Boys & Girls Clubs in Colorado

Great Futures Start Here

aka Boys & Girls Clubs of Colorado   |   Denver, CO   |  http://www.coloradoboysandgirlsclubs.org/

Mission

We support Colorado Boys & Girls Clubs in their efforts to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. Our plan for every youth member, who enters our doors, is to be on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.

Ruling year info

2015

Executive Director

Ms. Danielle Felder

Main address

2017 W 9th Ave

Denver, CO 80204 USA

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EIN

47-1955928

NTEE code info

Boys and Girls Clubs (Combined) (O23)

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

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Boys & Girls Club (BGC) Movement began more than 150 years ago. BGCs are committed to providing a positive and safe place where young people can learn resiliency skills that prepare them to find and explore their personal passions and dreams. Essential to the Movement is the underlying goal to support the social-emotional development of every child so that they can experience meaningful health, academic, & leadership outcomes. Today, 4,300 young people are taking advantage of the programs, activities, and services provided by Colorado BGCs every day afterschool. With 69 Club sites, including four military-bases and one Native American reservation, Boys & Girls Clubs in Colorado (BGCC) coordinates funding opportunities, provides training and capacity-building assistance, and sets a strategic direction on issues impacting both rural and urban/suburban communities throughout Colorado. As a convener, BGCC’s primary goal is to provide the resources and financial support to every BGC.

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?

Health & Wellness

-Triple Play: A Game Plan for the Mind, Body and Soul, was launched in 2005 by BGCA in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A two-year study of more than 2,000 children showed that Triple Play succeeded in getting them to exercise more, eat healthier foods and feel better about themselves. The study found that Triple Play kids increased to 90 percent of the federally recommended amount of daily exercise, which is 60 minutes a day for children, while their peers outside the program decreased to 78 percent.

-SPARK (Sports, Play and Active Recreation for Kids), is a research-based program addressing out-of-school physical activity. Years of research and extensive field-testing throughout the country has shown SPARK to be effective for children and adolescents ages 5-14.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Outdoor Education programming seeks to expose Club members to the resources available to them in urban and wilderness environments through experiential learning activities. Activities such as outdoor rock climbing, snowboarding, skiing, snowshoeing, ice-skating, camping, geocaching, fishing, mountain biking, rafting, and hands-on educational experiences heighten participants’ awareness of outdoor activities and resources available to them in not only in their Club neighborhoods, but in the great Colorado wilderness.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Positive Action is an evidence-based program aimed at improving social and emotional learning as well as the Club social climate by teaching and reinforcing positive behaviors. The program supports the prevention, intervention, and treatment of substance abuse, including alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, ethamphetamines, opiates, stimulants, steroids, hallucinogens, inhalants, and prescription drugs. Instead of scare tactics, short-term strategies, or information-only approaches, the Positive Action program teaches young people how and why they can be strong and live without drugs. The Positive Action program is recognized by the Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Blueprint for Healthy Youth Development, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration among others for preventing substance misuse and other undesirable behaviors in youth.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

BGCC exists to support Colorado Boys & Girls Club organizations build capacity and financial stability by:

• Providing strategic and collaborative leadership on statewide youth development programs, initiatives and advocacy;
• Securing resources that result in measurable outcomes for academic achievement, career skill building, workforce development, safer neighborhoods, juvenile crime reduction, prevention of opioid abuse, improved mental health, and positive civic engagement; and
• Galvanizing Colorado’s Boys & Girls Clubs and staff into a single force to help leverage and influence public policy and advocacy efforts that secure state and private funding to make the most significant positive statewide impact across Colorado.

Colorado Boys & Girls Club organizations are supported through the following key programs:

Capacity building and training: In order to help ensure Colorado Clubs continuously educate, nurture, and retain stellar afterschool staff, BGCC aims to train XXX youth development professionals annually on evidence-based and evidence-informed curricula and programs, using a positive youth development lens. Over the last five years, BGCC has trained at least XXX Club staff on a variety of programs including among others SPARK, Triple Play, Positive Action, and PYD. The objective is to identify relevant training topics, through staff surveys, and provide a minimum of XX regional training opportunities per year to a minimum of XXX Boys & Girls Club staff. It is anticipated that by hosting trainings for staff during key school-year and summer breaks, BGCC will maximize its impact. BGCC continuous quality improvement includes training evaluation satisfaction surveys and regular Club outreach to ensure trainings remain relevant and timely. By BGCC providing staff training and capacity building, Boys & Girls Club staff throughout Colorado increase knowledge and confidence in program implementation, leading to more youth achieving significant programmatic outcomes and building stronger connections to their profession and other Club organizations.

Providing leadership on statewide strategic initiatives: BGCC aims to be the leader in advocating for high quality youth development programs during out of school-time by facilitating cross-sector collaboration and sharing of best practices. BGCC does this by convening and leading the annual Colorado Boys & Girls Club CEO Summit for strategic planning and sharing of best practices across Boys & Girls Club organizations. BGCC also works to build relationships with community partners, at minimum XX each year, in the youth development field to heighten awareness of Boys & Girls Clubs and identify new opportunities for collaboration. By facilitating strategic internal and external planning and sharing, BGCC aims to lead advocacy efforts to bring more resources and awareness to all people in Colorado on the importance of high quality out-of-school time programs for youth and the positive impact they have on youth and families across the state.

BGCC is committed to changing lives of young popel. Statewide oversight is conducted by Executive Director Danielle Felder. While Ms. Felder is new to the Movement, she has worked as a Chief Development Officer and a lawyer prior to joining BGCC and is more than capable of overseeing the statewide grants distributed to various member organizations. Program and grant delivery is coordinated by the Grants and Compliance Manager, Christina Simonetti. Ms. Simonetti has worked in youth and victim advocacy as well as in program management, grant writing and reporting, research, and community engagement. She currently oversees five statewide grants and is responsible for program delivery, evaluation, fiscal compliance, and outcome reporting.

By measuring Club youth and teens achievement, BGCC can determine how Clubs are helping Colorado’s youth build great futures. As a capacity and resource building organization, it is vital to continuously survey BGC staff and the Colorado afterschool and education landscapes to assess needs and challenges and be responsive with capacity building opportunities and advocacy. BGCC engages its constituents through surveys, training evaluations, participation in state groups, and in-person focus groups at the BGCC Boys & Girls Clubs CEO Summit held annually to collaboratively address challenges and current and emerging community issues.

BGCC also supports Colorado Clubs in implementing the BGCA’s annual National Youth Outcomes Initiative (NYOI) survey assessing youth behaviors and outcomes. This tool, measuring the impact of Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide, uses a formula incorporating a common set of research-informed indicators of BGCA’s priority outcomes – Academic Success; Good Character & Citizenship, and; Healthy Lifestyles. BGCC is then able to compare Colorado Clubs results to the national BCGA data to get a sense of how Clubs in Colorado compare to their peers across the nation. Moreover, Colorado data is also compared to the national Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance (YRBS) Survey conducted by the Center for Disease Control which monitors six categories of health-related behaviors that contribute to several youth issues including risky behavior leading to negative outcomes and data provided by the nationally awarded Afterschool Alliance in Washington DC.

Locally, BGCC compares its impact results to the biennial Healthy Kids Colorado Survey (HKCS) designed to better understand youth health and what factors support youth to make healthy choices and Colorado Department of Education – 21st Community-Centered Learning Centers (CDE-CCLC) state afterschool program data.

As the organization continues to build out its evaluation efforts, BGCC recognizes the need to evaluate its advocacy work and the impact it has on Clubs in Colorado and other out-of-school-time youth-serving organizations around the state.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Boys & Girls Clubs in Colorado

Board of directors
as of 4/16/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Christina Heinzmann

Vectra Bank Colorado

Term: 2019 - 2021

Adam Bellamy

Wells Fargo Bank

Lowell Wightman

360 Mindset

Ashley Wilson

Elevations Credit Union

Ashley Dennis

Kutak Rock LLP

Tom Dillard

DISH Network

Joyce Glasscock

BGCA

Brian Hill

BGCA

Tim Flaherty

BGCA

Angela Ware

BGCA

Fiona Lytle

CCCS

Kaycee Headrick

Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County

Erin Porteous

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver

Jodi Millerbernd

BGCA

Adam Rothberg

BGCA

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/16/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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