The Boys and Girls Club gives children an opportunity to learn, grow and succeed while being in a safe and nurturing environment. With a yearlong membership costing only $30 The B&G Club provides families with an inexpensive childcare/afterschool program. This enriching program ensures that academics are at the top of their priorities with a 30 to 60 minutes time slot provided for homework. They provide a healthy snack and athletic programs to help build teamwork, strength, and confidence. The program believes that arts and crafts bring culture and give the children a sense of the world around them. And because this program is an electronic free facility they encourage the children to have social interaction with their peers. The Boys and Girls Club has a goal to lay a strong foundation not only socially but academically to ensure that the children have the skills to become strong, confident and successful leaders in their communities.
The Boys and Girls Club relies mostly on donations and fundraising. Recently, at the 5th annual Atascadero Kiwanis Mayors’ Winemakers Dinner at the Pavilion on the Lake (held last month) raised more than $30,000 to Boys and Girls Club of North San Luis Obispo County. Partnered with other charities like Must! A non-profit organization they were able to double the donation making it $60,000.00!!! This event featured an exquisite meal and over 30 winemakers. A silent and live auction featured wine, artwork, jewelry and more bringing in close to another $15,000.00! Seventy-five percent of all proceeds are promised to go to the Boys and Girls Club to help an after school based program in North County.