IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH CLUB EMPLOYEE TO BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MANUAL. This Policy and Procedure Manual is expressly intended for the use of the employees of the Boys & Girls Club of Utah County (hereinafter referred to as the "Club"). This Policy and Procedure Manual sets forth basic policies and guidelines for employee conduct and contains important summary information regarding employee benefits. If you have specific questions regarding the benefits plans described herein, please refer to the plan documents or summary plan descriptions, or contact the executive director.
Unless otherwise specified, the benefits described in this Manual apply only to regular, eligible employees of the Club. By contrast, the policies outlined in this Manual apply to all employees -- regular full-time, regular part-time and temporary.
In all cases of interpretation of this manual management decisions are final. The Club reserves the right to change or delete any part of this Policy and Procedure Manual at its sole discretion, without prior notice.
NOTHING CONTAINED WITHIN THIS POLICY AND PROCEDURE MANUAL IS INTENDED TO CREATE A CONTRACT FOR EMPLOYMENT, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, NOR A GUARANTEE OF CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT FOR A SPECIFIC DURATION.
EMPLOYMENT WITH THE CLUB IS AT-WILL AND THE CLUB EXPRESSLY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISCHARGE AN EMPLOYEE AT ANY TIME FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER, WITH OR WITHOUT CAUSE, AND WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE. NOTHING IN THIS POLICY AND PROCEDURE MANUAL OR THE CLUB'S POLICIES, PRACTICES, OR PROCEDURES SHALL CONFER UPON THE EMPLOYEE ANY RIGHT TO CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Utah County is a youth development agency whose primary mission is to improve the quality of life of young people to become participating members of our community.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Utah County bases its program on member and community involvement and is responsive to the influences of the total environment. The Club is providing for youth on a daily basis, with relevant- everyday care and diversified individual and group services with a special interest in meeting the needs of low-income members.
These services are designed to enhance the social, educational, character and leadership development of our membership.
The Mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Utah County is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
To America's Youth: To provide a safe, positive place and have significant impact on their lives.
To the Nation: To uphold high ethical standards in all areas, especially overseeing our finances, reporting data on membership and community outreach, being good stewards of the donor dollar and representing ourselves to the public.
VISION FOR THE SECOND CENTURY
We envision a future in which the Boys & Girls Club Movement is a catalyst for an age in which success is within reach of every child, and whole generations of children are inspired to a level of civic engagement not seen since the founding of our nation.
Safety - We strive to maintain a safe and secure environment for our members and staff.
Integrity and Accountability - We are honest and forthright in all of our dealings, including those with members, staff, supporters, and the community.
Commitment to Excellence - We strive to provide the highest quality of service possible to our members and we demonstrate the highest level of professionalism in all of our interactions with our constituents.
Youth-centric Approach - We focus on what is best for our members.
Respect - We treat everyone with respect, including our members, their families, our staff, and our supporters.
Compassion - We respond to our members and staff with care and compassion.
Reliability and Consistency - We say what we’ll do and then we do what we say.
THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB MOVEMENT
The first Boys Club was established in Hartford, Connecticut in 1860, by three women who realized there was a need for an organization providing after school and evening activities with leadership for less privileged boys. Currently, there are over 4,000 Clubs serving over 4 million youth. These Clubs employ full-time, professional workers who are assisted by part-time, activity specialists and volunteers.
Federated Boys’ Clubs of America was founded in 1906, in Boston, Massachusetts with 53 Clubs for their mutual benefit and the promotion of the movement. It was incorporated as a non-profit organization in Massachusetts in the same year. In 1930 the name was changed to Boys’ Clubs of America. It was chartered by the 84th Congress, of the United States in 1956 under public Law 988. In 1972 the 1,000 Club opened in Indianapolis. In September 1990, Boys Clubs of America underwent a national name change to Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
The policy-making body of Boys & Girls Clubs of America is the National Council, made up of a representative of each Boys & Girls Club. The National Council elects officers and members of the National Board of Directors who are responsible for the operation of the organization. The national organization serves existing Boys and Girls Clubs and helps communities start new clubs. It is divided into departments, usually called services, to assist Boys & Girls Clubs in their work. These services and the people who provide them are a valuable resource for assistance.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Utah County is a member of Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
WHO MAY JOIN
All boys and girls in kindergarten—18 years and do not impose a threat or danger to our current members and staff are eligible for membership.
Membership fees vary depending on the site. Scholarships are available for youth who cannot afford to pay the membership dues. Summer camp fees, after school program fees, fieldtrip fees, and other fees may apply.
Members may engage in a variety of league sports such as: soccer, flag football, and basketball. There is an additional fee for these activities, and athletic scholarships are available for those in need, with proof of income required. The gym is open for drop-in activities when league schedules allow.
The games room contains complete equipment for drop-in activities like table tennis, pocket billiards, foosball and many other games of skill, including board games. Periodic contests and tournaments are conducted.
Special interest groups such as Explorers (teenage high adventure), Junior High Friday Night Activities, and the Club Cab programs (transportation and kindergarten programs) are available for Club members.
TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATIONAL CENTER
Reading and math tutoring are held throughout the year. Educational computer programs and games are available in the center along with “Power Hour” (homework help)
A volunteer Board of Directors comprised of citizens, from Utah County, governs the Club. Club policies and procedures are carried out through the Executive Director, while program staff implements programs and activities for the membership.
Club programs are developed and administered by experienced full-time, professional leaders in Boys & Girls Clubs; part-time staff and many volunteers, who are interested in the programs, assist them.