The Boys And Girls Club Of Greater Salem Case Study

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The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem (BGCGS) is a nonprofit organization which provides children of all ages a safe and positive place where numerous programs enable the children to reach their fullest potential. BGCGS operates with a strong understanding of what children need in order to succeed. For instance, all programs and activities are created to foster key competencies essential for youth to succeed, such as educational, social, emotional, cultural, health and well-being, positive self-identity as well as a moral compass. The Boys & Girls Club movement must engage youth in activities that are frolicsome and delectable while fortifying development of the capacities specified above. This is achieved through club programs as well as …show more content…
This is the organizations framework and what makes the company successful. All strategies and decision making process must be aligned with the mission statement. Strategic planning is where the BGCGS develops long-term and short-term objectives using the mission statement. For instance, all programs and activities start with the question of “how will the program or activities help us achieve our mission statement?” (Marco Abreu, Director of Operations). One of the clubs which just started is, Torch Club. Torch Club is a leadership program for members from ten years old to thirteen years old. It teaches members to enrich their own lives and the lives of others through service and leadership and by demonstrating good character. Officers are elected and the Torch Club works together to plan activities that promote education, health and fitness. This club aligns with the mission statement by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence among …show more content…
The club encourages members as well as staff to proudly be themselves. It is essential for the staff to being themselves as it is their job to help the children develop a healthy self- concept and a strong belief in their own self-worth. The club also does not turn anyone away no matter their financial status. In the past year, there were two thousand four hundred and eighteen members. Of those members forty-seven percent are female and fifty-three percent are males. The programs members are eligible to partake in is determined by age or grade. For example, of the current members, twenty-six percent are eligible to partake in the preschool program which is for members three years old to six years old. The members ages seven through twelve account for forty-six percent of members. This age group has more structured programs and activities. The teen center is for members ages thirteen through eighteen which accounts for twenty-eight percent of the members. The teen center allows those members to come and go as they please. This allows the teens to have a safe place to go where they are given the freedom and responsibility to do the right thing and learn time

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