BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF KERN COUNTY

Whatever It Takes for Kids

aka Boys' Clubs of Bakersfield   |   Bakersfield, CA   |  www.bgclubsofkerncounty.org

Mission

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County is "To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens." Our vision is to provide a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who walks through our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.

Ruling year info

1966

Executive Director

Mr. Zane Smith

Main address

P.O. Bin 5J

Bakersfield, CA 93385 USA

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Formerly known as

Boys & Girls Club of Bakersfield

EIN

95-2462246

NTEE code info

Boys and Girls Clubs (Combined) (O23)

Student Services and Organizations (B80)

Other Recreation, Sports, or Leisure Activities N.E.C. (N99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

America's Youth in Crisis - 11.3 million kids (1 out of 5) leave school every day with no place to go. They risk being unsupervised, unguided, and unsafe. Kids and teens need Clubs. * Juvenile violent crime escalates between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on school days * 1 out of 6 students fails to graduate from high school on time * 1 out of 5 young people lives in poverty * 43 million kids lack access to summer learning programs, putting them at a significant disadvantage at the start of each school year. Boys & Girls Clubs are making a difference. Boys & Girls Clubs provide young people with a safe place to go after school and during the summer as well as a positive outlet for their energy. Out-of-school hours serve as the essential link between school and home, offering the greatest opportunity to influence the future of our kids, our communities, and our country.

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?

After-School Enrichment and Education

We offer after-school enrichment and education programming five days per week to about 10,000 school-age youth (age 5 years to 17 years) at our 3 Club sites and 68 school-based Club sites. The after-school programming includes daily classes in computer education, tutoring/homework help, fine art, leadership, community participation, dance, and fitness for these youth at all after-school programs. Our staff is trained in a proven youth development strategy that focuses on promoting protective factors and building social bonding.

We operate 67 (of the 68 ) school-based Club sites with After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program funding of about $9.5 Million in partnership with 15 (of 16) school districts.

Population(s) Served

"Triple Play-Healthy Habits” is part of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America's Health and Life Skills core program area. The "Triple Play” portion promotes health and wellness for Boys and Girls Club members ages 5-18. "Triple Play” boosts the Boys and Girls Club's traditional physical activities to a higher level by providing sports and fitness activities for all youth -- boys and girls, athletically gifted, and those talented in other areas, children and teens alike. Triple Play supports Club members in making positive decisions about their well-being by emphasizing primary prevention and addressing the underlying causes of health problems. Participants build skills related to fitness and positive lifestyle changes. "Healthy Habits” helps youth develop sound habits, such as proper nutrition, hygiene, and the ability to make healthy choices, which is critical to reducing the prevalence of childhood obesity and associated adulthood diseases.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Children
Preteens

Keystone Club (for ages 13 to 18) incorporates a mentoring component as mentors work with small groups to accomplish their keystone projects in the areas of academic success, career preparation, and community service as well as the group marketing plan and the national service project. Our goal is that our Keystone Club members will also act as cross-age mentors and help with homework and offer encouragement to do well in school. By exposing our Keystoners to the college experience and the world of work, we're building their hopes and dreams and showing them the opportunities that await them after school.

Through the small group format of the Keystone Club, participating teens develop a peer support system where it becomes "cool” to pursue educational goals. The format focuses the teen’s attention on goal setting, including academic goals for success, translating goal setting success to other areas of their lives, and developing a personal commitment to learning.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

After-school and summer learning environments provide unique opportunities to advance STEM knowledge and increase interest in STEM-related careers. Utilizing a cross-disciplinary approach that channels young people’s natural curiosity into the design process inherent in the arts, BGCA’s STEM programs empower youth to create new solutions to real-world challenges. This project-based approach develops critical thinking, problem-solving, and other 21st-century skills critical to success in the STEM workforce and beyond.

MyFuture helps Club members gain a solid grounding in digital literacy. Members learn and apply foundational Internet, media, and information literacy skills they need to succeed in school, life, and programming.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Children
Preteens

To address the COVID slide, summer learning loss, and maximize student recovery, the Summer Learning Recovery Camps will focus on learning recovery and social-emotional support for children and teens. The children will attend three traditional Club sites in Bakersfield and Lamont with an extended day from Monday to Friday/7 am to 6 pm serving children and teens (5 to 17 years) coming from at-risk and disadvantaged circumstances. This summer, we will also have several Summer Learning Recovery Camps on school campuses in conjunction with local school districts.

To address learning recovery and social-emotional support, the children and youth will participate in small-group academic, evidence-based interventions and enrichment activities, including reading, performing and visual arts, physical fitness, STEM, Summer Brain Gain, and MyFuture under the direction and mentoring of Youth Development Professionals.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Children
Preteens
Adolescents
Children
Preteens

Where we work

Awards

Awarded 2016 Beautiful Bakersfield Award -Renovation/Tenant Improvement 2017

Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce

Awarded - Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce - Non-Profit of the Year 2016

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Nominated for 2011 Beautiful Bakersfield Award - Commerical Remodel 2012

Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce

Executive Director of the Year for the Pacific Region 2012

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

National Executive Director of the Year 2013

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Nominated for 2012 Beautiful Bakersfield Award -- Arts Group 2013

Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce

Gateway to Impact Award - Silver Level 2011

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Gateway to Impact Award - Silver Level 2012

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Awarded 2014 Beautiful Bakersfield Award - Performing Arts 2015

Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce

Barry Hill named Boys & Girls Clubs of America Professional of the Year for the Pacific Region 2016

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Gateway to Impact Award - Gold Level 2015

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

2018 Non-Profit of the Year 2018

Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce

Nominated for 2019 Beautiful Bakersfield Awards - Renovation/Tenant Improvement 2019

Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce

Nominated for 2019 Beautiful Bakersfield Awards – Arts & Culture 2019

Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce

Nominated for 2019 Beautiful Bakersfield Awards – “A Better Bakersfield” 2019

Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce

Nominated for 2020 Beautiful Bakersfield Awards – “A Better Bakersfield” 2020

Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce

Nominated for 2020 Beautiful Bakersfield Awards – Arts & Culture 2020

Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce

Nominated for 2020 Beautiful Bakersfield Awards - Renovation/Tenant Improvement 2020

Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce

Awarded 2020 Neighborhood Champion Award 2020

Bank of America

Awarded 2019 Club Advocacy Champions 2019

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Awarded 2020 Club Advocacy Champions 2020

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Awarded 2020 Beautiful Bakersfield Award – Non-Profit of the Year 2021

Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce

Nominated 2020 Beautiful Bakersfield Award – Arts & Culture 2021

Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce

Nominated 2020 Beautiful Bakersfield Award - Renovation/Tenant Improvement 2021

Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce

Affiliations & memberships

Boys and Girls Clubs of America 1966

Chamber of Commerce 2000

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Hours of mentoring

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

Children and youth

Related Program

After-School Enrichment and Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

As part of our OJJDP Mentoring Youth At-Risk Grants, we provide weekly small group mentoring at our three traditional Club sites one to two times per week for at least one hour each session.

Number of students receiving homework help

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

Children and youth

Related Program

After-School Enrichment and Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

After school 69 Club sites (66 school-based and 3 traditional), have at least one hour of homework help each day. *Average Daily Attendance during COVID reported (total members registered 9890).

Number of youth who plan to attend post-secondary education

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

Adolescents

Related Program

Keystone - Teen Programming

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

National Youth Outcomes Initiative (NYOI) member survey data was collected at a few Club sites. This question is only posed to teen survey takers. Due to COVID only 21 teen respondents in 2021.

Number of youth who volunteer/participate in community service

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

Adolescents

Related Program

Keystone - Teen Programming

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

National Youth Outcomes Initiative (NYOI) member survey data. This question is posed to teen survey takers. Due to COVID only 21 teen respondents.

Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed/maintained healthy eating habits

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Triple Play-Healthy Habits

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Triple Play/Healthy Habits Program/healthy lifestyles programming - self-reported outcomes from our Club members and staff at our three traditional Clubs. COVID reduced attendance.

Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed skills and attitudes to make physical activity a habit

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Triple Play-Healthy Habits

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Triple Play - Healthy Habits Program - self-reported outcomes from our Club members at our traditional Club sites. COVID reduced attendance.

Number of youth who demonstrate that they avoid using illegal substances

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

Adolescents

Related Program

Keystone - Teen Programming

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

National Youth Outcomes Initiative (NYOI) member survey data was posed to teen survey takers. Due to COVID reduced participation included only 21 teens in 2021.

Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed social skills (e.g., interpersonal communication, conflict resolution)

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

Children and youth

Related Program

After-School Enrichment and Education

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

National Youth Outcomes Initiative (NYOI) member survey data collected at a few of our Club sites (not all registered members completed the survey due to the pandemic).

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.

Goals for Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2022 -

• Successfully operate one of the country's largest Boys & Girls Club organizations providing after-school out-of-school in the United States.
• Serve an additional 1,500 youth through increased capacity at existing three traditional Clubs and 66 school-based Club sites.
• Partner with three additional school districts in Kern County to provide out-of-school-time programming to another 400 children and youth.
• Expand our Nutrition Program by adding three new community serving sites to better address the food insecurity in the communities we serve, given the high need since the onset of the pandemic.
• Expand Summer Learning Recovery Camps capacity by adding at least three new sites.
• Host COVID Clinics for children 5+ at our three traditional Club sites in at least January and February.
• Purchase property adjacent to and expand, plus increase safety for the Armstrong Youth Center and begin the fundraising for a Workforce Development Center for Teens.
• Continue to increase public awareness of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County program outcomes with the support of the local media.

1. The Vision of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County is that we will generate and sustain adequate support to operate enough youth centers to reach every child who need us and eliminate boundaries to service. Programs will be focused on realistic, measurable outcomes with a meaningful impact on the quality of life for every school-age participant. The Club will have the most qualified and talented youth development professionals administering and delivering programs. The Club will be recognized as the premier youth service provider in the County. A focus in 2021 is to continue to increase our branding at the local level, and an increase in social media with Club related themes each quarter We have working relationships with KGET-TV, Telemundo, Eye Street Productions, Kern County Family Magazine, American General Media, Bakersfield Life Magazine and KUZZ.

2. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Kern County's 2022 Resource Development Plan outlines the need to work to establish and maintain a process for ongoing and increased annual support through a variety of methods. The Plan outlines a variety of fundraising goals and the support systems necessary to meet these goals, including building and committing to a strategic resource development calendar. Things for the Calendar (1) fundraising events (Farm to Tableaux in the fall), (2) newsletter mailing dates, (3) donor appeal dates, and (4) major club events (i.e., summer camp) to better coordinate the facilitation of the Plan utilizing our social media platforms.

The Boys Club of Bakersfield began in 1966 serving 25 youth in East Bakersfield and today as the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County we operate a standalone Club in East Bakersfield, Southwest Bakersfield, and Lamont along with 69 school-based sites in Arvin, Bakersfield, Frazier Park, Gorman, Lost Hills, Tupman, Kernville, Lamont, Shafter, and Wasco serving about 15,000 youth annually (in 2019). The school-based sites are a collaboration with 13 school districts. Furthermore, all of the over 450 Youth Development Professionals are trained in a proven youth development strategy that focuses on promoting protective factors and building social bonding.

Zane Smith has been the Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County for the last 25 years. The Club is the largest youth service agency in Kern County. Through the support of a volunteer Board of Directors and a dynamic and committed team, Zane is responsible for providing leadership for all aspects of the operations of the agency including resource development, program development, board development, and community impact. During his time in Bakersfield, the Club has grown from a single site serving 25 youth daily, to countywide services with 7,500 youth attending after-school programs daily.

Contingency planning is always at the forefront of any Boys & Girls Club proposed program implementation and growth. In the event that something goes wrong with the implementation of services, we complete a financial, personnel, and facilities forecast with alternative scenarios for short term (six months), near term (one year), and long-term (two years) regarding the issue(s) of concern.

Those involved with the financial forecast are key management staff, key program staff, and the Board of Directors specifically the Treasurer, President, and members of the Finance Committee. Our contingency plan with any funding stream is to look for a replacement or sustainable funds. If continued funding is not possible then programs are reviewed for any cost-cutting (staff and hours of operation) that will affect the least number of youth.

Those involved with the personnel forecast are key management staff, key program staff, and the Board of Directors specifically the President and members of the Program Committee. Our contingency plan includes an extensive waiting list of qualified personnel and continued recruitment of personnel throughout the year and throughout Kern County.

Those involved with the facilities forecast are key management staff, key program staff, and the Board of Directors specifically the President and members of the Facilities Committee. Our contingency plan includes contacting community and corporate partners for alternative locations in Kern County where Boys & Girls Club after-school and holiday activities could temporarily relocate.

As of December 31, 2021, we met the following goals to serve the children in the communities we serve –

• Successfully operated one of the country's largest Boys & Girls Club organizations providing learning hubs to support distance learning and after-school out-of-school programming (in-person and virtually), including Summer Learning Recovery Camps.
• We returned to in-person programming with our 13 school district partners and back to having thousands of kids walking through our doors each and every day.
• Increased to 69 Clubs sites (3 traditional Clubs and 66 school-based Clubs) serving children in Arvin, Bakersfield, Frazier Park, Kernville, Gorman, Tupman, Lamont, Shafter, and Wasco.
• Served an additional 2,000 youth through increased capacity at existing Club and school-based sites and added school-based sites in Kernville and Lost Hills.
• Added safe sport court flooring in the gym space at the Stockdale Boys & Girls Club in Bakersfield.
• Expanded the Nutrition Program from 8 to 11 service sites and served 135,000 meals for children per month at the height of the pandemic (exceeded the goal of 100,000 meals per month) to better address the food insecurity in Arvin, Bakersfield, Frazier Park, Gorman, and Lamont.
• Hosted COVID Clinics for children 5+ at our three traditional Club sites in November and December.
• Purchased property hear the Armstrong Youth Center to potentially expand and increase safety for the Club members and staff.
• Pioneered virtual performing arts resulted in outstanding video production of our talented kids. They received recognition nationally with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, resulting in our kids being personally invited to perform in Chicago.
• Continued to increase public awareness of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County program outcomes with the support of the local media.

Financials

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BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF KERN COUNTY

Board of directors
as of 06/02/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr Rob Duchow

Southern California Gas Company

Term: 2022 - 2023

Larry Koman

Koman Homes

Robert Duchow

Southern California Gas Company

Kristin Monsibais

Williams Adams & Company, CPAs

Michael George

Safe 1 Credit Union

Matt Damian

Artes Capital

Alex Balfour

Cushman and Wakefield/Pacific Commercial Realty Advisors

Rasmus Jensen

Tri Counties Bank

Marivic Louey

Kern Oil & Refining

Amir Zabrani

Wells Fargo Bank

Ben LeBeau

LeBeau Thelen, LLP

Chad Jones

California Resources Corporation

Derek Robinson

Kern County Fire Department

MacKenzie Boone

Ascend Real Estate

Lisa Rollans

Community Volunteer

Alan Avery

Kern Health Systems

Bryce Sterling

Laurel Ag and Water

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? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/31/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data