Start The Outreach Promise
270 Valley St
New Haven CT 06515-1214
Contact Information
Address 270 Valley St
New Haven, CT 06515-1214
Telephone (203) 584-5341 x
Fax 203-584-5341
E-mail stop501c3@gmail.com
Mission
Start The Outreach Promise (sTOP) is a nonprofit organization of maximum exposure.  sTOP creates a safe and loving environment for disenfranchised, less fortunate youth: through mentoring, tutoring/homework help, field trips, food security, and real world experiences.  We unite today’s youth by empowering them with the knowledge they need to become independent productive members of their community. 
A Great OpportunityHelpThe nonprofit has used this field to provide information about a special campaign, project or event that they are raising funds for now.

Backyard Event

We are holding a get to know your backyard event on May 6, 2017 at Wharton Brook State Park as part of our maximum exposure program. We will be teaching at risk youth, who do not get to experience nature or outside safely, how to identify wildlife, the negative affects of littering on our resources, and lessons on how to fish. The community will benefit from the students connecting what they learn at the park to their own backyard by respecting nature and not littering. 
We are looking for $1,000 to support the cost of transportation, food and drinks.

A Great Opportunity Ending Date 30 2017
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 2016
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Christopher Holland
Board Chair Christopher Holland
Board Chair Company Affiliation CAYASC
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years
Statements
Mission Start The Outreach Promise (sTOP) is a nonprofit organization of maximum exposure.  sTOP creates a safe and loving environment for disenfranchised, less fortunate youth: through mentoring, tutoring/homework help, field trips, food security, and real world experiences.  We unite today’s youth by empowering them with the knowledge they need to become independent productive members of their community. 
Background

For far too long we have watched our young inner city youth fall through the cracks.  Simply because they need the opportunity to see beyond themselves and the surroundings they see everyday.  sTOP wants to provide our youth with maximum  exposure to the world around them.  Taking these children on educational field trips to museums, colleges, and local arts and science exhibits gives them a chance to experience an entirely new  world.  Offering dance, homework help and food security gives them resources they might not otherwise have.  All of these opportunities  help them reach for their dreams - that they can do anything they put their mind to.

With over ten years of outreach experience we believe that everything we do to help our youth today will change their lives forever. 

Impact

Our top accomplishments this year are:

Getting our 501c3

Literacy for tablets program (12 weeks): All of our students earned tablets for participating in the Literacy program.
 
Steps for Bikes: (8 weeks): The students learned about healthy exercise and eating and were given pedometers.  By counting their steps every week and keeping data the top three children under 8 and top three children over 8 earned bikes.
 
The Arts Program (12 weeks): Students learned about different art forms (dance, poetry and music).  Dance lessons were provided by an ECA graduate.  Music and Poetry were taught by a Certified Teacher. 
 
Our goal this year is to get more funding so we can expand our program by adding additional nights and including more children. We would also like to get transportation to bring the students on more exposure trips.
Another goal is to continue to offer Dance lessons beyond this session and add Martial Art classes. We also hope to offer Saturday breakfasts more often. 
Needs

Most of our needs at this time are monetary.  We are looking to raise $10,000 this year in order to expand our exposure programs. The funds would go towards:

Transportation and so we could turn our backyard program from a one day experience to a reoccurring project that runs through the fall.
 
More STEM focused trips so they more easily connect school with real world experiences. 
 
Additional resources for fresh produce and baked goods for our  food security events on Saturdays and school breaks. 
 
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Youth Development / Youth Development Programs
Secondary Organization Category Education / Elementary & Secondary Schools
Tertiary Organization Category Youth Development /
Areas Served
New Haven
The Westville area of New  Haven
Programs
Description sTOP supplied each child that participates in the literacy program with a tablet. These tablets give students access to educational games and programs which they might not otherwise have access to, preparing them for State testing. Tablets give kids exciting ways to practice phonics, vocabulary, decoding, reading comprehension and writing. Rewards are built right in and are contingent on mastering the literacy goals prior to proceeding to the next level in the game.  A recent study by Scholastic3 found that while kids are drawn to both print books and eBooks, reading on kids’ tablets, or e-reading, “offer an exciting opportunity to attract and motivate boys and reluctant readers to read more books.”  Using the tablets also allows children to be in charge of the fun. Kids love the independence, and so they love the learning. It feels like an exciting and empowering way to play.
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Description

sTOP’s Inner-City Arts programs, taught by professionals, is designed to strengthen language development, discipline, develop critical thinking skills, promote literacy and improve learning outcomes overall. Most importantly, children and youth who participate in these programs see themselves as capable of setting and reaching goals. The children will be working individually, in pairs or small groups, developing community-building skills including cooperation and patience, and gain verbal skills and confidence, as well as the capacity to trust their own creative instincts. Our program will provides students with the tools and skills they need to succeed academically and personally. The Arts Program will consist of dance classes, arts through different types of media and literacy lessons.
 

Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Description sTOP provides free meals, in order to increase household food security, helping improve the children's well being. Children need not just enough calories, but enough nutrients for proper growth and brain development. Food security can affect children’s success in terms of educational outcomes, family life, and overall health.

This program functions in three ways: it gives meals to kids who may otherwise forego them, it frees up household resources for other things, and reduces uncertainty about household food availability. Hungry children have trouble concentrating, are more likely to be hospitalized and are less likely to perform well in classrooms. It's simply much harder for children at risk of hunger to thrive. Without these meals, many children who rely on school meals would spend the time away from school hungry and arrive back in the classroom focused on their empty stomach instead of schoolwork.

Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) / Families /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Description With screen time increasing and activity decreasing sTOP wanted to teach the students the benefits and importance of physical activity and eating right.  Parallel to our lessons on nutrients and exercise, the kids were all given pedometers to count and graph their steps weekly when they attended group.  At the end of the program the students with the most amount of steps will receive bikes for staying active during the winter. 
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
CEO/Executive Director
Christopher Holland
Term Start Oct 2016
Email www.choll4567@gmail.com
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 2
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 5
Staff Retention Rate 90%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 2
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Board Chair
Christopher Holland
Company Affiliation CAYASC
Term Jan 2017 to Dec 2020
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Ms. Diane Brignola Secretary
Mr. Dan Singleton
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 1
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 1
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2017
Projected Revenue $15,000.00
Projected Expenses $15,000.00
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
tax exempt
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
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Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets------
Current Assets$200----
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Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
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Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
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Long Term Solvency
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Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments
Foundation Staff Comments

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Address 270 Valley St
New Haven, CT 065151214
Primary Phone 203 584-5341
Contact Email stop501c3@gmail.com
CEO/Executive Director Christopher Holland
Board Chair Christopher Holland
Board Chair Company Affiliation CAYASC

 

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