helping tutor our 1st and 2nd graders during PowerHour. Kinzie is very excited to have been nominated because she has "never won this award before".
Grover Heights Unit
The Boys & Girls Club at Grover Heights Elementary School have an exciting month coming up for October 2021. We will be participating in our weekly classes such as Drama Matter, Art, The Ultimate Journey, Triple play for the mind, Be a Star, All Star sports, Healthy Habits, and Youth for Unity. The youth will be busy making friends, working on homework and having fun learning. We have had a great start with back to school this September, we are looking forward to be doing some autumn activities and having a change of the season.
Valerie, Area Coordinator
Grover Heights
Youth of the Month
Connor, 6th Grade
Connor loves coming to the Bright Futures after school program at Grover Heights. Connor’s favorite activity at Bright Futures is kickball. Connors favorite color is yellow. Connor loves to eat pizza. In his free time, Connor loves playing video games.
Judkins Unit
The Club at Judkins is off to a roaring start! Every day in room 24, members at the Club at Judkins are having a great time jamming out, playing games, and getting work done. The Club at Judkins has something to offer youth members of all different interests, so whether you're an Uno fiend, a guitar shredder, or just want some quiet time to study, we've got you covered. We've even got snacks every day! Things are only going to get more fun from here, so come check out the Club after school at Judkins!
Noah, Teen Coordinator
Judkins Youth of the Month
Adan, 7th Grade
Our September Youth of the Month at Judkins is Adan Leon! At the Club, you can usually find Adan honing his awesome artistic talents on his chromebook or cracking jokes with everyone waiting for the bus. Outside of the Club, Adan likes to spend his time playing games and hanging out with friends. Adan's calm demeanor and eagerness to participate sets a great tone for our Club and for that we say great job! Congratulations on being awarded Youth of the Month, Adan!
Oceano Unit
Our lights are on again for our Oceano Bright Futures Programming! We are working to create a fun and welcoming environment for our youth. This past month we learned about what makes us unique and how to help others. Our older class has also been dabbling in engineering. All youth had a chance to build a popsicle catapult and see it in action. We're looking forward to what this school year has to will bring!
Ari, Unit Coordinator
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Shell Beach Unit
Greetings from The Boys & Girls Club at Shell Beach. For October we have some fun activities for our youth members while we work on our social skills, making friends and learn to be part of a team. Our youth love to play games and build structures with Legos or create fun unique projects. Each day there is a different theme to focus on such as STEM, Art, Be a Star, Drama and a weekly theme to learn such as Farms, Fall and Harvest time for October.
Paula, Unit Lead

Paula, Unit Lead
Shell Beach
Youth of the Month
Sophia, 3rd Grade
Sophia likes coming to the Boys & Girls Club before and after school because it is really fun, plus she gets to see her friends and she loves to play on the playground. Some of her favorite things are fried chicken, dogs, anime and shopping. Her favorite colors are black and white. Congrats to Sophia for being a great Club leader!

Thank You Panda Cares Foundation!
Boys & Girls Clubs of South San Luis Obispo County has received a donation from the Panda Cares(R) Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Panda Express(R), which will support our nonprofit’s mission of enabling and enriching the lives of young people. Through this partnership, Panda Cares and the Boys & Girls Clubs of South San Luis Obispo County will empower thousands of youth in South SLO to excel in school, character and leadership.
Boys & Girls Clubs of South San Luis Obispo County helps hundreds of kids and teens develop essential skills, make lasting connections and have fun. Club members experience:
  • A safe place to learn, play and grow
  • Supportive relationships with caring mentors
  • Enriching programs, experiences and activities
Whatever It Takes to Build Great Futures.