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Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence 2012/2013 ANNUAL REPORT

Great futures start h e r e .

Our Mission

To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Our Member Achievements 25% showed improvement in teacher behavior assesments

30% saw their grade in math improve 33% saw their grade in reading improve 89.2% met or exceeded state math standards

91.9 % met or exceeded state reading standards

Our Outputs

12 Boys & Girls Club Sites 2,223 enrolled during the 2012/2013 school year 1,196 average daily attendance

(15% increase from 2011/2012)

704 average daily attendance for 2013 summer program (36% increase from 2011/2012)

20 schools served (14

elementary, 4 middle, 2 high schools)

45 community partners 200 full and part-time staff 135 volunteers

Our Impact

Kevin Newman, Parent

I think the benefit of him coming here is learning to get along with others… I’ve always felt like that ever since he came here my son was cared for and it has really made it easy.

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Lynn Kelly, Parent

If you need help they will come because they care about people not getting hurt. Aidan, 4th Grade When you have to work all day and are dropping off a little one at seven and know you won’t be back to get them until six, as a parent, that’s a hard choice. But when you know they want to come and you know who they will be spending that time with and that they are genuinely caring for your child, there is nothing that can take the place of that.

The staff shows my kids the same interactions I try to, as a leader and a companion, not just an authority figure.

Leslie Downing, Teacher & former BGCLK parent Photos by Jason Dailey & BGCLK Staff

Our Targeted Programs Each of our 14 sites operate five targeted programs. These quality programs help us achieve our priority outcomes: academic success, good character & citizenship and healthy lifestyles. TORCH CLUB: During Torch


Club, members learn the importance of and participate in service activities. Throughout the year, Club kids and teens volunteer for different projects.

Each day, Club kids spend 30-45 minutes working on homework with the help of volunteers, KU students and certified teachers.

TRIPLE PLAY: Our members


When a member does not have homework, other high-yield learning activities are provided.

SMART MOVES: The SMART (Skills Mastery and

Resistance Training) Moves program is a prevention and education program focusing on three age groups. Kids SMART (6 to 9), Start SMART (ages 10 to 12) and Stay SMART (ages 13 to 15).

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participate in daily physical activity. Triple Play also focuses on nutrition, good sportsmanship and healthy relationships. Our volleyball and basketball leagues fall under Triple Play activities.

From our Executive Director, Colby Wilson This October, a group of staff and board members from the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence attended the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Southwest and Midwest Regional Conference, which emphasized improving academic success of Club members nationwide through school partnerships. It became clear for me and for many of us from Lawrence that our community is well ahead of the curve. Some examples of collaboration that are happening in Lawrence include: 1. Sharing classrooms, common areas and technology in schools. 2. Schools including our staff on leadership team meetings, classroom management trainings and principals meeting monthly with our program managers. 3. Our AmeriCorps program that puts AmeriCorps members in the classroom during the school day to better understand academic and social needs of Club members. 4. The sharing of student data that allows us to objectively evaluate the effectiveness of our programs. 5. BGCLK Leadership joining USD 497 School District leadership for the National Summit on Courageous Conversations to address issues of race and equity in our schools.

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There is good data to suggest that this collaboration is having an impact. The school district as a whole has seen the achievement gap for minorities and economically disadvantaged youth decrease in the past few years.The graduation rate for the district improved from approximately 82 to 88 percent from 2011 to 2012. While we still have more work to do, significant progress on daunting challenges is being made. This is the result of true collaboration and we want to thank the school district for supporting our efforts and for recognizing how much more we can do when we work together. I would also like to recognize two other significant partners who are helping us make progress. First, the United Way of Douglas County for the leadership they have provided in bringing schools and local non-profits together to ensure that all kids are getting the support they need to put them on the path to success. Second, the City of Lawrence, for their continued support of our youth development programs throughout the city. We are proud to be part of great team that is making a difference in the Lawrence community!




Fundraising 1% General Management 11%

Program Fees 29%

Grants 64%

Business and Individual Giving 7%

Staff 67%

Program Expenses 21%

Program Highlight: Summer Enrichment Program

This year we began our six week academic enrichment program in order to combat summer learning loss (loss in academic skills and knowledge over the course of summer vacation). Certified Lawrence Public School District teachers delivered academic lessons for two hours a day, four days a week. The lessons were tailored specifically for each grade level and included fun, hands-on activities that focused on enhancing academic success. Due to the exposure to educationally stimulating environments, the Summer Enrichment program diminished summer learning loss by 10-12% for the 1100 kids enrolled.

Our Generous Donors $2,500+

The Jeremiah Millbank Society ($10,000+) Kansas Athletics, INC. Ellen Lecompte John and Anne Poggio Jim and Bonnie Schwartzburg


23rd Street Brewery American Family Insurance Group

William Dann


12th & Haskell Bargain Center, LLC - J. R. Albert Foundation, Inc. Christian Ballard - Black Hills Energy Boston Financial Data Services - Briggs Auto Rockie and Becky Browning - Laird Noller Automotive Lawrence Breakfast Optimist - Matt Llewellyn Anthony A. Schmidt Family Foundation -Treanor Architects

Loyal Donors

Christopher and Jo Marie Bolick Capital City Bank - Kay and Thomas Carmody - CEK Insurance City of Lawrence - J. Bunker and Marilyn Clark Charitable Fund Douglas County Bank - Allen Ford Jr. - John Frydman Stephen and Bobbie Gish - ICL Performance Products LP Kan Do Hoops, Inc. - Keller & Associates - Kern Marketing Group Kohart Accouning, PA - KU Sport Management and Marketing Club Mike Grosdidier - Thomas McDonald - The Oread - Michael Orozco Gary and Angie Rexroad - Rueschhoff Locksmith and Security Systems Scotch Industries - Stevens & Brand, LLP - Taco John’s VanBlaricum & Newkirk Dental Office - Wagner Kressig, PA Randy Weseman - The World Company - Ellen Young - Zarco 66

Dillons - Al and Sue Hack Hallmark Cards, Incorporated Heartland Combined Federal Campaign JCPenney - MarLan Construction The New York Community Trust Steven Still - Kevan Vick


Marianna Beach - Commerce Bank - Corner Bank, N.A. Cosmo International Lawyer Breakfast Club Custom Mobile Equipment, Inc. - Del Monte Foods Ranelle Fischer - Douglas and Mary Glasnapp Jack Graham - The Granada - Sandra Hazlett Marty and Patty Kennedy - Carl Kurt Lawrence Luncheon Optimists Lawrence Memorial Hospital - Miller Meiers, Inc. Martin Moore and Durand Reiber - P1 Group People’s Bank - Cathy Reinhardt - Lanny and Judy Riedel Ken Sackin - Cathy and Christopher Theisen Kurt von Achen

Grant Support

City of Lawrence - Douglas County Community Foundation - Kansas Department of Education Kansas Volunteer Commission - Lawrence School District - Office of Justice Programs United Way of Douglas County

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2012-2013 Board of Directors Deb Drummet, President Duane LaFrenz, Vice President City of Lawrence Hugh Carter Maley Wilkins, Treasurer Peoples Bank

Mike Bourneuf, Secretary O’Malley Beverage

Cathy Theisen, Legal Barber Emerson, L.C.

Al Hack, Past President CEK Insurance

Carl Kurt En3 Software

Chamber of Commerce

Matt Llewellyn Dustin Chase Lawrence Police Department

Micki Colgan Headmasters Salon

Doug Dawson Banker

Matt Eichman

23rd Street Brewery

Kim Murprhee Lawrence Police Department

Sue Olson Marriage & Family Therapist

Frank Reeb KU Athletics

Midwest Concrete Materials

Angie Rexroad Ranelle Fischer

Business Owner

Emprise Bank

Diane Stoddard City of Lawrence

Kevan Vick Engineering Consultant

The Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence PO Box 748 Lawrence, KS 66044

Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence 2012-2013 Annual Report  

The 2012-2013 Annual Report for the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence. The booklet includes: reach of our 14 programs, statistics on the success...