BBB Reliability Report for
Mathews Dickey Boys' & Girls' Club
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|Name:||Mathews Dickey Boys' & Girls' Club|
|Address:||4245 N Kingshighway Blvd |
|Saint Louis, MO 63115-1238|
|Report Expiration Date:||April 4, 2015|
|Original Business Start Date:||September 1962|
|Principal:||Mr. Martin Mathews, President and CEO|
|Type of Business:||Charity - Children & Youth|
|BBB Accreditation:||This organization is a BBB Accredited Charity.|
"To provide structured recreational activities to neighborhood youths. Today, the Club's goals are more focused and comprehensive and are aimed at: Emphasizing the three Rs (Respect, Restraint, Responsibility) through athletic competition and team-building in football, baseball, basketball, swimming, softball, cheerleading, and other recreational activities. Building self-esteem, while allowing for personal growth, emphasizing the importance of becoming literate and educated citizens. Addressing problems stemming from teen idleness (such as gang violence, high school drop outs, illiteracy, substance abuse and teen pregnancy.) Instilling the desire to lead productive lives and to become positive contributors and future leaders in the community. Teaching moral, personal, social, cultural development and health & wellness practices. Today, the Club serves more than 40,000 young men and women, ages 5-l8, throughout the St. Louis-metropolitan area. The Club also serves as a meeting center for various community, social and business organizations and as an outreach resource center for troubled youth."
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The Club draws a diverse population of participants from all walks of life (race, creed and economic background) and within a 200-mile radius. Sports are a major attraction, bringing families together through structured activities in baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football and swimming. The program builds winners on and off the field, and is strengthened by more than 5,000 volunteers. Likewise, the Summer Day Camp is a home-away-from-home for thousands of young people, giving their parents an opportunity to continue their jobs without interruption and take care of their families. The education program offers tutoring, career and leadership training demonstrating the Club's firm belief that academics and athletics can and should co-exist. At the onset of the 21st Century, the Club's Computer Literacy Instruction Program (CLIP) is linking young people and their parents alike to emerging technologies to prepare them for the workforce of the future. The Sky is the Limit and Maleness to Manhood Workshop Series play an important role in providing young women and men with positive mentors, college scholarships, career and leadership training.
For the year ended December 31, 2012, Mathews Dickey Boys' & Girls' Club's program expenses were:
Fund raising costs were 23% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,912,490 are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
According to Mathews Dickey Boys' & Girls' Club's audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2012:
Report as of September 15, 2014 00:02
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