We realize that the success of our many programs is due to the collaborations we have throughout our community. The expertise our partners offer gives our members the chance to explore the many possibilities life has to offer. Current major affiliations, partnerships and collaborations include the following:
The Mission of The Arts Council for Monterey County is to improve the quality of life in our region through the arts. Our programs nurture and promote access, participation and excellence in all arts disciplines. The Arts Council provides arts education to thousands of students each year thanks to support from local PTAs, foundations, businesses and individuals. We provide promotional, technical and financial support to over fifty arts organizations thanks to funding from the Monterey County Board of Supervisors and a grant from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America have been a tremendous support to our organization. Our BGCMC Units have been chosen to pilot programs such as: Diversity Initiative, Project Learn, and Smart Girls, for The Boys & Girls Clubs of America. This gives us the opportunity to have a major impact on National programming.
The Diversity Initiative, in collaboration with the Anti-Defamation League, was developed to teach young people about valuing diversity, exhibiting leadership in confronting biased behaviors, and conflict resolution workshops for members and their families.
Project Learn is a strategy that incorporates Homework Help and Tutoring, High-Yield Learning Activities, Parental Involvement and Collaborations with Schools, into all programs offered. Each staff member has measurable goals and outcomes that need to be accomplished in order to achieve Project Learn.
Smart Girls is our alcohol, drug and pregnancy prevention program. Since the pilot program began, involvement has grown to over 40 young women participating on a weekly basis.
Upon inception of the college, our Club served as the non-profit pilot program to fulfill CSUMB's learning service component. Many CSUMB students fulfill their community service at our club, bringing many innovative programs. We have also developed a partnership with both the Wellness School and the School of Music.
Smart Girls, our drug, alcohol and pregnancy prevention program, is conducted with the Girl Scout troops from local middle schools. This program serves young women between the ages of 11 and 14.
A mentoring program dedicated to continue the legacy of the tradition of music. It offers a weekly conduit for our members to interact with top local jazz professionals who offer specialized guidance and skills while nurturing students in an environment of free exchange.
Marine Life Studies is a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching children and the public to protect whales, dolphins and marine wildlife. Peggy Stap, founder and director of education has worked with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County since 2010 and provides educational programs to the children at the Boys & Girls Clubs - Seaside and Salinas.
MEarth connects our kids with their earth, their community and their potential.
Every year thousands of students, teachers, neighbors and volunteers from across Monterey County experience, learn and grow with MEarth (pronounced ME-Earth) at the Hilton Bialek Habitat, a 10-acre outdoor learning center located at the mouth of Carmel Valley. MEarth's mission is to educate and inspire through environmental stewardship. We are a local nonprofit that is growing environmental leaders through education, collaboration, partnerships and community action.
For nearly a decade, MEarth has partnered with the BGCMC by offering unique hands-on learning opportunities, field trips, after school programs and summer camps for its members. Most recently MEarth has been working closely with staff and members to support the adoption of "green" practices at the Seaside Clubhouse such as composting, recycling and native plant restoration. When we all work together we can have a big impact!
Salinas Police Activities League
PAL is currently providing volunteers and funds to facilitate all sports leagues. This partnership gives our children the opportunity to have positive relationships with the local police.
For the past 8 years the Seaside Jaycees have volunteered to take 40 of our members (who, otherwise, may not have any opportunity to experience camping) on an annual camping excursion. The Jaycees purchase the food, prepare all the meals, and provide volunteers to chaperone with our staff. The Jaycees also invite 25 of our members during Christmas time to go shopping and purchase gifts for their families. They provide volunteer mentors and the funding for this event.
YMCA & BGCMC
Our partnership with the YMCA has been ongoing for over five years, serving kids from Pacific Grove, Seaside, Carmel and Monterey. The YMCA provides 14 teams in basketball and soccer, and we use BGCMC's gym for all games during the respective seasons.