Bartons Boosters (Boca Raton, FL)


  • Name:Shaneka Ramos
  • Title:Program Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Bartons Boosters
  • Address:269 NE 14th Street
    Boca Raton, FL 33432
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:561-620-6203

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  • Mission:
  • The purpose of the Wayne Barton Study Center is to enhance the health, welfare and education of children in need in our community. We believe that positive choices empower our youth into leading productive lives. High School graduation is the expectation of the Study Center; a college education is the goal. WBSC is intended to fill those needs that are not being met through the home or school. The Study Center emphasizes academic development, counseling, nutritional needs, study skills, recreational activities, living skills, and citizenship in a multicultural society.

  • Overview:
  • Our After-School program includes student activities in three areas:

     Academic: Involves homework assistance, tutoring, literacy/reading program and FCAT preparation.
     Recreational: Includes athletics, volleyball, arts & crafts, music, dancing, computer games, video games and arcade games.
     Social: Comprises; planning & decision making skills, interpersonal skills, cultural awareness and conflict resolution.

    The program is based on a year long schedule, and all recruitment efforts are conducted without consideration of a participant’s ethnicity, sex, disability, or sexual orientation. The activities vary on a day-to-day basis, but special emphasis is placed on academic activities, which is mandatory for the first two hours of each day and supports the curriculum linked to the regular school day. Other activities are scheduled for specific days at specific times, but at the end of each day, students are fed a warm nutritious meal through the generous support of foundations such as the Herbalife Family Foundation, before they are dismissed to their respective homes.

    The Wayne Barton Study Center maintains a high quality after-school program with a strong academic focus; we strive to provide the students with a safe environment that is supervised by caring, competent and supportive staff. In addition to promoting nurturing relationships with adults, the WBSC promotes the development of young people by instilling a sense of competency, usefulness and belonging.

  • History:
  • The Wayne Barton Study center came about when retired Boca Raton Police Officer Wayne Barton patrolled the Pearl City neighborhood in the 1980’s. He understood the challenges facing the area’s youth as he had grown up under very similar circumstances: poor, suffering from low self esteem, being told he would never amount to anything. To give the youth a “boost” he convinced the local housing authority to allow him to turn a 600 square foot apartment in Dixie Manor public housing project into a study center. The neighborhood youth were invited to use the center as a safe place to do their homework and escape an often- chaotic home environment that did not support learning.

    Although the apartment was a good beginning, it was not large enough to accommodate all the youth who needed, and wanted, help. Wayne Barton envisioned a true study center designed to get the young people off the streets and guide them toward a successful future. The challenge to meet the needs of the youth resulted in the formation of Barton’s Boosters, a group that worked tirelessly to raise $2.3 million dollars to construct the Wayne Barton Study Center.

  • Year established:1992
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:5
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:15


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:Operating
  • Tax ID:65-0315990

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:650315990
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:269 NE 14TH ST
  • Organization City:BOCA RATON
  • Organization State:FL
  • Organization Zip:33432-1821
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:June, 2017
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):328
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Combat juvenile delinquency
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2015
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:P20
  • Asset Amount:$2,263,985
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$768,745
  • Income Code:5 ($500,000 - $999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$671,035
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 7:05:32 pm

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