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  • 1. 2013 CDBG Presentation.
  • 2. Close your eyes.... Imagine if EVERY child in east Gainesville graduated from high school on time, ready for a post-secondary education and a 21st-century career. AND, imagine, if ALL youth in East Gainesville had ZERO involvement with the juvenile justice system.... What would our community look like?
  • 3. Now open your eyes....This is the impact the Boys & Girls Club makes... The Harris Survey of Boys & Girls Club Alumni
  • 4. To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. CORE VALUES: Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.
  • 5. Awards & Community Recognition • Recipient, Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Honors Award, 2013, for Health & Life Skills Program • Recipient, Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Honors Award, 2012, for Arts Program • Recipient, Florida Area Council of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Honors Award 2011, for Program Impact Excellence • Recipient, Black on Black Crime Task Force Appreciation Award, 2011 • Recipient, Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Merit Award 2011, for Character and Leadership Development • Recipient, Keep America Beautiful National Award, 2008 • Recipient, Colgate National Volunteer/Community Service Award, 2007, for Endeavor Program (Children with mental and physical disabilities) • Recipient, Summer Reading Achievers National Award, No Child left Behind, presented by US Secretary of Education Rodney Paige, 2006
  • 6. Formula for Impact Simply stated, if we take the Young People Who Need Us Most and provide them with the best possible Outcome-Driven Club Experience, they will be Academically Successful, demonstrate Good Character and Citizenship and live Healthy Lifestyles.
  • 7. “Club Experience” Everything Clubs provide young people, including life-changing programs; fun, enriching experiences; and supportive relationships with peers and caring adults. The combination of these critical elements enables and empowers Club youth to achieve positive outcomes.
  • 8. Partnerships • Attorney General’s Office, Alachua County Public Schools, Gainesville Housing Authority, Alachua County Housing Authority, University of Florida, Santa Fe College, Florida Blue Key, Teen Court, GPD, ASO, Department of Juvenile Justice, Peaceful Paths, Keep Alachua County Beautiful, BBBS, Girls Scouts, UF Fraternities and Sororities, SWAG, Juvenile Justice Council, United States Tennis Association, United Way, and many more.
  • 9. Collaborations & volunteers 1,200 volunteers in 2011 representing Thousands of dollars in savings
  • 10. KaBoom Playground Required matching funds =$150,000 project
  • 11. Leveraging Through grants and leveraging the Club has successfully brought in Hundreds of Thousands to Gainesville. HUD Department of Justice Department of Education Wal-Mart Foundation Taco Bell Foundation JC Pennies Afterschool Fund Darden Foundation Gainesville Community Foundation
  • 12. Great Staff -Great Mentors • Highly Trained & Motivated Staff • 100% receive • Local, state and federal background screening • Finger printed (FBI) • Mandatory Drug Test • Annual CPR & First Aid Certification • Trained in Child Abuse reporting • Trained in HIV/infectious disease prevention • Trained in Crisis Management • All full time staff have a college degree • (2 have masters and several P/T working on graduate degrees) • All staff receive ongoing training through • **Boys & Girls Clubs of America ‘s Leadership University
  • 13. Great Staff -Great Mentors
  • 14. Alumni
  • 15. Does it work? Can we prove it? Florida Tax Watch Research Institute "An investment in our children is an investment into our future,” said Lt. Governor Kottkamp. “The study’s results are proof that Florida’s Boys & Girls Clubs continue to influence our young people and our economy, both for the better.” Education and Behavioral Impact The TAX Watch study showed that Boys & Girls Club members achieved: Lower high school dropout rates. Greater overall achievement levels in reading and math, according to the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Lower rates of absenteeism. Lower rates of criminal offenses.
  • 16. Gainesville Sun Poll - 2012