BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF CHAFFEE COUNTY

Great Futures Start Here

Salida, CO   |  www.bgcchaffee.org

Mission

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

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Ruling year info

2005

Executive Director

Brian Beaulieu

Main address

P.O. Box 1430

Salida, CO 81201 USA

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EIN

55-0907901

NTEE code info

Boys and Girls Clubs (Combined) (O23)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The risks to Chaffee County’s vulnerable children are real. The most recent Healthy Kids Colorado Survey of Chaffee County students identified several risk factors including adults’ favorable attitudes toward substance abuse and the availability and acceptability of alcohol and drug use. This increases as students move from middle school to high school. Also, the occurrence of depression is increasing. The Boys & Girls Clubs offer youth a positive, safe and secure environment, where programs such as “SMART Moves Prevention” teach youth alternatives to cope with the negative influences of our society. In these tough economic times, families are under great stress and strain. Our youth and community need the Clubs more than ever. While parents are worried about staying employed, staying healthy and putting food on the table, they can rely on the Clubs to ensure their children are in a safe environment and not left alone at home.

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?

Boys & Girls Clubs-Youth Development Programming

The BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF CHAFFEE COUNTY (BGCCC) was founded in 2005 as a result of a community steering committee’s recommendation to merge two existing youth programs in Salida, Colorado into one nationally-recognized program. As a result of increasing demand, as well as the immediate success of the Salida Club, a second Club was opened in Buena Vista in 2006. Both Clubs were founded in response to a needs assessment that identified the lack of constructive, out-of-school activities for local youth. This need was especially critical for families from low-income backgrounds. Both Clubs provide evidence-based programming that promotes the growth of the individual child and is aimed at (6) positive youth development outcomes: positive self-identity, health & wellbeing, positive values, a commitment to learning, social competency, and community involvement.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Accreditations

League of Eagles-BGCA 2018

Affiliations & memberships

League of Eagles-Boys & Girls Clubs of America 2018

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 children served

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

No target populations selected

Related Program

Boys & Girls Clubs-Youth Development Programming

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We are only counting members not all youth served, which would be close to double.

Number of youth-led community service projects

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

No target populations selected

Related Program

Boys & Girls Clubs-Youth Development Programming

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Social action project that youth lead i.e. no smoking in public parks.

Number of students receiving homework help

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

No target populations selected

Related Program

Boys & Girls Clubs-Youth Development Programming

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We serve aprox. 1/2 of our students with homework help.

Number of youth who demonstrate leadership skills (e.g., organizing others, taking initiative, team-building)

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

No target populations selected

Related Program

Boys & Girls Clubs-Youth Development Programming

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Youth involved in Keystone and Torch Club

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.

Our goals for youth- address positive youth development. Our commitment to Chaffee County is that even during these challenging times, we will provide:
• Increased academic success – help to ensure our members graduate from high school and are post-high school ready to pursue college, trade school, a military commitment or employment.
• Improved good character and citizenship - increased levels of integrity (knowing right from wrong), refusal skills, being engaged in the community.
• Increased healthy lifestyles - making healthy diet and food choices as well as a lifelong commitment to fitness.

BGCCC’s overarching goal is to provide a safe, nurturing environment where positive youth development outcomes promote the growth of the individual child. Priority Outcomes include: Increased academic success; Improved good character and citizenship; and Increased healthy lifestyles.

Attending the Club more frequently and over a greater length of time makes young people more likely to achieve positive outcomes. By implementing the Six Key Elements for Positive Youth Development, offering high-yield activities and providing targeted programs, BGCCC provides a powerful Club experience. Boys & Girls Club of America (BGCA) research indicates that frequency of attendance is directly tied to the following positive changes for Club members: 1) Higher levels of community service involvement, 2) Decreased levels of aggression, 3) Increased school effort, 4) Increased academic confidence, and 5) Lower likelihood of starting to carry a weapon, smoke marijuana or be sexually active.

BGCCC implements research-based, youth development programs for young people in our rural mountain communities. Youth arrive after school, eat a healthy snack, and participate in supervised activities in the following categories: Education and Career Development, Character and Leadership Development, Health and Life Skills, Sports, Fitness & Recreation, and the Arts. Each category incorporates multiple programs with curricula developed and shared among Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

BGCCC has an executive director who has been in the movement for 31 years, the board of directors is hard working and sets policy, as well as ensures the overall success of the organization. Staff are dedicated youth development professionals. BGCCC has strived to have 10 months operating revenue in the bank and has been putting aside funds to purchase a building over the last 4 years and in 2020 launched a capital campaign, in the middle of a world wide pandemic.

BGCCC feels confident that even in this hard economic environment with the triad of good leadership, a strong development team including the board and other volunteers and caring adult professionals to run the daily operations, that the organization is well poised for meeting the goals set by the board fiscally and the goals set by the staff programmatically. BGCCC is proud that individual giving exceeds 40% of expected revenue each year.

The role of the Board of Directors in advancing the mission of the organization is to be proactive and strategic. As the organization continues to grow, the Board’s role has expanded to include key issues related to Board effectiveness. The Boys and Girls Club of America (BGCA) Standards of Operational Effectiveness (SOE), serves as a guide to develop a succession plan for Board leadership; continue to ensure Board diversity; and utilize standard BGCA definitions in programming and reporting. The BGCCC Board has been instrumental in leading successful special event fundraisers, increasing revenue by 50% over the past 4 years. Additionally, 100% of Board members make an annual financial contribution to the organization.

The BGCCC Board of Directors has been the recipient of the Silver Eagle Award several times at the BGCA Southwest Leadership Conference. The BGCA Silver Eagle Award celebrates key performance indicators, including board size, 100% board give, meeting attendance and overall volunteer hours, scoring in the top 10% of all boards in the southwest region.

BGCCC is very proud of all of our members including Athena Kintgen, of the Salida Boys & Girls Club, was recently selected as the 2019 Colorado Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year. Kintgen is the first ever Boys & Girls Club winner from Chaffee County. “As a young person who wants to do more, I feel like the world is at my fingertips. I suppose in my case, it really is”, a reference to her sign language skills. Athena has suffered hearing loss, diagnosed when she was in elementary school. Athena’s Colorado state win earned her a $5,000 academic scholarship from Boys & Girls Clubs of America. At the Boys & Girls Clubs Southwest Regional Conference in Dallas in June, Athena was selected Southwest Regional Conference Youth of the Year, competing with youth from Texas, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, Wyoming and Montana and garnering a $40,000 academic scholarship and regional recognition.

BGCCC’s “inSTEMaccess” program participation (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) has quadrupled in past years and branched out to include Wonders of Science (science-based activities & experiments, including rocketry, chemistry, robotics); Minecraft EDU (math, science, art, history, & music, as well as digital citizenship activities); Arduino (open-source electronics program to design interactive projects); and KHAN Academy (math tutoring program with hands-on instruction to solve “real world” problems).

Most notably, the Club’s Europa Rover Project flourished in its second year, expanding this unique experience for members and attracting new participants. Middle and high school members resumed work on their rover, which features a new coding model and beacon, allowing the rover to accomplish even more scientific feats. For the past two years, Club members competed in the Great Sand Dunes National Park's robotics challenge. BGCCC's team was the youngest team in the challenge, competing against Colorado universities, including Colorado State University, University of Colorado and the Colorado School of Mines. In 2018, BGCCC’s Robotics team achieved “Best Demonstration of Beacon Navigation” at the NASA Colorado Space Grant Consortium/Colorado Robotics Challenge at Adams State University and Great Sand Dunes National Park.

Targeted outreach programs also grew in 2019 with in-house AmeriCorps staff serving record numbers during the school day and afterschool at the Club. A family Halloween outreach event attracted a record number 398 kids and families in October. Plans are currently underway to provide half-day outreach programming at Buena Vista’s Darren Patterson Christian Academy beginning Fall 2019 to expand BGCCC’s reach, impact, and collaborative partnerships.

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?

    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Youth advisory board members,

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

    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 help in the design process.,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    BGCCC hired a Capital Campaign Manager that came from feedback of needing more development help. Purchased a building to house the Salida Boys & Girls Clubs, strategic planning by the board determined that current facilities were not meeting community need.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

  • 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 AND GIRLS CLUBS OF CHAFFEE COUNTY

Board of directors
as of 6/11/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Duncan Campbell

Retired Hewlit Packard Exec

Term: 2017 - 2022

Gwen Allen

Owner Central Colorado Title

Gloria Broudy

Retired educator and testing professional

Beth Davis

Botonist/Planner USDA Forest Service

Board leadership practices

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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