Westcoast School For Human Development Foundation Inc
403 N WASHINGTON BLVD
SARASOTA FL 34236-4237
Mission
To serve our community by training children, adolescents, and teenagers in the Westcoast philosophy: to propagate love and security, knowledge and understanding, wisdom and concern for all human beings; to promote critical thinking, excelsior achievement, common and earnest kindness; to search for and create ways of solving new complex challenges facing this and coming generations; and to teach science, logic, synthesis, ethics, and aesthetics with a passion.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Marvin Keitn Hendon
Board Chair Dr Marvin Keith Hendon
Board Chair Affiliation Westcoast School For Human Development
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2014
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes July 2017
State Registration 0
Financial Summary
 
 
IRS Letter of Determination
Name
IRS Letter of DeterminationView
Impact Statement
Education - over 92% of our graduates go on to pursue post secondary degrees. On our last academic year 3 out of our four graduates are pursuing college degrees 
Needs Statement
  1. 15 Passenger Van                 $32,190
  2. Musical Instruments             $15,000
  3. 2 Interactive White Board     $3,000 
Background Statement
The Westcoast School for Human Development provides a unique, structured, needs-fulfillment program in primary and secondary education, based on the individual assessment of each child: allowing the student to advance while making wonderful discoveries in learning, answering the questions of the inquisitive mind, and conscientiously laying a foundation of building blocks saturated with solutions to life's oncoming problems. Westcoast characteristically stimulates the students to think, to establish methods of problem-solving, and to present their hypotheses, ideas and solutions in an intelligent, precise manner, whether written or oral.
Founded in 1981 by Dr. Henry L. Porter (under the sponsorship of the Westcoast Center For Human Development of the HLPEA, Inc.), The Westcoast School provides an atmosphere conducive to education, wholesome moral and spiritual development, wide-area academic training, critical thinking, time management and leadership experience, which form each individual into a socially-adjusted, thoroughly versed, well-rounded, refined citizen. This is world-class education tailored to individual need.
Through the untiring efforts and ingenious abilities of Mrs. Cynthia Porter, Vice-Principal, Westcoast School has broadened its effects by offering its students a variety of opportunities in cultural activities, the arts, The Mentor Me programs, Afro-centric studies, government and community involvement.
The Westcoast teacher spends quality time with the students, often in small classes and laboratories, at home or in the field. One-to-one instruction, guided goal-setting, and personal encouragement characterize the faculty's involvement. Westcoast teachers stimulate growth and creativity, nurturing the gifts and special talents of each student. The Westcoast teacher aims to educate the total individual and to provide that person with abilities and skills which empower him or her to advance, and, subsequently, take on greater responsibilities.
Westcoast is committed to achievement. In any given semester, students demonstrate their academic abilities, with seventy-five to eighty per cent (75%-80%) of the Westcoast student population on Honor Roll. Sarasota Herald Tribune, and CBS's Street Stories (produced by Ed Bradley) featured Westcoast's innovative, successful approaches to education.
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Manatee
FL- Sarasota
FL- Sarasota
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Education
Secondary Org Type
Tertiary Org Type
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

Westcoast strategically creates an environment where students feel loved, cared for and that their welfare is of utmost importance. This care coupled with an expectation that anything less than your best is not good enough inspires the children to do more, search for more and give their best.

Programs
Description
The Westcoast Educational Philosophy extends beyond classroom instruction into vital Travel-and-See Experiences. The founder and faculty discovered that "live" experiences at museums, galleries, monuments, historical sites, and national parks write indelibly upon the “action discs” of even the most casual learner. Westcoast students, who take advantage of opportunities to travel, sharpen their minds, and come closer to people and history. Exposure to the splendor of architecture and the magnetic genius of DaVinci, Michelangelo and Raphael, to the natural habitat of the rhinoceros, the elephant and the cheetah, has made them "citizens of the world".
Budget $20,000
Category Education, General/Other Education, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Short Term Success

As the student travels across the Continental United States, through Europe and Africa, they experience first hand what would have simply been a textbook lesson. This exposure broadens the student's educational experience tremendously. The benefit of our traveling classroom is seen as instructors answer on the spot questions and provide detailed explanations on all points of study. Instructors further assist the students by relating their experience to what was covered in the classroom setting. Lessons are therefore sealed in the memory of the student. Retention is increased. This in turns leads to higher scores and better test performance.

Long Term Success

Students participating in this program receive broad in-depth, rigorous academic training. After successful completion of this program, students are prepared for admission into the nation's top colleges.

Program Success Monitoring Students upon return must present a detailed paper and give an oral account of their experiences on what they have learned and how it will impact their future plans. 
Program Success Examples Students that have participated in this program have been able to receive college credit for their work. Many report that their experiences gave them a broader world view and prepared them for their post secondary education.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Marvin Keitn Hendon
CEO Term Start Sept 2000
CEO/Executive Director Email Mhendon@aol.com
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 5
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 4
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation No
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Collaborations
Westcoast Center For Human Development
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Risk Management Provisions
Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures Under Development
Board Chair
Board Chair Dr Marvin Keith Hendon
Company Affiliation Westcoast School For Human Development
Board Term July 2013 to Dec 2018
Board Chair Email Mhendon@aol.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Amy Campbell Vocational Perspective
Mrs. Janet Chester Community Volunteer
Dr. Marvin Keith Hendon Westcoast School For Human Development
Mr. Charles Martin Westcoast School For Human Development
Mrs. Bessie Pitts Westcoast School For Human Development
Dr. Henry Porter Westcoast Center For Human Development
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 5
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 1
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 3
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 0
Board Term Limits 5
Board Orientation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 94
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Under Development
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Start Month Jan
Fiscal Year Start Day 01
Fiscal Year Begins 2017
Fiscal Year End Month Dec
Fiscal Year End Day 31
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $80,000.00
Projected Expenses $150,000.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations No
Organization has Endowment No
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign Yes
Campaign Purpose To build a new facility to house the Westcoast School For Human Development
Campaign Goal $5,000,000.00
Campaign Dates Jan 2010 to Dec 2016
Amount Raised To Date 1000000 as of Jan 2015
IRS Form 990s
Form 9902015
Form 9902014
9902013
9902012
9902011
Form 9902010
Form 9902009
Form 9902008
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$109,412$113,576--
Administration Expense$5,364$3,075--
Fundraising Expense$0$0--
Payments to Affiliates$0$0--
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.881.01--
Program Expense/Total Expenses95%97%--
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%--
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$11,898$26,174--
Current Assets$7,489$1,765--
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$0$0--
Total Net Assets$11,898$26,174--
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $100,500Contributions, gifts, grants $118,000--
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $0--
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $0--
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $0 - $50,000
Co-CEO/Executive Director Compensation $0 - $50,000
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%--
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from Federal 990-EZ.  Contributions include corporate and foundation support.
Nonprofit Westcoast School For Human Development Foundation Inc
Address 403 N WASHINGTON BLVD
SARASOTA, FL 34230 4237
Phone 941 366-4539

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