Boys and Girls Clubs of Kern County (Bakersfield, CA)


  • Name:Maggie Cushine
  • Title:Resource Development Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Boys and Girls Clubs of Kern County
  • Address:801 Niles St, Bin 5J
    Bakersfield, CA 93385
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:661-325-3730
  • Main fax:661-325-2118

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  • Mission:
  • The Boys & Girls Club's mission is" to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens."

    Core Beliefs
    A Boys & Girls Club Provides:
    A safe place to learn and grow...
    Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals...
    Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences...
    Hope and opportunity.

  • Overview:
  • At the Boys & Girls Club the programs and activities that we provide daily include classes in computer education and robotics (Club Tech and Robo Tech), tutoring (Power Hour), fine art (KidzArt), dance, drama (Drama Matters) and health & fitness (Triple Play-Healthy Habits, Positive Sprouts and Wanna Play) along with basketball and flag football inter-club leagues, in addition to life skills (SMART Moves, SMART Girls, and Passport to Manhood) while eliminating the transportation barrier our family's experience. Our program is unique in that it offers a variety of character and leadership building opportunities such as Junior Staff, Torch Club and Keystone Teen Program. Furthermore, our staff is trained in a proven youth development strategy that focuses on promoting protective factors and building social bonding. We also offer the "College is Possible" program to our teens in the form of career search and college tours along with SAT/ACT test preparation and FAFSA assistance. Our teens are also given the chance to participate in the PG&E Summer Jobs Program, where members attend a ten week Career Launch Program and then are given the opportunity to apply for a summer internship.

  • History:
  • We were founded in 1966 as the Boys Club of Bakersfield. We have grown from serving 25 youth just 17 years ago to annually providing after school and out of school time and holiday and summer camps for about 8,000 school-age children and youth (ages 5 to 17 years) each year, through 3 traditional Club sites and 49 school-sites in Bakersfield, Arvin, Lamont, and Frazier Mountain. Boys & Girls Clubs are well positioned to be strong advocates for youth, garnering support and sounding the call to action to fight crime and substance abuse; provide workforce skills; reduce high school dropout rates; prevent childhood obesity; and confront the crisis affecting our communities youth. Our youth face serious risks in today's world, but Boys and Girls Clubs offer solutions.

    As a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization we operate under the structure of a Board of Directors with day to day management handled by an Executive Director and the associated administrative staff. The Board is responsible for fiduciary and policy decisions and works in concert with the Club administrative staff to ensure that the mission of the Club is maintained through effective programming, adequate funding and appropriate resources. The Club is committed to providing children in Kern County with opportunities to adopt healthy life styles through social bonding with mentors, engaging and fun activities during non-school hours, and life changing programs.

    Zane Smith has been the Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County for the last 17 years. Through the support of a volunteer Board of Directors and a dynamic and committed team, Mr. Smith is responsible for providing leadership for all aspects of the operations of the agency including resource development, program development, board development, and community impact. Mr. Smith was named the Pacific Region Executive Director of the Year for 2012 as well as National Boys & Girls Clubs of America Executive Director of the Year for 2013.

  • Year established:1966
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:21
  • Advisory board size:0
  • Staff size:350


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:95-2462246

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:952462246
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:801 NILES ST
  • Organization City:BAKERSFIELD
  • Organization State:CA
  • Organization Zip:93305-4419
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:November, 1966
  • 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 publicĀ 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):328, 317, 349
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Combat juvenile delinquency, Other sports or athletic activities, Other youth organization or activities
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:O210
  • Asset Amount:$4,066,772
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$8,831,959
  • Income Code:7 ($5,000,000 - $9,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$8,565,178
  • Last Updated:3/17/2018 1:17:59 pm

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