Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Cruz is a youth guidance organization dedicated to promoting the educational, vocational, social and character development of girls and boys ages 6 to 18. The Club is the only youth service organization the greater Santa Cruz area that provides daily drop-in programs five days a week.
Striving to help youth improve their lives, the Club offers programs that build self-esteem and develop values and skills during the critical period of growth.
Members come to the club looking for fun and a sense of belonging. Not only do they meet new friends, but they also learn and develop new skills that will benefit them for a lifetime.
The Boys & Girls Club has a core of career professionals who are trained to provide leadership through informal guidance using individual assistance, small group, and drop-in activities.
The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Cruz was founded by John & Ruth Mallery in 1969.