boys team charity, Westchester

Prospective Membership Information



MISSION STATEMENT

boys team charity is a volunteer service organization dedicated to developing an altruistic spirit in young men through active participation of parents and sons in philanthropic projects in their communities.


 
GOALS

  1. 1.  Serve the Community: Develop a sense of social responsibility.

  1. 2.  Promote Personal Growth: Build self esteem and a giving spirit.

  2. 3.  Strengthen Family Relationships:  Deepen bonds with parents by working together in boys team charity.

  3. 4.  Develop Leadership Skills:  Cultivate respect and an appreciation of others by working as a team, developing leadership skills, and creating friendships.

  4. 5.  Provide Educational Opportunities:  Provide young men with experiences that foster their community responsibilities and goals.


  FACTS & REQUIREMENTS

•  Boys are “TeamMates” and Parents are “Coaches

•  Our annual operating year is May 1st through April 30th 

•  Prospective members may apply to join btc anytime during the annual Prospective Membership Drive during their 6th through 11th grade year. Boys are assigned to “Teams” by the grade which they will enter in the fall of that membership year. Members are in grades 7-12.

•  There are approximately 25 boys in each Team (by grade) with vacancies filled during the annual Prospective Membership Drive by random draw as they are available. We maintain a waitlist of interested candidates should we not have openings in a particular team.

  btc Westchester applicants are eligible for membership if zoned or attending school in the Katonah-Lewisboro school district and/or John Jay Middle School or John Jay High School.

•  btc has three (3) General Membership meetings per year (typically May, September and January) that both the boy and parent(s) should attend; two (2) are required 

•  btc has three (3) additional grade level meetings per year that the boy only should attend; two (2) meetings are required

•  Parents (Coaches) are expected to take on a leadership position at some point during their years with btc. There are many roles, large and small.

•  Philanthropy Hours are earned while serving at one of our btc Westchester approved philanthropies. Annual minimum Philanthropy Service Hours requirements for both boys AND parent(s): 

  •       Grades  7, 8, 9              15 philanthropy service hours each*
                                              6 league hours**

          Grades 10, 11, 12          10 hours each*
                                              6 league hours**

               *Coaches with more than 1 active TeamMate must do philanthropy hours of youngest son
            
**League hours are earned by attending general membership and grade-level meetings

Annual minimum League Hours requirements for both boys & parent(s): 6 hours minimum each (earned by attending general and grade level meetings as mentioned above)

•  Annual Financial Requirements:
    Each league has annual membership dues that are used to cover our operating expenses:
    insurance, website, speakers, venues, activities, etc.

              RENEWING TeamMate plus one or two Coaches (parents): ....... $150
                    Additional TeamMate (sibling):............................................ $75


              NEW TeamMate plus one or two Coaches (parents):.................. $175
                    Additional TeamMate (sibling):............................................ $75

                   

If there are more applicants than space available in a class, the applicants will be selected by random draw to fill the class or, if necessary, placed on a waitlist. All Prospective Member applicants will be contacted by the VP of Membership following the draw.

Legacies (siblings of current members) are automatic members.


For more information, pleaseContact Us!

FOUNDING BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Ellen Cotrone, President
Meredith Outwater, VP Membership
Jessica Knopke & Nora Pollack, co-VPs Philanthropy
Lisa Keenan, VP TeamMates
Kat Tambor, VP Communications
Antoinette Muti, VP Coaches
Jenn Summer, Secretary
Carly Byrne, Treasurer