Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County Inc.
PO Box 280
Bradenton FL 34206-0280
Mission
Mission Statement: To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Dawn Stanhope
Board Chair Marti King
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Advocate
History and Background
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Awarded a competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years? Yes
Incorporation Year 1946
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $3,393,047.00
Projected Expenses $3,393,047.00
State Info
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Mar 2016
State Registration Exempt Mar 2015
Statements
Impact

Accomplishments: 

  • New Club:  We opened a Boys & Girls Club in Lincoln Middle School located in the City of Palmetto. In 2014, our Club Membership at this location was 252.  Since this School has an Agriculture focus, in 2015 we will be collaborating with a variety of local companies and organizations to provide specialized programs in addition to our core club programming, that will focus on Science, the Environment and Agriculture.
  • Teen Club -  The Programming for teens is conducted in the evening hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays  and Fridays at the DeSoto & Palmetto Clubs.  Activities to ensure that we create a fun & engaging atmosphere include; music, dance, sports, game tournaments, film, photography and community service activities which bring the teens together to create positive change.  Life skills programming will focus on finding their personal career & educational path to success (including access to scholarships). Programming includes such items as; how to look for a job, how to interview, how to hold a job, developing a resume, writing cover letters, applying to college and improving verbal & written communication skills to name just a few . 
  • New Leadership:  We hired a new President for the organization, Ms Dawn Stanhope.
 
Goals for 2015:
Contemporize our Board Structure:
  • Entire Board is the Development Committee
  • Overhaul of Bylaws
  • Strengthen Accountability and Participation of our Board
  • Formalize a Volunteer Tracking & Management Program
  • Develop Strategic Growth Planning Initiative
  • Increase Membership in our Clubs, serving 240 additional children in our community.
  • Develop and Strengthen Strategic Partnerships with a focus on career exploration; corporate volunteerism and future work force development. 
Background

The Boys Clubs of Manatee County, under the guidance of the Kiwanis Club of Bradenton commenced operation in February

1946. The Club was housed in a wooden frame building which had been used as a field house for major league baseball teams

training in Bradenton.

A part time Palmetto Club was established in 1957 with a baseball program. By 1960, full time operations were conducted in a

small frame building, which was acquired from the First United Methodist Church of Bradenton.

The DeSoto Club (formally the Bayshore Club) was first established in 1965 in an empty storefront in the Bayshore Gardens

Shopping Center to serve the developing South County area. In 1968, the DeSoto Club was moved into new facilities which were

constructed specifically for the Boys Club. These facilities continue in house the Bayshore Club today.

In 1992 membership was opened to both Boys & Girls and our name was officially changed to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee

County.

In 2003, the Harllee Middle School Club was opened marking the first time the organization established a Boys & Girls Club

within a public school building in Manatee County. Over the next decade, five more school based clubs were established;

Daughtrey Elementary, Orange Ridge ‐ Bullock Elementary, Johnson Middle School, Lincoln Middle School, and Southeast High

School.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County deliver nationally acclaimed programming designed to help children read at grade

level, annually progress in school and ultimately graduate from high school, while also teaching our members to avoid

unhealthy behaviors such as; criminal activities, early sexual activity and abuse of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.

In 2014, we offered 59 different programs including; dance, cooking, job skills and homework tutoring.

Over time, the programming offered at our Clubs expanded from sports based programming only for boys to a comprehensive

program of afterschool and summer activities for girls and boys, ages 5 – 17. The slate of programs is constantly changing to

meet the needs and the desires of our members.

In 2014, these programs reached more than 6,000 children. We have members from 36 of the 63 school facilities in Manatee

County. Additionally, we provide transportation from 22 schools thereby expanding our outreach and access. No child is turned

away for inability to pay.

At our clubs, children are in a safe environment where they have fun and get to be kids. They are surrounded by caring adult

professionals who provide opportunities and inspire hope for their Great Future.

Needs
1)  Scholarships - 88% of our current membership is eligible for free and or reduced lunch.  No child is turned away therefore, we need scholarship dollars to support these current members and to serve more children in the community who need us most.
 
2)  Volunteers - it takes a village.  We need volunteers to read to club members; play sports and games; teach a unique skill such as sewing, knitting, painting;  mentoring; assist with Club events; assist with our fundraising events.
 
3)  Transportation:  We pick up our Club members from 33 school sites. Our buses are very old and are in constant need of repair.  Our asset, the children we serve, need a safe and clean form of transportation to get to our Clubs from the school.
 
4)  Replacing an Old Club - Our Club members need a place they feel safe in and looks and feels like a fun environment.  We have a Club that is very tired and needs to be updated and expanded to serve the children in the community who need us most.
 
5)  Unmet Needs Fund - throughout the year we a variety of requests for needs to be filled come through our doors.  Some of these requests include:  school supplies, money for a leadership conference, craft supplies, specialty class supplies - culinary, sewing, crocheting, music; new school shoes; Christmas gifts.....these are just a few. 
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County is much more than an out of school time and summer program.  It is THE positive place for kids to develop lifelong friendships, build character and citizenship, enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle, and achieve academic success.  Our keys to success are met by bringing the kids who need us most into an environment where they can have a magical Club experience which then leads towards changing and even saving their lives.  Our Clubs are safe, affordable and FUN for all school-age children.  While we do not define “those that need us most” by socioeconomic terms (since we strongly believe kids from all backgrounds can utilize and benefit from our programs), we ensure that no children are ever turned away for lack of ability to pay. 

As we strive for excellence in all of our Club programs and facilities which currently serve more than 6,000 Manatee County children, we ask for your support to grow and reach even more kids.  Our board and staff are committed to making the most impact possible with the resources available to us, and have been working hard to strategically map our growth and outreach efforts for long-term sustainability.

Please join us by taking a tour, getting involved as a volunteer and/or donor, and spreading the word about our Clubs.  Great futures start here!

Dawn Stanhope,
President/CEO

Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

Investing in the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County as leader, board member, contributor, teacher, and volunteer brings me Great Joy!  Leading the Board of Directors is a privilege and an honor.  With great respect for the past and confidence in the future, our energized board will strive to expand the commitment of our community,  fuel the dynamic, dedicated staff, and make resourceful connections in the community in order to increase the impact of the Club on young lives throughout Manatee County.  The Club’s talented staff provide valuable life-experiences in a fun and safe environment. Our programs encourage academic success, citizenship and leadership, and healthy lifestyles.  Our 7 facilities serve 4000 members and an additional 2000 kids through outreach programs.  Club Kids become productive, caring, responsible citizens who impact their own families, friends, neighborhoods, churches, schools, and workplaces – their community .

 Experiencing the successes of the Club firsthand fuels my passion for investing in it.  As a former staff , I am pleased to meet Club Kids who have grown up to become teachers, professionals, and business owners who testify with great gratitude for the influence the Club and staff had on their lives.  They are proud to be contributing to their own communities.

 As a weekly volunteer teacher, I see the excitement and feel the love of the kids. In my Good Eats Class, Kids learn about and eat food that is Goood-n-Good-for you! They have fun learning about food and the basic skills to prepare it.     

 Supporting the Club is a financial priority for me.  As a donor, I am certain the resources I share are used efficiently and can confidently ask others to join me in support.  Individual donors, community foundations, and corporate sponsors are highly valued; the relationships are cultivated; commitments respected; and successes are celebrated!

 After a thoughtful strategic planning process, the board is contemporizing its structure, increasing expectations for giving, development and participation, and strengthening its system of accountability.  The board and staff are becoming an effective team, each with unique roles, to face the challenges of a growing organization.  We strive to increase the impact of meaningful relationships and quality programming in existing clubs for current members as well as determine how and where to create new sites in order to serve more children and teens throughout the community.

 As we improve facilities and expand programming, we must continually find talented staff to work with the Kids in reasonable ratios, who can build meaningful relationships, teach life-skills and offer fun opportunities.

Serving thousands of Kids requires an enormous investment in transportation.  We will update and maintain our fleet of vehicles and will work toward partnering with the school system to utilize resources wisely.

Join us in this Great Movement as an INVESTOR of time, resources, leadership, partnership. Impacting the lives of Club Kids together, we will build a healthier community for all.

 Marti King

Chairman of the Board of Directors


 


Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Manatee
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Youth Development
Secondary Org Type Youth Development
Tertiary Org Type Youth Development
Programs
Description
Project Learn is composed of the following key components:
  • Power Hour (homework help and tutoring)
  • High-yield learning activities
  • Goal setting & recognition
  • Parent involvement

Homework help daily to Project Learn participants stimulates development of the daily habit of completing homework and class preparation in a safe, quiet space, with staff and volunteer encouragement and tutorial assistance. After a snack, completion of homework is 1st priority, before the youth can participate in other club activities.

High-yield learning activities help Project Learn participants to plan self-directed learning enrichment that focuses on practical application of lessons taught in the classroom
 
  • Writing activities
  • Leisure reading
  • Discussions with knowledgeable adults
  • Playing games that sharpen cognitive skills
  • TSA (Technology Student Association)

Through Project Learn members receive the recognition they need to build confidence as well as tangible rewards for work well done.
Budget $74,379
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Program linked to organizational strategy? Yes
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) K-12 (5-19 years) K-12 (5-19 years)
Short Term Success Outcome #1:  85% of participants in Project Learn and attending 3 or more days per week, will report that they were not involved in risky behavior in the past 30 days as measured by a randomly administered Behavioral Survey.
 
Outcome #1 Indicator:  120 Club Members will report no or minimal use of alcohol, tobacco or drugs in the past 30 days.
 
Outcome #2:  85% of participants in Project Learn and attending 3 or more days pe week will demonstrate a positive attitude toward school as measured by a randomly administered Behavioral Survey.
 
Outcome #2 Indicator:  120 Club members will demonstrate a positive attitude toward school.
 
 ** See A Copy of the Survey on our profile under additional documents.
Long Term Success
The Project Learn model has proven effective for hundreds of children and youth annually. Project Learn provides a multi-faceted after-school opportunity to transform the BGCMC setting into a dynamic arena for educational advancement and to engage children and youth in a diverse compendium of activities to facilitate individual learning. The project is unique in providing participants, teachers, parents and families, and BGCMC staff and volunteers opportunities to develop lasting relationships that promote learning in and out of the classroom setting.

Annually, children and youth served have demonstrated an 80% increase in learning in math and reading. Additionally, youngsters served by Project Learn evidence more control and responsibility for homework AND exhibit less behavioral problems in school.
How Program is Monitored  

Identify and describe who will be conducting evaluations and why selected

We have selected the Club staff to conduct the evaluations due to their professional educational qualifications.

State how the evaluation will be used to make improvements

Analysis of surveys allows staff to fine-tune and/or revise their methodology used to deliver quality programming to participants.

Examples of Program Success A recent success story due to the collaboration of the school staff and our club staff took place in February. A 12 year old Harllee Middle School Student and Boys & Girls Club Member who is currently enrolled in the schools “gifted” program is about to have a dream come true. This young lady entered the contest “Young Innovator” on February 11th, 2011. Out of 400 entries, her innovation was ranked in the top 5. A patent attorney sitting in the audience was so impressed with her fashion innovation that he immediately contacted the Fashion Department at Home Shopping Network (HSN) and set up an interview with their Fashion Merchandise Team.
Description
SMART Moves helps participants to master skills and acquire attitudes that are necessary in order to avoid risk behaviors including premature sexual activity and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, drugs. SMART Moves is delivered through age-specific courses.

Be SMART: training that provides staff and volunteers with an overview of the program.
SMART KIDS: skills development  for boys and girls ages 6 to 9. Focus is self awareness, decision making and interpersonal skills.
 
Start SMART: A resistance skills program for youth ages 9 to 12  focuses on ways to identify and resist peer, social, and media pressures to use alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs or to become sexually involved.
 
Stay SMART: A  program for adolescents 13 to 15 teaches resistance skills, stress reduction techniques, communication skills, assertiveness training, and life planning.

Act SMART:  emphasizes sexual abstinence and the avoidance of drugs as the most effective ways to prevent HIV/AIDS transmission and infection.
Budget $82,508
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Program linked to organizational strategy? Yes
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) K-12 (5-19 years) K-12 (5-19 years)
Short Term Success
Boys & Girls Clubs members are breaking away from obstacles and taking steps toward a great future for themselves and for our Manatee County communities. We are pleased to present  their progress, from our most recent anonymous youth survey,  a sample of 220 of our participants at all locations. Four of every five respondents are of ethnic minority.
96% of youth responding report that they know what to do when someone pressures them to make a bad choice, and 93% of youth report staying out of serious trouble.
 
94% = I stayed out of fights. 97% = I stayed away from drinking alcohol. 99% = I stayed away from illegal drugs. 98% = I stayed away from smoking. 99% = I stayed away from weapons, like knives and guns.

High school students surveyed recorded 100% positive responses to statements regarding staying away from alcohol, illegal drugs, and smoking.
 
98% of youth surveyed agreed that “it is important for me to do well at school,” and “I need to finish school to get a good job.”
Long Term Success SMART Moves is a specific curriculum that is nationally recognized as best practice in deterring youth risk behaviors, over both the short and longer term. Young people targeted by SMART Moves are those at highest risk of perpetuating or contributing to the problems indicated by these conditions, either now, or in their future adult lives, or both. As these most at-risk young people engage in the SMART Moves program, they are equipped not only to meet today's challenges, but also to contribute to the stability of our community over the longer term. Each of the above indicators of the problem either improves or is mitigated as at-risk young people acquire the skills, knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors fostered by the dynamic SMART Moves program.
How Program is Monitored Outcome 1:  85% of participants, ages 6-17, completing a 10 week SMART Moves course, will increase knowledge and understanding of the negative consequences of involvement in risky behaviors.

 
Outcome #1 Indicator:  800 participants in SMART Moves will report that they have not been involved in risky behavior in the past 30 days.
 
Outcome Collection Measures:  Pre and Post Tests Methods  (see additioinal documents at the end of our profile)
 
Outcome #2:  85% of participants, ages 6-17, completing the 10 week SMART Moves course, will affirm that they feel safe at the Club and feel a sense of belonging to the Club.
 
Outcome #2 Indicator:  800 participants in SMART Moves will affirm that they feel safe at the Club and a sense of belonging to the Club.
 
Outcome #2 Collection Methods:  Subject Specific Survey
Examples of Program Success Proven effectiveness, among high risk young people in Manatee County, is our primary reason for our continued commitment to the SMART Moves program. Of our most recent 149 SMART programming participants: 100% of participants gained and/or retained the types of understanding, knowledge, and risk-behavior-resistance abilities SMART Moves is designed to deliver. A number of participants experienced dramatic gains from the beginning of the curriculum to the end. Not only are these young people now equipped, at the basic level, to resist the negative trends in their neighborhoods, they may help to reverse them. These better-informed young people who are now more highly skilled in resisting substance abuse and premature sexuality have been transformed by SMART Moves magic into positive influences for other young people grappling with similar high risk behaviors.

SMART Moves works!
Description
TEEN Supreme offers a comprehensive, multi-faceted approach to assisting Manatee County teenagers to grapple effectively with tough social problems. The program is intimately consistent with the holistic, positive youth development focus of all BGCMC programs. The goal is to provide timely, responsive, and comprehensive intervention and support services to gear Manatee County teens with what they need when they need it and to build their capacity for problem-solving in both the short term and the longer term.
 
TEEN Supreme offers a repertoire of BGCMC proven-effective academic enhancement and self-development programs developed especially for teens, ages 12-17. By providing dedicated areas and programming for teens, the teens recognize that they are unique members of BGCMC. BGCMC’s overture that teens are special sets the stage immediately for enhanced self-esteem.
Budget $116,145
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Program linked to organizational strategy? Yes
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) K-12 (5-19 years) K-12 (5-19 years)
Short Term Success
Proven success is at the heart of our rationale for chosen activities and programs of TEEN Supreme. Because teens ARE unique and because they are perhaps the most high risk population served by BGCMC, available programming is creative, flexible, and extremely responsive to meet the needs and changing interests of teens served. Over the years, BGCMC has often quickly developed supplemental programming to meet the self-directed interests of teens served.
 
Parent and Caregiver Summer Survey Summary Results:

“Since my son has been here, his attitude is more positive.”
 
Among the highlights of results of this survey of  parents and caregivers is the 98% positive agreement with the survey statement, “the Club helps my child stay away from dangerous things.”

Parents and caregivers also noted the Boys & Girls Clubs’ impact on their children’s academic success. 95% agree with the statement, “the Club helps my child do better in school.”
Long Term Success BGCMC is proud of all its hard work and exemplary programming to gear children and youth with what they need to succeed. But, over the years, of all its programming for Manatee County children and youth, BGCMC is perhaps proudest of the wonderful impact of some of its teen programming. We have enabled teens to make the transition from rule-breaker to rule-maker, from being a perpetual behavior problem to becoming a peer leader. We have helped teenage girls to expect more from life than raising babies and to seek to achieve a meaningful career. We have been a key factor in teens graduating from school instead of graduating to a career of crime. We have held families together when parental capacities were cracking from the stress of adolescent acting out. We have been there over the long term, hung in when the pressure was toughest, and we have prevailed, for ourselves as a highly effective youth development program. 
How Program is Monitored
1. A nationally developed  youth development strategy that consists of a menu of dozens of scientifically evaluated and results documented curricula and activities, grouped into five core areas of service.
 
2. Educated, skilled, caring youth development professionals who receive ongoing training and mentoring to provide the daily caring adult contact every child needs.

 
Outcome #1:  85% of participants in TEEN Supreme, attending 3 or more days per week, will progress in school annually.
 
Outcome #1 Indicator:  250 teens will progress in school annually.
 
Outcome #1 Collection Methods:  Official School Reports
 
Outcome #2:  85% of participants in TEEN Supreme will report no or minimal involvement in risky behavior in the past 30 days.
 
Outcome #2 Indicator:  200 teen participants in TEEN Supreme will report no or minimal involvement in risky behavior in the past 30 days.
Examples of Program Success TEEN Supreme provides programming that has proven to address complex conditions like these with notable effectiveness, both short-term and enduring. The young people BGCMC targets are those at highest risk of perpetuating or contributing to the problems indicated by these conditions, either now, or in their future adult lives, or both. As these most at-risk teens engage in the individual components and curricula of the nationally proven, holistic Boys & Girls Club youth development strategy, they are empowered not only to meet today's challenges, but also to contribute to the stability of our community over the long term. Each of the above indicators of the problems either improves or is mitigated as at-risk young people engage in the state-of-the-art programming and bond to the culture of high expectations of the TEEN Supreme program.
Description
Our top three priority areas include: ACADEMIC SUCCESS – Increase school attendance and academic success; GOOD CHARACTER & CITIZENSHIP – Increase positive community engagement, decrease juvenile delinquency, youth violence and gang involvement; HEALTHY LIFESTYLES – Increase healthy choices in nutrition and fitness, decrease substance abuse and teen pregnancy. Programming falls within the following categories; Character & Leadership Development, Education & Career Development, Health & Life Skills Development, the Arts, and Sports, Fitness & Recreation. Our programming provides active learning opportunities that are interactive, reflective and engage multiple learning styles.  The methods used to achieve our outcomes include tutoring; high yield learning activities, technology education, physical activities, job skills training, career camps, art, music, dance, nutrition and cooking to name just a few. Our Great Futures Start Here program is further supported by programs such as Project Learn, SMART Girls, SMART Moves, Triple Play, Healthy Lifestyles/Habits, Skill Tech, Diplomas to Degrees, Career Launch, Money Matters, Power Hour for homework & tutoring, Robo Tech, Club Tech (among others) all support educational programming within our Clubs.

 

Budget $592,575
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Program linked to organizational strategy? Yes
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) K-12 (5-19 years) K-12 (5-19 years)
Short Term Success Our mission, which is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens, is especially relevant to Destination 4 Kids, which specifically identifies and targets those young people "who need us most." Destination 4 Kids offers a comprehensive, multifaceted approach to assisting Manatee County children and youth to grapple effectively with tough social problems. The program is intimately consistent with the holistic, positive youth development focus of all BGCMC programs. The goal is to provide timely, responsive, and comprehensive intervention and support services to gear children and youth served with what they need when they need it and to build their capacity for problem-solving in both the short term and the longer term.
Long Term Success

Destination 4 Kids provides programming that has proven to address complex conditions like these with notable effectiveness, both short-term and enduring. The young people BGCMC targets are those at highest risk of perpetuating or contributing to the problems indicated by these conditions, either now, or in their future adult lives, or both. As these most at-risk young people engage in the individual components and curricula of the nationally proven, holistic Boys & Girls Club youth development strategy, they are empowered not only to meet today's challenges, but also to contribute to the stability of our community over the long term. Each of the above indicators of the problems either improves or is mitigated as at-risk young people engage in the state-of-the-art programming and the culture of high expectations of the Destination 4 Kids program.

How Program is Monitored
Outcome #1:  85% of Club members who attend 3 days or more per week will affirm that they feel safe and a sense of belonging to the Club.
 
Outcome #1 Indicator:  200 club members will affirm that they feel safe and a sense of belonging to the Club.
 
Outcome #1 Collection Methods:  A randomly administered Behavioral Survey (see sample of survey under other documents on this profile)
 
Outcome #2:  85% of Club members who attend 3 or more days a week will report they were not involved in risky behavior in the past 30 days.
 
Outcome #2 Indicator:  200 Club members will report that they were not involved in risky behavior in the past 30 days.
Examples of Program Success
Our youth development professionals, are pleased to note the following indicators of their success in creating a safe, positive place for young people.
I feel like I belong at the Club.
94% total positive responses.
At the Club, I feel safe.
97% total positive responses.
Club staff cares about me.
99% total positive responses.
These local indicators of youth success mirror decades of positive data found in studies of Boys & Girls Clubs across the nation. Our youth development professionals here in Manatee County are pleased to present evidence that our Club members  are choosing to leave behind the dangers to life that are rampant in the streets, to break away from the obstacles that stop so many from building great futures, and to embrace the Boys & Girls Club culture of high expectations. Our young people, right here in our least advantaged Manatee County neighborhoods, are building a great future for themselves, for our community.
Description Mission:

 

To provide a safe, structured environment in which students may obtain academic and behavioral support, while serving a suspension.

 

Program:

 

ATOSS will be a suspension amnesty program which seeks to alter lives by altering attitudes. ATOSS provides students with the opportunity to avoid grade penalties while staying abreast academically.

 

The ATOSS program is a full day, interim program that provides a safe, structured, environment that reinforces the concepts presented in the traditional classroom.

 

Program Components:

 

Character Education Component: Enhances student’s success in the future by building a foundation of value-based decision-making skills.

 

Career Exploration Component: Exposes students to trends, work place issues, job expectations, and other career-related topics.

 

Skills Development:

 

Reading includes skills, activities, and strategies that will enhance reading comprehension and increase fluency.

 

Writing includes practice exercises that encourage effective communication of ideas and information.

 

Math includes practice exercises designed to promote mastery of concepts.

 

Community Benefits:

 

ATOSS enhances community safety by providing supervision in an educational setting for students who might not otherwise be supervised.

 

Referrals:

 

Referrals will come from the School District and the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Budget $120,738
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Program linked to organizational strategy? Yes
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success

Decrease the number of student disciplinary referrals and repeat suspensions for inappropriate behavior.


We review school grades, attendance, discipline referrals and suspensions. Student completes exit survey and plan of improvement. Data Collection Method: program staff, agency administration, parents, school district, and law enforcement agencies. Track number of referrals to DJJ and the number of youth charged with violent crimes.

Long Term Success BGC is firmly rooted in a commitment to continuous improvement of operations, services, and outcomes. The cornerstone is a logical process of planning, data collection, analysis, reporting, and refining. As such, evaluation will include three connected elements to help ensure it is effective, efficient, and sustainable: continuous improvement, formative evaluation, and summative evaluation. Ongoing evaluation will be conducted using the Continuous Improvement Model (CIM), a quality-based approach used within educational settings and particularly effective for reducing achievement gaps between student subgroups. The model focuses upon individualized assessment using both formal (e.g., surveys) and informal (e.g., meetings) techniques to guide incremental changes within ongoing services, adopt new ways to improve and measure outcomes, discontinue or adapt activities that have no value, and increase emphasis on program objectives and outcomes. The immediate and individualized feedback provided through CIM is particularly important for the implementation of this program to help guide and ensure the highest level of impact for each student. 
How Program is Monitored We administer teacher surveys, student surveys, and parent surveys. We review school grades, attendance, discipline referrals and suspensions. Data Collection Method: program staff, agency administration, school district, law enforcement agencies, and parents.
Students are evaluated on their level of participation in the class discussions, quality of responses to discussion questions, participation in classwork and program. Students are assessed informally through observations during individual and group work. 
Examples of Program Success Program just started in September 2013.
Comments
Program Comments by Organization

A two-part strategic planning session was completed this winter with our staff and board of directors.  The overall focus was to review our mission and impact, develop a plan for growing and strengthening our organization, and contemporize our board and committee structures to best meet the needs of the organization.

 

Much work is being accomplished to ensure that board meetings are strategic, committee work is narrowed down to what the board is charged with, giving more autonomy for operations and staffing level duties, and creating task forces to dig deep into particular items and report back to the board on their findings.  From this effort, the board will decide on priorities for the next three years including:

  • Considering expansion or modification of existing club locations

  • Identifying potential partnerships and/or modifying existing relationships

  • Expanding the role of board members in fundraising to achieve established priorities

CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. Dawn Stanhope
CEO Term Start Sept 2014
Email dawn.stanhope@bgcmanatee.org
Experience

Dawn Stanhope has more than twenty years of non-profit experience in a variety of industries including healthcare, housing and hospitality. As the incoming President for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County, she seeks to inspire those around her to take action to ensure that kids have the opportunity for a great future that is full of possibilities.

Prior to joining the Boys & Girls Club movement, Dawn was the Executive Director for David’s House, a home-away-from-home for families with children needing medical treatment at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. With Dawn’s leadership, the organization completed a highly successful capital campaign and doubled their net assets while increasing their capacity to handle the demands for service.

From 1997 – 2005, Dawn was the Deputy Director for Operations for Manchester Neighborhood Housing Services, a leading affordable housing developer in the state of New Hampshire. Her strong financial acumen and systems-thinking approach guided the organization in developing several new approaches to their work as well as opening doors to additional capital. Prior to Manchester NHS, Dawn worked for Catholic Medical Center as an accounting analyst.

Dawn’s passion for supporting children has been evident with her fifteen year involvement as a member of Kiwanis, an international organization which seeks to change the world by serving children, one child and one community at a time. She has served in every executive leadership role, most recently as Treasurer and Secretary of the Upper Valley Club.

Dawn has been a panelist for the Healthcare Hospitality Network and NeighborWorks America. She holds a Master’s Degree in Community Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University, and currently lives in Bradenton with her husband, Bob. They have two grown children and enjoy traveling and going to live music shows.

Staff
Full Time Staff 12
Part Time Staff 60
Volunteers 101
Contractors 2
Staff Retention Rate % 81
Professional Development Yes
Management Reports to Board Yes
Organization Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Years 3
Strategic Plan Adopted Mar 2011
Management Succession Plan No
Policies and Procedures No
Continuity of Operations Plan Yes
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Marc Dosogne -
Carl Douglas Weeks Aug 2000 - Sept
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Ms. Valerie Bliss Vice President of Development
Ms. Beth Work Vice President of Operations
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Collaborations

  • Manatee County Substance Abuse Coalition (MCSAC): The Lead Prevention Specialist now sits on the Coalition
  • 21st Century Community Learning Centers: in partnership with BGCMC at our school-based Club at Southeast High School
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Juvenile Justice System
  • School District of Manatee County: individual school referrals from counselors, teachers and principals; partnerships for school-based BGC at Harllee Middle School and Southeast High School; Project Learn emphasis for youth from Title 1 and underperforming schools; Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Specialists with the It’s yoUR Choice Program
  • Collaboration/referrals: Early Learning Coalition; Family Resource Center; Manatee Glens; Legal Services; HOPE Family Services; Manatee County Health Department
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters: linking youth with adult mentors
  • Manatee County Pregnancy Prevention Task Force – Staff are members
  • Manatee Regional Juvenile Detention Center: Gang Prevention Taskforce – staff are members
  • Various government agencies and other municipal, county and community agencies
  • Faith-based organizations
  • YMCA, Prodigy and Amer-I-Can - program partners
  • Anna Maria Island Community Center
  • Just for Girls
  • Tallevast Community Center
  • Myakka Community Center
  • PAL
  • Publix
  • Brighthouse Networks
  • Bradenton Herald
  • Manatee Players
  • Visionary Men Academy
  • Junior Achievement
  • United Way
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
United Way Member Agency
Awards
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Marketing Award for Our WebsiteBoys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County2008
Civic Partner of the YearManatee Chamber of Commerce & The School Board of Manatee County2010
Risk Management Provisions
Automobile Insurance and Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Directors and Officers Policy
Special Event Liability
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Board Chair
Board Chair Marti King
Company Affiliation Community Advocate
Board Term Jan 2015 to Dec 2016
Email martiking@verizon.net
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Arif Abdulla Fawley Bryant
Austin Boyd Boyd Investments & Insurance
Mr. Val Cablish Cablish & Gentile CPA's
Mrs. Traci Conrad Bradenton Herald
Omar Edwards Louise R Johnson Middle School
Brian Ellerson BDE
Manson George Manson Roofing
Ross Hodges First Bank of Manatee
Clayton Johnson Manasota Commercial Construction
Marti King Farm Owner
Tim Knowles Porges, Hamlin, Knowles & Prouty
Michael Moschella Hancock Bank
Thomas A Moseley Thomas A Moseley Chartered Inc, PA
John Neal Neal Communities
Whiting Preston Mr.Manatee Fruit Company
Bob Richardson Volunteer
Thomas C Sifrit Henry Schein Inc
Mr. Chris Skardoutos BB&T Bank
Mrs. Julie Swan Retired
Corky Taylor BB & T Wyman Green & Blalock
Kenneth Thomas Mauldin & Jenkins CPA's
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 18
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 1 Middle Eastern
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 19
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation Yes
Board Meeting Attendance % 60
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions 75
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 80
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Standing Committees
Board Development / Board Orientation
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Finance
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Comments
Governance Comments by Organization

It is both an honor and a privilege to serve as the current Vice-Chairman of Governance for the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County. The Boys and Girls Club of Manatee County, founded in 1946, provides a rich history for thousands and thousands of young people that have walked through those blue doors. With this great history also comes great responsibility. A responsibility that we have remained steadfast in for over 68 years: to provide an opportunity, no matter their background, to every boy and girl in our community to grow up and reach their fullest potential. Through the generations different challenges have come and gone, but our responsibility to be here for the young people of this community has always been the same. Today, that responsibility is as great as it has ever been. We live in a world where connectivity is at an all-time high, yet it is increasingly more difficult to make those meaningful, impactful and life-long connections. With the continued help and support of this community, we can continue to provide a safe place for our young people to learn and grow. We can give them hope and opportunity, while helping build character. We can foster an environment where academic success and healthy lifestyles are achieved. Most importantly, we can nurture meaningful relationships with our boys and girls of this community, so that they can continue to develop into wonderful citizens and future leaders of this county and beyond. We thank you for your interest in the Boys and Girls Clubs of Manatee County, and we sincerely appreciate both your time and financial resources that make this opportunity a possibility.

With Warm Regards,

Austin H. Boyd

Vice Chairman of Governance

Boys & Girls Club of Manatee County

Financial Info
Fiscal Year 2015
Projected Revenue $3,393,047.00
Projected Expenses $3,393,047.00
Endowment Value $267,356.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Spending Policy % 10
Historical Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201320122011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$811,391$0$778,255
Government Contributions$547,043$503,402$506,075
Federal$0$0$0
State$0$0$0
Local$547,043$503,402$506,075
Unspecified$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$918,126$698,823$584,431
$55,807$49,846$38,012
$242,599$175,650$83,631
Investment Income, Net of Losses$1,880$1,243$25
Membership Dues$5,000$41,340$37,549
Special Events$175,153($17,881)$180,460
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$8,339
Other$3,141$3,790$4,011
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$2,450,115$2,115,221$1,942,190
Administration Expense$272,754$230,470$222,450
Fundraising Expense$182,228$154,515$135,113
Payments to Affiliates$9,502$0$9,128
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.951.030.96
Program Expense/Total Expenses84%85%84%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue7%13%6%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$16,954,112$16,787,334$15,987,815
Current Assets$726,275$1,039,855$898,586
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$182,263$450,011$425,021
Total Net Assets$16,771,849$16,337,323$15,562,794
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201320122011
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $918,126Related Organizations $931,673Related Organizations $778,255
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountRelated Organizations $811,391Contributions, gifts, grants $698,823Contributions, gifts, grants $584,431
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment grants - Local $547,043Government Grants - Local $503,402Government Grants - County $506,075
CEO Compensation
Co-CEO Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities3.982.312.11
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Anticipated In 3 Years
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial figures taken from 990.  Federal 990s and audits are reconciled.
Nonprofit Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County Inc.
Address PO Box 280
Bradenton, FL 342060280
Primary Phone 941 761-2582
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Dawn Stanhope
Board Chair Marti King
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Advocate
Year of Incorporation 1946

THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY, INC. IS A REGISTERED 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT CORPORATION. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE (1-800-HELP-FLA) OR FROM THE WEBSITE: WWW.FRESHFROMFLORIDA.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT (100%) OF EACH CONTRIBUTION IS RECEIVED BY THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY. REGISTRATION #SC-02471.