I.M.P.A.C.T.

I.M.P.A.C.T. Partnerships

Formula For IMPACT
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!

STEP ONE:
BE WILLING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A LIFE OF A CHILD.

STEP TWO:
CHOOSE AN AREA OF INTEREST IN OUR FORMULA FOR IMPACT THAT BEST FITS YOUR BUSINESS OR ORGANIZATIONS MISSION LIST BELOW.  
  1. ACADEMICS
  2. GOOD CHARACTER & CITIZENSHIP
  3. HEALTHY LIFESTYLES
STEP THREE:
WORK WITH OUR STAFF TO DEVELOP, PLAN, AND IMPLEMENT A PROJECT THAT INCORPORATES YOUR IDEAS WITH OUR FORMULA FOR IMPACT.

STEP FOUR:
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.  


Formula For IMPACT

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

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB 
OF VALDOSTA'S 
I.M.P.A.C.T. PARTNERSHIPS


Micheal Phelps Foundation
The Boys & Girls Club of Valdosta and Micheal Phelps Foundation have partnered to implement the program. The program is named after Micheal Phelp's signature event, the Individual Medley. The Michael Phelps Foundation developed in 2009, collaborating with Kidshealth.Org, the Michael Phelps Swim School and some of the same instructors that taught Michael as a child, creating one of the first water-safety courses to offer accessible and affordable world-class instruction to children across the country. has been implemented in Boys & Girls Clubs throughout the country, and has been a great venue for the Foundation to reach the age groups and communities most at-risk of drowning.

Starting Summer 2012, all Club members will take part in developing their aquatic skills through the program. This will assist in ensuring that we do not loose another life to our surrounding rivers, ponds and lakes during the summer months.  

If you have further questions or would like to find out more about our swim lessons offered during our summer program, please contact us at 229-242-0676.  
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Behavioral Health Services of South Georgia

Behavioral Health Services of South Georgia

The Boys & Girls Club of Valdosta and Behavioral Health Services of South Georgia have teamed up to provide an unprecedented integrated member services (IMS) model for the Clubs. The (IMS) initiative will enable BGC of Valdosta to step-up the level of impact in services and staff development offered at the Reames & Waller Clubs. This unique process will bring depth needed to reach kids where they are, and assist them with building on strengths that will help them achieve in life. The scope of this partnership will include case management, staff development and family support consultations to start. It is our hope that the IMS initiative will assist in providing high level efficient access and communication between agencies, so BGC of Valdosta and Behavioral Health Services can better serve its community.

Valdosta State University Athletics
Valdosta State University Athletics and Boys & Girls Club of Valdosta's Don F. Reames Teen Center have partnered to implement a Hawkers Program for Keystone Club members. This program focuses on providing teens with an opportunity to work as VSU Hawkers during events to gain real world sales experience.

Valdosta City Schools
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.
 
I.M.P.A.C.T. TEAM   
 
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.
 
I.M.P.A.C.T. PARTNERSHIPS 
 
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.

Annette Howell Turner Center
The Art Explorations Program is designed to develop our members skills and talents in drawing, painting, design and sculpture, and to provide meaningful artistic experiences while relating it to life and career experiences. For more information on this tremendous facility and the multitude of possibility it provides to our community and children, please visit www.turnercenter.org.

The students at the Turner Center are producing 40 murals to be displayed and function as acoustic treatments at our David S. Waller Unit and Don F. Reames Teen Center in downtown Valdosta. The long term commitment has brought together Valdosta State University's College of Art students and the Annette Turner Center for the Arts facility to paint and host this program during the 2011 summer program.  

You can check out the murals by visiting Boys & Girls Club of Valdosta on Facebook.

This experience will expose our Keystone Club members to a multi-media project-based learning environment that can be applied to development of public service announcements focused on academic success. Teens will be exposed to onsite training on production equipment and a content development platform to showcase their public service announcements. Each site will develop three separate public service announcements that incorporate a website, radio, and television product. These projects will be shared on the local level and incorporated in the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Keystone Club project reports.

Publix
The Publix Foundation has provided resources to develop our Youth Professional staff for many years. They are currently assisting in the development of our business management program for our newly renovated Donald Reames teen center on Toombs Street in downtown Valdosta.  

ConAgra Foods
Boys & Girls Clubs of Valdosta and LAMP's ConAgra Heart & Hands Program have partnered to develop the next generation of green agra-business men and women.   
 
ConAgra Heart and Hands Project is a three-phase community-wide health and nutrition program for youth of Valdosta and throughout Lowndes County which provides them with the tools and knowledge to develop and sustain healthy bodies and minds.

Check out LAMP's ConAgra page for pictures.

Second Harvest of South Georgia
Second Harvest of South Georgia and Boys & Girls Club of Valdosta have worked together for over a decade to deliver meals to our children. The first Kids Cafe' started through the work of the Valdosta Junior Service League and has grown to a national level with Boys & Girls Clubs. The Kids Cafe' program serves more than 350 kids each day at the Boys & Girls Cub of Valdosta's Waller and Reames Centers. It plays a vital role in the success and IMPACT of our organization. Second Harvest of South Geogia's Board of Directors and staff make it possible to ensure that our kids do not go hungry in South Georgia. If you would like more information on Second Harvest and Kids Cafe', please click the logo above.  


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 cparker@bgcvaldosta.org.  
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You can also see several of the projects and uploads from are various programs on Facebook.
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