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Boys _ Girls Clubs of Box Butte by fjwuxn

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									Boys & Girls Clubs
   of Box Butte
      County
Needs Assessment
     Findings


    March 2006
          Needs Assessment
          Committee Members
   Mark Lindburg, BB County Sheriff’s Office
   Trish Wood, Alliance Housing Authority
   Bonnie Wallace, BBGH
   Heather Ricketts Powles, YMCA
   Dan Kusek, Alliance City Council
   Mary Wernke, Family Focus Coalition
   Rocky Almond, Alliance Public Schools
   Lonnie Little Hoop, Native American Youth
    Council
              Contents of
              Assessment
   History and focus of study
   Structure of steering committee and subcommittees
   Community demographics
   Juvenile delinquency
   Abuse and neglect
   Teen Pregnancy
   Risk and Protective Factor Surveys
   Community Planning Decision Point Analysis
   Focus group results
   Parent surveys
   Community member interviews
   Existing youth program assessments
       History and focus of
       study
 Fall 04 – Family Focus begins long
  range planning
 Spring 05 – FFC completes planning,
  sets goals, learns about Boys & Girls
  Clubs
 June 05 – Juvenile Justice grant
  awarded for feasibility study
 October 05 – Steering team formed,
  committees begin work
      Structure of steering
      committee and
      subcommittees

 Needs assessment
 Board development
 Marketing
 Legal
 Site selection
          Community
          demographics
   2,500 children, ages 6-18, in BB County
   90% white, 7.6% Hispanic, 2.7% American
    Indian, 0.5% African or Asian American
   Median income is $39,000 but 10.7% lives in
    poverty, 15.8% of families with children
    below poverty level
   76% of mothers employed outside home
                                 Source: United States 2000 Census
          Juvenile delinquency
   283 juvenile arrests in 2004
   Decrease from previous years
   59 MIP, 18 liquor law violations, 28 runaways
   Average age for DUI 29.6, moving down
   Probation – 157 juvenile arrests in 3 yrs.
   95 status offense, 37 violent offenses, 25
    property offenses
   County averages 26-28 juveniles on probation
    annually
                           Sources: Alliance & Hemingford Police Departments,
                                                    Nebraska Probation Office
       Abuse and neglect
 2004 shows 1,101 cases investigated,
  nearly double the cases in 2003
 Rate of abused in BB County is 14.% of
  population 0-18 years of age
 Involves male and female
 42.2% cases involve infants, toddlers
  and preschoolers
 58% involves youth ages 6-18
                     Source: Nebraska Health and Human Services
       Teen Pregnancy
 Prevalence of teen pregnancy
 Inadequate parenting skills
 Lack of responsibility shown by teen
  fathers
 2003 – 21 teen births
 Equals 12.9% of total births
 Average 11.7% last five years

                      Source: Nebraska Health and Human Services
          Risk Factors for teens
   82% of BB County seniors drank alcohol,
    60% in the last 30 days and 38% binge drink
   50% of BB County seniors drink and drive
   41% of BBC seniors “drugs readily available”
   15% of high school women in the Panhandle
    report forced sexual intercourse
   46% of Panhandle students report low
    commitment to school
                            Source: 2003 Risk and Protective Factor Surveys
       Community Planning
       Decision Point Analysis

“Truancy remains an accurate predictor of
  future delinquency. Along with truancy
  comes the issue of school connectivity .
  . . A community is tasked with the
  effort to provide after-school programs,
  mentoring and other community service
  activities related to youth?”
                     Source: Nebraska Juvenile Justice Institute, UNO
          Focus group results
   12 youth organizations, 118 youth
   After school jobs (babysit, fast food, lawn
    care)
   Organized activities (scouts, church youth
    group, piano, baseball, YMCA, NAYC, dance)
   1/3 live in single family homes
   All but one would like to see a B&G Club
   Greatest problems for youth? Alcohol and
    rugs, STDs, assault, teen suicide, teen
    pregnancy, peer pressure

                         Source: BB County focus groups, Fall & Winter 2005-06
          Parent surveys
   25-35% are single parents
   23% rely on “other” for day care
   11% Hispanic, 10% Native American, 2.5%
    African-American, 80% white
   30% income less than $20,000
   Good impressions of Boys & Girls Clubs
   Problems for kids? Alcohol/drugs,
    bored/nothing to do, no role models, lack of
    supervision
                 Source: Alliance Elementary Schools Parent-Teacher conference participants
           Community member
           interviews
   44-55% of surveyed are concerned about
    affordable, high-quality, diverse activities for
    children ages 6-19.
   89% think ATOD are most serious issue
   Other major concerns: juvenile delinquency,
    teen pregnancy, child safety while parents at
    work
   78% would support a $20 fee/year club
   44% are somewhat dissatisfied with youth
    activities in community
       Community members,
       continued
 55% think the community would
  support a club, 55% are unsure
 22% said they would donate or help
  raise funds, 67% were unsure if they
  would help raise funds or donate, 11%
  said they would not donate and would
  not help raise funds
         Determining factors for
         encouraging others to
         support a Boys & Girls
         Club
   After school program, the arts, sports
    and fitness programs; followed by
    location, hours of operation, staff to
    child ratios and turnover, diversity of
    programs and a computer lab, play
    equipment and outdoor space
          Existing youth programs
   The YMCA offers arts in the summer, career
    development for 12 weeks, fitness and health
    for eight weeks, a national program one day
    per year (Girl Scouts) and a seven-week
    summer program
   Costs range from $8-12 for fitness and health
    to $30-50 for the summer program
   There are 387 in sports/rec, 77-86 in fitness
    and the GS program, 47 in arts
   2-3 staff manage the program, assisted by
    many volunteers
       Existing programs,
       continued
 Community education offers programs
  for children and adults, some are for
  “Kids Only.”
 Summer camps include math and
  reading, painting, golf, basketball and
  volleyball and a vault camp in 2005
 In the spring and fall, there are
  programs in cheerleading, volleyball
  and basketball, karate and hunter
  safety
       Community Ed,
       continued
 Participants in the summer range from
  5-12 in the educational programs to 57-
  68 in the basketball and volleyball
  programs
 In the spring and fall, there are 50-90
  kids in cheerleading, volleyball and
  basketball, only 10-20 in karate and
  hunter safety
 Prices vary widely

								
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