YMCA of Beaufort County
1801 Richmond Avenue
Port Royal SC 29935
Contact Information
Organization DBA (Doing Business As)
Organization DBA
Wardle Family YMCA
YMCA of Beaufort County
Address 1801 Richmond Avenue
Port Royal, SC 29935
Telephone (843) 5229622
Fax (843) 7700875
E-mail mbostwickymca@islc.net
Projected Annual Revenue $2,300,000.00 (2016)
Mission Statement

The mission of the YMCA of Beaufort County is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

 

The Y achieves this through a broad range of activities that serve a community rich in racial, religious, ethnic, and economic diversity.

 
Founded in 1883, YMCAs collectively make up the largest nonprofit community service organization in America. YMCAs are at the heart of community life in neighborhoods and towns across the nation. They work to meet the health and social service needs of 16.9 million men, women and children.Ys help people develop values and behavior that are consistent with Christian principles. Ys are for people of all faiths, races, abilities, ages and incomes. No one is turned away for inability to pay. YMCAs' strength is in the people they bring together.
 
In the average Y, a volunteer board sets policy for its executive, who manages the operation with full-time and part-time staff and volunteer leaders. Ys meet local community needs through organized activities called programs. In its own way, every Y nurtures the healthy development of children and teens; strengthens families; and makes its community a healthier, safer, better place to live.
 
YMCA programs are tools for building the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Longtime leaders in community-based health and fitness and aquatics, Ys teach kids to swim, offer exercise classes for people with disabilities and lead adult aerobics. They also offer hundreds of other programs in response to community needs, including camping, child care (the Y movement is the nation's largest not-for-profit provider), teen clubs, environmental programs, substance abuse prevention, youth sports, family nights, job training, international exchange and many more.
 
Organization: Each YMCA is a charitable nonprofit, qualifying under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Tax Code. Each is independent. YMCAs are required by the national constitution to pay annual dues, to refrain from discrimination and to support the YMCA mission. All other decisions are local choices, including programs offered, staffing and style of operation. 
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Michael Bostwick
Board Chair Cheryl Comes
Board Chair Company Affiliation Volunteer
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1990
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission

The mission of the YMCA of Beaufort County is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

 

The Y achieves this through a broad range of activities that serve a community rich in racial, religious, ethnic, and economic diversity.

 
Founded in 1883, YMCAs collectively make up the largest nonprofit community service organization in America. YMCAs are at the heart of community life in neighborhoods and towns across the nation. They work to meet the health and social service needs of 16.9 million men, women and children.Ys help people develop values and behavior that are consistent with Christian principles. Ys are for people of all faiths, races, abilities, ages and incomes. No one is turned away for inability to pay. YMCAs' strength is in the people they bring together.
 
In the average Y, a volunteer board sets policy for its executive, who manages the operation with full-time and part-time staff and volunteer leaders. Ys meet local community needs through organized activities called programs. In its own way, every Y nurtures the healthy development of children and teens; strengthens families; and makes its community a healthier, safer, better place to live.
 
YMCA programs are tools for building the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Longtime leaders in community-based health and fitness and aquatics, Ys teach kids to swim, offer exercise classes for people with disabilities and lead adult aerobics. They also offer hundreds of other programs in response to community needs, including camping, child care (the Y movement is the nation's largest not-for-profit provider), teen clubs, environmental programs, substance abuse prevention, youth sports, family nights, job training, international exchange and many more.
 
Organization: Each YMCA is a charitable nonprofit, qualifying under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Tax Code. Each is independent. YMCAs are required by the national constitution to pay annual dues, to refrain from discrimination and to support the YMCA mission. All other decisions are local choices, including programs offered, staffing and style of operation. 
Background

The YMCA of Beaufort County is part of a 172-year old worldwide organization that enables the citizens in Beaufort County to develop values and behaviors that are consistent with our mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

The Wardle Family Branch of the YMCA of Beaufort County was chartered in 1990 and opened its doors in June of 1996. The YMCA is a locally autonomous organization made up of voluntary membership that is open to individuals of all ages, race, religion, incomes and abilities. Programs and services incorporate the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility and the YMCA encourages and challenges its staff, members, volunteers and program participants to accept and demonstrate these values. The YMCA of Beaufort County currently serves approximately 10,000 individuals annually through the programs and services provided.

Impact
In 2016, the YMCA of Beaufort County:
  • Welcomed 2,390 membership units equaling 5,115 members of all ages and backgrounds
  • Taught over 1,500 swimming lessons including over 600 for free or reduced cost
  • Taught swim lessons for partner organizations including CAPA, AIM Kids, local public schools, Thumbs Up, etc.
  • Programs improved the quality of life for 3,760 children and youth including over 600 campers attending traditional camps held at 6 locations in Beaufort and Jasper Counties.
  • Sports programs included 310+ adults and 680+ youth participants
  • 1650+ hours of on-water boating lessons including youth boating safety and adult power boating
  • After School Program included 318 participants at 5 locations
  • Partnered with Beaufort Memorial Hospital to implement the 'Healthy Kids Campaign' to combat childhood obesity and diabetes as well as special asthma summer camp tailors to those with asthma
  • Added Senior Shape Up, Senior Pilates, and Shag Dance to our  schedule of 60+ weekly cycling and aerobics group offerings
  • Implemented a no-cost adult skills stroke class  for those adults wanting to swim more efficiently build stamina, and improve technique.
  • We served 855 members age 55 and better
  • Partnered with local American Legion to offer member discount rate
  • Partnered with Marine Corps Community Services to offer discount membership program to incoming military families
  • Y Togetherhood volunteers contributed hundreds of hours toward 5 community and Y projects including HELP of Beaufort/Food Carriers Food Drive, United Way of the Lowcountry Day of Caring, Spring Carnival, and The Giving.
 
2017 Goals include:
  • Increase swim lessons, through outreach to local, non-profit and charitable organizations such as elementary and middle schools, 
  • Continue to partner with other local non-profits and charities through our Togetherhood Volunteer program
  • Increase adults taking power boating/ DNR safety class
  • Increase and implement more specialized senior programming
  • Increase awareness of our programs and services to our military community
  • Partner with other like-minded non-profit organizations to offer Y programs like summer camp and after school programming at off site locations
Needs
Capital improvements include increased facility (indoor) space for preschool, afterschool/summer camp, and enlargement of our fitness facilities
Increased field space for sports and outdoor programs
We always need volunteers for our sports, after school, summer camps, youth boating programs plus fundraising and special events.
CEO/Executive Director Statement

The YMCA of Beaufort County is an inclusive organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.

We know that lasting and personal social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

We aim to nurture the potential of children in our community through various youth programs such our Discovery Preschool, Afterschool Program, Summer Camps, Swimming Lessons and various sports programs.  We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. Through the Y more northern Beaufort County youth are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.

We strive to improve the health and well-being of our community by offering our members fitness assessments with a  personalized exercise plan  to help them stay on track, over 60 weekly fitness classes, the option of personal training, full aquatics facilities and special health and fitness programming throughout the year.

We partner and collaborate with local non-profits and governmental organizations to empower our community for the greater good.  Some of our community partners include Beaufort Masters Swim Team, United Way of the Lowcountry, Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce, Spirit of America Foundation, the Port Royal Sound Foundation, Tail Waggin' Tutors, Town of Port Royal, Beaufort County School District, USC Beaufort, Technical College of the Lowcountry and many more.  And we provide opportunities for our members to get involved - both here at our Y through volunteering in various ways and within our community through our TOGETHERHOOD™ program.

In the 21 years since the YMCA of Beaufort County opened its doors, our educational, sports and wellness programs have positively affected the lives of thousands of Lowcountry  youth.  Without the support of donors and volunteers, many – if not most - of these individuals would not have had the chance to learn to swim, improve their reading skills, make lifelong friendships at summer camp,  and grown emotionally and socially through teamwork and skill building.

Through our Y, volunteers and donors, leaders and partners are empowering hundreds of people in Beaufort County to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.

Board Chair Statement

The YMCA of Beaufort County strives each day to provide a supportive and safe place where our members can connect with other people in activities that develop healthy spirits, minds, and bodies.

Every day, we take on the challenges that will shape our communities’ future—challenges like the academic achievement gap, childhood obesity, and childhood drownings.  We are acting out our mission in unprecedented fashion, touching more lives and truly making a difference in the overall health and well-being of our members and community. 

Our Y summer learning loss camp addresses low-income families; youth that are at the greatest risk for summer learning loss and those students with low reading and math test scores. We have worked with Jasper County School District specifically as 67% of 3rd graders within Jasper County have tested below state standards in math and 39% tested below state standards in reading. We also addressed  childhood obesity within this population as it is reported  in 2010 South Carolina data  that 43% of 3rd graders, 47% of 5th graders and 28% of 8th graders were obese or overweight. Many (as much as 85 %!) are not getting the daily recommended serving of fresh fruits and vegetables.  We adhere to the Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) Standards.

Our summer camps and afterschool programs include healthy meals for all participants as well as healthy eating education, daily physical activity of 60 minutes or more, homework assistance, and reading components that include: Story Stretchers Curriculum, Reading Buddies, Read Aloud, STEM and more.  Our most recent testing indicated that 60% of participants improved or maintained their math scores and 70% improved or maintained their scores in reading, over the summer. We anticipate a further increase in maintaining or improving test scores from year to retesting in the fall (at the beginning of the school year).

Our Discovery Preschool also addresses educational needs in our County. The most recent data of children within Beaufort County measuring the percentage of children testing at ‘not ready’ for first grade is 23.3%.  Additionally, nearly 15% of low-income children ages 2-4 are obese.  Based on this urgent need, our certified Preschool program offers 3 and 4-year olds a high quality, affordable education-based program that emphasizes literacy, mathematics, science, arts, technology and exercise including swim lessons.

Far too many people in our community are living very near the water without the ability to swim. Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death for children between the ages of 0 and 19 (CDC 2008). And, according to the 2010 Beaufort County Comprehensive Plan, of the county’s 468,000 acres, approximately 51% consists of open water, sounds, marshes, and estuaries.  Thus, it is easy to understand why safety around the water and learning to swim is so essential in our area.  In 2015, we taught over 1,500 swim lessons to local children and adults with almost half being offered for free or substantially discounted.

Additionally, we have gone a step further by implementing the Youth Boating Program, focused on  teaching water and boating safety through in-classroom (with the assistance of the SC DNR) and hands-on learning.  It has been a very popular program with 5 classes in 2016 and 5 planned for 2017. We have implemented an adult power class as well, that include South Carolina DNR education and testing/licensing.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
Michael Bostwick, CEO
Cheryl Comes, Board Chair 
Areas of Service
Area
Beaufort County
Northern Beaufort County including Beaufort, Port Royal, St. Helena Island, Fripp Island, Sheldon and parts of Jasper County.
Board Chair
Board Chair Cheryl Comes
Company Affiliation Volunteer
Term Jan 2016 to Dec 2017
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Peter Balson Retired
Chadd Barr Community Volunteer
Russell Baxley Beaufort Memorial Hospital
Mike Bostwick CEO of the YMCA of Beaufort County
Cheryl Comes Community Volunteer
John Fontana Community Volunteer
Ralph Fuller Community Vounteer
Lisa Harrington Community Volunteer
Mary Jane Martin Community Volunteer
Gregory McCord Community Volunteer
Darryl Owens Jasper County School District/Town of Port Royal
Pete Palmer Community Volunteer
Brian Rose Community Volunteer
Bennett Schiller Community Volunteer
John Troutman Community Volunteer
Jennifer Tuckwiller Community Volunteer
Caleb Wright Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 15
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 13
Female 4
Governance
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 90%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 11
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director/CEO Michael Bostwick
Experience Seventeen years in YMCA associations.
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Kaylin Garst Branch Executive Director
Staff
Full Time Staff 9
Part Time Staff 70
Volunteers 120
Contractors 0
Plans
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Diversity Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Programs
Description

The Y is the largest child development provider in the United States and is dedicated to providing high-quality, educational and affordable childcare. Our preschool program takes place Mon-Fri., from 7:30 am - 6 pm. and follows the Beaufort County School District Calendar.

 
Our program is state licensed child development facility meeting all state standards. Additionally we incorporate and follow the Y-USA high quality preschool standards. We use the the Creative Curriculum which has also been adopted by Head start programs and the Beaufort County School District.
 
We also incorporate and promote health, safety, wellness and family-based programming. Students in our preschool program are provided 60 minutes of physical activity daily with playground time  and structured gym activities. 
Budget $4400 /child/yr
Short Term Success
To measure student, 90% of participants will have made progress in demonstrating the 50 program outcomes with the creative Curriculum Developmental Continuum Assessment. 
 
80% of program participants that were in our program for at least a year will pass the MAP (Measures of Academic Progress for primary grades) at the end of their kindergarten year.
Reduce dis-enrollment for families that cannot afford program fees by allotting funds to needy families
 
 
Long Term Success
The most recent data measuring the percentage of children testing at 'not ready for the first grade', indicates that figure is 23.3% in Beaufort County. By age three, children in low income households will have heard 10 million words and those in middle or high-income homes will have heard 30 million words. 20.3% of of Beaufort County children live at or below the poverty level.  Based on the CDC, nearly 15% of low income children ages 2-4 are obese. Based on this data our preschool program is available to the children mentioned above.  While the program's primary focus is on education we also strive to encourage healthy nutrition and exercise.
 
 
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY Students progress is measured three times per year with the Creative Curriculum Developmental Continuum: Pre-assessment; Mid-assessment and Final assessment.
Description
Far too many people living in our community do not know how to swim. According to the 2010 Beaufort County Comprehensive Plan, of the county’s 468,000 acres, approximately 51% consists of open water, sounds, marshes, and estuaries. Nationally, drowning continues to be the second leading cause of unintentional injury deaths for children age 0-19 year of age (CDC 2008). African American children age 5-14 are 3.1 times more likely to drown than Caucasian children of the same age. And on average nearly 3 children die each day in the US due to drowning.
 
While many in our community consider our area's proximity to water something to enjoy and love, there are plenty of others who fear and remain uncomfortable with the watery surroundings they live right next to. Thus, it is easy to understand why safety around the water and learning to swim is so essential in our area.  At the YMCA we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn how to swim and safely enjoy the water.
Budget $152,074 (2015)
Short Term Success
At least 50% of beginner swimmers will learn at least one additional stoke with proficiently
Increase the number of individuals learning to swim by 5% 
Long Term Success
The mission of the YMCA of Beaufort County including implementing programs that help build a healthy spirit, mind and body. In aquatics we build a healthy body by teaching proper stroke development and skills and by helping students enjoy swimming as a sport for personal fitness. Swimming skills and water safety awareness are integral in our program.
 
This knowledge and skill will be seen in a decrease in the number of water-related accidents, near drownings and unintentional deaths in our community. The reduced risk of accidents associate d with water related activities  will  decrease health care costs associated with these incidents and potentially save lives. It is also our hope that increased confidence gained through knowing how to swim will mean more individuals and families with engage in aquatic activities including boating, fishing, the neighborhood pool, water parks and any other activity to their liking.
 
 
 
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY
Progress reports: Swim test administered at conclusion of lessons
skill sheets: measures swimmers ability to perform different strokes and skills 
Participant records: retention rates and enrollment totals
Evaluations: Completed by participants and/or parents 
Description
After School: Our after school program serves students age 5-14 who attend 13 area elementary and middle schools. We also offer this program at 5 additional sites in Beaufort County. Students arrive via Y transportation from their school and healthy meals are provided daily for all participants. For those with homework, at least the first 30 minutes is dedicated this task and staff and volunteers offer homework assistance. 
At least once per week, students can participate in program components such as Tail Waggin Tutors (reading); Bible Study; Yoga class; Swimming; Rock Wall; Mission Nutrition and Y Clubs. Y Clubs are selected by students and may include: book club, dance club, cooking club, sports of all sorts, Y arts club and more. 
Summer Camps: The Y Summer Learning Loss Camp was created by the Y through a partnership with the Beaufort County School District.  The camp specifically targets low-income families , youth that are the most at risk for summer learning loss, i.e. losing the reading skills gained over previous school year over the summer. The camp meets Monday - Friday from 7 am - 5:30 pm for eleven weeks of summer vacation. Low teacher to student ratios and unique program components such as virtual learning, active academics, story stretchers, and campers choice activities keep this program fresh and students engaged. While the first part of the day revolves around learning, the second half includes traditional camp activities including swimming, arts & crafts, field games, nature walks and even yoga and rock wall climbing. Each student spends at least 60 minutes per day in physical activity. A healthy lunch is always included!
Our summer camp served 734 students. Over 60% of campers and 60% of after school participants received financial assistance in 2015.
 
 
Budget $483,020 (2015)
Short Term Success
90% of youth participants will participate in 60 minutes of physical activity daily
72% of youth participants will eat 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetable daily
65% of program participants will test at the same scores they had at the school year's end or improve their scores.
Long Term Success
By creating a fun, positive environment, the Y hopes that program participants will exercise daily after they leave our programs. Youth will have a good understanding of the helath benefits of daily exercise and its affect on reducing chronic diseases. Youth will be self-motivated and exercise independently in different environments and be physically active their entire lives.  Participants will be exposed to healthy eating and make those healthy choices throughout their lives. By providing low-income families with financial assistance and their children opportunity to attend our programs, their kids will learn healthy habits, exercise more and reduce their risk of childhood obesity.
Summer learning loss will be nullified by continued learning across the summer months and students will return to school testing at the same pre-summer reading level, if not a higher.  
 
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY
Physical Activity Roster
5-9 A day Logs
MAP Test (Measures of Academic Progress)
 
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year 2016
Projected Revenue $2,300,000.00
Projected Expenses $2,150,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$296,669$249,036$204,090
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
$0$0$0
$1,746,071$592,924$545,002
Investment Income, Net of Losses$21,876$6,609$430
Membership Dues$0$1,134,963$1,129,139
Special Events$0$19,123$24,743
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$1,807,420$1,629,184$1,524,298
Administration Expense$336,939$368,046$327,159
Fundraising Expense$58,573$45,532$86,736
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.950.980.98
Program Expense/Total Expenses82%80%79%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue20%17%38%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$4,519,427$4,073,573$4,144,144
Current Assets$632,168$159,483$107,071
Long-Term Liabilities$3,607,537$3,083,749$3,126,904
Current Liabilities$174,782$145,979$133,288
Total Net Assets$737,108$843,845$883,952
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities3.621.090.80
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets80%76%75%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose Funds raised annually toward capital improvement projects.
Goal $45,000
Dates Sept 2017 to Dec 2017
Amount Raised To Date 10000 as of Aug 2017
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Registration Yes May 2018
Nonprofit YMCA of Beaufort County
Address 1801 Richmond Avenue
Port Royal, SC 29935
Primary Phone (843) 5229622
Contact Email mbostwickymca@islc.net
CEO/Executive Director Michael Bostwick
Board Chair Cheryl Comes
Board Chair Company Affiliation Volunteer
Year of Incorporation 1990