Sarasota Bradenton Kappa Alpha Psi Project Guide Right Inc
1720 26th Ave. E
Bradenton FL 34208-3427
Mission
The SBPGRF ‘s primary goal and objective is the development of young African-American and other young disadvantaged males in the Sarasota-Bradenton-Palmetto areas and communities by providing life-changing intervention events and training that alter the course of young men’s lives and cause behavioral changes in attitude, conduct, and outlook on life’s opportunities.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Keenan K Wooten
Board Chair Affiliation MCSD
General Info
Organization DBA
DBA
Project Guide Right Foundation
Supported Organization Sarasota (FL) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2013
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Oct 2017
State Registration Exempt Sept 2018
IRS Letter of Determination
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Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $55,500.00
Projected Expenses $56,847.00
Impact Statement
Accomplishments:
  1. The Sarasota-Bradenton Kappa Alpha Psi, Project Guide Right Inc. executed a four (4) unit high school mentoring / role modeling program where the Foundation's resources led a structured curriculum that was built on the principles of developing a "whole man concept" leadeing to young men with higher degrees of responsibility, accountability, and moral values.  
  2. This past year, Sarasota-Bradenton Kappa Alpha Psi, Project Guide Right Inc. reached a milestone. The organization reached the $175,000 mark for scholarships dollars given to the youth since its conception over 35 years ago. Our youth are from both Manatee and Sarasota Counties.  We awarded over $6,000 this year and have plans for awarding $10,000 or more in 2017.  Our scholarship awards also made it possbile for first generation college students to attain their goals for matriculation.
  3. The crowning achievement was the establishment of our Kappa League program within our Guide Right Objectives.  Guide Right encompasses many of our youth oriented programs such as mentoring, college preparatory programs, and tutoring.  However, the Flagship Initiative of the Guide Right Service Program is the Kappa Leadership Development League.  The basic objectives of the Kappa Leadership Development League may be summarized as follows: 1.To help youth, especially those of high school graduating classes, in their selection of courses leading to vocations compatible with their aptitudes and personalities. 2.To assist students, while they are training, to get started in the employment, and to progress successfully in their chosen fields. 3.To assist parents in the handling of their children by given them the opportunities to talk over their problems with those who know and are successful in their chosen vocations. 4.To afford the less fortunate youths a respite from the drudgery of the streets, through sponsored trips to ball games, zoological garden, museums, theater, and other activities. 5.To inform youth of the values of higher education, assistance available for continued pursuits, scholarship, loans, professional opportunities, and of current labor demands and the trends on the effect of these demands and trends on the labor market.  

Goals:

  1. To expand the Kappa League/ Guide Right Program from current student count to over 50 students by 12/31/2017.  Expand High School Outreach program by doubling student participants by 2018.  Reach over 100 additional students through area partnership programs (i.e. Boys-Girls Club, BBBS, etc.).
  2. To renovate the Steve Lewis Community Center to include a fully equipped Computer Lab for Kappa League and High School Outreach students
  3. To make the Center accessible to handicapped individuals with the construction of an access ramp to the building and accessible bathrooms
  4. To replace the roof of the building and upgrade heating/A/C capability
Needs Statement
Community Center:
  1. Replace 1600' of exterior siding, paint outside house; build new handicap ramp access and modify porch area:  $29,826
  2. Replace damaged fencing from storm for property security/ upgrade video surviellance system:  $6,500 
  3. Trim front trees and replace/repair/redo landscaping: $3,679
  4. Replace exterior doors and computer room renovation:  $2,946
  5. Computers / Printers for Computer Lab:  $15,000 
Background Statement
Project Guide Right, Inc. Foundation was established in 1999 as a non profit, tax exempt, publicly supported organization.  Its purpose is to support the outreach activities of the Sarasota Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc, (Sarasota Alumni) to middle and high school youth in our community.  Through these programs we seek to raise the aspirations of minority youth and stimulate them to accomplish higher goals than might be realized or even imagined.  During the past 33 years, Sarasota Alumni and since 1999, Project Guide Right, Inc. has awarded over $175,000 in scholarships to high school graduates from the Sarasota and Manatee communities. 
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Manatee
FL- Sarasota
Areas Served Comments
1.  We implement /support youth development, academic development, and life skills training in both Manatee and Sarasota counties.
2.  We execute / organize / support Health & Wellness programs, and prostate cancer awareness / screenings in both Manatee an Sarasota counties annually.
3.  We award thousands of dollars in scholarships to graduating high school seniors in both Manatee and Sarasota counties. 
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Education
Secondary Org Type Youth Development
Tertiary Org Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

It is our strong opinion that the Sarasota-Bradenton Project Guide Right Foundation is an outstanding organization to invest funding for significant payback in value shown and results delivered.  Simply put, Sarasota-Bradenton Project Guide Right Inc. Foundation has been a small organization doing big things in the community utilizing the old Mental Health Center building as our unofficial home for 20 plus years. The Foundation has operated with a cadre of locally dedicated men working strictly on a volunteer basis to make a difference in the lives of mainly young African-American youth.  Our focus has and will continue to be to help young people achieve their aspirations through development of knowledge, skills, and behavior.  Our focus is to continue to grow our influence by expanding our reach into the community through expanded programming at different source locations.  To do this will require more resources to have an adequate meeting place with adequate resources for student engagement.  

As President of the Foundation and Board Chair, my commitment and dedication to this organization and work is personal. I am only reminded of my childhood when I see most of the students in the mentoring program.  I was them 30 years ago without the mentoring program.   For these reasons and more, we as an organization are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of young adults in our community and assisting them is all ways possible in achieving their aspirations and goals.  All officers, volunteers, and partners have this goal in mind.  This is one of the reasons that a program such as the Kappa League/Guide Right is so important.
 
It is for these reasons that we seek your endorsement and approval of our grant application request for funding of our programs.  We believe we are one of the most efficient and effective organizations in returning value and performance against each dollar investmented by our donors. Thank you for this opportunity and hopefully your strong support as well.
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
N/A
Programs
Description
Guide Right is a program for the educational and occupational guidance of youth, primarily inspirational and informational in character.  Its reach extends to high school and college alike.  The purposes of the Guide Right Service Program are to place the training, experience, and friendly interest of successful men, at the disposal of youth needing inspiration and counsel regarding their choice of life's career.
 
Guide Right encompasses many of our youth oriented programs such as mentoring, teaching, coaching, college preparatory programs, and tutoring.  It also encompasses some stand along programs such as Kappa Kamp which is a two week summer experiential camp retreat for 12-16 year olds and our world class Kappa League Leadership & Development program.
Budget $2,300
Category Community Development, General/Other Neighborhood Revitalization
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Families Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Short Term Success
Our short term success has been:
1.  That participants greeting & social skills have improved 100%
2.   That participants ability to hold conversation and eye contact has improved 100%
3.  That participants understanding of world events and their implication on their lives have improved 70% 
4.  That participants engagements in volunteerism has been established where none existed before
5.  That participants use the new tools and skills they have been taught to manage their engagement with peers for improved non-confrontational results
Long Term Success
Program long term success is as follows:
1.  100% of participants are prepared to apply for college attendance
2.  100% of the participants understand their responsibilities to bettering their community and school environment
3.  87% of participants have changed behavioral  attitudes and do not enter into the criminal justice system for any major infractions
4.  That Manatee and Sarasota county school officials recommend our program for appropriate students in their system 
Program Success Monitoring

Program success monitoring program is as follows:

1) Conduct quarterly surveys from students

2) Conduct quarterly surveys from parents

3) Conduct one-on-one interviews with students semi-annually

Program Success Examples Our best success examples are those shared by parents on the behavioral changes they have seen in their young men.  Unfortunately, the majority of our participants are from broken homes without a consistent male presence.  The single mother parent speaks glowingly about the change in respect shown around the home to parent, the respect shown to teachers at school, the more positive outlook on life in general, and the hope and pride that they can emulate and achieve what they see in the leaders they interact with
Description Each year the SBGRF awards scholarships to deserving and needy students in Manatee and Sarasota counties.  The awards are based on academic achievement and monetary needs.  All high school graduating seniors are eligible to submit an application.  We solicit all HS college / vocational guidance counselors assistance to get the word out to students to submit their applications by January 31st deadline.
Budget $10,000
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent US Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Short Term Success The program has been successful in the short term as it contributes to students being able to achieve their short term goal which is attending college.  These scholarships assist the students in reaching for their aspiration of bettering their lives and contributing greatly to society.
Long Term Success The program has been successful for the past 33 years we have been providing scholarships to deserving young adults.  We have contributed over $175,000 in scholarships over that period and see this as one of our major program accomplishments and one of our most successful ongoing programs
Program Success Monitoring The program is working very well.  Our success criteria is very simple in that we have been able each each to exhaust our budget by awarding our full scholarship budget to deserving students.  Each year we work to increase that budget due to growing applications for awards.  We monitor the number of schools that participate; the number of applications received; the quality of the submissions; the quality of the candidates; and the number that complete their studies
Program Success Examples The criteria we use as the benchmark is the number of students that complete their studies and graduate with a degree from college
Description

Kappa Leadership & Development League is a program designed to aid young men of middle school / high school age to grow and develop their leadership talents in every phase of human endeavor. Kappa League provides both challenging and rewarding experiences to enhance their lives. SBPGRF's primary purpose to help these young men achieve worthy goals for themselves, and make constructive contributions to their community when they assume leadership roles.

 
Budget $12,800
Category Community Development, General/Other Neighborhood Revitalization
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Families Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Short Term Success
Program short term success criteria is as follows:
1.  Complete the one year training curriculum of all six phases of training achieved
2.  Pass the comprehension test/review for each of the xix phases of training
3.  Participate in at least four (4) community service projects sponsored by the Foundation
4.  Reduce the chance of deliquency in school and at home by 50%
5.  Increase in 100% of particpants change in positive behavior exhibited in school
6.  Increase in 100% of participants their ability to be accepted in a four year college 
Long Term Success
Program Long term success is as follows:
1.  100% of participants are prepared to apply for college attendance
2.  100% of participants understand their responsibilities to bettering their community and school environments
3.  87% of participants have changed behaviorial attitudes and do not enter into the criminal justice system for any infractions
4.  That Manattee and Sarasota county school officials recommend our program for appropriate students in their systems
Program Success Monitoring
Program success monitoring program is as follows:
1.  Conduct quarterly surveys from students
2.  Conduct quarterly surveys from parents
3.  Conduct one-on-one interviews with students semi-annually
4.  Receive feedback notes from students on each lesson / training event conducted 
Program Success Examples
Our program is in the beginning stages and therefore success examples are somewhat limited.  We have seen the following trends:
1.  Participants greeting & social skills have improved 100%
2.  Participants ability to hold conversation and eye contact has improved 100%
3.  Participants understanding of world events and their implication on their lives have improved
4.  Participants engagements in volunteerism has been extablished where none existed before
5.  Participants have been given new tools and skills to manage their engagement with their peers for improved non-confrontational results 
Description In conjunction with the Dattolli Center, we provide free prostate screening for primarily African American males in the Manatee and Sarasota Area. This will be achieved by having a wellness fair which will include mammogram and dental screenings to include entire families.
Budget $200
Category Health Care, General/Other Preventive Health
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Blacks, African Heritage Adults Males
Short Term Success This year our program had an increase of 10% participation of African American men. The reason for this increase was the use of social media and boots on the ground initiatives.
Long Term Success Our program's goal is to increase the number of African American men by 5% in 2016 and 15% in 2017.  
Program Success Monitoring Our program success is determined by the number of participants taking part in the screening.  The tools used to track the success of the program is gauged on the number of sign-ins.
Program Success Examples Our achievement with this program is spreading awareness. 
Description Every year during the Christmas Holiday's we hold a Christmas party for neighborhood children and provide hundreds of toys worth thousands of dollars collected and donated by citizens to needy families in the community. Our toy drive has been held at the 13th Ave Dream Center every year. 
Budget $500
Category Community Development, General/Other Neighborhood Revitalization
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Families Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Short Term Success
This program's success is simply ensuring that young children have the hope and chance to have a gift at Christmas that would not have existed without the program.
Long Term Success
1.  Long term change we seek is the self support of the community to provide self-sustaining support for this annual program in providing for less fortunate children of the community on thei own.  This will allow for resources to be spread further due to self help initiatives.
2.  Garner more media covverage and support that encourages donors to provide to the program because they see it is effective and the funds provided go fr the use intended generating even more support.
Program Success Monitoring
1.  Measure toy contributions from previous year to current
2.  Measure the increase of volunteers that participate in the event from previous year to current
3.  Measure the increase in families / children that participate in the event from previous year to current
Program Success Examples Securing more donors to help us give more toys to families in need 
Comments
Program Comments by Organization The programs listed above are not the only four (4) we offer our students / participants.  We have other significant programs that are designed to impart knowledge, skills, higher learnings, and training.  We are very proud however of the vast array and significance of each world class learning intervention strategy and program.  We know we have the capability and skills to improve each child we touch.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email NA
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 25
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Collaborations
The following colloborations currently  exist:
1.  Manatee Black Chamber of Commerce
2.  Urban League of Manatee / Sarasota counties  7.  Mt. Pilgrim MB Church "Feed the Hunger" Campaign
3.  NAACP - Sarasota                                             8.  13th Avenue Community Center "Christmas Toy" Celebration
4.  100 Black Men of America
5.  Manatee School System
6.  Sarasota School System
 
 
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
United Way Worldwide2015
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Awards & Recognition
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Outstanding Community Service AwardUrban League of Sarasota2015
Outstanding Community Service AwardNAACP of Sarasota2016
Outstanding Community Service AwardManatee Black Chamber of Commerce2016
Risk Management Provisions
General Property Coverage
Special Event Liability
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Continuity of Operations Plan Under Development
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures Under Development
Comments
Management Comments by Organization Our organization has a group of highly educated, highly motivated, and very talented and experienced leaders to choose from for succession planning.  Our cadre of talent comes from all professions including business, education, finance, and other fields.  We are blessed with the availabiity of leaders to follow each year from within the organization therefore retaining consistency, uniformity, and coherentcy of thought in our strategic direction.  We must continue to provide leadership training and developmental opportunities within our organization to nurture and grow young talent to assume leadership roles at the highest levels.
Multi-Media Comments by Organization At this time we do not have a multi-media format. We are developing one 
Board Chair
Board Chair Keenan K Wooten
Company Affiliation MCSD
Board Term Jan 2014 to Jan 2016
Board Chair Email keenanwooten@yahoo.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Henry Blyden Project Guide Right Inc
Kevin Garcia State Farm Insurance
Henry Marsh Member
Alfonza Mobley Retired
Keenan Wooten Project Guide Right Inc
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 5
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 5
Female 0
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board Meeting Attendance % 84
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Under Development
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 25
Standing Committees
By-laws
Program / Program Planning
Fiscal Affairs
Scholarship
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Comments
Governance Comments by Organization The fundamental purpose of the board is oversee operations performed by the Foundation.  We have little to no issues on governance since we are all very like minded on what needs to be accomplished within the scope of our mission/purpose/objectives.  Our challenges center more on how fast we can grow and achieve broader results due to need of funding and personnel to expand more rapidly.  We have strong leadership and dedicated volunteers.  The opportunity is for a larger financial support base to accelerate our expansion plans quicker.
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $55,500.00
Projected Expenses $56,847.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations Yes
Organization has Endowment No
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign Yes
Campaign Purpose
Purposes
Purposes are to raise additional funding for building renovations, property security improvements, computer room renovations, equipment purchases, and handicap access to building
Campaign Goal $40,000.00
Campaign Dates Oct 2016 to Sept 2017
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of Oct 0
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? Yes
IRS Form 990s
990-N2015
9902014
9902012
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$5,375$5,350$4,550
Administration Expense$432$70$70
Fundraising Expense$28,402$27,604$23,528
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.001.001.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses16%16%16%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue83%84%84%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$39,837$39,856$39,856
Current Assets$14,837$14,856$14,856
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$39,837$39,856$39,856
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $27,000Fundraising $24,500Fundraising $20,550
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $7,200Contributions, gifts, grants $8,500Contributions, gifts, grants $7,500
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $00 $0
CEO/Executive Director Compensation N/A
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from compilations.  The income and expense statements provided appear to be on a fiscal year basis (10/1 - 9/30); however, the balance sheets are on a calendar year basis.
Nonprofit Sarasota Bradenton Kappa Alpha Psi Project Guide Right Inc
Address 1720 26th Ave. E
Bradenton, FL 34270 3427
Phone 941 704-6746

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