BGCMC exists to inspire and empower the youth of Monterey County to realize their full potential to become responsible, healthy, productive, and successful citizens. The Club offers an extensive array of youth development programs (individual, small group, and large group) on site at clubhouses in Salinas and Seaside, as well as on-site at various schools. Through GHGH support, the BGCMC provides its SMART Girls/ SMART Chicas program to girls ages 11- 17, at its Salinas and Seaside clubhouses. The health, fitness, prevention/education, and self-esteem enhancement program lasts eight weeks per session, consisting of two one-hour workshops per week.
The B&GCMC has five clubs across Monterey County at the following schools: El Sausal Middle School, Harden Middle School, Harden Youth Development Center, La Paz Middle School and Seaside B&GC Clubhouse. Contact (831) 757-4412 for more information.
The mission of PPMM is to ensure the knowledge, opportunity, and freedom to make every child a wanted child and every family a healthy family. PPMM has a girl only peer program at Rancho Cielo in Salinas (an alternative program) and two peer programs in Soledad High, in which girl leaders are trained on reproductive health topics including contraception and sexually transmitted infections. These girl leaders become peer educators presenting health information to classes of their peers.
PPMM has clubs at Rancho Cielo Inc and Soledad High School. Contact (831) 783-6330 for more information.
Girls’ Health in Girls’ Hands was created by the Women’s Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC). The mission of the CFMC is to inspire philanthropy and be a catalyst for strengthening communities throughout Monterey County. The CFMC partners with individuals, families and businesses to create charitable funds and steward more than $170 million in assets. From these 340 funds, the CFMC awarded nearly $10 million in grants to hundreds of nonprofit organizations in 2013 in the areas of community and social services, arts and culture, health, education, the environment, animal welfare, historic preservation and more. Visit www.cfmco.org for more information.
You can get involved in any of these Club Programs in the area