Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles

Great Futures Start Here

Saint Charles, MO   |  www.bgcstc.org

Mission

The Mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Ruling year info

1957

CEO

Karen Englert

Main address

1211 Lindenwood Ave

Saint Charles, MO 63301 USA

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EIN

43-0714369

NTEE code info

Boys and Girls Clubs (Combined) (O23)

Remedial Reading, Reading Encouragement (B92)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County (BGCSTC) is to enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. We exist to help set young people up for success and prevent the unnecessary social and medical costs that burden an individual and the community in the long-term. By reinforcing healthy practices during adolescence, we are increasing the chance that they will continue these habits and lifestyle through adulthood. Parents and guardians living in low- and single- income households face unique challenges when it comes to raising children. These caregivers often have to work long hours or multiple jobs. This leaves children vulnerable to high risk behaviors when left unsupervised. Students in low-income households may not be receiving adequate nutrition, homework assistance, or enrichment activities in the hours they are left alone.

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?

After School Program

The After School Program helps kids ages 6-18 achieve Academic Success, live Healthy Lifestyles, develop Good Character, and become responsible citizens in the community.

In order to live out our mission of helping young people reach their fullest potential, Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County offers different programs from five core areas: Education; Character & Leadership; Health & Wellness; Arts; and Athletics.

In addition, dinner and/or a snack is provided for each Member daily and free of charge in partnership with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

The following programs are included with annual $25.00 Membership fee. Other programs may have a one-time or reoccurring fee (like Athletic Programs).

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

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.

Number of donations made by board members

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

Adults

Related Program

After School Program

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Goal is 100% Board Giving each year.

Average number of dollars per person served

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

Children and youth

Related Program

After School Program

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Organizational expense per member each year to provide services

Number of children no longer performing below average academically

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

Children and youth, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

After School Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

BGCSTC utilizes professionally designed materials and curriculum based on proven methods from the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Academic Success and Healthy Lifestyles are two of our three identified priority outcomes. We are proud to offer individualized academic support and innovative STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) lessons to our members. Also, in addition to the several sports and recreational activities we offer, we have nutrition staff teaching healthy habits, cooking skills, and community gardening to our members.

As a result of participating in BGCSTC programming, our goals are to:
* Increase the number of club members successfully advancing to the next grade level with their peers or graduating on time;
* Reduce the number of club members skipping class/school;
* Increase the number of club members participating in healthy activities and exercise; and,
* Reduce the number of club members engaging in high-risk behaviors

BGCSTC utilizes professionally designed materials and curriculum based on proven methods from the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Academic Success and Healthy Lifestyles are two of our three identified priority outcomes. We are proud to offer individualized academic support and innovative STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) lessons to our members. Also, in addition to the several sports and recreational activities we offer, we have nutrition staff teaching healthy habits, cooking skills, and community gardening to our members. No other out-of-school program in the county offers the same quality of evidence-based, comprehensive programming.
Compared to other after-school programs, BGCSTC programming is offered year round and to a wider age range (6-18 years). The cost of club membership is only $25.00 per child, per academic year, making BGCSTC programming significantly less expensive than other area after-school programs. When school is out of session, we offer a 10-week program that is one of the most affordable options for families in the area. Young people will be able participate in all club activities from 7:00am to 7:00pm, with two USDA-compliant meals and one snack each day. There are no income qualifications for participation, so BGC-STC is available to serve all children in St. Charles County.

The BGCSTC Resource Development Strategic Plan includes funding from private individuals and business, corporate and private foundations, special events/fundraisers, the Community and Children's Resource Board (CCRB) of St. Charles County, and program fees as applicable. This creates a diverse funding stream with support from corporations, foundations, businesses, and individuals allow us to keep membership costs at a minimum for our families. We continue to cultivate donors and partners by sharing with them the positive impact our programming has on the community. Through this careful and systematic cultivation, we know that much deeper relationships will continue to be created with those wishing to invest in our members' futures.

We also maintain a high level of staffing at each location including a full administrative team, unit directors, a reading intervention teacher, STEM facilitator, and a prevention specialist, along with our many daily program staff. We benefit from a strong base of volunteers who assist with sports programs, summer blast, and other special projects. We also have a strong relationship with Lindenwood University which includes numerous intern opportunities throughout the year.

Most significantly, we offer a wide variety of research based programs designed specifically around member age, gender, ability, and needs. A few top programs include:
STEM - STEM provides club members unique opportunities for a unique small group, hands-on learning experience not often available in large classrooms. We also recently added a STEAMBotics Academy allowing members to work collaboratively, engage in competitions, and develop stronger problem solving skills.
Healthy Habits - Triple Play incorporates healthy living and active learning in every part of the BGCSTC club experience. It includes daily "open gym" and team sports (basketball, football, cheerleading, etc.). Positive Positive Sprouts: BGCSTC has 18 raised beds where students learn every aspect of gardening and simple recipes to prepare at home. Healthy Habits emphasizes good nutrition, regular physical activity and improving overall well-being for young people. We believe that if children and youth learn these habits early in life, they will continue through adulthood, reducing the risk of disease, illness and higher medical costs.
SMART Moves - The SMART Moves (Skills Mastery and Resistance Training) prevention/education program addresses problems such as drug and alcohol use, premature sexual activity, anti-bullying, and internet safety.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County (BGCSTC) has been active in the St. Charles community for over 60 years, but the need today is vastly different than when we began. Overall poverty levels have remained stagnant for the past few years, but the number of children eligible to receive free or reduced-price school meals nearly doubled from 2012 (22%) to 2015 (43%). The immediate areas surrounding the two BGC-STC locations are seeing an increase in low-income housing, and BGCSTC is working to support these at-risk young people through academic enrichment opportunities and high-yield recreational activities.

The BGCSTC began serving boys December 12, 1955 at its original location on Clark Street in historic St. Charles city. Local citizens fixed up an old house to be a safe place for young men to gather. An all-volunteer staff organized football, basketball, and baseball teams, and the boys also worked on arts and crafts, woodworking, storytelling, music, and newspaper. BGCSTC moved to a new location in 1962 in order to accommodate more members and expand its programs to address the increase of juvenile delinquency in the community. Girls were allowed to become members of BGCSTC in 1988, and four years later the club added a second location in the St. Peters/O'Fallon area in response to an increase of at-risk youth in the area. In May of 2014, the St. Charles location moved to a new 28,000 square foot building, fully equipped with two gymnasiums, a multi-purpose recreation room, game room, academic wing, computer lab, and a full commercial kitchen and eating area.

As we continue to grow, we also add additional program and sports opportunities to engage our current membership and attract new members. We have a current membership of 1,100 and have capacity to work with many more members. The BGCSTC is part of a nationwide movement of community-based, autonomous club organizations working to help youth of all backgrounds develop the qualities needed to become healthy, responsible citizens. All programs are designed to drive positive outcomes for youth and reinforce necessary life skills. BGCSTC utilizes professionally designed materials and curriculum based on proven methods from the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Over the years we have worked to respond to additional community needs including child nutrition, transportation, and substance abuse prevention. We currently provide 45,000 meals to our members on an annual basis and work with local school districts to ensure more members can attend the clubs each day. Our collaborative spirit is consistently demonstrated and we are often recognized by local and regional leaders for the many opportunities we provide to families.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    During our COVID-19 Closure, we gathered and reviewed feedback from our families to help identify what our families needed most, from food delivery to virtual homework help. We were able to pivot our food program, drop off learning materials, provide online mentoring, and develop our MyFuture digital platform.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

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 St. Charles

Board of directors
as of 2/27/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Carolyn Harting

Mastercard

Term: 2020 - 2022

Rudy Beck

Beck and Lenox Firm

Thomas Bruening

Coldwell Banker Gundaker Real Estate

Robert Cissell

Cissell Mueller Companies, LLC

Thomas Hannegan

Streetscape Magazine

Carolyn Harting

Mastercard International

Dennis Maher

Enterprise Bank and Trust

David Poggemeier

SSM Health

Vicki Schneider

Schneider Construction Services

Angel Walters Likens

Bogey Hills Country Club

Gerald Wiegmann

Wiegmann and Associates

Kimberly York

Corporate Group

Mark Schoene

Twain Financial Partners

Mark Prouhet

BDK CPAs and Advisors

Danielle Tormala

City of St. Charles School District

Robert Cornejo

State of Missouri

Rosalyn Manahan

Pattonville School District

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 ? Yes
  • 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/13/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/13/2021

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Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.