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Boys & Girls Club of Sparta Inc.

Great Futures Start Here

aka Boys & Girls Club of Sparta, Inc.   |   Sparta, WI   |  http://www.bgcaofsparta.org

Mission

The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Sparta is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible citizens.

Ruling year info

1995

Executive Director

Ms. Jennifer Simunich

Main address

1000 E Montgomery, Ste 2

Sparta, WI 54656 USA

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EIN

39-1798177

NTEE code info

Boys and Girls Clubs (Combined) (O23)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We work closely with our school district to provide every child the opportunity to be their very best, academically, physically, and mentally! We provide a safe environment for children to experience art, physical activities, receive help with their homework, and find caring mentors that they can relate to on a personal level every day after school and throughout the summer. As we near capacity in our current location, we are continually adapting within our environment to make the absolute most of the space we have. We keep our memberships at $30 per year, which is just a fraction of the amount needed to provide our services, because every child needs these opportunities! Therefore, every dollar we bring in is stretched to the ultimate...and every dollar you give is vitally important to us. It is our dream to fully fund our endowment to ensure our continued growth and sustainability in our community.

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?

Boys & Girls Club of Sparta

BGCA clubs serve school-age youth through a variety of programs including homework assistance, technology centers, teen centers, career exploration, job assistance, sports and recreation, art classes and leadership development. In addition to program development, Boys & Girls Clubs of America provides programmatic and executive training for Club professionals nationwide.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

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.

Our ultimate goal is for every child to grow, be healthy and happy, graduate high school, and be successful in pursuit of their chosen occupation!

Our strategies include healthy lifestyles training, physical training, academic training, and socialization skills...with the result being development of great citizens in our community!

We are very capable of meeting our goals, with caring, responsible staff members that relate to the children one on one. Many of our tutors have academic teaching credentials, and it is a joy to see their efforts result in higher test scores in the schools! We have police officers on our Board of Directors, and they serve on some of our safety and event committees as well...so we have a great relationship with the local police department. We have access to indoor gymnasiums, a wonderful games room, and several parks and playgrounds...so fun is always easy to find! We have kitchen facilities, and regularly offer cooking classes for healthy treats...and we have a snack bar where the children have access to hot foods instead of relying on vending machine snacks. We have a computer lab, tablets, and a learning center with more computer access, which our members use for homework, age appropriate games, music, and even achievement testing through the Wisconsin After 3 program. We also provide virtual learning support for students to help them stay on track during school closings due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

From a small, core group of forward-thinking adults looking for something better for kids to do after school, to an organization that regularly sees well over 100 children every day after school and has 5 outreach sites in our schools, we have become well-known in Sparta for our fun and safe programs! We reach other youth as well, through our annual House of Shadows haunted house, which has a large number of community volunteers, and our interaction with the Challenge Academy, where cadets who show success earn the right to become Cadet Buddies for our kids. The annual Sparta Stampede brings out around 500 runners/walkers every year. As our programs continue to grow and develop, we are beginning to stretch our building at the seams. What's next? Continued growth will ultimately require additional space, and since we do not own our building, that will require a plan for a new location someday...but for right now, we are starting up the Future Forward program in our schools!

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.
  • 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

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, 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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Boys & Girls Club of Sparta Inc.

Board of directors
as of 08/29/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Jennifer Kreider

Sparta Family Dentistry

Term: 2022 - 2023

Megan Abbott

MICC Ft. McCoy

Kyle Davis

Matousek, Laxton, Davis Law Office

Samantha Goff

United Health Care

Allysa Egstad

Mayo Clinic Health

Emilee Nottestad

Sparta Police

Paul Solberg

Sparta Floral

Ben Waege

Century Foods Int'l

Steven Bernett

Retired

Jessica Brueggen

WI Dept of Corrections

Larsi Bendriss

Gana-A 'Yoo, Ltd.

Neshoba Zietlow

Referral Staffing Solutions

Ben Crenshaw

Mayo Clinic Health

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 ? No
  • 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 10/22/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/22/2020

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • 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 disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • 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 measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.