Boothbay Region YMCA

For Youth Development, For Healthy Living, For Social Responsibility

aka YMCA   |   Boothbay Harbor, ME   |  www.boothbayregionymca.org

Mission

The Boothbay Region YMCA Mission:

To strengthen individuals, families, and the community, guided by Christian principles including the universal values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility through programs that will build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Our Vision:

The vision of the Boothbay Region YMCA is to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living for all, and foster social responsibility.

Our Values:

Caring – responding to the needs of others
Honesty – be true to yourself and truthful with others in words and actions
Respect – welcoming and open to all
Responsibility – accountable for yourself, others and the world we live in.

Notes from the nonprofit

Our organization is dedicated to the community no matter the challenges that face us. Please note that the decrease in programming is wholly attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions put in place for the community's safety at large. Despite being shut down completely March-June 2020 we continued to run our food insecurity programming and made thousands of welfare check calls to our elderly members.

Ruling year info

1955

Executive Director

Andy Hamblett

Main address

PO Box 500 261 Townsend Ave

Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 USA

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EIN

01-0237912

NTEE code info

YMCA, YWCA, YWHA, YMHA (P27)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Lack of programs offered in the community supporting youth development. Addressing the aging population and a desire to age in place. Increasing rates of obesity and chronic health conditions. Decreasing food insecurity for families, not just children. Providing access to immunizations during the CVID-19 pandemic. Providing supports for individuals and families affected by addiction.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Youth Development

Nurturing the potential of youth and teens

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Increasing our community's health and wellbeing

Population(s) Served
Adults

Giving back and providing support for our neighbors

Population(s) Served
Adults
Seniors

The Boothbay Region YMCA offers chronic disease prevention programs as well as research-based programs that support people living with various diseases. We currently offer: Diabetes Prevention Program, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, Rock Steady Boxing, and the Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Seniors

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Adults, Family relationships, Social and economic status

Related Program

Social Responsibility

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Year-round free healthy meals and snacks for anyone in need of food. No questions asked.

Number of children who receive free water safety and swim lessons

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Youth Development

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Children receive free water safety and swim lessons in partnership with our local schools.

Percentage of members receiving financial assistance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Family relationships, Age groups, Social and economic status

Related Program

Social Responsibility

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

1 in 3 members (33%) receive financial assistance for membership or program fees. This ensures that the Boothbay Region YMCA is a welcoming place for people of all ages, backgrounds, and incomes.

Number of evidence-based health initiatives offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Seniors

Related Program

Healthy Living

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Boothbay Region YMCA is committed to expanding our offerings of evidence-based health initiatives to reduce chronic disease or support those living with disease.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Boothbay Region YMCA aims to strengthen our community by connecting us to each other and being available to all. Our YMCA aims to support individuals and families with programs that build character and promote lifelong wellbeing.
Our organizational objectives, defined through our 2014 real-time strategic planning process, are as follows:

1. We will address the financial challenges of building endowment, funding capital projects, and meeting operational needs to ensure long term viability of our YMCA.

2. We will deliver programs and services that strengthen our community by promoting youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

3. We will elevate our impact and expand our impact as a vita and leading cause-driven charity in our community.

Our strategies include the following:

We will leverage the power of collaboration to build greater capacity and strengthen programs and services.

We will create a healthy mix of earned revenue, grants and charity dollars to assure sustainability and ensure that the Y is accessible to all.

We will ensure access, inclusion and engagement to promote our mission.

We will strive to engage 100% of the youth in our community to nurture their potential, promote healthy living, and foster a sense of social responsibility.

We will develop, support, and retain cause-driven staff and volunteers to provide enduring leadership for all programs.

We will strive to engage the seniors in our community to nurture their potential, promote healthy living, and foster a sense of social responsibility.

We will effectively leverage our brand to better reflect our wide array of programs and services.

We will expand our impact by extending our reach to greater Lincoln County, ME.

The Boothbay Region YMCA has the capacity to achieve our organization objectives and strategies. Our facilities, including YMCA Camp Knickerbocker provide visibility and are centrally located. Our close proximity to the schools allows us to engage youth in the out of school time. We provide opportunities for over 5,000 people of all ages to interact and learn together in our mission-driven programs each year. We firmly believe that the Y is for all people, and thus our policies and practices ensure affordability and promote accessibility, diversity and inclusion.

Led by a team of committed, cause-driven volunteers and highly qualified professional staff, the Boothbay Region YMCA is here for good. We catalyze and foster dozens of collaborations that both extend the YMCA's reach and impact while strengthening the community.

The Boothbay Region YMCA serves more than 6,000 people annually, from infants in our Child Enrichment Center to our Senior Star members. Since 2015, we have successfully partnered with the Central Lincoln County YMCA to provide joint summer camp programming at our Camp Knickerbocker. This has been very successful, mutually beneficial to both YMCAs, and allowed us to participate in the Summer Food Service Program to provide free breakfasts and lunches to all campers. Through year-round services, we serve the majority of our community's youth; we can continue to grow in this area as we strive towards 100%. Our annual fundraising and camp scholarship drives continue to provide critical resources to provide financial assistance and free or subsidized programs for all members of our community.

We have provided the space for the only COVID-19 vaccination site in Lincoln County, Maine.

We have developed and launched 4 no-touch meal pick up sites for anyone in the community needing healthy meals and snacks. We partnered with several area businesses to accomplish this and the program is funded primarily by competitive grants.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Children, families and individuals who seek employment, health, childcare, shelter, safety and socialization.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have heard that many view our organization as just a "gym and swim". Our mission statement is: For Social Responsibility, For Youth Development, and For Healthy Living. We identified this as a communication issue and remedied this by calling the local newspaper and asking for a weekly column that we titled "Community Catalyst for Good" to let our community members know what it is we do to support everyone here in the region, not only just our members, but every resident.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    We consider all of the people we serve when making organization wide decisions. We seek to serve the most constituents possible and will work to find solutions for the minority that are not served by our decisions. All are welcome here!

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Boothbay Region YMCA

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Charles Britton

Sant Bani School

Term: 2021 - 2023

Keith Canning

Lisa Clarke

Mike Fritz

Alex Logan

Bob Reiser

Holly Stover

Denise Thomson

Lorna Weber

Charlie Britton

David Bengis

John (Jack) Brennan

Paul Cowan

Sarah Clifford

Peter Dusseault

Della Hahn

William (Bill) Haney

Bruce Harris

Griffin Kristan

Robert (Robbie) Watts

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/31/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/31/2021

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.