Youth Development

Boys and Girls Club of Collier County

Naples, FL   |  http://www.bgccc.com

Mission

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

Ruling year info

1992

Principal Officer

Mrs. Theresa J. Shaw

Main address

7500 Davis Boulevard

Naples, FL 34104 USA

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EIN

65-0279110

Cause area (NTEE code) info

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

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Academic Success

The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County serves school-age youth (6-18) through a variety of programs including homework assistance, technology centers, teen centers, career exploration, job assistance, sports and recreation, art classes and leadership development, professionals nationwide. Our Academic Success programming includes expanded and enhanced programs to ensure our members graduate on time, with a plan for the future. Programs include:  Career Launch; CAD Lab; STEM (science/Technology/Engineering/Math); SAT/College Test Prep; Goals to Graduation; Power Hour (Reading/Writing/Math/Science); Club Tech; Kahn Academy; Construction Zone/Vo-Tech (Electrical/Telecommunications/HVAC/Carpentry); and Brain Gains.

Population(s) Served
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

This core program area offers youth empowerment to build and sustain relationships with others, develop positive self-esteem and foster active partcipation in their Club and community.  Expanded community service opportunities for members, conflict resolution education and character development curriculum. Programs include:  Keystone Club, Manners, Embrace Inclusion, Youth of the Year, Junior Staff Job Readiness, Civic Engagement, Torch Club, Service Learning, Youth for Unity and Junior Women of Initiative

Population(s) Served
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Initiatives such as outdoor education, daily physical fitness challenges,health and nutrition programs, and behavioral and mental health services are designed specifically to promote and maintain healthy, active lifestyles in youth.  Programs include:  Triple Play, Passport to Manhood, Money Matters, Healthy Choices/Healthy Challenges, Fine Arts, Substance Abuse Education & Prevention, Street SMARTS, SMART Girls, SMART Leaders, SMART Moves, Life Skills, Healthy Habits

Population(s) Served
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

When the challenge is to help develop creativity, problem solving skills and self confidence in our members, there is nothing more powerful than quality arts experiences.  In an age where accessing the arts has become distant for many of our more disadvantaged young people, the Club's dance, music and visual arts programs are even more essential.  Arts programming includes:  ArtScience; Digital Photography, Music, Violin, Chorus, Guitar, Ballet, Dance, Readers Theatre, Drama, Talent Show, Mural, Drawing, Ceramics and Keyboard.

Population(s) Served
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Sports, fitness and recreation programs at BGCCC are designed to build sportsmanship and encourage teamwork.  Programs help develop fitness basics, a positive use of leisure time, reduction of stress, appreciations for the environment and social and interpersonal skills. Programs include: Baseball (Cal Ripken), Basketball Leagues, Team Challenges, Triple Play, Quick Ball, Team Sports (Basketball/Volleyball/Baseball), Soccer, Flag Football, Girls on the Run, Swimming, Field Games, CrossFit, Dodgeball, Field Trips, Games Room

Population(s) Served
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

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Accreditations

Charity Navigator Four Star Rating for fiscal management and transparency 2013

Awards

Affiliations & memberships

Boys & Girls Club of America 1997

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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More than eighty-nine percent (89%) of over 44,379 Collier County Public School youth receive free or reduced price lunches annually, indicating low-income status. Eighty-five percent (85%) are ethnic or racial minorities and English is not the first language for 15% of students. Low-income minority students are the children who struggle the most academically and are least likely to have achieved proficiency in key subjects of Reading, Math and Science. They are also more likely to be among the 1,090 youth cited annually for juvenile delinquency or among the more than 1,000 youth involved in the 83+ gangs known in the County. We also serve youth from Youth Haven, a youth homeless shelter, St. Matthews House and the Foster Care Council of Southwest Florida.<br/>These are the young people we serve at the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County (BGCCC) both during the school year and in the summer learning program. In 2012, 18.7% of Collier County students did not graduate on time. Nationally, one in four youth do not graduate on time. More progress is needed. Summer learning loss widens the achievement gap between low-income students and their more advantaged peers, and contributes to their likelihood of dropping out of school. Most youth lose about two months of math and reading skills over summer months, while their middle class peers make slight gains. Youth suffer a "brain drain" during the summer when they don't participate in enriching activities or programs. <br/>Earnings for working-age adults steadily increase as levels of educational attainment rises - a factor that contributes to teen’s future economic success. Everything we do at BGCCC is focused on helping our members achieve Great Futures. The comprehensive nature of the BGCCC programs has provided us with a track record of results. As part of the national Boys & Girls Clubs of America organization, we provide nationally-recognized evidence-based programs proven to produce results for youth. We provide a safe and encouraging environment, high-yield learning activities and targeted programs.  Our Formula for Impact makes clear that when members leave us at age 18, they are equipped with skills needed for their futures and have achieved:<br/>· Academic Success: Graduating from high school ready to pursue college, trade school, the military or employment;<br/>· Good Character & Citizenship: Becoming an engaged citizen involved in the community, registered to vote and modeling strong character.<br/>· Healthy Lifestyles: Adopting a healthy diet, practicing healthy lifestyle choices and making a lifelong commitment to fitness.<br/>These outcomes align to encourage on-time grade promotion, high school graduation, career and college readiness, school dropout prevention and prevent summer learning loss. Our academically based Out of School time (OST) program array supplements the school curriculum through interactive, project based learning. Many area youth may not have the opportunity to receive an education in basic life lessons. Many cannot afford tutoring, involvement in organized sports or experience the arts. Club membership allows each member to participate in all classroom activities, field trips, college trips, special events, transportation from school, and hot meals/snacks from our Kid’s Café. Youth receive opportunities to enjoy all of these things and gain experience to help improve their futures. <br/>All of our programs and services are focused on producing these results for youth. We provide daily programming in the areas of Education & Career Development, Character & Leadership Development, The Arts, Health & Life Skills, and Sports/Recreation/ Fitness. The Florida Tax Watch Research Institute has cited Florida Boys & Girls Clubs for effectiveness in producing lower dropout rates, greater achievement rates in FCAT scores, lower rates of absenteeism and lower rates of criminal offenses.

Each Spring our Board of Trustees and Directors hold a board retreat to set goals and plan a course of action for the upcoming years. The Board’s vision is for the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County to become the Youth Development Facility of choice for families of Collier county and in doing so fulfilling the mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County – To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, caring citizens. The current Three-Year Strategic Plan encompasses 2013 through the year 2016. The plan details organizational objectives, strategies, metrics, goals completion dates and responsible committees.  Committees work with professional staff to achieve desired outcomes in a strategic, sustainable manner.  The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County is uniquely positioned to make a noticable, longstanding and positive impact in the lives of thousands of local youth.  Our approach is to give them what they most ndeed:  to feel and be safe, sustained relationships with caring adults, and a tremendous array of challenging, life-enhancing programs and activities.  

To ensure the Club has as deep an impact as possible on our youth, the Club has a Staff Development Plan to provide intense training on Academics, Character and Leadership Development, and Healthy Lifestyles. Staff participates in over 40 hours of staff development and training annually. The Club increased community partnerships to deepen impact on youth and strengthen/expand our reach in the community. CEO/President has more than 30 years’ experience as an educator and advocate for youth and families with 10 years in capacity as Executive Director of BGCs. VP of Operations has over 26 years experience in upper management of BGCs in the Atlanta Metro area and over 37 years total with BGC. CFO will provide grant fiscal oversight and grant reporting and has 10+ years of experience in not-for-profit and for-profit financial management. BGCCC has certified teachers and youth development professionals on staff. Our Club successfully held a $12 million capital campaign to construct our 7500 Davis Blvd. campus in Naples in 2006.

Programs are continually reviewed/adapted to meet Club members and school district needs. To document success with empirical evidence, each BGC program is evaluated. Metrics include: pre/post testing, attitudinal surveys, FAIR scores monitoring, report card grades, and teacher/parent/student satisfaction surveys provide data to make informed decisions on Club member needs and programming. Our programs are assessed internally annually using the Boys & Girls Club of America (BGCA) Formula for Impact Assessment matrix.<br/> <br/>Classroom observations are conducted routinely by our Unit Director with written reports and feedback sessions with instructors on strengths and areas for improvement. Collaborative evaluations are shared between staff, Collier Public Schools (CCPS), our Board and stakeholders. Staff prepares and evaluates pre/post tests for programs in reading, language arts, math, science, personal enrichment and triple play. CCPS provides access to STOPWatch (Student Tracking Outcomes and Progress) for current academic and other relevant member data, and enrollment, attendance days, referrals, etc. Feedback from mentors, tutors and volunteers are solicited.<br/> <br/>An external evaluator measures program effectiveness via five goals: Improving academic achievement (reading, language arts, math, science); Enhancing at risk student’s learning through arts education; Improving behavior, character development, attitude and leadership skills; Involving parents and families and providing educational opportunities; Improving their knowledge of fitness and nutrition.<br/>Our Membership Tracking System tracks enrollment, demographic, socio-economic data and program participation. Annually, the Club reports demographic, socioeconomic and program data to BGCA.<br/> <br/>The BCCA National Youth Outcomes Initiative is an annual youth risk survey our Club members participate in that allows our Club to compare each Club site’s results with that of our Club, and Clubs in Florida and the nation.

Overall, the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County has made tremendous progress towards accomplishing long-term goals.  Significant recent accomplishments include: opening of the Tommie Barfield Elementary after-school site on Marco Island, establishment of a new Resource Development team, opening of our new Dorothy & Dexter Baker Technology Training Center, equipping and initiation of Vo-Tech programming (electrical, telecommunications, HVAC and carpentry), equipping and initation of Computer Aided Design programming in the CAD Lab, kick-off of the Immokalee Youth Development Center capital campaign, and initiation of planning, design and engineering for the Immokalee Youth Development Center.  Club membership continues to rise with over 2,677 members and an average daily attendance of 731.  Challenges include staff transitions in key programming positions that have both opened doors for existing staff while extending responsibilities and funding.<br/> 

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Boys and Girls Club of Collier County

Board of directors
as of 11/29/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Mary Pat Hussey

Mary Osborn

Retired

Terrance Flynn

Retired

Lea Smith

Retired

Mary Pat Hussey

Retired

Dorothy Baker

Retired

Timothy Dalton

Retired

Domenic Ferrante

Retired

Jerry Nichols

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Timothy Ubben

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Kelly Capolino

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Greg Faulkner

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Frank Harris

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James Kempf

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Jane Kerr

Retired

Lisa Merritt

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Joel Lipman

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Manuel Pena

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Keywords

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