Boys and Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) is a countrywide organization of local subdivisions that provide after-school programs for young people. The purpose of BGCA is to provide young people with a safe environment during weekends and after school. As a non-profit organization, Boys and Girls Clubs of America run after-school clubs that serves over 4 million children across 3,400 facilities throughout 50 states and Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The organization also has 150 clubs located on the Native American tribal lands as well as another 400 clubs located in military bases that are spread across the globe. Since its inception, the organization and its predecessors have been tackling juvenile delinquency for more than 100 years. In order to accomplish this objective, BGCA opens the clubs on a daily basis after school and during weekends. These clubs are managed by full-time youth development professionals who are supported by volunteers in the community. Despite of its activities revolving around sports and recreational activities, BGCA provide programs that focus on health and life skills, character and leadership development, computer skills, and arts.
Our mission: is to eliminate youth homelessness in the Riverside area and to provide them with the education and resources to reach their full potential as caring, responsible, citizens.
The Boys and Girls Club of America is a non-profit organization that provides youth with after-school resources. The club's membership fees are only five dollars per a year to insure that every child has a right to join the club. The organization's goals are to make sure every child graduates high school and has life skills to become successful. The five programs (Education & Career; Character & Leadership; Health & Life Skills; The Arts; and Sports, Fitness, and Recreation) aim to give the child a core development to become prosperous.
This analysis will help determine what specific areas of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis is strong and doing efficiently, as well as what areas need more improvement, while also giving suggestions on how to improve those areas. I have critically analyzed the mission statement, official website, the lack of volunteers, donations and funds. Below you will find the critical analysis results and suggestions.
The boys and girls club have been serving children for 150 years. They have given their helping hand to millions of kids worldwide. The Boys and Girls club’s mission has always been “To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.” The Boys and Girl’s club was formed to assist underprivileged children or children who do not live in the best environment. This organization possesses a numerous amount of goals and achievements they want for each child in the program. They provide a safe and fun environment; help create skills for the future and help children build relationships with positive adults. In addition the
My keen admiration for children became one of my main passions and led me to join Delta Phi Omega Sorority, Inc., whose philanthropic mission focuses on children's education and literacy. Because this played such an immense factor in molding my adolescent years, I wanted to show and help children understand how essential these concepts are in life. Since August of 2010, I have volunteered countless hours at the Boys and Girls Club in Athens in hopes of reaching out to these children. Furthermore, by being apart of this sorority, I was able to provide funds to improve the instruction of children not only in the Athens community but also in third world countries through book and school supply fundraisers. I became very passionate about this organization and its beneficiaries, the main being CARE India, which focuses on providing access to essential medical and healthcare for underprivileged women and children in India. My passion for children and my country has heightened my ambition of providing reliable healthcare to individuals in
The Boys & Girls Club of Kern County is a non-profit, established in 1996, dedicated to help young individuals in preparing for their futures. The chapter focuses on helping these individuals with character building, doing well in school, and becoming a responsible citizen within the community. This chapter provides services for “over 5,000 children daily at our 3 clubhouses and 49 campus based programs” (Kern County Boys & Girls Club, 2015). The goal of the organization is to make a positive influence on these children lives and their future. The Boys & Girls Club makes it easier for parents to focus on work by taking the responsibility for creating a safe and fun learning environment for these children. By doing so, children in unstable households receive a greater chance at a successful future. In 2013, the club served 2046 children at the Niles Clubhouse, where 87% of the members were on free or reduced lunch programs (Kern County Boys & Girls Club, 2015). This supports the foundation statement of the organization that the community needs to be involved in making programs that will result in a better future for all children. The organization’s partnership with PG&E to provide scholarships and summer internships is one of the most prevalent portrayals of the community working together to create better futures for the children of Kern County. The after school program is the most popular program the organization offers because
Each of us will show we are leaders by being positive role models for these young people by showing them we genuinely care about them and their futures. We represent the service component by taking time to work in an organization that is in need of volunteers. We recognize that this is not a faith-based organization, but we chose to act on our individual faiths by doing God’s work and serving others. We will demonstrate the pillar of learning by working with children from different backgrounds than we grew up in. Also, we will encourage the children to learn through mentally stimulating activities in a fun
My proposed solution to this is that school counselors and city mayors can be a major source of inspiration to children who are affected by a challenge like this. They can advise them on how to build themselves with determination to make a difference.
The Boys & Girls Clubs is a safe place where children can learn and grow, while also having fun. In fact, the Boys and Girls Clubs shares the belief that great futures are started each and every day at one of their 4,000 locations worldwide. The organization’s mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need them most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens (Boys & Girls Clubs of America, 2016). According to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America (2016), the programs provided by the clubs are responsible for giving youth with the tools needed to succeed in the areas of education, career, arts, character and leadership, as well as providing health and life skills. The clubs also provide youth with recreational activities which include sports and fitness. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade (BGCMIA) is a chapter of the national organization and it has been serving youth in the Miami-Dade area since the 1940’s. The club began with just one location and as of today the organization has grown to five Clubs, which serve over 10,000 youth a year. BGCMIA has five locations around the Miami-Dade area, these locations include the Hank Kline, Kendall, North West, Gwen Cherry, and South Beach Clubs. The clubs make available structured programs that include homework help, literacy, the arts, sports, and cooking amongst other things for children ages 5 through 18. The programs,
Can you be a positive role model who helps make a difference in a child’s life? Can you become that one person that a child could trust and speak freely with? If that sounds like you, head down to your local Boys & Girls Club of America to support and volunteer, and make a world of difference in a child’s life.
While I was looking for a social action event to attend that involved, adolescence, children, families, and other individuals/professionals, I had a difficult time. Therefore, I reached out to my local town hall and found an opportunity that included each of these individuals to a certain degree. In other words, a few days before the actual event on July 20, 2017, I had been reviewing my town’s website. Granted, I recently had moved to this town over the last six months and never knew there were so many committees and commissions that existed before. To be honest, some of them I had reached out to see how I can become a volunteer or a member of the board. Nonetheless, I was looking and one event that had appealed to me was the event that is titled, “Middletown’s Youth Juvenile Board (MYJB). While I had some thoughts about what this meeting was going to be, I was intrigued so I wanted to learn more about it. Therefore, the next morning I had called to see if it was open to the public and so forth. To my amazement, the receptionist was very happy to share that it was open to the public, the meetings are two hours long, and they are held on the third Thursday of each month, and what the board does for these children and adolescents.
The agency where I am interning is Partnership with Children. “Partnership” as it is called, works to strengthen the emotional, social and academic skills of at-risk children to prepare them for success--academically, socially, and in life. “Partnership’s” programs aim to bridge the gap between those who have a vested interest in working within New York City’s highest-need public schools, and those in need. “Partnership’s” goal is to transform the overall culture of many of the city’s struggling schools by helping students cope with the extreme stress of living in poverty. Helping students thrive in safe and supportive schools that encourage
We want the community that we are working with to have healthy and safe areas for their children to grow up in. We believe that our program will be able to provide those spaces. By allowing the children of the community to have areas that are geared towards them and their learning we hope to create a healthy relationship towards children and education. By lowering the crime rates we also hope to see less children joining in on the crime and more children joining in on education and success. Our programs are centered towards helping children find happiness and hope in education as well as helping those who are willing to to their involvement with crime. We offer those who are willing a helping hand in turning their lives around and a chance to better their community and it’s future. The public health of the community in Inglewood is a huge part of our program and we believe that our ideas, volunteers, and dedication can turn the community