Boys & Girls Club of Wooster, 2022 Impact Report

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Impact Report

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A Letter From Our Executive Director

The 2022 year for the Boys & Girls Club of Wooster was big. It started in February with a chance to receive grant money for us to expand into the elementary schools. In February, the Board sat down with our staff as the expansion was discussed and a plan created. That night, we decided that we would move forward if we secured the money. In May, we received word from the Ohio Alliance of the Boys & Girls Club that we were awarded $240,000. Over the summer, we began talking with the Wooster School District and the administration at Parkview Elementary about starting the fall of the 22/23 school year with the Boys & Girls Club. In August, we hired an Elementary Site Director and acquired admin office space; giving us a presence downtown for the first time. We kicked off the school year with three sites serving the community: BGCW Parkview, BGCW Edgewood, and BGCW Teen Center. As the school year progressed, the need for more admin and program staff was glaringly apparent. When we started in 2022, we had around ten staff members; we currently have 24 with gaps still to fill. Our projection for 2023 is to hire at least eight more staff. As we end the 2022 year and see the growth, we are fully aware that the next few years will be even more significant as we hope to be in all four Wooster elementary schools by the start of 2025. We want to thank you for all the support you have shown us. We would have not gotten to this point without you. I hope you continue the journey with us as we increase the number of kids we can serve, impact, and make a difference.

Jon Hutchison, Executive Director

Mission Impact & Financial Highlights


Black 6.7%

Kids Served

Male 56%

Wooster Club Locations

Parkview Elementary School

Multi-Racial 22.2%

Including both school year programs and summer camp


Asian 4.4% Hispanic 6.7%

Caucasian 60%

Female 44% Youth 12 & Under 55%

Edgewood Middle School

High School

42,080 Meals Served

Single Parent Homes 43%

Demonstrating Positive Impact The Need

Our Impact

12% of Wooster seniors fail to1 graduate on time

92% of our teen Club

members, expect to graduate high school and

What We Do We strive to have all of our Club members graduate from high school ready for college, trade school, military or employment.

64% expect to complete some kind of postsecondary education.

The teen population is one of the most vulnerable in our country because of all of the challenges that they face. Now more than ever, it’s truly critical to create positive interactions with caring mentors and opportunities that will help shape their future.

The Need

15% of youth 18 yrs old and

under are overweight in 2 the State of Ohio

What We Do

Engage members in adopting a healthy diet, practice healthy lifestyle choices and make a lifelong commitment to fitness.

Our Impact

79% of Club members ages 9

and older report getting at least an hour of physical activity on five or more days per week.


meals/snacks served to Club kids in 2022

Food insecurity refers to the USDA’s measure of lack of regular access to nutritional food for an active and healthy life. Feeding America estimates that the food insecurity rate in Wayne County is 12.7% of the total population. 3 The child food insecurity rate is 15.5%, 4,400 children.

The safe, supervised and affordable after-school program at BGCW enables parents to continue to be productive members of the local economy. Every time a parent is able to keep their job as a result of 4 BGCW, an average $29,675 in income is generated in the community.

The Need

Our Impact

Every day 846,248 kids in Ohio 5 leave school with nowhere to go.

What We Do We create a safe environment with structured programming, well trained staff and an average staff to member ratio of



of our parents surveyed state the reason their child attends Club is "It's a safe place for them to go while I'm working"

"I’d be lost without the Boys & Girls Club! They help me and give so much love & support to my daughter"

"Club gives my child a place to develop relationships and opportunities to develop social skills and opportunities to be mentored"

"It has been amazing! As a single working mom, I balance a lot. The Club really helps!"

Roadmap of Success The concept of bringing a Boys and Girls Club to Wooster started in early 2012. The discussion began with Mike Mann, John Moritz, Jim Robertson, and Chuck Cooper who are all retired educators of the Wooster City Schools.

For two years Mike, Jim and Chuck met with John every Wednesday in his basement to discuss and make plans for starting the Club.

BGCW opened our doors in January of 2014 at Edgewood Middle School. In just two years the program grew to over 275 members and averaged around 60 kids each day in our after school program.

Construction began in June of 2016 for the Edgewood addition and was completed in January 2017


BGCW Admin Offices opened in October 2022 The next few years will be even more significant as we hope to be in all four Wooster elementary schools by the start of 2025... BGCW Teen Center opened in September 2018

BGCW at Parkview Elementary opened in August 2022

Total Staff

Hours Spent on Homework

Number of Community Partnerships

Total Board Members

Number of Single Parent Households






79% Members feel Club is a safe, positive environment

90% Believe the adults at Club care about them

89% Feel there is a staff member who always encourages them to do their best

Who We Are Board Members

Andy Badertscher Susan Meade Julie Ertl Steve Shapiro Amy Bell Drew Paul

Brad Gowins Bobbi Douglas Jill Hartman Barb Knapic Dave Reynolds Sue Smail Mike Olsen

Community Partners Viola Startzman Buffalo Wild Wings E&H Hardware Wayne Center for the Arts Old Navy Goodwill OneEighty, Inc

Dunkin OSU - SNAP Meatheads Union McDonalds The Greenhouse Shoppe Planet Fitness City Square Steakhouse

Our Generous Donors Advocate United Titanium Seaman Corporation

United Way Gessner Foundation

Champion 3i Solutions

Patrons Buffalo Wild Wings GRT Utilicorp, Inc Frank & Linda Cebul Trust Wooster Elks D+S Distribution Ralph & Grace Jones Foundation Wayne Insurance Group Jeffrey Musselman, Esq. Dr. Richard Ransom

Don & Sue Redman Bala Venkataraman Arun & Susan Mathur Tod & Pat Carmony Julie Mennes MCTV David Spector United Methodist Church of Wooster

How you can help

Individual Opportunities As little as one hour per week can have a very real impact on the life of a child. Each Club offers opportunities to work directly with youth as mentors, tutors and teachers. If you have a special talent you'd like to share, just let us know. The time of greatest need for intentional, regular volunteers is during the middle-late afternoon hours

Group/Corporate Opportunities We also welcome corporations and other organizations seeking one-day, project-based volunteer opportunities. Short-term projects and single event opportunities do occationally arise. So, if you are unable to make a longterm commitment, you can still get involved.

At BGCW, we are proud of our excellent reputation as a safe haven for youth. Therefore, all volunteers must complete an application, pass a background check and read the volunteer handbook prior to being oriented and participating.

Email Open Rate 43.7% Facebook Reach 3.3k M a r k e tin g S t a t s

124 North Walnut St Wooster, Ohio 44691 1: Source: 2020-2021 National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), OH Dept. of Education 2: Source: 3: Source: 4: Source: 5: Source:


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