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Strategic Kids Fund

 26941 Cabot Rd. Suite 109
 Laguna Hills , CA 92653
[P] (949) 348-2892
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www.StrategicKids.com
[email protected]
Adam Brody
FOUNDED: 1958
INCORPORATED: 2013
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Organization DBA --
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Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 95-2021700 00000

Summary


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Mission StatementMORE »

Strategic Kids Fund (SK Fund) was established as a fiscally sponsored project of OneOC, to provide low-income school children in Orange County, California and Metro-Denver, Colorado the opportunity to learn life strategies through Chess, Legos, Magic, Origami, Robotics and other fun, game based activities. We offer specialized classes and workshops that focus on one of these programs right at the child’s school or after school program so no extra transportation is
needed. The project has created and will continue to build partnerships with local schools, businesses, and community nonprofits.
 
SK Fund’s mission is to partner with the community by teaching life strategies through games and is in pursuit of the following principles:
- Commitment: to build community partnerships and commit to a long-term relationship in
order to help kids develop life skills through play.
- Responsibility: to empower kids by teaching them life strategies so they succeed in
school, career and most importantly …at life.
- Possibility: to expand the perspective of children to make them aware of life's possibilities
and open doors into fields that they never would consider otherwise.
- Support: to surround kids in a caring, inclusive learning environment where the can
comfortably learn and grow as we believe an individual is dramatically influenced by their
support system.
 
To advance the mission, the Fund will bring game-based enrichment learning to more than 5,000 low-income students annually. The Fund’s vision is to get all kids excited about learning and to teach them life strategies that will help them for the rest of their lives.

Mission Statement

Strategic Kids Fund (SK Fund) was established as a fiscally sponsored project of OneOC, to provide low-income school children in Orange County, California and Metro-Denver, Colorado the opportunity to learn life strategies through Chess, Legos, Magic, Origami, Robotics and other fun, game based activities. We offer specialized classes and workshops that focus on one of these programs right at the child’s school or after school program so no extra transportation is
needed. The project has created and will continue to build partnerships with local schools, businesses, and community nonprofits.
 
SK Fund’s mission is to partner with the community by teaching life strategies through games and is in pursuit of the following principles:
- Commitment: to build community partnerships and commit to a long-term relationship in
order to help kids develop life skills through play.
- Responsibility: to empower kids by teaching them life strategies so they succeed in
school, career and most importantly …at life.
- Possibility: to expand the perspective of children to make them aware of life's possibilities
and open doors into fields that they never would consider otherwise.
- Support: to surround kids in a caring, inclusive learning environment where the can
comfortably learn and grow as we believe an individual is dramatically influenced by their
support system.
 
To advance the mission, the Fund will bring game-based enrichment learning to more than 5,000 low-income students annually. The Fund’s vision is to get all kids excited about learning and to teach them life strategies that will help them for the rest of their lives.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2019
Projected Expenses $291,682.00
Projected Revenue $300,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Before and After School Programs

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Overview


Mission Statement

Strategic Kids Fund (SK Fund) was established as a fiscally sponsored project of OneOC, to provide low-income school children in Orange County, California and Metro-Denver, Colorado the opportunity to learn life strategies through Chess, Legos, Magic, Origami, Robotics and other fun, game based activities. We offer specialized classes and workshops that focus on one of these programs right at the child’s school or after school program so no extra transportation is
needed. The project has created and will continue to build partnerships with local schools, businesses, and community nonprofits.
 
SK Fund’s mission is to partner with the community by teaching life strategies through games and is in pursuit of the following principles:
- Commitment: to build community partnerships and commit to a long-term relationship in
order to help kids develop life skills through play.
- Responsibility: to empower kids by teaching them life strategies so they succeed in
school, career and most importantly …at life.
- Possibility: to expand the perspective of children to make them aware of life's possibilities
and open doors into fields that they never would consider otherwise.
- Support: to surround kids in a caring, inclusive learning environment where the can
comfortably learn and grow as we believe an individual is dramatically influenced by their
support system.
 
To advance the mission, the Fund will bring game-based enrichment learning to more than 5,000 low-income students annually. The Fund’s vision is to get all kids excited about learning and to teach them life strategies that will help them for the rest of their lives.

Background Statement

As a fiscally sponsored project of OneOC, Strategic Kids Fund (SK Fund) was created to support
low-income children in Orange County, California and Metro-Denver, Colorado area to learn life
strategies by playing games using Chess, Legos, Magic, Origami, and Robotics. Growing up in
poverty is one of the most significant threats to healthy child development. SK Fund will bring
game-based enrichment learning so every child can build critical life skills that will impact their
future in school, career, and life. The Fund's goal is to reach at least 5,000 low-income students
annually by offering full and partial student scholarships along with free and reduced session fees.

Impact Statement

The SK Fund offers low-income children the opportunity to make a change in their lives. The play-based enrichment learning positions children who otherwise would be swept into a negative environment a chance to learn crucial skills. Educators, psychologists, and even economists recognize the importance of life strategies. The goal of the project is to create a positive and fun learning environment for children so they can build life strategies that will support their achievement in college, career, and life.
Building from its understanding of the market needs, SK Fund has identified two strategies to gain access to the children who need it most. The Fund will provide 5,000 students ages 6-12 enrolled in the National School Free and Reduced Price program, an opportunity to participate in play-based enrichment learning by awarding:
1. Partial and Full Scholarships;
2. Free or greatly reduced session fees; and
3. Free or greatly reduced classes and workshops.
 

Needs Statement

SK Fund project is in direct response to the growing number of children living in poverty in the most challenging neighborhoods and attending under-resourced schools. Growing up in high rates of poverty, contribute to school drop-outs, gang involvement and is a significant threat to healthy child development. Nationally, more than 15 million children live in poverty, which emerging science has shown can negatively impact a child’s ability to problem-solve, set and attain goals, and build communication skills. In Orange County 47% and in Colorado 42% of students participate in the National School Free and Reduced Price Lunch program, which is a leading poverty indicator.

CEO Statement

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Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Donate online or by mail - www.StrategicKids.com/sk-fund.html

Geographic Area Served

South Orange County
Central Orange County
North Orange County
West Orange County
West Orange County
Beyond Orange County, we serve youth in Colorado and Washington.

Organization Categories

  1. Community Improvement, Capacity Building - Community & Neighbourhood Development
  2. Education - Scholarships & Student Financial Aid
  3. Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy - Children's Rights

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Programs


Before and After School Programs

Strategic Kids offers a variety of Before & After School programs. While the ultimate goal of each class is for the students to have fun, each program is designed to teach the students important life skills. Whether it's problem-solving through LEGO®, visualizing results through Chess, or learning performance techniques through Magic, Strategic Kids offers something unique for each participant.
Budget  $200,000
Category  Education, General/Other Afterschool Enrichment
Population Served At-Risk Populations Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  The STEM based after and before school programs are designed to facilitate an interest in science, mathematics, technology, and engineering. An atmosphere of team-building, inclusivity, and mentoring enables students the encouragement needed to succeed in their classes and relationships at home. 
Program Long-Term Success  The mission of before and after school programs sponsorship is to teach lifelong strategic learning skills. These strategies will aid in problem solving, decision making, patience, teamwork, and volunteerism. This program is developed to positively impact students in future educational, career, and life goals.
Program Success Monitored By  The success of the program is most readily seen in student engagement and positive life-changing results. Numerical outcomes are tracked in all of the following parameters: return participants, scholarship quantity and individual award amounts, and program growth. 
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Management


CEO/Executive Director Adam Brody
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CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience
Responsible for supervising program directors, leading staff meetings, and helping staff hit and exceed their goals. Adam also manages the vision and direction of SK Fund, by writing curriculum, employee training guides, and marketing materials. He is also responsible for building strategic partnerships and fundraising that allows the Fund to impact more students. Adam learned early in life how nonprofit organizations could impact a child's life. Ready to drop out of high school, he became a foster child in 2003. Orangewood Children's Foundation awarded him a Guardian scholarship. He attended the University of California, Irvine where he studied Earth and Environmental Studies. Considering only 10% of foster youth attend college and only 3%, graduate, Adam beat the odds. In 2007, Adam began building Academic Chess - Orange County, eventually becoming Director in 2009. He purchased the company in 2016, with the goal of being able to impact kids in low-income schools. He took Academic Chess from operating in 27 schools with 290 students to more than 180 schools with 2,500 students. Newly married, Adam and his wife reside in San Juan Capistrano, where
they are busy in the community mentoring local kids through chess and unicycling.

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Collaborations

Strategic Kids Fund (SK Fund) was established as a fiscally sponsored project of OneOC. 

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 4
Number of Part Time Staff 35
Number of Volunteers 10
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 95%
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Governance


Board Chair Susan Samueli
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Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Carter Clark Real Estate expert and philanthropist --
Jim Cover Attorney- Legal expert --
Kenin Rafferty Principal / PHD in Education --
Susan Samueli Philanthropist and non profit expert --

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Financials


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Fiscal Year June 01, 2018 to May 31, 2019
Projected Revenue $300,000.00
Projected Expenses $291,682.00
Form 990s

2016 OneOc IRS Tax Form 990

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CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

Strategic Kids Fund is a fiscally sponsored project of OneOC started in 2018. No financial history is available as of yet.

Documents


Other Documents

Fund business plan ()

OneOC representation letter ()

No Other Documents currently available.