United Boys & Girls Clubs are in operation year-round, including all day during the summer months and school holidays. Membership dues are $40 a year per child, however no child is ever denied because of financial reasons.
Drop In Program
Our drop-in program is offered to all youth ages 5 to 18, from 1 to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday. Boys & Girls Clubs provide services that aim to engage all youth in recreational and social activities, and are centered around having a place for young people to go to enjoy their free time.
Not only are Clubs a valuable after school option for many working families, they are an invaluable opportunity for young people to have a place of their own to come to whenever they have free time. Our hours of service are designed to accommodate after school, evening, and weekend times when kids want to attend.
Licensed After School Program
We have four year-round licensed day cares, and offer transportation from local schools.
Year-round state-licensed childcare is available for boys and girls from kindergarten through grade six, and CHP-certified transportation from local schools. Our Goleta facility hosts a program onsite and at the UCSB campus. The Lompoc facility hosts a pre-school program in addition to the K–6 grade program, serving children aged 3 to 5. Santa Barbara West Clubhouse on West Anapamu Street takes and welcomes all children.
The Clubs’ drop-in policy allows easy access for care as needed, and our non-traditional hours accommodate families with varied work schedules.
Field trips, homework and tutoring, the Ladders for Success Reading Program, and Parent Clubs—all serve as a positive link between parents, children and staff. A broad range of activities encourages children to find areas that match their skills and interests.
Boys & Girls Clubs are designed so children can “grow-up” in the Club, and many families relish the fact that their child can remain in one environment. Families with multiple children are comforted to have siblings in the same location.
Core Program Areas
Programs are consistently available on a daily and evening basis, and during school breaks, catering to a population that is in need of care during non-traditional hours. A variety of wholesome, adult-guided activities and services are provided free or at very low cost.
We serve an additional 13,000 youth through a sports program, teen activities, and youth oriented community events and activities. Friday Late Nights from 8-11 p.m. serves 300 teens per week offering movies, dances, talent shows, music, and sports tournaments.
Character and Leadership Development
Empowers youth to support and influence their Club and community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self-image, participate in the democratic process, and respect their own and others’ cultural identities.
Health and Life Skills
Encourages young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being and helps them to set personal goals and to live successfully as self-sufficient adults.
Sports, Fitness and Recreation
Develops fitness, social skills, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment.
Education and Career Development
Enables youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines, apply learning to everyday situations and embrace technology to achieve success in a career.
Inspires the development of creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts, and creative writing.
Camp Fire USA is one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit youth development organizations. The Boys & Girls Club of Lompoc has been fortunate enough to partner with the organization. Though the main camp is in Arroyo Grande, the group of approximately 15 members meets locally at the club every Thursday. The group participates in community service activities such as community trash clean-ups. This partnership has been a great experience for the kids.
Cal-SOAP, or California Student Opportunity and Access Program, works to increase the number of students attending college by ensuring that they have the necessary information and preparation to achieve success. Though it is a statewide program, the Santa Barbara sector serves over 9,000 students annually. Volunteers from the program visiting the Clubs on a weekly basis help kids with their homework and tutor in challenging subjects. They have been a great asset in helping members reach their dreams of academic success.