BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF THE SUNCOAST INC

aka Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast   |   Clearwater, FL   |  www.bgcsun.org

Mission

The Mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast is to provide high quality out of school time Club experiences proven to ensure our young people, especially those who need us most, are on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrate good character and citizenship, and live a healthy lifestyle.

Notes from the nonprofit

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast has been serving Pinellas County for almost 60 years, inspiring young people to become the future leaders throughout our community. It is our commitment to provide the building blocks for success to every child we are fortunate to work with. Great Futures Start Here.

Ruling year info

1975

President & CEO

Mr Freddy Williams

Main address

4625 East Bay Drive Suite 103 Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast

Clearwater, FL 33764 USA

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EIN

59-1566799

NTEE code info

Boys and Girls Clubs (Combined) (O23)

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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?

Education & Career Development

This core program area enables youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines, set goals, explore careers, prepare for employment and embrace technology to achieve success in a career. Components of the program area include:
BE GREAT: GRADUATE is the dropout prevention program is designed to enhance each youth's engagement with learning by providing consistent support from caring and trusted adults in developing the academic, emotional and social skills necessary to achieve academic success.
PROJECT LEARN is based on research demonstrating that students do much better in school when they spend their non-school hours engaged in fun, but academically beneficial, activities. Club staff use all the areas and programs in the Club to create opportunities for high-yield learning activities
POWER HOUR provides Club professionals with the strategies, activities, resources and information to create an engaging homework help and tutoring program that encourages Club members at every age to become self-directed learners.
CLUB TECH provides a comprehensive array of programs to help build members' computer skills and integrate into all Core Program Areas. Young people develop the technology skills necessary to succeed in school and the job market.
SKILL TECH: Online lessons in either English or Spanish and intructor-led group activities where members learn skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher and Digital Image Pro.
SKILL TECH II teaches advanced, yet practical, technology skills to Club members. Participants learn about hardware identification and installation, networking and technology-related careers.
ROBO TECH, for members ages 6 to 13. Using Lego Mindstorms® - an introduction to robotics - members, use kits and tutorials to build and program a robot that interacts with its environment.
GAME TECH provides Club members, ages 10-13, a fun introduction to the field of video game development and principles of game design, animation mechanics and software.
CAREERLAUNCH encourages Club members ages 13-18 to assess their skills and interests, explore careers, make sound educational decisions and prepare to join our nation's work force. Mentoring, job shadowing and training opportunities round out the program.
CLUBSERVICE provides education awards from the Corporation for National and Community Service (AmeriCorps) to Club members and alumni ages 17 to 24 who serve their Clubs and communities in the areas of public safety, membership development, youth mentoring, and educational support.
JUNIOR STAFF is a small-group program that assists Club members age 13 to 18 in exploring a career in youth or human services, particularly Boys & Girls Club work.
MONEY MATTERS promotes financial responsibility and independence among Club members ages 13 to 18. Participants learn how to manage a checking account, create a budget, save and invest, start small businesses and pay for college.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

This core program area empowers youth to support and influence their Club and community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self-image and good character, participate in the democratic process, and respect their own and others' cultural identities.

YOUTH OF THE YEAR: Established in 1947, Youth of the Year is BGCA's premier recognition program for Club members, promoting service to Club, community and family; academic success; strong moral character; life goals; and poise and public speaking ability. The program is most effective when used as a year-round tool for fostering young people's character, personal growth and leadership qualities. Local Clubs recognize members ages 14-18 as Youth of the Month winners and select a Youth of the Year, who then participates in state competition. State winners each receive a $1,000 scholarship and participate in regional competitions. Five regional winners each receive a $10,000 scholarship and compete on a national level. The National Youth of the Year receives up to an additional $50,000 scholarship and is installed by the President of the United States.

KEYSTONING is the Boys & Girls Club Movement's ultimate teen program. This unique leadership development experience provides opportunities for young people ages 14 to 18. Youth participate, both in and out of the Club, in activities in three focus areas: academic success, career preparation and community service. With the guidance of an adult advisor, Keystone Clubs aim to have a positive impact on members, the Club and community.

TORCH CLUBS are chartered, small-group leadership and service clubs for boys and girls ages 11-13. A Torch Club is a powerful vehicle through which Club staff can help meet the special character development needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their life. Torch Club members learn to elect officers and work together to implement activities in four areas: service to Club and community; education; health and fitness; and social recreation. The Staples National Torch Club Awards are presented annually to Torch Clubs with outstanding programs and activities in each area. Each year, Torch Club members from across the country take part in a service-learning experience through the National Torch Club Project. Cash awards ranging from $500 to $2,500 are presented to the top entries.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

This program area focuses on positive behaviors that nurture well-being, personal goals and living successfully as self-sufficient adults.
Healthy Habits - Designed to incorporate healthy living and active learning in every part of the Club experience. Healthy Habits emphasizes good nutrition, regular physical activity and improving overall well-being. The program, for ages 6 to 15, is the Mind component of Triple Play: A Game Plan for the Mind, Body and Soul. (See the Sports, Fitness and Recreation section for more information about Triple Play.)
SMART Moves® (Skills Mastery and Resistance Training) - This nationally acclaimed, comprehensive prevention program helps young people resist alcohol, tobacco, drugs and premature sexual activity. SMART Moves features engaging, interactive, small-group activities that increase participants' peer support, enhance their life skills, build their resiliency and strengthen their leadership skills. This year-round program encourages collaboration among Club staff, youth, parents, and representatives from other community organizations. The program's components are SMART Kids, for ages 6 to 9; Start SMART, for ages 10 to 12; and Stay SMART, for ages 13 to 15.
SMART Girls - SMART Girls is a small-group health, fitness, preventing/education and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls. Through dynamic, age-appropriate (ages 8 to 12 and 13 to 17) sessions, highly engaging activities, field trips and mentoring opportunities with adult women, Club girls explore their own and societal attitudes and values. The program emphasizes building skills for eating right, staying physically fit, getting good health care and developing positive relationships with peers and adults.
Passport to Manhood - Passport to Manhood promotes and teaches responsibility in Club boys ages 11 to 14. Passport to Manhood consists of 14 sessions, each concentrating on a specific aspect of character and manhood through highly interactive activities. The program includes a service project where boys learn the importance of giving back to the community. It represents a targeted effort to engage young boys in discussions and activities that reinforce character, leadership and positive behavior.
Date SMART - Date SMART is a supplement to SMART Girls and Passport to Manhood for Club members ages 13 to 18. Through fun and easy-to-use sessions, members learn how to achieve mutually supportive relationships free of violence and abuse. The program also encourages youth to become community advocates for relationships that promote equality and respect while combating the attitudes and behaviors that lead to dating, sexual and domestic violence.
NetSmartz - Developed in collaboration with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, NetSmartz teaches Internet safety skills through engaging multimedia activities and offline interaction with Club professionals.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Programs in this core area develop fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment and social skills.

Triple Play: A Game Plan for Mind, Body and Soul, developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, strives to improve the overall health of Club members ages 6-18 by increasing their daily physical activity, teaching them good nutrition and helping them develop healthy relationships. The Mind component encourages young people to eat smart through the Healthy Habits program, which covers the power of choice, calories, vitamins and minerals, the food pyramid and appropriate portion size. The Body component boosts Clubs' traditional physical activities to a higher level by providing sports and fitness activities for all youth. Body programs include six Daily Fitness Challenges; teen Sports Clubs focused on leadership development, service and careers in athletics; and Triple Play Games Tournaments, inter-Club sectional tournaments that involve multiple team sports. The Soul component helps build positive relationships and cooperation among young people. The Smart Guide to Social Recreation: Effective Gamesroom Management and Leadership provides strategies, tools and activities for running a top-notch Gamesroom and social recreation program.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Programs in The Arts include a wide array of methods of artistic expression. Professional performers come into the Boys & Girls Clubs throughout the year to offer various programs to broadly explore the arts with Boys & Girls Club members. Programs typically include: Film-making for Teens, Journal Writing & Scrapbooking, Paper Crafting, Readers' Theater, Student Theater Enrichment (storytelling, creative writing, dramatics, improvisation, staging, character development, costumes), Painting, Glass Fusion, Study of Color, Shape & Design, cartooning, music (Universal Rock School & Art Jam), drumming, hoop dancing, hip hop, STEPPING and musical theater. These are examples of the diverse arts programs offered at clubs on an annual basis.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Through Project Learn, Club staff use all the areas and programs in the Club to create opportunities for these high-yield learning activities, including leisure reading, writing activities, discussions with knowledgeable adults, helping others, homework help, tutoring and games that develop young people’s cognitive skills. Project Learn also emphasizes parent involvement as well as collaboration between Club and school professionals.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Boys and Girls Clubs of America 2014

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Percentage of club members on track to graduate from High School (5th to 12th Grade Only)

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Good Character and Leadership

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

78% of BGCS Club Members are on track to graduating from High School (5th to 12th grade)

Percentage of club members who abstain from risky behaviors (Smoking

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Health and Life Skills

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

85% of BGCS Club Members refrain from risky behavior [Smoking, Alcohol, Marijuana & Fighting)]

Percentage of club members who say club staff pays attention to what’s going on in their lives.

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Good Character and Leadership

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

94% of BGCS Staff pays attention to what's going on in our Club Member's lives.

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.

Goal 1: Provide adequate and adequately trained staff for each unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs to ensure the highest quality of OST programming available.

Goal 2: Engage community volunteers to assist staff, mentor youth, govern the organization and provide additional resources through their community connections for the youth being served.

Goal 3: Provide technology access to all youth in every club unit, as well as technology education.

Goal 4: Maintain transparent and accountable financial management of the organization

Goal 5: Maintain a high utilization of programs and clubs, monitoring membership and average daily attendance of club members

Goal 6: Provide and monitor participation in Good Character and Citizenship programs

Goal 7: Encourage and provide opportunities for club and community-based volunteer service by youth

Goal 8: Provide academic enhancement programs, collaborating with schools to ensure graduation, including core subject, technology and enrichment learning.

Goal 9: Ensure academic success and provide job readiness programs by offering programs and monitoring youth participation and completion.

Goal 10: Encourage healthy lifestyles by providing programs that teach about health and healthy eating, and challenging youth to be active daily.

Goal 11: Provide opportunities for youth to experience and engage in the arts.

One of the strategies for each goal is listed in this section, however multiple strategies are utilized to achieve each goal:

1.) Hire staff that is qualified, provide training to enhance their capabilities and pay competitive salaries.

2.) Recruit volunteers through local service clubs and businesses to reach out within each club unit and in board leadership.

3.) Provide a bank of computers at each club unit that are maintained and updated as needed to ensure youth have access to equipm,ent they need for schoolwork, and exploring the world through the internet.

4.) Maintain accurate and up-to-date records that are reviewed monthly by the board of directors.

5.) Sign in members daily to ensure an accurate count of average daily attendance.

6.) Engage members in the Keystone Club (high school), Torch Club (middle school) and other service groups within the club site.
Provide opportunities for clubs to be governed by peer leaders, and provide opportunities for them to earn Youth of the Month and Youth of the Year status within each club unit.

7.) Plan opportunities for youth to serve within the club and within the community, and track the number of youth who participate in outreach projects.

8.) Engage youth in Club Tech and Project Learn programs.

9.) Provide Power Hour (homework assistance) daily at the first hour of club time after school.

10.) Engage youth in the Triple Play program, tracking how many engage in active movement 3 or more times weekly and track the number of youth who attend healthy lifestyle classes like SMART Moves.

11.) Through the Royal Theater Club youth can participate daily in arts programs with professional performers and artists. All clubs will engage youth in art appreciation and execution at a level appropriate for their members and facilities.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast are capable of delivering all programs and services outlined in the goals and strategies and do so at this time. We strive to increase the number of members participating annually, and in the past year we served 1,959 youth with programs at 7 club sites. All program participation is tracked on a daily basis. We are striving to open additional units and increase the number of youth we can accommodate where this is possible. We provide training for our staff to continually improve the quality of our program delivery, and engage youth in the clubs to provide ideas and communicate their interests. Overlay providers are hired annually to being a wide array of enrichment programs from drumming to STEM, the arts and science to the club units.

In academics, our club members perform at or above national, regional and state levels. In Healthy Lifestyles, members of the Suncoast Clubs reporting indicated our youth are above the national, regional and state averages in most categories. The Club Experience report indicated our members feel their clubs perform well and they enjoy being part of the BGC experience. The scores in this category were the same as those for clubs nationally, regionally and in the state of Florida. All NYOI reports are available for further review and a copy can be attained by contacting Jenna Felder at [email protected]

Financials

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BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF THE SUNCOAST INC

Board of directors
as of 04/27/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Jeff Tanzer

Tampa Bay Rays

Term: 2021 - 2023

Bill Blough

Ceridian

Jay Coats

Jim Coats

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

Larry Crowley

Cutting Edge Granite

Catherine Schrader

Mark Dawson

Wells Fargo Bank

Ron Diner

Raymond Janes Financial

Rolfe Duggar

Rolfe Duggar, P.A.

Kevin Gordon

St. Petersburg College

Bob Gualtieri

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

Kathleen Guckenberger

Michael Hajek

Hajek and Hajek, CPAs

Bruce Howry

Synovus Bank

Shannon Jager

All Children's Hospital John Hopkins Medicine

Douglas LeGrow

Suntrust Bank

Doug Lewis

City of Pinellas Park

Rick McElwain

Valpak

Mary Melcer

Stratix inancial Group, Inc.

Jeff Munford

ATM Central

Barbara Paonessa

Ronald Ricardo

Lewis, Birch & Ricardo,LLC

Barbara Royston

Color Pages, Inc.

Harold Winner

First Home Bank

Angela Wright

Edward Jones

Aaron Bresko

GTE Financial

Jenn Holloway

Great 38 WTTATampa Bay

Ricky Butler

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

Brian Davis

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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 2/26/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
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