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Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County

LEARN. LIVE. LEAD.

aka BGCSC   |   Mount Vernon, WA   |  www.skagitclubs.org

Mission

The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Our organization reaches youth ages 6-18 throughout all of Skagit County.

Ruling year info

1995

President & CEO

Mr. Ron McHenry

Main address

PO Box 947

Mount Vernon, WA 98273 USA

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EIN

91-1670669

NTEE code info

Boys and Girls Clubs (Combined) (O23)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Kids and teens are most susceptible to negative outside influence during out-of-school hours, especially between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm during the school year. Youth in our communities face greater challenges than ever before, and for the first time in history, are destined to not do as good or better than the generation preceding.

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 of Skagit County

Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County serves school-age youth, ages 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. Our Staff also provides informal youth guidance and helps children learn how to make healthy choices and be good citizens.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

Project Learn reinforces the academic enrichment and school engagement of young people during the time they spend at the Club. This strategy 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. Through Project Learn, Club staff use all the areas and programs in the Club to create opportunities for these high-yield learning activities, which include leisure reading, writing activities, discussions with knowledgeable adults, helping others, homework help, tutoring and games (such as Scrabble), that develop young people’s cognitive skills. Project Learn also emphasizes parent involvement and collaboration between Club and school professionals as critical factors in creating the best after-school learning environment for Club members ages 6 to 18.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

Where we work

Awards

League of EAGLES - GOLD 2015

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

League of EAGLES - GOLD 2016

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Gateway to Impact Award 2014

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Gateway to Impact Award 2015

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League of EAGLES - GOLD 2017

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

League of EAGLES - GOLD 2018

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

League of EAGLES - GOLD 2019

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League of EAGLES - GOLD 2020

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

SOAR Award 2020

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League of EAGLES - GOLD 2021

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

SOAR Award 2021

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

2022 Resource Development Professional of the Year 2022

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

2022 Organization of the Year for Government Relations 2022

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Affiliations & memberships

Boys and Girls Clubs of America 1997

World Federation of Youth Clubs 2022

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Average number of service recipients per month

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

Children and youth, At-risk youth

Related Program

Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This represents direct participation, as reported through the member tracking system.

Number of youth who volunteer/participate in community service

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

Children and youth, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This represents direct participation, as reported through VisionMTS, a member tracking system.

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.

In preparing our youth to reach our three priority outcomes, we aim to grow tomorrow's leaders who will perpetuate the cycle and create great change in the community. As an organization, it is important to us that all barriers to future success for a child are removed, and every opportunity for them to take charge of their future.

The Boys & Girls Club is a youth development organization dedicated to promoting the health, social,
educational, vocational, cultural, character and leadership development of school age youth. It aims to help
young people improve their lives by building self-esteem and developing values and skills during critical
periods of growth.
Boys & Girls Clubs:
• Are for youth and teens ages 6-18 years old.
• Have full-time professional leadership, supplemented by part-time staff and volunteers.
• Require no proof of good character. They help and guide youth who may be in danger of acquiring,
or who already have acquired, unacceptable habits and attitudes, as well as youth of good character.
• Make sure that all youth can afford to belong. Membership dues are kept low so that all youth can
afford to belong and even the least interested will not be deterred from joining.
• Are building-centered. Activities are carried on in a warm, friendly, atmosphere of buildings
especially designed to conduct programs.
• Are non-sectarian.
• Have an open door policy.
• Have a varied and diversified program that recognizes and responds to the collective and individual
needs of youth and teens.
• Are guidance oriented. Clubs emphasize values inherent in the relationship between the youth and
their peers, and youth and adult leaders. They help youth make appropriate and satisfying choices in
their physical, educational, personal, social, emotional, vocational and spiritual lives.

Our organizational capability and capacity continues to grow, largely through increasing investments in Professional Development for Staff and Board members. Currently, the average tenure for senior program staff is nearly 10 years. This has provided a strong foundation, and recent acquisitions of key employees in Marketing and Resource Development help to educate our community, especially our donor-investors, as to our progress.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County has accomplished much in the short history of the organization. One of those highlights specifically was the honoring of Justice Lively as the first Washington State Youth of the Year from our organization, in 2015. Clubs are serving more kids, impacting test scores positively, and implementing new services to maximize efficiency and scope of services.

There is much for us that remains to accomplish though, especially in building facilities to respond to growth, better preparing our members for 21st Century careers, and expanding our geographic reach both in, and out, of Skagit County.

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.
  • 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

  • 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 tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

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 Skagit County

Board of directors
as of 10/10/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Robert Martin

Retired

Term: 2022 - 2023

Mark Lawrence

Simply Yards Landscaping & Design

Carl Bruner

Retired, Mount Vernon School District

Pat Barrett

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Holly Shannon

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Tina Asp

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Mark Nilson

Retired, Sedro-Woolley School District

Bill Overby

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Mike Dyberg

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Eric Johnson

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Bryan Jones

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Kristen Keltz

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Rob Martin

Retired, Chinook Enterprises

Dan Milfred

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Mackenzie Reider

Janicki Industries

Brian Soneda

Retired, Mount Vernon Public Library

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 1/27/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Native American/American Indian/Alaska Native/Indigenous
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/06/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

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 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 seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • 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.