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BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GLACIER COUNTRY

Great Futures Start Here

aka Boys & Girls Clubs of Glacier Country   |   Columbia Falls, MT   |  www.bgcglacier.org

Mission

To enable all youth, especially those who need us most, to become caring, responsible and productive citizens.

Ruling year info

2000

Interim CEO

Ron Osterbauer

Main address

PO Box 961

Columbia Falls, MT 59912 USA

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EIN

81-0531133

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

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Glacier Country aims to address the issue of youth being left to their own devices during the hours when school lets out till when their parents/guardians return home. Research has shown that during these crucial hours deviant behavior is more likely to happen and bad habits begin to perform. Boys & Girls Clubs comes into the picture here giving youth a place to come where they are mentored, invested in and given fun, engaging activities.

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 Glacier Country

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
Adolescents

Provides various opportunities for youth to excel in school and learn about different careers at the elementary level so they are better prepared for the future. Various programs under Education & Career Development include: Power Hour (a homework assistance program), Career Launch (job-readiness and career-preparation program), Diplomas2Degrees (a college readiness program), Money Matters (promotes financially responsibility and independence), Project Learn (reinforces and enhances the skills and knowledge young people learn at school), Summer Brain Gain (interactive learning to defer summer learning loss).

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Programs are offered in 5 Core program areas. Boys & Girls Club provides a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who walks through our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

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 participants engaged in programs

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

Adolescents, Children, Preteens

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of organization members

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

Adolescents, Children, Preteens

Related Program

Boys & Girls Club of Glacier Country

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

We aim to give youth in the Flathead Valley a safe, positive and engaging place to come during the hours after school gets out till parents and guardians return home after work. We provide these services to youth ages Kindergarten through Seniors in High School.

We pride ourselves in partnering with numerous other Nonprofits and Private Businesses alike across the Flathead Valley with the simple goal of exposing our Members to new experiences and ideas that they may not be during the school day. Much of our programming focuses on instilling healthy habits into the youth by teaching cooking classes, making them aware of how choice have consequences and how remaining active is key to a healthy lifestyle. We also greatly promote education through our after-school homework help and engaging programs that prepare all youth for life after High School, whether they join the workforce, enter the Military, or pursue a high education at a University or Tech School.

We have the capabilities to accomplish our goals due to the support of our surrounding community as well as the boundless resources provided by Boys & Girls Clubs of America. We surround ourselves with qualified, passionate Staff and Board Members that invest their time and talents into seeing the successful implementation of our Mission.

So far we have implemented a Junior High and Teen after-school program in 2020 where there never was one before. We have continually increased our numbers and expanded our impact within the community of Columbia Falls and the surrounding areas.
Now we are expanding into the community of Evergreen and will have the capacity to serve a minimum of 75 youth per day with the ability to increase to 200 if needed. We are in the midst of a Capital Campaign to build a new Community Center/Boys & Girls Club in Columbia Falls where we will have the capacity to host community events as well as serve 300 youth daily after-school.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
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 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 demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), 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, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for 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, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve

Financials

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Operations

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

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BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GLACIER COUNTRY

Board of directors
as of 04/02/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Keith Valentine

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Term: 2024 - 2024

Lauren Markle

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Anton Kaufer

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Jesse Plevel

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Sherry Odegard

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Cormac Moore

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Keith Valentine

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Jeri Moon

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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 2/1/2024

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
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/29/2021

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 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 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.