PLATINUM2024

Team Juanatas-Bowens

Strong Youth, Strong Future: Raising Bars, Shattering Limits!

Bakersfield, CA   |  www.teamjuanatas-bowens.org

Mission

The specific purpose of this organization is to inspire education and teamwork by providing amateur sports programs for all participants to have the physical, mental, and moral development of amateur athletes and to promote good sportsmanship, social/emotional learning, health and wellness, and good citizenship.

Ruling year info

2023

Coach

Bryan Bowens

Coach

Michelle Bowens

Main address

P.O. Box 21552

Bakersfield, CA 93390 USA

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EIN

92-3397283

NTEE code info

Sports Training Facilities (N40)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We plan to increase the exercise of youth by turning them into athletes.

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?

AAU Strength Sports (Powerlifting, Weightlifting, Feat of Strength)

Sports for all, forever. Participating in AAU Strength Sports allows participants from all walks of life to participate in powerlifting, weightlifting, and feats of strength. Powerlifting is three lifts squat, bench, and deadlift. Weightlifting is two lifts snatch and clean & jerk. Feats of Strength consist of five events, bench for reps, deadlift for reps, power clean for reps, overhead press for reps, and trap bar deadlift for max. For now Team Juanatas-Bowens is keeping these events in Kern County so that we can ensure all of our athletes gets to participate. As of now we have 142 athletes with AAU Memberships and we are growing at 1.5 athletes per week. Team Juanatas-Bowens is the first AAU Club in Kern County and we are one of the largest clubs of not the largest club in the entire USA. Our youngest lifter is 6 years old and our eldest lifter is 60 years old. We also have 8 of adaptive lifters who also compete as well.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families
Parents

Team Juanatas-Bowens removes barriers that prevent individuals from participating in weightlifting. Even if it means transporting weightlifting barbells and bumpers across town to train athletes at their school or even at their home. Team Juanatas-Bowens is bringing USA Weightlifting to Kern County. USA Weightlifting is the current National Governing Body of Weightlifting in the United States. Coach Michelle Bowens and Coach Bryan Bowens are USA Weightlifting Level 2 Certified Coaches. USA Weightlifting is geared for the athlete with the competitive spirit that is not afraid of some serious competition. Team Juanatas-Bowens have a travel team that consist of 20 lifters from all over Kern County. Our weightlifting season is year around and our lifters lift in local competitions all across California as well as National competitions all across the United States. Our elite lifters will represent the United States as they participate in International IWF Weightlifting Competitions.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Seniors
Older adults

Team Juanatas-Bowens provides pickleball training and tournaments free of charge to Youth and their families. We are mobile and we plan to travel throughout Kern County to help increase pickeball access to all communities. pickleball, a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis, offers various physical, mental, and social benefits. Here are some of the benefits associated with playing pickleball: Cardiovascular Fitness, Joint Health,Improved Balance and Coordination, Calorie Burning, Social Interaction, Mental Sharpness, Accessible to All Skill Levels, Enhanced Flexibility, Stress Reduction, Adaptable to Different Settings, Quick Learning Curve, and lastly it is Fun and Enjoyable. It's important to note that individual experiences may vary, and the benefits of pickleball can depend on factors such as the frequency and intensity of play, the player's skill level, and overall health. Team Juanatas-Bowens trains all athletes regardless of age and gender.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

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 middle and junior high schools requiring daily physical education

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

Ethnic and racial groups, Adults, Children and youth, People with disabilities

Related Program

AAU Strength Sports (Powerlifting, Weightlifting, Feat of Strength)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Individuals that Team Juanatas-Bowens who exercised an additional 60 minutes or or more per week.

Number of adults engaging in regular physical activity

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

AAU Strength Sports (Powerlifting, Weightlifting, Feat of Strength)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These are adults who are participating in one of Team Juanatas-Bowens Programs

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

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

Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

AAU Strength Sports (Powerlifting, Weightlifting, Feat of Strength)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These are all the hours dedicated to our AAU Strength Sports Program with consist of Powerlifting, Weightlifting, and Feats of Strength

Hours of volunteer service

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

Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

AAU Pickleball

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These are the total hours dedicated to our AAU Pickleball Team.

Number of hours of training

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

Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

USA Weightlifting

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total hours of Team Juanatas-Bowens USA Weightlifting Training. The average training session of all weightlifters is 72 minutes. Our athletes either train 5 days a week or 3 days a week.

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.

Team Juanatas-Bowens purpose is to get individuals moving and exercising. We also plan to increase flexibility, strength, and self esteem.

We offer Weightlifting, Pickleball, and Powerlifting programs to our athletes.

We have all the equipment, facility, and the Wo(Man)Power to do so!

We are making great progress because our program is growing.

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 share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Team Juanatas-Bowens

Board of directors
as of 03/06/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jesus Romero

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Charles Everly

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Carmen Dias

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Ada Guzman

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Patrick Cullen-Carroll

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Megan McCullough

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Charlie McCarthy

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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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/4/2024

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
Black/African American
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/04/2024

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 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.