Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South

GREAT FUTURES START HERE.

aka Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro South, Inc.   |   Taunton, MA   |  https://www.bgcmetrosouth.org/

Mission

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South was formed in 2019 through the merger of the Boys & Girls Club of Brockton (founded in 1990) and the Boys & Girls Club of Taunton (founded in 1902) in order to maximize our impacts in each respective community and bridge service gaps in our region. With a shared mission "to nurture strong minds, healthy bodies, and community spirit through youth-driven, high-impact programs in safe and fun environments" our two-storied Clubs and communities have come together to provide our members with more and even better programs.

Notes from the nonprofit

We hold an intrinsic belief that every child deserves an equal chance to pursue the American Dream, to have a genuine opportunity to realize their full potential – to achieve a Great Future. Furthermore, we are guided by our vision to ensure the greatest possible impact of our programs on the long-term positive trajectories of our members’ lives.

Ruling year info

1994

President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Derek W. Heim

Main address

19 Court Street 2nd Floor

Taunton, MA 02780 USA

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EIN

22-2963214

NTEE code info

Boys and Girls Clubs (Combined) (O23)

Boys and Girls Clubs (Combined) (O23)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We work with many youth caught in generational cycles of poverty, violence, substance abuse, and underachievement. We aim to break these cycles by exposing our youth to the promise of more. We work to inspire our kids, raise expectations, and provide opportunities for support to ensure that our kids can succeed, regardless of their life circumstances. Our Clubs operate in geographic areas with Community Disadvantage Index ratings of 10 out of a maximum of 10. CDI measures poverty level, crime rates, and other barriers that inhibit children and their families from succeeding. Between Brockton and Taunton, nearly 60% of Club members live in a single-parent household, 92% qualify for free or reduced lunch, and 40% are part of households living at or below the federal poverty line.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South Program Offerings

As a chartered member of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, we use the national organization’s Formula for Impact model that focuses on the priority outcomes of 1) Academic Success, 2) Healthy Lifestyles, and 3) Character & Citizenship. Within these core areas, we engage our kids in homework help, career development, the arts, community service opportunities, leadership development, daily fitness and recreation, and more. Over the years, our program offerings have evolved to meet the changing needs of Brockton’s youth. Throughout our history, we have implemented a combination of Boys & Girls Clubs of America-chartered programs along with activities we design ourselves to best suit our Club members.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Boys and Girls Clubs of America 1990

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our Clubhouses operate with “Open Door” policies – meaning that our members are welcome to come to the Clubs as many times as they want or need, whether that’s once every few weeks or every day. During the school year, we are open Monday through Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., with our Teen Centers remaining open until 8:00 p.m. During the summer months we operate several nine-week summer day camp programs for 4 to 15-yearolds Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Camp Riverside at Lewis Park along the Three Mile River in Taunton. Camp Brookside at the Brockton Clubhouse is home to additional summer programming for 4 and 5-year-olds as well as a specialized teen camp for 13 to 18-year-olds.

In the sense that Boys & Girls Clubs of America have been working for well over a century to meet the needs of America's youth, our work is not dissimilar from what you will find behind the doors of the more than 4,000 Clubhouses across the country. We believe, however, that the youth in our region are facing some of the most complex and unique challenges found anywhere in our nation. Their schools are overcrowded, underfunded, and under-performing. Their neighborhoods and even too often their own homes are dangerous and poverty-stricken. Their plates and bellies are too often empty and their minds too-often filled with worries that should fall on no child's shoulders. With so many challenges at their feet it can be all the more challenging to envision future prosperity. Our dedicated staff works to show youth that a great future can start right here, today, by virtue of their own commitment to success.

Our approach to driving systematic change is to address these issues head-on, talking early and often with our youth about the importance of overcoming peer-pressure and breaking free from generational cycles of underachievement. We believe in an interdisciplinary approach to youth development and so we work to address the root causes of the challenges facing our region’s youth. When a child's basic needs – from nurturing to nutrition – are not met they struggle to thrive in the classroom and to make smart choices during out-of-school-time.

Every day, we’re helping youth build great futures for themselves, their families, and their communities.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South is fueled by an intrinsic belief that every child deserves an equal chance to pursue the American Dream, to have a genuine opportunity to realize their full potential – to achieve a Great Future. Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South is guided by our vision to ensure the greatest possible impact of our programs on the long-term positive trajectories of our members’ lives. Our vision can only be realized by maintaining lifelong relationships with Club alumni to support them after high school, utilizing data to better understand and evidence the impacts of our programs, and through efforts to increase community awareness of Club resources to ensure and increase the accessibility of our programs. Our organizational values stem from a commitment to creating an optimal Club experience for our
members.

Our values are as follows:

Safety - Provide enriching experiences in safe and positive environments
Inclusivity - Capitalize on the richness inherent in our differences
Integrity - Conduct our mission furthering work with great responsibility and accountability
Empowerment - Provide a platform for our members' voices to be heard
Access - Offer programs that are affordable, localized, and informed

Families in our region too often face the difficult task of having to cut ‘extras’ from their budget, which can include after-school programs and enrichment activities for their children. Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South provides an affordable, accessible, safe, and enriching place where boys and girls can just be kids without worrying about the dangers their streets sometimes engender. Critically, Club
memberships cost just $35 per year and no child is ever turned away due to inability to pay.

Throughout our history, we have implemented a combination of Boys & Girls Clubs of America-chartered programs along with activities we design ourselves to best suit our membership. Our experience meeting the after-school programming and educational support needs of Brockton, Taunton, and surrounding communities, positions us well to help close the achievement gap for our members as well as to foster in them a sense of community spirit and a passion for service that benefits the entire community.

Our Clubs' key capability lies in our experience in developing positive relationships between youth and their peers and youth and adult role models. Staff members are recruited and hired based on their experience with at-risk youth, and two-thirds of the youth development staff has worked at the Club for at least two years. We have made substantial changes to the organizational and staffing structure in an effort to increase impact and the Clubs' presence in the community. We have embarked on renovation projects at both Clubhouses to maximize the efficiency of in our kitchen, gym, aquatics center, and program areas - creating new high-yield learning spaces and upgrading our instruction materials and equipment. Our approach moving forward will continue to be focused on quality - working to increase not just how many youth we serve but how well we serve them.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South sees itself as important part of the bright future of the Southeastern Massachusetts region and under the leadership of our President & CEO, Derek Heim, our Clubs have experienced a true renaissance – fundraising has increased, staff retention is up, membership is surging, our Board of Directors has grown and diversified, and most importantly the quality and reach of our programs has soared to new heights. Still, we recognize that no single organization can provide everything needed to enable youth to succeed. That's why our Clubs are constantly working to forge dynamic partnerships with local schools, community organizations, and coalitions to maximize our
collective resources and the ultimate impact we make in the lives of the young people we serve.

Our strategic plan for 2025 serves as the roadmap for the work that will unfold as we work to author the first chapter of our Clubs’ now shared history. It is with the core programs of the Formula for Impact in mind and a vision to serve more youth than ever before that we have developed the following strategic priorities to move our organization forward in the years to come.

Mission Furthering Foci

• Serve more youth in more communities throughout Southeastern Massachusetts.
• Increase the impact of programs on the long-term trajectories of our members’ lives.
• Maintain lifelong relationships with Club alumni.
• Broaden our network of funding partners as we expand our programmatic reach.
• Utilize data to understand and evidence the impacts of our programs.
• Increase community awareness of the Clubs to ensure the accessibility of our programs.

Programmatic Priorities

• Broaden the scope of the core enrichment programs (academic success, healthy lifestyles, character and leadership development) offered to our members.
• Increase Average Daily Attendance (ADA) to serve more youth per day.
• Increase frequency of member attendance each week.
• Create additional programs to support “tweens” ages 11-13 to encourage retention.
• Increase program extension sites in Brockton, Taunton, and surrounding communities.
• Increase parent engagement to support youth success.

Organizational Imperatives

• Address transportation barriers to program access.
• Ensure long-term Club leadership through recruitment and retention of a skilled, diverse professional staff team and Board of Directors.
• Launch a capital campaign to support the need for the expansion of Clubhouse facilities.
• Ensure long-term financial health and sustainability of the organization through dynamic fundraising initiatives.
• Pursue opportunities for additional mergers and acquisitions with Clubs throughout the region to further promote efficiency through economies of scale.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South

Board of directors
as of 05/12/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Peter Vlaco

Brophy & Phillips

Term: 2020 - 2023


Board co-chair

Mr. Terry Quinn

Allan M. Walker Insurance Agency, Inc.

Term: 2020 - 2023

Peter Vlaco

Gerard Nadeau

Howard L. Spiller

John P. Santos

Roy Andrade

Robert Sims

Brendan O'Neill

Robert Turner

Barry Koretz

Andrew Reservitz

David Tryder

Andria Mendes

Nicholas Colleran

Paulo Gomes

Patrice Shields

Jiten Patel

Benjamin Kravitz

Dianne Pina

Terry Quinn

Jennifer Nolan

Peter Lamb

Sean Boucher

Thomas Clark

Terry Dermody

Gary Enos

Brad Fitzgerald

Gilbert Lopes

Kathy Mulhern

Kerrie Mullen

Phyllis Pappas

Louis Ricciardi

Diane Sunderland

Jason Buffington

Maureen Cody

Mike Panarelli

Adam Russo

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes