The Dudley T. Dougherty Foundation

Youth Development Programs

Grant Information
Categories Community , Education
Location South Texas
Cycle Year 2016
Organization Information
Organization Name (provided by applicant) Boys & Girls Club of Beeville, Inc
Organization Name (provided by automatic EIN validation)
Contact Information
Contact Name John Corkill
Phone 361-358-6520
PO Box 131
Additional Information
Used for The club will use funds to upgrade our computer lab and for summer programs, such as swimming, field trips, Arts and Crafts, Game Room Equipment and Tournaments.
Benefits Funds will Benifit our members by providing a safe place to spend time during non-school hours and the summer as an alternative to the streets or being home alone. Offer opportunities to build new skills that raise each child’s belief that he or she can succeed and receive recognition for personal accomplishments. Develop ongoing relationships with caring adults and connections to new friends in a positive environment, reinforcing a sense of belonging, personal accountability, civility and civic responsibility.
Proposal Description We care for more than 1000 youth a year ages 6-18 by offering them a safe, well supervised, drug free environment where they can spend their after school and summer leisure time hours. For 39 years, The Boys & Girls Club has been in the forefront of youth development, working with young people from disadvantaged economic, social and family circumstances. Our club has actively sought to enrich the lives of girls and boys whom other youth agencies have had difficulty reaching. We offer educational, social, vocational, physical education, outdoor environment and character development for the youth. We also offer after school tutorials, computer classes, arts & crafts, summer field trips, flag football, swimming lessons and the Spurs Drug-Free Youth Basketball league.

This grant cycle a major part of the funds we are asking for will go to replace our outdated computer lab. Most of the computers are XP and will not update. Most do not work at all. Decent computers are very expensive and as always we are thankful to organizations who give us used equipment, but they do not last long as they to our out dated.