Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County (West Palm Beach, FL)

Name

  • Name:Ms. Lottie Gatewood
  • Title:Vice President of Resource Development

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County
  • Address:800 Northpoint Parkway, Suite 204
    West Palm Beach, FL 33407
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:561-683-3287
  • Main fax:561-683-1618

Organization Web

User Phone

  • Direct phone:561-683-3287
  • Mobile phone:561-214-1280

User Email

Location

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General

  • Mission:
  • The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is to inspire and assist all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

  • History:
  • The Boys Club of the Palm Beaches, the precursor to the Boys & Girls Club of Palm Beach County, opened in l971 and was the only Club for 18 years. In l989, a second clubhouse serving both boys & girls opened and the organization officially changed its name. That year the organization served 650 young people with an annual budget of about $450,000. It was the start of an expansion effort that continues today. Over the past 20 years, 11 additional Club sites and four extensions have opened in the County’s most economically distressed communities. Today, the Boys & Girls Clubs is the County’s largest facility-based youth development organization serving more than 7,500 economically disadvantaged and culturally diverse youth between the ages of six and 18. The Clubs provide before, after school and school break programming with a budget of nearly $10 million. The Boys & Girls Clubs provide a safe and supervised environment with caring and positive adult roles models for youth who would otherwise go home alone after school or be left at the door step of school in the dark long before the schools open.

    Ensuring a meaningful education to help every child succeed in America has never been more crucial than it is today. America's young people are performing poorly in school. Despite decades of reform, the American educational system is struggling to meet the increasing demands placed on it. The most recent data on high school graduation rates is proof of the poor state of our educational system in America. Not only are fewer high school seniors graduating from high school, the rate of minorities and the economically disadvantaged, the very population we serve, was much lower still.

    The children served by the Boys & Girls Clubs attend, for the most part, the county’s lowest performing schools. The attention they are not receiving in school is multiplied by a lack of supervision at home. Living in single parent or nontraditional family situations, at or near poverty level, our parents and/or guardians are often left with few if any alternative, but to allow their children to go home alone. Consider, 83 percent of the members at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County are classified as latchkey children, compounding the alarming rates of academic failure among our area’s children.

    More than 75% of our youngsters’ families’ annual household income is $29,999 or less. For our youngsters living in the rural farming areas of the Glades where we have seven Club sites the situation is much bleaker. The majority of our families in this community have annual household incomes of $13,000 or less. In addition, the children we serve are living in the county's most dangerous areas. There has been an exponential increase in the number of gangs, gang members and gang violence throughout the area. Children do not feel safe or secure.

    According to research by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, children left unsupervised and to their own devices are far more vulnerable to fall into at-risk behaviors such as academic failure, truancy, drug and alcohol abuse, premature sexual activities, petty crimes and gang participation.

    Those children who attend the Boys & Girls Clubs however, are given a safe, secure haven where they can be kids, build friendships, receive academic tools that will promote better achievement, and learn life skills that will enable them to successfully transition from childhood to adulthood, despite economic hardship and their community's environment.

  • Year established:1971
  • Endowment:Unknown

Staff

  • Executive / Trustee board size:7
  • Advisory board size:34
  • Staff size:71

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:23-7060561

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:237060561
  • Organization Name:BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY INC
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:800 NORTHPOINT PKWY STE 204
  • Organization City:WEST PALM BCH
  • Organization State:FL
  • Organization Zip:33407-1978
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:April, 1970
  • 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, 059
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Combat juvenile delinquency, Other school related activities
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:September, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:September
  • NTEE Code:O230
  • Asset Amount:$19,122,514
  • Asset Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$11,511,330
  • Income Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$10,560,503
  • Last Updated:2/23/2018 6:30:51 pm

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