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Community Host Organizations

Our 2023-2024 Community Host Organizations:

Organization Description Additional Information 
Allan Hancock College- Student Activities & Outreach The Student Activities & Outreach Department is here to help you get involved at AHC.  Our department coordinates student life activities, from the Associated Student Body Government to campus clubs and on-campus events. In addition to our student-centered activities, we coordinate outreach efforts within our community to raise awareness about the possibilities available to community members through the programs at Allan Hancock. Learn more on the Allan Hancock College- Student Activities & Outreach website
Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County 

Our mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

We partner with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community and hold ourselves accountable for each child in our program achieving:

• Higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships •

• Avoidance of risky behaviors •

• Educational success •

JEDI Commitment: At Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) is an integral part of our values and mission. We recognize, affirm, and celebrate the diverse backgrounds, lives, and experiences of all of our stakeholders, including youth, families, donors, volunteers, and staff. We ensure the opportunity for all voices and perspectives to be heard and honored. In the workplace, we foster an environment where all people can be their best selves. We affirm that every person (regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ideology, income, national origin, race or sexual orientation, marital or veteran status) has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We strive to realize the full potential that is within all of us by ensuring that all voices and perspectives are heard and honored.


Learn more on the Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County website
Boys and Girls Club of Mid Central Coast Our Mission is to enable all young people especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
We believe every kid has what it takes. The mission and core values of Boys & Girls Clubs fuel our commitment to promoting safe, positive, and inclusive environments for all. Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast supports all youth and teens – of every race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, ability, socio-economic status, and religion – in reaching their full potential. Our programs are designed to achieve priority outcomes for lifetime success in 3 main areas: Education, Character, and Health.

Since the doors first opened in 1966, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast have provided safe, educational, and fun programs for local youth between the ages of 6-18. Through outreach, including sponsored arts and sports programs, Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast serves thousands more local children each year. Serving members in the communities of Santa Maria, Guadalupe, Atascadero, San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Creston & Shandon. Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast oversees a budget of over $6 million raised from individual and corporate contributions, foundation and government grants, special events, and program service contracts
Learn more on the Boys and Girls Club of Mid Central Coast website
City of Santa Maria- Recreation and Parks The Recreation and Parks Department's mission is to enrich the lives of the residents of Santa Maria through quality recreation programs and services; and to provide safe and well-maintained facilities and parks, while anticipating the changing needs of the community. The department operates 234 acres of developed parkland in 31 neighborhood and community parks, part of the 1,774-acre Los Flores Ranch Park property, the Abel Maldonado Community Youth Center, the Hagerman Softball Complex, Paul Nelson Aquatics Center, Elwin Mussell Senior Center, Veterans' Memorial Center and other community centers. The department provides programs in aquatics, youth and adult sports, therapeutics and senior services, Special Olympics, community classes and events, youth and teen programs, and the Mayor's Task Force on Youth Safety. It also runs the City's Urban Forest Program. Learn more on the City of Santa Maria- Recreation and Parks website
Ernest Righetti High School Description Coming Soon... Learn more on the Ernest Righetti High School website
Fighting Back Santa Maria Valley FBSMV is proud to offer a diverse array of programs dedicated to supporting at-promise youth. Our initiatives focus on academic success, character development, improved family engagement, teen substance abuse education/prevention, and access to essential resources like housing, food distribution, and mental health services. Learn more on the Fighting Back Santa Maria Valley website
Foodbank of Santa Barbara County  We are ending hunger and transforming the health of Santa Barbara County through good nutrition. We serve the community as a leader and expert in improving the nutritional health of our county through increased food security Learn more on the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County website
Good Samaritan Shelter We provide emergency, transitional, and support services to the homeless and those in recovery throughout the greater Santa Maria Valley and Central Coast. Learn more on the Good Samaritan Shelter website
Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center Our mission is to promote the conservation and restoration of the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes ecosystem through education, research, and the support of cooperative stewardship.

We achieve these goals by offering free and low cost education programs to local students on the Central Coast. All of our programs help to increase public knowledge about the Dunes Complex that stretches from Pismo Beach in the north to Point Sal in the south.

We foster cooperative stewardship through our role as a part of the Dunes Collaborative – a coalition of stakeholders and includes California Department of Parks and Recreation, Oceano District, US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Center for Natural Lands Management, the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County, and local governments. The Collaborative’s projects include research in the dunes, restoration projects, education programs, and many other science and visitor service based programs.
Learn more on the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center website
Kermit McKenzie Intermediate School
At McKenzie, our team is committed to creating an environment where students continuously demonstrate high levels of learning, and, as a result, are prepared for success at any high school they choose to attend.
Learn more on the Kermit McKenzie Intermediate School website
Lompoc High School Description Coming Soon... Learn more on the Lompoc High School website
Mary Buren Elementary  Description Coming Soon... Learn more on the Mary Buren Elementary website
Orcutt Academy High School The mission of the Orcutt Academy is to create a learning community which values the application of academic learning in the “real world” while promoting intercultural understanding and respect for others. The creation of new knowledge is encouraged and expected, thereby equipping graduates for successful academic and workforce experience as life-long learners.

To provide our students with a rigorous academic program, extracurricular opportunities for all, and a tight-knit school culture where students are connected with our teachers and staff.

OAHS Students are College and Career Ready upon graduation.
Learn more on the Orcutt Academy High School website
Pioneer Valley High School We prepare all learners to become productive citizens and college/career ready by providing challenging learning experiences and establishing high expectations for achievement. Learn more on the Pioneer Valley High School website
Santa Maria High School Description Coming Soon... Learn more on the Santa Maria High School website
Santa Maria Valley YMCA Description Coming Soon... Learn more on the Santa Maria Valley YMCA website