Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket

Great Futures Start Here!

Pawtucket, RI   |  http://www.bgcpawt.org

Mission

The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket is to inspire and enable young people from Pawtucket and surrounding communities, especially those with greatest need, to realize their full potential as healthy, productive, responsible, and caring citizens.

Ruling year info

1943

CEO

Mr. James R. Hoyt Jr.

Main address

One Moeller Place

Pawtucket, RI 02860 USA

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EIN

05-0258924

NTEE code info

Youth Centers, Clubs, (includes Boys/Girls Clubs)- Multipurpose (O20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Locally, the need for quality out-of-school time programs is immense. The majority of our members are children from families with only one parent, often working long hours and earning low wages. Other critical indicators are highlighted below from the 2018 Rhode Island Kids Count Fact Book: - 31% of all children living in Pawtucket live in poverty; - Only 34% of 3rd grade students in Pawtucket and 15% in Central Falls meet the grade level expectations for reading, dropping to 23% and 4% respectively by 7th grade; and - 12% of the population of incarcerated youth in Rhode Island are from Pawtucket and 4% are from Central Falls while the cities only account for 7% and 3% respectively of the overall youth population in the state. Too many of our kids live in poverty, struggle to meet their basic daily needs of food, clothing and shelter, have barriers to academic success, and are at high-risk of leaving school inadequately prepared for the future.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Out-of-School Time Youth Development Programs

Since 1900, the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket has been a lifesaving agency to youth and families in Pawtucket and surrounding communities. We currently serve thousands of youth annually in our 60,000 square foot building where we have the space for quiet learning, indoor exercise, art and music studio space, and most importantly, a place where kids know they will be warm and safe after-school. For the at-risk youth we serve, the Club serves as a stable and familiar environment where they can feel safe despite the turbulent daily situation in which many of them live.


In keeping with our mission, we provide a wide variety of daily programs to help our members realize their full potential. Each afternoon, youth members choose from a selection of activities every hour; these activities support the goals set in our four priority areas either directly or through the incorporation of high-yield learning activities into fun and engaging programs. High-yield learning activities extend learning throughout all Club programs by providing opportunities to practice communication skills (reading, writing, speaking); problem-solving skills (math, science, technology); lateral thinking (creatively exploring the world through the arts); healthy living skills (being mindful of diet and exercise, avoiding risky behaviors); and character and citizenship skills (civics, volunteerism and civility). Our priority areas are:


Academic Success: High school graduation is an important goal for all of our members. To help in their progression toward this goal we offer a variety of programs including: homework help, tutoring in math and reading, science programs and activities, lessons in our technology labs and much more. We also offer career counseling to help teens become successful adults.


Confident Self-Expression through the Arts: Our art programs provide members with both a creative outlet and exposure to a wide variety of artistic forms and influences. The exposure members get to a wide range of arts helps them to understand the incredible and diverse world in which they live. The Club enables youth to develop their capacity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts, and creative writing.

Good Character & Citizenship: We strive to empower youth to support and influence the Club and our community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self-image, participate in the democratic process and respect their own and others’ cultural identities. Several of our programs which support this goal are: Torch & Keystone Clubs, peer and adult mentoring programs, and our Youth of the Year program. Additionally, we run specialized programs which help raise awareness and understanding of current events and the role youth play in the world around them – on a local, national and global level.


Healthy Lifestyles: We run several programs to help develop our members’ capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults. These programs include: Passport to Manhood, SMART Girls, nutrition education and healthy cooking lessons, Triple Play activities and sports clubs. We also offer a wide variety of recreational sports programs which help youth in developing a sense of fairness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment and social skills.


Throughout all of these programs, the close relationships our members form with staff are especially important as they navigate through their formative years, often without two stable parents at home. Our staff serve as a sounding board, run the variety of programs described above, and take advantage of teachable moments when the opportunity arises to help our members learn and grow. Among the other resources available, having access to the staff members at the Club is truly life-changing and life-saving for many of our members.


And there’s more…a daily, nutritious, hot evening meal is served to every child who wants one – and for many of our members, this is the only hot meal they get. NO CHILD IS EVER TURNED AWAY.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average daily attendance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Out-of-School Time Youth Development Programs

Context Notes

These number represent our school-year average daily attendance.

Number of youth who attend at least 52-days per year (52-day club).

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Out-of-School Time Youth Development Programs

Context Notes

These numbers are based on our fiscal (and the school) year (September 1 - August 31).

Number of youth who attend at least 104-days per year (104-day club).

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Out-of-School Time Youth Development Programs

Context Notes

These numbers are based on our fiscal (and the school) year (September 1 - August 31).

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

Since 1900, the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket has been a lifesaving agency to youth and families in our community. In keeping with our mission, we provide a wide variety of daily programs to help our members realize their full potential. We have set priority areas (Academic Success, Confident Self-Expression through the Arts, Good Character & Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles) in which we want to see our youth members realize success, helping them develop skills and acquire knowledge to set and realize both short-term and long-term life goals. We also know that for many of our youth, basic needs must be met before they can begin to focus on the future. We work to meet those needs through providing a hot evening meal, positive adult mentors, and a stable and familiar environment where they can feel safe despite the turbulent daily situation in which many of them live.

To support our members as they set and progress toward their goals, we provide a wide range of activities. Each afternoon, youth choose from a selection of activities; these activities support the goals set in our priority areas either directly or through the incorporation of high-yield learning activities into fun and engaging programs. High-yield learning activities extend learning throughout all Club programs by providing opportunities to practice communication skills (reading, writing, speaking); problem-solving skills (math, science, technology); lateral thinking (creatively exploring the world through the arts); healthy living skills (being mindful of diet and exercise, avoiding risky behaviors); and character and citizenship skills (civics, volunteerism and civility).

And there’s more…a daily, nutritious, hot evening meal is served to every child who wants one (32,000 each year) – and for many of our members, this is the only hot meal they get. NO CHILD IS EVER TURNED AWAY.

For the last 118 years, the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket has provided life-changing and life-saving programs and services to the youth in our community. Building on over a century of experience, our highly-trained youth development staff work to develop and implement programs and services to meet the pressing, and changing, needs of our members. With our wide-array of wrap-around programs and services we are uniquely able to support youth from a range of avenues. With programs including daily homework help, healthy cooking and nutrition classes, time in our art, music and dance studios to create and express themselves, opportunities to give back through our community service clubs, and so much more, members have the opportunity to learn and grow. Additionally, with a grief support group, trained therapeutic staff members, support for personalized health and fitness programs, and more, we can respond to the deeper issues that may prevent youth from succeeding in life.

In response to a growing need in our community for Club programs and services, we raised $8M through a Capital & Endowment Campaign which allowed us to expand and renovate our Clubhouse. Completed in 2015 with the opening of our new space - this historic project brought an additional 20,000 sq. ft. of space creating a brand new Teen Center with a gym as well as dedicated visual and performing arts spaces. The existing building was renovated providing a state-of-the-art Pre-Teen program area. Both the Teen and Pre-Teen spaces provide classrooms and computer labs for quiet learning, gamesrooms to spend time with friends and positive adult role models, and small program rooms for group activities. Since the completion of this project, we have served an increasing number of youth and have seen them more frequently, allowing us to provide a deeper impact through our programs and services.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket

Board of directors
as of 9/19/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Raymond Wynne, Jr.

Manning-Heffern Funeral Home

Anne Bernier

Pawtucket Credit Union

Leon Boghossian, III, Esq.

Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, LLP

Nicole Clement

Rhode Island Housing

Joseph Fleming

Retired

J. David Francis

Butler & Messier, Inc.

Gary Furtado

Navigant Credit Union

Rachelle Handfield

Collette

Gary Hernandez

Merrill Lynch/Bank of America

Michael Hogan

Wellesley Investment Advisors

Marcus Jannitto

Retired

Arthur Kaufman

AM-SOURCE LLC

Kristin Lyons

Private Practice Social Worker

Kenneth Martin

Savings Institute Bank & Trust

David Picano

Stop & Shop

Paul Pinto

Carousel Industries

Brian Rawnsley

Roberts & Rawnsley Insurance

Michele Roberts

Bristol County Savings Bank

Karl Sherry

Hayes & Sherry Real Estate

Michael Silvia

Duffy & Shanley, Inc.

Thomas Westgate, CPA/ABV

Restivo Monacelli, LLP

Raymond Wynne, Jr.

Manning-Hefferen Funeral Home

Raymond Wynne

Manning-Heffern Funeral Home

Raymond Wynne

Manning-Heffern Funeral Home

Raymond Wynne

Manning-Heffern Funeral Home

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? No