Truly Valued Inc
PO Box 381
Palmetto FL 34220
Mission

Mission is to provide services to adolescent girls ages 11 to 17 focused on building self-esteem, confidence and character. Our goal is to increase confidence and positive self-image in our youth, increase educational and career aspirations and improve academic achievement.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Shavonne Simon
Board Chair Affiliation Community Volunteer
General Info
Former Names
I Am More Inc
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2016
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes June 2018
State Registration Yes Jan 2018
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $20,000.00
Projected Expenses $17,000.00
IRS Letter of Determination
Impact Statement

80% of program participants received honor roll recognition.

100% of program participants were academically promoted last school year.

Truly Valued has served over 500 youth this year through our community outreach, educational forums and the Tea Party 4 Girls events.

Truly Valued has partnered with various community organizations such as Selah Freedom and Sarasota County Health Department to deliver education and prevention services to the program participants.

GOALS FOR THIS YEAR

Expansion of program to operate in Manatee County with an increase of 20 program participants.

Identify and secure corporate partnerships that generate ongoing streams of revenue through cross-branding campaigns and sponsorship relationships.

Increase our organizational effectiveness through board development. Recruit 1-2 new board members with a fundraising/volunteer management background.

Needs Statement

1. Academic Incentives: $1,000. To purchase gift cards to Walmart, Target, Chic-Fil-A, Wendy's, etc. for academic incentives.

2. Financial Support: $4,500. To assist 10 program participants in attending summer camp trips.

3. Transportation: $40,000. 15 passenger van to transport participants to various events and exhibits locally and statewide.

4. Volunteers: We need volunteers with eagerness to engage, empower and inspire program participants and with experience in the essential areas of marketing, fundraising, photography and event planning to help us increase our organizational effectiveness.

5. Corporate business partnerships: Local, mid to large-size businesses that align with our core values and want sustainable, mutually beneficial relationships that will generate ongoing revenue, sponsorships for various field trips while demonstrating measurable value to our partners in gained customers and community goodwill. Partnerships that afford program participants internship opportunities and employees volunteer opportunities.

Background Statement

Truly Valued, Inc. (formerly I Am More, Inc.) was established in 2014 as a community based outreach event called Tea Party for Girls by a small group of volunteers serving 30 girls. Chartered as a 501 (c)(3) organization in 2016, Truly Valued expanded its operational reach by serving up to 130 girls and establishing formal mentoring, educational and career exploration programming for adolescent girls in Manatee and Sarasota Counties.

Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Manatee
FL- Sarasota
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Youth Development
Secondary Org Type Human Services
Tertiary Org Type
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

Identifying that adolescent girls are at a greater risk of anxiety, depression and engagement in risky behaviors such as promiscuity, drug abuse or violence, Truly Valued exists to provide the tools and support for girls to be confident in knowing who they are and the understanding that they do not have to feel pressured by society’s perceptions regarding appearance or economic status.

Programs
Description

Priceless Girls mentoring program is designed to help cultivate the skills that adolescent girls need to develop as successful adults with a strong sense of their own identity. The innovative, group-style mentoring program empowers through direct instruction, experiential learning, as well as trust and team building activities designed to improve confidence and respect for others.

The program focuses on exposing the girls to a variety of things via hands-on activities focused on the arts, etiquette, communication, health and wellness, career exploration, academics and community service. This program provides a high quality system of support for young ladies and provide tools to encourage positive decision making.

We like to take our youth to various events to encourage social development. These events and activities encourage interpersonal relationships as they socialize with peers and realize how much they actually have in common.

Budget $20,000
Category Youth Development, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) At-Risk Populations Females
Short Term Success

20-25 girls attending 80% of sessions

55% of program participants attending field trips and community service activities

Long Term Success

70% of program participants return for the following program year

85% of participants will progress to the next grade level

Program Success Monitoring

Youth and parents provide feedback via written evaluations

Participant satisfaction telephone surveys

Face-to-face post-assessments

Program Success Examples

Lurdes has 2 youth (12 and 14) that participate in the program. Lurdes expressed that her girls were angry prior to the program however, she has seen great improvements in their attitudes. She thanks Truly Valued and their volunteers for their commitment and empowering her daughters.

Trianna (12) never thought that she would zip lining during the summer. Trianna expressed that this was the best summer she has ever had being involved in the program.  

Comments
Program Comments by Organization

Research has shown that mentoring and positive relationships increase self-esteem and confidence. These relationships also decrease risky behaviors at home and in school. Truly Valued has committed to character development and utilizing community supports to deter our youth from making decisions that will have lifelong consequences.

CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email N/A
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 No
Contractors 0
Volunteers 10
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

Our community collaborations include the following: Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office- volunteers for the Tea Party 4 Girls events, Robert L. Taylor Community Complex- providing facilities for meetings and outreach events, Weddings and Events by LACE Ent. and Echo-Luv Enterprises, LLC – providing pro-bono goods and services for outreach events, Light of the World International Church- providing transportation, volunteers and meeting space.

External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Awards & Recognition
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Presidential Service AwardBlack Nurses Rock Sarasota/Manatee Chapter2016
2017 MLK Day of ServiceState College of Florida2017
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Policies and Procedures No
Board Chair
Board Chair Shavonne Simon
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Term June 2016 to Dec 2018
Board Chair Email shavonne@trulyvalued.org
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Earecka Byrd Community Volunteer
Shavonne Simon Founder
Troy Simon Community Volunteer
Courtney Smith Community Volunteer
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 1
Female 3
Unspecified
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 5
Board Orientation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 100
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2017
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $20,000.00
Projected Expenses $17,000.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations Yes
Organization has Endowment No
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
990-EZ2016
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$2,557----
Administration Expense$4,715----
Fundraising Expense$0----
Payments to Affiliates$0----
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.58----
Program Expense/Total Expenses35%----
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%----
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$4,368----
Current Assets$4,368----
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$0----
Total Net Assets$4,368----
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $7,306----
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGross Profit from Sales of Inventory $1,466----
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $1,432----
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
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%----
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from the 990-EZ.  The value of revenue in-kind is included in income on the tax return.

THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY, INC. IS A REGISTERED 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT CORPORATION. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE (1-800-HELP-FLA) OR FROM THE WEBSITE: WWW.FRESHFROMFLORIDA.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT (100%) OF EACH CONTRIBUTION IS RECEIVED BY THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY. REGISTRATION #SC-02471.