A well-attended, ribbon-cutting evening to open this 10,200 square-foot clubhouse for the Santa Cruz County Boys and Girls Club! The new facility sitting right next to Shoreline Middle School, includes features such as a teen center, instructional kitchen, art room, learning center, dance studio, music and recording room, digital arts center, garden, and outdoor activities space. The Monterey Peninsula Foundation recently awarded the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Cruz County a $100,000 grant to fund educational programming.
The mission for the Boys and Girls Club is to serve children in the county regardless of income, race, gender or ability. Director Bob Langseth stated, “The clubhouse represents much more than just a physical place were children learn, play and hang out with their friends. It provides a critical link between school and home and is a lifeline to working parents who can rest assured their children are safe after school and in the summer.”
“The club is funded by the County of Santa Cruz on land owned by Live Oak School District. The clubhouse represents an important example of public-private partnerships,” said Santa Cruz County Supervisor John Leopold.
To Learn more about the Santa Cruz County Boys and Girls Club, please visit their website >> Here
Photos: Anna S. Hattis Photography