BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF VALDOSTA would like to introduce our new I.M.P.A.C.T. Partnership Programs (Improving Member Performance through Academic, Career and Technology)
designation. We have outlined a process for businesses and organizations to get involved in a multi-layered level to IMPACT our members in strategic and meaningful ways.
BECOME AN IMPACT PARTNER IN FOUR EASY STEPS!
BE WILLING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A LIFE OF A CHILD.
CHOOSE AN AREA OF INTEREST IN OUR FORMULA FOR IMPACT THAT BEST FITS YOUR BUSINESS OR ORGANIZATIONS MISSION LIST BELOW.
- GOOD CHARACTER & CITIZENSHIP
- HEALTHY LIFESTYLES
WORK WITH OUR STAFF TO DEVELOP, PLAN, AND IMPLEMENT A PROJECT THAT INCORPORATES YOUR IDEAS WITH OUR FORMULA FOR IMPACT.
IMPLEMENT THE PROJECT THAT YOU HAVE DEVELOPED WITH OUR CHILDREN AT ONE OF OUR LOCATIONS IN BERRIEN, BROOKS, VALDOSTA AND OR LOWNDES COUNTY.
PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE PREPARED TO PLAN FOR UP TO THREE YEARS OF COMMITMENT IF YOU'RE UP TO THE CHALLENGE.
This FORMULA IMPACT was implemented directly to assist children, parents, schools, communities, and businesses collaborate on the development of plan of action to increase the IMPACT of our programs, staff, and facilities.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Valdosta's focus is to become a leader in measuring outcomes through consistent data collection of indicators from regular attendance, assessing high-yield learning activities, targeted programs, and measuring priority outcomes with the desire to become outcome-driven in keeping with BGCA's Formula for Impact
IT'S ALL ABOUT I.M.P.A.C.T.!
The Valdosta City Schools
and Boys & Girls Club of Valdosta have teamed up to for an unprecedented $2.1 million effort to support our kids through a 21st Century Community Learning Center's initiative. This state of the art initiative is designed to target academic, leadership, health and wellness strategies that are components of the Boys & Girls Club's Formula for Impact movement towards developing more outcome driven organizational capacity to serve more kids who need our support the most.
The partnership between Valdosta City Schools and Boys & Girls Clubs now offers I.M.P.A.C.T. Programs (Improving Member Performance through Academic, Career and Technology) designed to support, enrich and challenge our kids in new ways.
This initiative will encompass two 21st Century Community Learning Center initiatives at our downtown Waller Unit and Don Reames Teen Center for the next three years. We will offer programs that support the national Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum standards that will be required in all schools over the next few years.
While continuing to keep the environment at the Club's focused on fun, the programs will offer high yield activities that introduce cross-curriculum project-based learning experiences along with tutoring, homework assistance, audio and video production classes, computer graphics, life skills, art, sports, and much more for approximately 250 children in grades K- 5 at the Waller Unit and 175 youth in grades 6-12 at the Don Reames Teen Center.
The Valdosta City Schools will be working closely with the Boys & Girls Club to provide support for regular school day activities as well as transportation to the Club in the afternoon and home in the evenings Monday through Friday. A strategic communication and evaluation plan has been developed to help track the progress of each member of the club and keep parents in the loop and part of their children's academic, social and emotional development. An outside evaluation firm will be working with the group to conduct a robust data analysis for the initiative to help inform the partners, families, and community of the progress being made.
The Valdosta City Schools and Boys & Girls Club Team that worked to submit these grant applications included: Superintendent Dr. Bill Cason; Assistant Superintendent of FinanceE. Martin Roesch; Assistant Superintendent of Operations Alvin Hudson; Executive Director for Teaching and Learning Schools Scarlet Correll Brown; Director of Pre-K - 5th Curriculum Dara Holt; Federal Programs Director & Parent Coordinator Jebra Fuller; Special Ed Director Laura Lucas; Instructional Technology Director Mark Swift; Director of 6-12 Curriculum Rodney Bullard; Testing Director Cheryl Copeland; Chief Operations Officer for Boys & Girls Club of Valdosta Robert Soper; Vice President of Development & Marketing Matt Jansen; Director of Administration Adriana Gamm; Vice President of Operations Brian Flemming, and Vice President of Finance Pat Nichols.
The tremendous effort behind this project also provides linkages to other agencies and organizations to help develop a high level system of care for our kids in South Georgia. The partnerships for this initiative include: Valdosta City School System, Valdosta Middle School, Newbern Middle School, Valdosta High, Pinevale Learning Center, Sallas Mahone Elementary, J.L. Lomax Elementary, S.L. Mason Elementary, W.G. Nunn Elementary, Southeast Elementary, Boys & Girls Club of Valdosta, VSU College of Education, Behavioral Health Services of South Georgia, Turner Center for the Arts, VSU Division of Social Work, United Way, Second Harvest Food Bank, and Wiregrass Technical College.
Together, we can do more!
If you would like more details on examples of projects currently underway at our clubs, please contact Cathy Parker at 229-242-0676 or