Goals of 2015-16
1. Worked with DNS consultants to organize and strengthen our Annual Appeal.
2. Hired a Marketing/Development Coordinator
3. Served over 3,000 youth in the Lower Naugatuck Valley.
4. Planned & executed a strategy to more effectively serve our growing population of older youth (14-18).
5. Enhanced our resource development and leadership capacity.
6. 100% of our High School Seniors graduated and moved on to higher education.
7. More than 350 members participated in gang prevention or substance abuse prevention programs and activities.
8. More than 1,050 club members participated in the Triple Daily Challenge program, learning how to eat right, keep fit, and form positive relationships.
9. More than 250 members were involved in planning and implementing community service projects.
10. More than 950 members utilize the Power Hour Homework Program.
1. Increase focus on optimal Club experience outcomes to enhance programs and services provided to youth and families.
2. Increase focus on board development to ensure the organization can successfully execute the goals and objectives as identified in the strategic plan.
3. Continue to enhance our Development and Leadership capacity.
4. Provide adequate, continuous training and guidance to all employees.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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.
When families, schools and communities take the view that children and youth are valued and respected assets to society, they necessarily support environments that nurture youth development. Children raised to embrace positive social values, to seek self-understanding, and to value their self-worth grow to become community-minded young adults with a sense of belonging and a belief in their resiliency. See how you can help our community's children grow into tomorrow's leaders.
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