Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama, Inc.

Great Futures Start Here!

Mobile, AL   |  http://www.bgcsouthal.org

Mission

The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of America is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible citizens.

Notes from the nonprofit

Our Board of Directors is currently drafting our 2022-2026 Strategic Plan.

Ruling year info

1960

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Tim Wills

Main address

P.O. Box 6724

Mobile, AL 36660 USA

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Formerly known as

Boys Clubs of Mobile, Inc.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Mobile, Inc.

EIN

63-0414826

NTEE code info

Boys and Girls Clubs (Combined) (O23)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Mobile's young people are in crisis. They are vulnerable and at-risk, facing daily challenges which create a feeling of hopelessness and despair, limit their life options, and prevent them from becoming happy, healthy and productive adults. The facts are alarming: • Mobile County ranks 47 out of 67 counties for child well-being. • 7.9% of the County’s families are deemed to be vulnerable, with 29.1% of children under 18 living in poverty; 14% of our children live in extreme poverty. • 44.1% reside in single-parent households. • Over five hundred youth live within the foster care system, with another 1,200 children under protective custody status, meaning their families are involved in one or more ways with the Department of Human Resources. • Only 39.7% of our youth read proficiently by 4th & 8th grades in Mobile County. • 29% of our children are rated as being obese. • Gun violence among teens is on the rise in our community.

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?

Youth Development Services

Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama serves youth ages 6 through 18, providing a variety of programs including homework assistance, technology centers, teen centers, career exploration & workforce development,sports and recreation, art classes and leadership development.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

These Club programs help develop physical fitness, reduce stress and promote a positive use of leisure time, appreciation for the environment and interpersonal skills.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

These programs develop young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors to nurture their well-being, set personal goals and grow into self-sufficient adults.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

These programs are designed to ensure that all Club members graduate from high school on time, ready for a post-secondary education and a 21st-century career.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Boys & Girls Clubs’ unique approach to workforce readiness prepares youth for success in their first jobs and helps them develop a plan to achieve their chosen careers.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

These programs are designed to foster creativity in young people, and give them outlets for self-expression. From photography to hip-hop, our arts programs have something that will inspire everyone.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

These programs help youth become responsible, caring citizens and acquire skills to participate the democratic process. Program participants also develop leadership skills and gain opportunities for planning, decision-making, contributing to Club and community and celebrating our national heritage.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Boys and Girls Clubs of America 1958

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 youth who are registered members of Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama.

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

Women and girls, Men and boys

Related Program

Youth Development Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of registered members and other youth served via outreach programs by the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama.

Number of youth served through outreach activities of Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama.

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

Women and girls, Men and boys

Related Program

Youth Development Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of youth served through outreach activities, including summer programs and special events.

Number of core areas of direct services provided.

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

Women and girls, Men and boys

Related Program

Youth Development Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Five core areas of programming are Education & Career Development; Character & Leadership Development;Health and Life Skills; Sports, Fitness & Recreation; and The Arts.

Number of chartered Clubs with the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama organization.

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

Women and girls, Men and boys

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

BGCSA consists of 7 chartered Clubs, 6 21st Century Classroom after-school programs, and 3 summer-only programs.

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.

The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Every day, thousands of kids leave school in South Alabama with no place to go, putting them at risk of being unsupervised, unguided and unsafe. As a leading advocate for youth, we are committed to ensuring that every child has access to a safe place after school and during the summer where they can build the knowledge, skills and behaviors to put them on the path to a great future.

Our Clubs provide safe havens for kids to grow and learn – offering daily interaction with caring adults and life-enhancing programs in character/leadership development, healthy lifestyles, education and career development, sports and fitness, and the arts. Young people are provided with an outcome-driven Club experience consisting of five key elements for positive youth development: a safe environment, fun, opportunities and expectations, recognition, and supportive relationships. Our structured youth development programs have had a significant impact on those factors which negatively impact youth, their families and our community by helping to reduce risk factors and increase protective factors for the young people served. By providing programs that focus on the three priority outcome of Academic Success, Good Character and Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles, our Clubs have helped generations of young people achieve the great futures they deserve.

For over 64 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama, Inc. has served youth ages 6 to 18 who reside throughout Mobile County, Alabama. BGCSA is a chartered affiliate of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America which was chartered by Congress in 1906. Our organization is operated by a Board of Directors composed of twenty-eight local business, civic and community leaders, and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation in the State of Alabama. Programs and services are led by qualified youth development professionals and volunteers. The Chief Financial Officer is a C.P.A. and an annual audit is performed by a qualified independent C.P.A. firm. BGCSA has administered federal, state, and local programming funds since its inception, including funding from the federal Office of Juvenile Programs, Community Development Block Grant funds, the Mobile Housing Board, the City of Mobile, Mobile County, the Alabama Department of Human Resources (TANF funds), and the State Department of Education, among others.

As Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama enters its 65th year of service to Mobile County's youth, we continue to grow and improve. Currently, we operate 12 year-round Club sites and three summer-only programs. In addition, we operate a 150-acre camp which provides summer activities for the youth we serve. In our 2020 annual report to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, registered membership totaled 2,149 youth. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama has continued to serve our community by transforming and transitioning our programming to meet the unique circumstances and consequences of the pandemic. Examples of this include:
1) The development of a daily “virtual Club,” Boys & Girls Clubs Live! which provides both educational and fun activities. Club staff are keeping in touch with each Club member who has been unable to return to their Club, via e-mail and phone calls, so that our kids will know that they are loved and cared for in these scary times.
2) Let’s Read, Mobile!, our daily, on-line program featuring guests reading their favorite children’s book, has enabled BGCSA to continue encouraging parents to read to their children, and furthering the goal of instilling a life-long love of reading in our children.
3) For teen Club members, there is a weekly on-line “Teen Talk” featuring guest speakers on topics of interest to teens, such as career readiness, preparing for college and healthy relationships. mPlease note that all of our virtual, on-line programs are accessible via social media platforms @bgcsouthal.org, not just to Club members but to all youth in our community.

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?

    Ages 6 through 18 79% Minorities 64% Ages 12 and under 36% Teens

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Community meetings/Town halls,

  • 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?

    We implemented a Mental Health Program which provides individual and small-group counseling sessions at the Clubs. This was in response to the negative impacts on our children and teens' emotional, social and mental health resulting from the pandemic.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

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

    Our programs are more responsive to the needs of the people we serve.

  • 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 demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), 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, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • 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 Clubs of South Alabama, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 2/7/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Todd Denison

Phelps, Dunbar LLC

Term: 2019 - 2022

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 02/05/2022

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
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/05/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • 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 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 disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.