BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA

Great Futures Start Here.

Yazoo City, MS   |  www.bgcmsdelta.org

Mission

To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.

Notes from the nonprofit

Our Clubs would not exist without our members & countless little moments that shape their lives each day. We would like to share one of these moments with you now... "Meet "J", a handful, mostly love. " J" gets out of the car & you know its going to be a long day. You are not sitting, you have to keep your eyes out for "J". " J" is a foster child. We all have sad stories, but this child is it. We let the 9-12 year olds hold baseball camp. They showed kids how to hit. They showed them the bases, the basics. Hey Guys!!! you know how to play--now let them play! Guide them! " J" in line, breaks line, he doesn't know. Finally its his turn to bat. Strike 1! Strike 2! Come on guys show him! He has never done this before. They show how to hold his feet. They show him how to hold the bat! Wait on it Jerrod. Wait to you know its yours. They cheered him on! Smack! "J" didn't know where first base was he was too excited! He was too busy giving HIGH 5's.

Ruling year info

2002

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. David A. Dallas

Main address

748 E. Fifteenth St PO Box 1617

Yazoo City, MS 39194 USA

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EIN

45-0469376

NTEE code info

Boys and Girls Clubs (Combined) (O23)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta serves youth in one of the most economically challenged areas of the State of Mississippi. Informing local area stakeholders of the importance of having a Boys & Girls Club in their community and the benefits that affect all areas of our members' lives as well as the future of their communities. We are searching for a Champion for our youth and for the Mississippi Delta Region. We currently have Club and community outreach programs in 9 cities in the Delta: Batesville, Clarksdale, Grenada, Greenwood, Itta Bena, Jonestown, Lexington, Tunica, and Yazoo City. We are addressing the need for more diverse funding for our clubs and programs.

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?

Core Program Areas

Character and Leadership Development
Health & Life Skills
Education & Career Development
The Arts
Sports, Fitness, and Recreation

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adolescents

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Boys and Girls Clubs of America 2002

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 students showing interest in topics related to STEM

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Core Program Areas

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Percentage of Total Registered Members - Self Reported

Number of children who have a sense of their own feelings and an ability to express empathy for others

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Core Program Areas

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Percentage of Total Registered Members - Self Reported

Number of students demonstrating responsible behaviors and work habits

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Core Program Areas

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Percentage of Total Registered Members.

Number of students with good social and leadership skills and self-discipline

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Core Program Areas

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Percentage of Total Registered Members

Number of students enrolled

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Core Program Areas

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students who demonstrate the desire to succeed in the academic setting

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Core Program Areas

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Percentage of Total Registered Members - Self Reported

Number of youth who report less likelihood to engage in criminal activity

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Core Program Areas

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Percentage of Total Registered Members

Number of students receiving homework help

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Core Program Areas

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Percentage of Registered Club Members. Participation in Power Hour is a daily requirement for all Club Members

Number of youth who plan to attend post-secondary education

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Core Program Areas

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Percentage of Total Registered Members - Self Reported

Number of youth who consider the implications of their actions on others, their community, and the environment

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Core Program Areas

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Percentage of Total Registered Members

Number of youth who demonstrate motivation to learn

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Core Program Areas

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Percentage of Total Registered Members

Number of youth who volunteer/participate in community service

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Core Program Areas

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Percentage of Total Registered Members

Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed skills and attitudes to make physical activity a habit

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Core Program Areas

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Percentage of Total Registered Members who participate in 1hour of physical activity 5+ days per week.

Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed social skills (e.g., interpersonal communication, conflict resolution)

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Core Program Areas

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Percentage of Total Registered Members

Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed positive values

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Core Program Areas

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Percentage of Total Registered Members

Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed positive relationships

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Core Program Areas

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Percentage of Total Registered Members

Number of youth who demonstrate that they avoid using illegal substances

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Core Program Areas

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Percentage of Total Registered Members - Self-Reported

Number of youth who demonstrate that their school attendance has improved

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Core Program Areas

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Percentage of Total Registered Members

Number of youth who demonstrate that they avoid risky behaviors

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Core Program Areas

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Percentage of Total Registered Members

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.

We aim to serve as many youth throughout the Mississippi Delta as possible through our 9 club-sites in the Delta the state. We currently have Club and community outreach programs in 9 cities in the Delta: Batesville, Clarksdale, Grenada, Greenwood, Itta Bena, Jonestown, Lexington, Tunica, and Yazoo City. Our programmatic goals are to ensure academic success, create healthy lifestyles, and foster good character and citizenship for every child we serve.

We will utilize the Formula for Impact Assessment Tool which is designed to help our Clubs:
 Assess the impact of their current programs.
 Develop annual Formula for Impact Action Plans to guide staff in strengthening the Club Experience for all members.
 Define job expectations for all Club staff.
 Identify areas of need for staff training.
 Orient new staff and volunteers to the overall Club program and their role in making a difference in the lives of Club members.
 Keep the Formula for Impact and the outcome-driven Club Experience at the forefront of the daily work of every youth development professional.

We have existed as a non-profit youth development organization in the most impoverished region of the country established in 2002 by a group of individuals dedicated to improving the lives of the children in the region. Our staff members are trained youth development professionals who are dedicated to our core programming objectives. Our funders are diverse and truly invested in the mission of our organization.

90% of our club members graduate from high school. 26% go on to complete a college degree program. We would like those percentages (both categories) to increase by 5% over the next three years.

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Youth in need (ages 6-18) and their families

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Suggestion box/email, Regular conversations with youth and their primary caregivers,

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

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, 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, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic our programs have been virtual. Our Unit Directors do regular wellness checks with members, meal distribution focus on entire families, and homework assistance. Our Clubs have just reopened their doors to in person programming. In addition to our traditional staff positions we now hire custodial staff to disinfect the Clubs all through the day and we now have dedicated consumables for each Club member and we have purchased enough STEM kits, Chromebooks, and Amazon Fire Tablets for each member to have dedicated technology products as well. Programs have extended their focus on learning loss, fitness, SEL, Trauma informed care, and Youth Voice.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Seeking feedback from our members and their families is not a new practice for our organization. We have always used their feedback as we collect metrics about the efficacy of the programs we offer.

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

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 THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA

Board of directors
as of 6/10/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Bethany Tarpley

Attorney

Term: 2021 - 2023

Jonathan Compretta

Mike Moore Law Firm

Robert Spiller

Edward Jones Investments

Mike Nabors

Bethany Tarpley

Kyle Mitchell

Robin McCrory

Leasha Roberson

Burns Strider

Shelly Cresswell-Walker

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 6/9/2021,

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/09/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • 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.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.