Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley
One Positive Place
Shelton CT 06484
Contact Information
Address One Positive Place
Shelton, CT 06484-
Telephone (203) 924-7462 x
Fax 0-0000000
Web and Social Media
To provide, in a safe environment, programs that inspire, educate, guide, and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1939
Former Names
Community Center Boys Club
Community Building Association
Boys Club
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Shaye Roscoe
Board Chair Mr. Fred Serra
Board Chair Company Affiliation NFP
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years
Mission To provide, in a safe environment, programs that inspire, educate, guide, and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.
The Boys and Girls Club started as the back room operation of the old Community Center in 1956 as just a Boys Club, serving about 250 Boys each year.  As the needs for the services of the Community Center deminished and the needs for childrens' programs increased, the Boys Club continued to grow. In 1969 it took over the entire 25,000 sq. ft. facility and became the Shelton-Derby Community Center Boys Club, now serving more than 470 active members. In 1978 Girls were admitted as full time members and in 1980 the Club changed its name to the Shelton-Derby Boys & Girls Club, with over 600 active members. As demand grew and services to children in Ansonia, Seymour and Oxford increased, busing programs were instituted and the organization once again changed its name to the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley, to better reflect its constituancy. Membership had now grown to more than 770 children per year. The club prospered and continued to grow until a devastating fire completed detroyed the facility on Howe in 1991. Although the club only lost one day of operations, it was living out of rented facilities and school basements. The club rented a 12,000 square foot warehouse and provided afterschool programs there until it opened its new state of the art club house in 1999. Immediately, membership jumped to more than 1100 active members and more and more children from outside of Shelton coninued to be bused to the club house each day. By the end of 2004 more than 240 children per day were being bussed to the club, and more than 500 children were being served daily. The club was over crowded. Membership was over 1500, and we were bursting at the seams. It was then our board dicided we needed to build another facility to take care of the children of the northern Valley. With a great deal of co-operation with the City of Ansonia, we purchased the Pine/Willis School and spent $4.5 million renovating that facility into a 30,000 sq ft Boys and Girls Club that serves more than 200 children per day.  January 2014 opened a new Unit in Seymour. The Club now has an active membership of over 3,300 children with an average daily attendance of over 600 and an operating budget of more the $1.9 million.

2018-19 Accomplishments

1. Updated and implemented an Emergency Policies and Procedures Guide for each Unit
2. Updated Employee Handbook 
3. Created an Event & Marketing timeline 
2019-20 Goals
1. Continue our efforts to create a three year budget allowing us to forecast our future and set goals and to make continuous improvements and anticipate problems; provide sound financial information on which to base decisions; improve clarity and focus 
2. Development Committee to review and evaluate all events.
3. Continue our efforts in Safety.   

Our most pressing need is and will always be adequately funding the operations of our organization.  Finding new resources to assist us in carrying out our mission.

Offering our members new & impactful programs that will strengthen their futures.

Staff development, training is a branch of the human resource function of an organization. Training and development is important because it leads to an optimum utilization of our Employees’ skills leading to an increase the impact that they have on the youth within our community.

Identify salary deficiencies and adjust for better staff retention.
CEO Statement

Every day in our country, 15 million kids leave school and enter a world with no adult supervision. With most parents still at work, some kids go home to empty households. Others haunt shopping malls, loiter in the streets or fill the idle hours with similarly futile undertakings.

The fact is, the out-of-school hours of 3 to 6 p.m. are as important to our children’s development as the time that they spend in school and at home.

Research shows that kids who are productively occupied after school significantly enhance their probability for long-term success. Conversely, youth who are not engaged in beneficial activities during this period are at greater risk of aberrant behavior, such as committing juvenile crimes, which peak on school days from 3 to 6 p.m.

Every day they’re not in school, every kid needs a safe, supervised environment. For thousands of kids in our community, the Boys & Girls Club is their safe out-of-school setting to meet friends, have fun, get homework help and be actively engaged under the watchful eye of trusted adults.

Board Chair Statement
Why do we volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club of the LNV? We see these wonderful children, ranging in age from 3 to 18, in our club interacting with each other and treating each other as family. The club provides a safe place for these kids who would otherwise be home alone or on the street in harm’s way. Whether it’s our homework club, torch club, or keystone club, the youth of our community are learning at a young age, that working together to build a strong community. As leaders in our community, this is a shared responsibility. Our youth today are exposed to a society that expects so much of them at such a young age. They are faced with decisions that are life changing. The club provides a safe, loving environment for our youth to come together in a special way, look out for each other and learn from each other. Boys and Girls Clubs are so vital today to support our youth and lead them to a positive and constructive future. I ask you to find it in your hearts to give what you can! Thank You!!
Joseph A. Pagliaro, Jr.
Chief Volunteer Officer Boys and Girls Club of LNV.
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Youth Development / Boys and Girls Clubs (Combined)
Tertiary Organization Category Youth Development / Youth Centers and Clubs (includes Boys/Girls Clubs)- Multipurpose
Areas Served
Lower Naugatuck Valley
The Club serves as its primary constituency all children from the Lower Naugatuck Valley, Shelton 06484, Derby 06418, Seymour 06483, Oxford 06473, and Ansonia 06401, but most of the children we serve come from Shelton, Ansonia and Seymour due to our club houses being located in those towns. 
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
We are a member of Boys & Girls Club of America, and the CT Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs. 
The Boys and Girls club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley provides a series of well defined, cultural, recreational, physical, educational, and social development programs each day after school, designed to help all participants reach their fullest potential. Programs are age appropriate and designed to make sure each member receives a broad spectrum and diverse curriculum to afford them the opportunity to be involved in many activities which may not normally be available to that child.  
Population Served / K-12 (5-19 years) / K-12 (5-19 years)
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
Children attending the Boys & Girls Club will average 50% absenteism rate less than children not involved in the club.
Youth attending the club will have a 25% greater chance of graduating high school than those youth not invovled with the club.
Children invovled with the club homework and tutoring program will demonstrate significant increase in CT Mastery Test Scores.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.
We serve more than 2000 active members each year with a daily attendence of more than 260 children in Shelton and more than 200 children per day in Ansonia. Our objective is to involve as many of those children as possible each day in meaningful activities. Tutoring, homework help, computer training, recreational activities, physical -health and fitness activities, alcohol and drug resistance training, and social development programs. We use a wholistic approach making our programs fun yet educational, all designed to help each child reach their fullest potencial. It is our goal to have every member pass to the next grade at the end of each school year, and to keep all children in school, and make a significant impact on the High Schools drop out rate.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.
Our afterschool homework and tutoring program has helped many children achieve better scores on their daily homework, exams and standardized testing. For instance we are a 21st century site in Ansonia, working with the Ansonia Middle School students where all grades, standarized testing, and attendence are all monitored daily, and compared quarterly with students not participating in the program.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.
It is a documented fact, that children who miss a lot of school have poorer grades. Especially in grammar school, it is critical children attend, as many other problems begin to manifest when those children fall behind.
Last year, 106 children particpated in our program from Irving School in Derby, a Title I School.  Those children who attended more 50% of the days the Boys and Girls program was offered, missed on the average of three days during the school year, while the children are not in the after school program averaged thirteen absenses.

Our After School Program provides a safe, positive and educational environment where children spend their afternoons learning and growing.

Power Hour - helps Club members be more successful in school by providing homework help and tutoring and encouraging members to become self-directed learners.

Immersion Science is a fun and powerful marine science education program. The program was founded by famed oceanographer Dr. Robert Ballard, the discoverer of the Titanic! 

SMART Moves - this nationally acclaimed comprehensive prevention program helps young people resist alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, as well as premature sexual activity.

SMART Girls- a girls only program that is designed to equip female Club Members with the crucial health and life skills needed to become healthy, successful adults.                                                                                     Triple Play - a holistic approach to educating boys and girls about good nutrition, making physical fitness a daily practice and developing individual strengths and good character.

Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state. All our programs have been developed and researched by the Boys & Girls Club of America and have been implemented in hundreds of Clubs across the U.S. A study conducted by Harris Interactive found that as a result of these programs, Boys & Girls Clubs have an immediate and long-lasting impact on their alumni:
  • 67% of alumni attribute their ability to avoid difficulty with the law to the influence of Club staff.
  • 67% say the Club is where they learned how to “say no” to drugs and alcohol.
  • 28% of alumni report they would have dropped out of high school if not for the Club.
  • Of the alumni surveyed, 80% said that their Club experience made a positive impact on their attitude toward fitness and health.
  • 73% of African-American male alumni said the “Club saved my life.” 34% of these alumni earned a four-year college degree, compared to the national rate of 16%.

Can take advantage of the games room, weightlifting, sports, arts, computers, homework assistance, and crafts from 2:00 to 8:00 pm Monday through Friday. Our teens have their own gamesroom and lounge, complete with Internet-enabled computers and printers for homework and social use, televisions, and video games. Teens may participate in drama, nutrition, chess, crocheting, drug and alcohol prevention, Keystone Club, and special events.

Torch Club - chartered small-group leadership and service clubs for boys and girls ages 11-13. Torch Club members learn to elect officers and work together to implement activities in four areas: service to Club and community, education, health and fitness and social recreation.

Keystone Club- This fun and impactful program promotes leadership among Club teens ages 14-18 and focuses on academic success, career preparation and community service.

Youth of the Year - Youth of the Year is a recognition program for members that fosters character, personal growth and leadership qualities.

Goals for Graduation - introduces academic goal setting to Club members ages 11-17 by linking their future aspirations with concrete actions today.

Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes

We run a weekly Summer Camp in our air-conditioned Clubhouses. Our Camp is certified by the State of Connecticut, and our staff are certified in first aid and CPR. Children are separated by age, and each group has its own activity schedule. Groups rotate through our building and grounds throughout the day, giving everyone a chance to play in our gymnasium, gamesroom, arts and crafts room, and computer room inside, and in the field, on the volleyball court, and on the blacktop outside. Wednesdays are field trip day, where members venture out to such locations as The Sports Center or roller skating. On Fridays, there is always something special after the free lunch cookout, such as Wacky Water Day, Field Day, or Club Idol.

Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Program Comments
CEO Comments

Over sixty years ago business leaders came together at the Community Center with one objective: to provide a safe and positive place for young boys to go where they would receive guidance and support as they grew into young men. These founding board members charted the first Boys & Girls Club in our area, known then as the Boys’ Club of Shelton-Derby (girls weren’t admitted as members until nearly three decades later). The Club was well received and membership grew with each passing year—so much so that in 1993 the name was changed to reflect our service increase to the entire Valley. We have been known as the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley ever since.

Our membership has increased more than 800% since 1956. Where once we served an average of 65 children a day, we now reach more than 600, solid testament to the need for the Boys & Girls Club in our community.

This legacy of service continues because of the support and dedication of our Board of Directors, inspirational staff, and the kind generosity of our donors and friends.
While the Club’s location, leadership, and members have changed, the community has grown, and the world is a far different place than it was 60 years ago, one thing remains the same: the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley continues to be there for our youth in a unique capacity. We are a place they can call their own, where they can learn life skills, be guided in building their good character, be supported academically, and be exposed to opportunities some of them might never see.

Thank you for joining us in making history and forever changing the lives of the children and teens we serve.

CEO/Executive Director
Mrs. Shaye Roscoe
Term Start Jan 2013

I am an experienced Boys and Girls Club professional who excels in program excellence. I have worked in many capacities for the past fifteen years, beginning as a Summer Camp Counselor to becoming the first Teen Director at the Club and moving through the ranks as a Program Director, Unit Director and now as the Executive Director.   As a leader, I evaluate and train my employees to ensure that we are effectively executing quality programs and activities that provide the most positive impact for our members. I successfully established a Boys and Girls Club in a much needed area of Milford, CT. During this time I built a positive relationship with community organizations, schools, board of education and business people which lead to forming an incredibly successful and diverse Board of Directors. The membership grew from nil to over hundred in the first year. I am highly organized with a positive attitude and have a passion to advocate for children in our community.

Number of Full Time Staff 10
Number of Part Time Staff 121
Number of Volunteers 151
Staff Retention Rate 95%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 12
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 81
Hispanic/Latino 26
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 11 2 or more races
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 62
Female 69
Unspecified 0
Former CEOs and Terms
Jack Ribas-
Senior Staff
Title Director of Operations
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
The impact that our organization has on our community would not be possible with out our collaborations with many non-profits in the Valley. We work closely with United Way, PCRC, TEAM, all the Boards of Education in the Valley communities, local police, and some helping-hand agencies such as St. Vincent DePaul, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Connecticut Alliance and Connecticut Association.
Valley United Way2011
#1 Torch Club in USABoys and Girls Club of America2011
Women Making a Difference in the Valley, Board President, Susan DeLeonGriffin Hospital/Valley's Women's Health Initiative2013
Lewis Savitsky Staff Excellence Award, Jim Queen, Director of OperationsValley Council2013
National Torch Club Project - Paws (Protecting Animals With Service)Boys and Girls Club of America2012
State Youth of the YearBoys & Girls Club2015
Northeast Youth of the YearBoys & Girls Club of America2015
League of EAGLES Award for Key Performance for Board of DirectorsBoys & Girls Club of America2015
New England Region Torch Club Service Project of the Year award.Boys & Girls Club of America2016
Northeast Torch Club Advisor of the YearBoys & Girls Club of America2016
Northeast Keystone Club Advisor of the Year awardBoys & Girls Club of America2016
State Youth of the YearBoys & Girls Club of America2017
Valley Council Lewis Savitsky Staff Excellence AwardValley Council for Human Services2017
Richard O. Belden Community Service AwardValley Council for Human Services2017
CEO Comments
Boys and Girls Clubs in the State of CT are exempt from daycare licenses, except for the summer camp program. All vehicles go through extensive inspections from the state on a regular basis. The Building Committee does regular inspections of both facilities to make sure equipment is in good operating condition and the grounds are safe.
Board Chair
Mr. Fred Serra
Company Affiliation NFP
Term Dec 2017 to Dec 2020
Board of Directors
Mrs. Karen BentlageFuture Industries
Mr. Harry BurlakoffMinute Man Press
Mr. Patrick CareyCarey & Guerrera Real Estate
Mr. Brendan CareySerra & DelVecchio
Mr. Richard CarrollToyota Financial
Arlene Clancy
David Condon
Mr Martin CoughlinCommunity Volunteer
Ms. Susan DeLeonIroquois
Mr. Christopher DouglasEncon
Mr. Michael Duncan
Mr. Bart FlahertyCommunity Volunteer
Mr. Michael P. HealeyStevens Ford
Justyna Janucik
Mr. David JonesSplash Car Wash
James LaneWebster Bank
Robert LeskoDimatteo Group Insurance
Mr. Nick Luise
Vincent LuziettiTrident Funding
Mr. Ben McGortyState Representative
Mr. William M. Miller Jr.Miller Investments
Ms. Aleta MinerShelton Economic Development Corp
Mr. Kenneth F. NappiState of CT - DOT
Ramon Peralta
Mrs. Christen PerryCommunity Volunteer
Joseph Salemme
Mr. Carlo SarmientoCity of Derby
Mr. John SchaibleScholtz Dental
Ms. Lisa SerraSerra & Del Vecchio Ins.
Dr. Bruce Sofferman
Ms. Diane StromanT.E.A.M.
Mr. Dominick Thomas Esq.Cohen & Thomas
Mr. Jimmy TickeyCommunity Volunteer
Ms. Linda WelchShelton Board of Education
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 32
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 26
Female 9
Unspecified 0
Risk Management Provisions
Accident and Injury Coverage
Automobile Insurance
Boiler and Machinery
Commercial General Liability and D and O and Umbrella or Excess and Automobile and Professional
Medical Health Insurance
Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Standing Committees
Program / Program Planning
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Board Governance
CEO Comments

Funding is continuously a challenge for non profit organizations. All other challenges pale in comparison to the need for funding to keep our doors open and accomplish our mission. The challenge is always finding sufficient funds today to safeguard our Organizations financial vitality while working toward a progressive and stable future.

Fiscal Year Start July 01 2019
Fiscal Year End June 30 2020
Projected Revenue $1,984,995.00
Projected Expenses $1,979,399.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage (if selected) 5%
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund No
Form 990s
Audit Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
Tax Exempt Certificate
Other Documents
Other Documents 3
Strategic Plan 2018-202019View
2012 Annual Report2012View
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$7,929,715$8,222,903$8,555,389
Current Assets$257,367$19,997$290,181
Long-Term Liabilities$914,581$961,664$1,031,595
Current Liabilities$192,889$132,321$208,058
Total Net Assets$6,822,245$7,128,918$7,315,736
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountValley United Way $91,071Lavieties Foundation $100,000Lavieties Foundation $100,000
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountCity of Shelton $90,000Valley United Way $93,962Valley United Way $94,382
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountValley Community Foundation $68,907City of Shelton $90,000BOE - City of Ansonia $83,500
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
CEO Comments

Our Organization has focused their efforts to undertake an intentional, coordinated and mission-driven effort aimed at strengthening our organizational structure, management and governance, as well as develop formalized systems and protocols to improve our performance and impact. Through review and revision of our development efforts we formalized a comprehensive resource development plan. The plan would utilize information obtained through an internal resource development audit and the strategic plan provide quality programs and services and prepare for the growth that will continue into the future in support our mission and provide the foundation for effective resource development.

Foundation Staff Comments This profile, including the financial summaries prepared and submitted by the organization based on its own independent and/or internal audit processes and regulatory submissions, has been read by the Foundation. Some financial information from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved has been inputted by Foundation staff. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. A more complete picture of the organization’s finances can be obtained by viewing the attached 990s and audited financials. To see if the organization has received a competitive grant from The Community Foundation in the last five years, please go to the General Information Tab of the profile.
Address One Positive Place
Shelton, CT 06484
Primary Phone 203 924-7462
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Shaye Roscoe
Board Chair Mr. Fred Serra
Board Chair Company Affiliation NFP


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