On March 22 – 28, 2015, Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Maria Valley joins more than 4,100 Boys & Girls Clubs across America and on BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations with its annual celebration of National Boys & Girls Club Week. The weeklong celebration calls attention to the important role Boys & Girls Clubs play to enable nearly 4 million young people each year to achieve great futures.

This year’s theme – ‘Open the Door. Take the Tour’ – encourages communities, families, friends and supporters of its Club members to experience first-hand how Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Maria Valley is making a difference in the lives of young people. The tour will take place on Thursday, March 26 from 5 – 7 pm at their Clubs located at 901 N Railroad Ave in Santa Maria and 4689 11th St in Guadalupe.

“Our youth are the heart of the Santa Maria Valley community. It is our responsibility to provide a safe place that will positively influence and guide them during critical out-of-school hours,” said Jeremy Deming, Executive Director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Maria Valley. “More local youth than ever before have no place to go after school. Boys & Girls Club offers a place where kids can learn, grow and be successful in school and life. Boys & Girls Club Week is a great time to see how we impact the lives of young people through programs aimed to promote academic success, a healthy lifestyle and good character and leaderships skills.”

During the weeklong celebration, participants can also visit greatfutures.org/bgcweek to take a virtual tour of Boys & Girls Clubs. Virtual tour participants are eligible to enter a contest for a chance to win a $250 Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores gift card.

Planned activities during the open house include Club tours; art projects, games, a skit and much more. Refreshments will be served.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Maria Valley
Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Maria Valley currently provides programs for over 940 registered children ages 6 – 18 in Santa Maria, Guadalupe, and Evans Park Public Housing Complex. An additional 7,400 children benefit from Club sponsored sports programming. Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Maria Valley’s mission is to enable all young people, especially those that need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, & caring citizens.