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BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER DALLAS INC

Rating: 3 stars   2 reviews 354

Nonprofit Issues:

Children & Youth

Address:

4816 Worth St Dallas TX 75246 USA

Mission:

BOYS GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER DALLAS, INC PROVIDES BEHAVIOR GUIDANCE FOR BOYS AND GIRLS AND PROMOTES THEIR HEALTH, SOCIAL, EDUCATIONAL, VOCATIONAL AND CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT THE CLUB OPERATED 13 CLUBS AND ONE EXTENSION CLUB IN THE DALLAS AREA

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a parent of an elementary aged child:

My son attends the East Dallas Boys & Girls Club but I have had experiences with several of the other locations and feel that this applies for the organization as a whole.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas is a wonderful organization that strives to create responsible citizens as there mission states. The Club, as we like to call it, IS NOT A RECREATION CENTER. It is a youth development organization. They have fun, planned and structured activities for the kids. They help with homework, tutor, have music lessons, and provide sports. Their after-school care is so helpful for me because I am confident that my son will be doing something productive while there. I cannot not even begin on the summer program. It’s great! My son picked going to the club over a waterpark. He said he didn’t want to miss any days at the club. There are character building and leadership groups and I know my son is safe while he is there. They promote an anti-bullying environment and the youth can talk to the staff whenever issues may arrive. They are like family. The recognize and speak to you when you enter the club and care about the concerns that parents may raise. Many times my son is not ready to leave when I get there. It’s a one stop shop for positive youth development. It is wonderful. So much so that I became a volunteer! It is great to have an organization in my area that helps parents raise our children with a positive mindset. It’s not easy and it takes a village. I am proud to have the BGC of Greater Dallas in my village.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No changes. You can tell that they have people in leadership that REALLY care about the organization. Those individuals are helping Greater Dallas reach it's full potential. I just pray that they stay with that trend and trust those people.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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Review from Guidestar
Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 1 stars  

The Boys & Girl's Club (East Dallas location) permits an atmosphere of theft and lacks integrity and morals as well as breed an environment of irresponsibility, from the President, Charles English, down to his staff. There is no location of which children can store their personal belongings in the after-school program, but there is a Teen Monitor who is an adult present. Yet, both a cell phone and pricy athletic shoes has been removed from my son's book bag on their watch, while their monitor was present, and their response is 'too bad, we don't have the time to investigate and we don't care to, your son should have kept up with his things". They lied about the surveillance camera working (it does not, this was finally revealed to the Detective on this case). This President and its staff are incompetent in not only addressing this issue, he also lacks understanding and expression of the Mission statement of this organization overall and actually, his actions and behavior gives the Boys & Girls club a BAD NAME!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've personally experienced the worst results of this organization in their lack of respect and accountability in creating and supporting an atmosphere where thefts can happen.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Communicate when thefts occur and speak with all teens and their parents to identify who took the belongings. There is a teen sign in sheet, so there would be a meeting. I would also send out notifications encouraging all parents to have their teens leave their belongings at home and not bring them to the club. I would be proactive about resolving this growing theft exercise instead of ignoring the issue because in addressing the issues would expose my incompetence as a Leader of this chapter of the org

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you learn about this organization?

NEVER TO USE IT AND TO DISCOURAGE ALL PARENTS THAT VALUE THEIR MONEY TO AVOID HAVING THEIR CHILDREN PARTICIPATE IN ITS AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM AT ALL COSTS.

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