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2012 ANNUAL REPORT

THE REASON TO DISCOVER U

CELEBRATING

16 YEARS

HELPING KIDS MAKE BETTER LIFE CHOICES RELEASE THE FEAR, INC.


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believe there are two things that impact our lives the most—Love and Fear—and we get to choose which we will use to form our life. Out of this belief, Release the Fear was born. One day, over sixteen years ago, I saw Skip Rimza, then mayor of Phoenix, on the cover of the Arizona Republic newspaper. He was standing next to three large barrels of confiscated weapons. Mayor Rimza thought of those weapons as obstacles to eliminating violence in the City of Phoenix. As an artist, I knew something could be done with those weapons to impact our thinking about how to move people away from violence and its tangible toll on our society. The raw material in those items had been used to intimidate and harm, which gave me the idea to form a sculpture representing the ability to form our lives from Love rather than Fear. The melted metal’s new life could serve as a symbol to inspire others to overcome obstacles in their own lives. That was sixteen years ago, and now, standing tall in the middle of Central Avenue at the gateway to downtown Phoenix, stands that statue. My idea was ten years in the making. It contains four tons of destroyed weapons—all previously used in violent acts. In 2005, this human Phoenix-like symbol was raised twenty-five feet toward the heavens. At its base, hundreds of names reflect the village it took to build it, accompanied by a favorite phrase of mine, "Reality is a project of thought." I think projection is the key. What we project in our life is our reality, our truth. The ten years it took to bring my idea to fruition were daunting at the time, but my gut and words from my dad had taught me to "work your way through it and never give up." On a day I was faced with some major obstacles, I called board member Rebecca McClain to consult with her. She said, "Robert, stop. Look out your window. Look at the tree in front of you; see the beauty in its twists and turns. Think of the movement of a stream, think of the Grand Canyon." She continued, "As reflected to us in nature, a thing of beauty has been created by resistance." I replied, "Then this sculpture should be really beautiful!” I included Rebecca’s words to me with other quotes from around the world on a plaque that accompanies the statue. These thoughts symbolically cause the sculpture to erupt from the earth. What an incredible journey this has been. And yet more work needs to be done. In the last ten years, our organization has worked with over 5,000 troubled kids. These youth were in jails, detention centers, treatment facilities, and schools. Through the creative processes of art, music, and communication, we have taught cognitive behavioral skills—the crucial life skills needed to succeed. The young people we work with learn tools to help them in school and to help them with peer pressure, bullying, and conflict resolution, while building self-esteem. Maricopa County has studied our program and found it reduces reoffending by nearly 50 percent. Currently, the Arizona Department of Juvenile Correction is doing a three-year longitudinal study on the long-term effects of Release the Fear. There is also a conclusive study by New Mexico State University, which will be published about our Discover U Summer Camp. These are all great things, yet much more work remains to be done. We receive many more requests from kids and facilities than we are able to help. In 2012, we were able to reach 790 youth—a 35.5 percent increase over 2011. Our goal in 2013 is to positively effect over 1,000 kids and ultimately have enough facilitators to reach 3,000 a year. These kids have never had any positive influence in their lives. They need to know that they have worth and that they matter. Please help us continue to change these lives by giving them the power to change their world.

Thank you all for Believing. Dreams do not happen without that. Robert J Miley CEO / Founder


GOVERNING BOARD MEMBER Robert Miley CEO / Founder Rossana Gatlin – Chair Person - Account Executive, FarmerWoods Group Insurance Melissa Lopez - Secretary, Services Coordinator CB Richard Eillis Real Estate Services Coordinator Jared Van Arsdale, CPA - Treasurer, Ullmann and Company Miguel Berastegui - Architect, 33 North Architects Blair Coe-Schweiger - Volunteer Coordinator-Academic Program Dir., Genesis Academy Maureen E. Feeney - JD Candidate 2013 David Fraley - Founder, Amigos Foundation Bill LaBrie - Service Delivery Manager for IBM Global Services

Advisory Board Members Greg Stanton – Phoenix Mayor, Honorary Chair Rebecca Villicaña, Advisory Board Chair - Organizational Development Consultant / former and Non-profit Executive Francisco J. Alatorre Ph.D.-Prof NMSU, Crim. Justus Rich Bauer, Chief, United Phoenix Fire Dept Charities Kirk Baxter Peggy Bilsten, Phoenix Goodwill Ambassador Michele Keal-Brown – Training Coordinator, Empace Lori Bruggeman, CPA Steve Church, President Avnet, Inc. Gina Clark – Transitional Coach, Creighton School District Jim Colletti Jack Fields Richard Donley Fox Heidi Fogelsong Terry Goddard, Former AZ Attorney General Phil Gordon, Former Phoenix Mayor John W. Graham Billie Jo Herberger David A. Howell Gail Jacobs Ph.D.,Superintendent of Ed.,ADJC Scott Jacobson Paul Johnson JoEllen Lynn Tony Mc Lain Rose Mofford, Former AZ Gov. Kathy Munson

Bridget Pettis, WMBA Star

Derrick Platt Ph.D, Juvenile Probation Super;

Gerald Richard III, Chief Asc, Phx PD RJ Shannon Tom Simplot, Phx City Council Brenda Sperduti Kim Sterling Heflin Sue Tormala Thelda Williams, Phx City Council Paul Winslow NATIONAL ADVISORY Dino De Concini David Gonzales, U.S. Marshal Sandy Gibson Nancy Hendrich Rev. Rebecca McClain Kellieann P. Miley Joni Sledge of Sister Sledge


RELEASE THE FEA R, INC .

FOUNDED IN 1996 IN THE CAN-DO SPIRIT HONORARY CHAIR Greg Stanton, Mayor, City of Phx BOARD OF DIRECTORS Rossana Gatlin -Chairperson Blair Coe Schweiger – Secretary Jared Van Arsdale – Treasurer Miguel Berastegui Maureen Feeney David Fraley Bill LaBrie Matthew Mapes NATIONAL ADV. COMMITTEE Dino De Concini Sandy Gibson David Gonzales, U S Marshal Nancy Hendrich Rev. Rebecca McClain Kellieann P. Miley Joni Sledge ADVISORY COMMITTEE Francisco J. Alatorre, PhD Crim. Justice Rich Bauer - United Phx. Fire Kirk Baxter Peggy Bilsten Steve Church, Pres. Avnet ,Inc Gina Clark Jim Colletti Jack Fields Heidi Fogelsong Terry Goddard, former AZ Atty. Gen. Phil Gordon, former Phx. Mayor John W. Graham David Howell Billie Jo Herberger Gail L. Jacobs, PhD, Supt. of Ed., ADJC Scott Jacobson Paul Johnson JoEllen Lynn Tony Mc Lain Rose Mofford, former AZ Gov. Kathy Munson Bridget Pettis, WMBA Star Derrick Platt, PhD, Psyc /Juv. Justice RJ Shannon Tom Simplot, Phx. City Council Brenda Sperduti Kim Sterling-Heflin Thelda Williams, Phx. City Council Paul Winslow Gerald Richards,III

What a year! Release the Fear experienced many remarkable changes in 2012. One highlight was the start of a new summer camp named Discover U. The camp offered anti- bullying workshops and holistic approaches to wellness, through healthy diet lessons and fitness of mind, body, and spirit activities. Our kids were also introduced to yoga breathing techniques, which helped them learn to calm themselves and maximize their brain potential. Discover U camp's supportive environment encouraged our kids to discover their authentic selves, to be present, focused, peaceful, and happy in their lives. During the Fall of 2012, three companies and two individuals came together to provide Release the Fear's beautiful space with the cool comfort of air conditioning. Peterson & Associates, Sigler Wholesale Distributing, Commercial Air, Inc. and Sheryl and Brian Spark, donated their time, supplies, and labor because of their belief in our work in the community we serve. In our newly refurbished gallery, we are now able to display and sell the paintings created during our three day workshops. The children are pleased and proud that their paintings are being sold, and that the profits are used to buy canvases and tools for future workshops. In November, we celebrated our 16th year of service to Arizona's youth with a gathering of new and longtime supporters. We honored these individuals and companies for their commitment and dedication in helping RTF empower more children through our programs. Without these generous benefactors, our programs would not have positively affected 790 youth in 2012. The leadership of Rebecca Vallicana has continued to inspire our advisory board to strive to meet RTF's goal of giving every child a chance to have hope and to make good life choices. Our CEO and founder, Robert Miley, is a loyal and devoted community advocate. He partners with other community-service groups to develop responsive and effective programs. He dedicates his whole heart to giving others the opportunity to understand and respect our diverse communities of Arizona. We are blessed. Most Sincerely,

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Robert J. Miley, CEO/Founder

602 818-6959 332 West Lynwood Street Phoenix, Arizona 85003 info@releasethefear.org www.releasethefear.org

Countering the effects of violence in our communities by turning fear, anger, and hate into acceptance, hope, and self empowerment. Release the Fear is a 501 c (3) FED ID # 86-1040579

Rossana Gatlin Release the Fear, Inc. Board Chair


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hat: Release the Fear, is a non-profit health and human services organization, teaches Arizona’s youth the life skills needed to combat the effects of peer pressure, bullying, abuse and violence in our society and learn to make better life choices. Release the Fear has worked with thousands of at-risk youth in Arizona to decrease the enticement of gang involvement by offering experiential programs that help reverse the paralyzing effects of fear and diminished self-worth. Our programs encourage youth to explore safe and healthy lifestyles and to overcome disabilities through the development of leadership and social skills through evidence-based curriculum meeting Arizona education standards.

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ow: These programs stimulate whole-brain thinking and develop metacognitive thought processing by utilizing new applied-knowledge teaching methods. These programs demonstrate options that awaken a creative consciousness and expose the unlimited potential of critical thinking and problem solving to help participants develop better cognitive behavioral skills Our trained facilitators guide participants through interactive creative activities and analytically explore the connectedness to their lives. Release the Fear utilizes inquiry-based learning experiences. Inquiry-based learning is an educational practice where the teacher/facilitator uses controlled questioning to serve as a learning guide in order to move students toward new understandings. Educational research shows that student retention increases when new learning is discovered through inquiry practices, as the student is able to take ownership of these findings. The teacher/facilitator must act as guide while being an expert questioner, thinking of the end objective at all times and posing questions to allow students to reach objectives on their own. When this is done, students are able to create new experiences which connect and build on their applied knowledge and personal life goals. Without these essential life skills, the still-maturing minds of detained youth view their future as bleak with no hope for a “normal” life.

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pproach: Through experiential programs, we encourage participants to develop valuable core life skills, better critical problem solving, and a healthy sense of understanding self and others. Through the RTF programs, participants discover that anything is possible, that they have a purpose in life, and why they matter to the world, to the community, and most of all to themselves.

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ransformation: The Maricopa County Juvenile Probation Office released a 2010 report demonstrating the value of Inside Out: Bridging Possibilities workshops on their juvenile population. Thirty percent of incarcerated youth recidivate—meaning three out of ten will again find themselves in conflict with law and society and back behind bars. For the incarcerated youth who participated in just one Release the Fear workshop, that recidivism figure dropped by 23 percent. For those who were able to benefit from multiple workshops, it dropped by 46 percent— nearly half. That is an impressive impact on any child’s future. Release the Fear, Inc. has worked with youth in Arizona and internationally, in such places as Guam and El Salvador, instilling positive life changes for thousands.

Each day Empowering and Inspiring Kids to make better life choices. 302 West Monroe Street Phoenix, Arizona Mailing ~332 West Lynwood Street Phoenix Arizona 602-818-6959 ~ info@releasethefear.org ~ www.releasethefear.org


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2012 Release the Fear Supporters Paul F. Shoen Foundation Herberger Foundation Maricopa County Attorney’s Office AVNET J. W. Kieckhefer Foundation Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections Boeing Employees Community Fund of Mesa Cox Charities Kemper & Ethel Marley Foundation Margaret T. Morris Foundation State Farm Summer Youth Program Fund Thunderbird Charities Wells Fargo Foundation Michael & Cindy Watts Craig & Connie Weatherup Karen Fernow Kroger-Fry’s Food Stores Shelly Forstrom Maricopa County Sheriff Office Penny Odonnell Steven Church Sundt Foundation United Phoenix Firefighters Association Barbara Cates Delwyn Worthington Jack Fields, III Munson Family Trust LaBelle Forstrom A special thank you to Peterson & Associates, Sigler Distributing, Commercial Air, Inc. and Sheryl and Brian Spark, donated their time, supplies, and labor because of their belief in our work in the community we serve.

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Action Wines Anthony Di Rienzi Arthur Martori Blair Schweiger Bobbi Kiese Brad Gilbertson Candyce McCaslin Carolyn Leonard Chris & Mitra Katechis D. Platt Debra Wallace Donald & Virginia Maxwell Donna Reiner Edward Lebow & Vivian Spiegelman Elizabeth Grajales & Joel Frey Fatimah Hamlin Gerald Murphy Ira & Cheryl Gaines Jacquie Kalinowski Jared & Michelle Van Arsdale Joan Kelchner & Jim Trocki Johnny Palacio Judith Guilds Kevin & Khris Stafford Leslie & Jon Zoltan Linda Moser Lori Bruggeman Mark & Lois Francis Mary Wolters Melissa Lopez Michelle & William Brown Monica Nies Patti Jupiter Rebecca Villicana & Tim McCluskey Rex Gulbranson Richard Harding Richard Naimark Robert Miley Rosalie Presseller Rossana Gatlin Roxanne Hamilton Sue Martori Terri Rundle Wendy Drew William Hendrich


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RELEASE THE FEAR, INC

2012 ANNUAL REPORT 16 YEARS IN THE MAKING

DISCOVERING THE POWER OF WHOLE BRAIN THINKING . KEY RESULTS

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TURNING PAIN INTO POSSIBILITIES, POSSIBILITIES INTO PURPOSE. . . FOR A BRIGHTER TOMORROW© 302 West Monroe Street Phoenix, Arizona Mailing ~332 West Lynwood Street Phoenix Arizona 602-818-6959 ~ info@releasethefear.org ~ www.releasethefear.org


Advisory Board member Bridget Pettis, WMBA Star, Drawing and sharing her Memory -Fears - Hopes and Dreams With the Girl at Black Canyon Detention Center


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harles Flanagan has said, “The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

(ADJC) has a longstanding and positive working relationship with Release the Fear. The youth adjudicated to us often have a range of issues to address, including delinquency, substance abuse and dependence, mental health, and trauma. Release the Fear workshops, held at ADJC several times per year, provide a safe place where the youth can be honest and open about their behavioral problems. The workshops take place over a number of days and a large number of youth have been served for several years through this program. Dedicated facilitators assist youth in developing the life skills needed to address the life issues they face, including peer pressure, gang involvement, bullying, abuse, and violence. The value of this powerful program is that it reinforces, in a relaxed and non-judgmental fashion, the treatment interventions that our youth receive while they are with us in secure care. Consequently, all interventions, including those provided by Release the Fear, add to a youth’s ability to successfully transition to the community with transferable skills. ADJC is appreciative of this program and hope that our youth continue to benefit from the workshops.�

Charles Flanagan, Director Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections


. Pre / Post Survey Results of 790 Participants a 35.55% Increase from 2011 RELEASE THE FEAR, Inc. RELEASE THE FEAR 2007 ~ 2012 KEY SURVEY QUESTION PERCENTAGES & TOTAL SERVED - SIX YEARS RUNNING RELEASE THE FEAR 2012 OVERALL PERCENTAGES Pre/Post Survey Results 790 Students (38 PB Workshops, 3 Discover U Summer Camps, 6 PRC Cultural Workshops) Male 62.7% Female 37.3% – Youth Ages 9-20 84.32% discovered something new about themselves 89.76% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 61.73% compared to Post 77.85% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 88.49% compared to Post 96.46% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 83.56% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 86.95% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied. RELEASE THE FEAR 2011 Served 583 Students RTF Pre/Post Survey Results of 32 Bridging Possibilities Workshops Male 68.3% Female 31.7% – Youth Ages 9-17 85.3% discovered something new about themselves 93.7% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 59.4% compared to Post 78.6% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 84.9% compared to Post 97.5% realized that they can make their dreams a reality . RELEASE THE FEAR 2010 Served 540 2010 RTF Pre/Post Survey Results of (29 IO-PB Workshops) Female 31.5% – Male 68.5% – Youth Ages 11-17 92.5% discovered something new about themselves 93.5% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 57.6% compared to Post 73.2% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 91.8% compared to Post 99.6% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. RELEASE THE FEAR 2009 Served 615 2009 RTF Pre/Post Results 36% Female – 64% Male – Youth Ages 10 – 17 and 15 Adults 95% discovered something new about themselves. 93% discovered something new about their classmates and friends. Pre 58% compared to Post 76% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 54% compared to Post 71% realized their dreams can be a part of their reality. RELEASE THE FEAR 2008 Served 488 2008 RTF Pre/Post Survey Results 53% Female - 47% Males -Youth Ages 10 - 21 89% Discovered something new about themselves 90% Discovered something new about their classmates and friends. Pre 53% compared to Post 70 % Realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 44 % compared to Post 75 % Participants realized their dreams are part of their reality. RELEASE THE FEAR 2007 Served 400 2007 RTF Pre/Post Survey Results 63% Female - 37% Males -Youth Ages10 - 21 78% Discovered something new in the workshop. 81% Discovered something new about classmates/friends. Pre 44.9% compared to Post 75.1% Realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 64 % compared to Post 97.1% Participants realized their dreams are part of their reality


RELEASE THE FEAR 2012

Pre / Post Survey Results of 790 Partisapants 35.55% Increase from 2011

OVERALL PERCENTAGES 790 Students (38 PB Workshops, 3 Discover U Summer Camps, 6 PRC Cultural Workshops) Male 62.7% Female 37.3% – Youth Ages 9-20 84.32% discovered something new about themselves 89.76% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 61.73% compared to Post 77.85% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 88.49% compared to Post 96.46% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 83.56% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 86.95% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied. Lower Buckeye – 109 students Adobe Mountain – 118 Students Florence Crittenton – 72 Students New Leaf – 59 Students Black Canyon – 55 Students Larry Kennedy Elementary – 42 Students ADJC Transition Program – 42 Students Genesis Academy – 49 Students U-Turn – 39 Students Heard Elementary School – 36 Students Excelencia Elementary School – 33 Students Discover U Summer Camp – 89 Students PRC Cultural Diversity – 47 Students


Individual Workshop Percentages 1. January 14-16 2012 New Leaf Workshop Results 14 Students (1 IO-PB Workshops) Male 100% Female 0% – Youth Ages 12-17 64% discovered something new about themselves 86% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 46% compared to Post 79% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 85% compared to Post 93% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 86% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 100% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied. 2. January 17-20 2012 Heard Elementary Workshop Results 17 Students (1 IO-PB Workshops) Male 38% Female 62% – Youth Ages 12-15 93% discovered something new about themselves 100% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 63% compared to Post 53% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 94% compared to Post 100% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 93% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 100% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied. 3. January 25-27 2012 Lower Buckeye Workshop Results 15 Students (2 IO-PB Workshops) Male 100% Female 0% – Youth Ages 15-17 100% discovered something new about themselves 100% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 67% compared to Post 80% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 80% compared to Post 100% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 80% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 93% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied. 4. February 18-20 2012 U-Turn Workshop Results 20 Students (1 IO-PB Workshops) Male 100% Female 0% – Youth Ages 14-15 100% discovered something new about themselves 95% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 60% compared to Post 95% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 90% compared to Post 100% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 80% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 85% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied. 5. February 22-24 2012 Florence Crittenton Workshop Results 22 Students (1 IO-PB Workshops) Male 0% Female 100% – Youth Ages 14-17 86% discovered something new about themselves 81% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 74% compared to Post 95% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 95% compared to Post 90% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 93% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 100% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied. 6. February 27- Mar 1,2 2012 Lower Buckeye Workshop Results 17 Students (2 IO-PB Workshops) Male 100% Female 0% – Youth Ages 15-17 100% discovered something new about themselves 100% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 82% compared to Post 100% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 100% compared to Post 100% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 94% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 100% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied. 7. March 21-23 2012 Adobe Mountain Unit: Hope Workshop Results 23 Students (1 IO-PB Workshops) Male 100% Female 0% – Youth Ages 15-17 75% discovered something new about themselves 75% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 57% compared to Post 63% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 96% compared to Post 96% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 75% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 71% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied.


8. March 21-23 2012 Adobe Mountain Unit: Enterprise Workshop Results 19 Students (1 IO-PB Workshops) Male 100% Female 0% – Youth Ages 15-17 89% discovered something new about themselves 79% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 74% compared to Post 95% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 80% compared to Post 100% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 68% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 89% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied. 9. April 6-8 2012 New Leaf – Allison Petterson Residency Workshop Results 15 Students (1 IO-PB Workshops) Male 100% Female 0% – Youth Ages 14-17 80% discovered something new about themselves 80% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 73 % compared to Post 93% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 100% compared to Post 100% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 87% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 93% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied. 10. April 17-19 2012 Genesis Academy School Workshop Results 18 Students (1 IO-PB Workshops) Male 67% Female 33% – Youth Ages 14-20 100% discovered something new about themselves 100% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 22% compared to Post 60% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 100% compared to Post 100% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 93% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 87% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied. 11. April 24-26 2012 Lower Buckeye Workshop Results 16 Students (2 IO-PB Workshops) Male 100% Female 0% – Youth Ages 16-17 93% discovered something new about themselves 93% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 50% compared to Post 93% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 94% compared to Post 100% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 93% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 93% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied. 12. May 1-3 2012 Excelencia Elementary School Workshop Results 16 Students (1 IO-PB Workshops) Male 56% Female 44% – Youth Ages 12-13 100% discovered something new about themselves 93% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 56% compared to Post 64% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 100% compared to Post 100% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 93% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 71% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied. 13. May 1-3 2012 Excelencia Elementary School Workshop Results 17 Students (1 IO-PB Workshops) Male 59% Female 41% – Youth Ages 12-14 94% discovered something new about themselves 94% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 88% compared to Post 76% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 94% compared to Post 100% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 88% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 94% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied. 14. May 8-10 2012 Larry Kennedy Elementary School Workshop Results 16 Students (1 IO-PB Workshops) Male 50% Female 50% – Youth Ages 11-13 71% discovered something new about themselves 86% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 44% compared to Post 57% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 75% compared to Post 86% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 79% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 71% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied.


15. May 15-18 2012 Lower Buckeye Workshop Results 14 Students (2 IO-PB Workshops) Male 100% Female 0% – Youth Ages 15-17 92% discovered something new about themselves 92% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 55% compared to Post 67% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 100% compared to Post 100% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 100% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 92% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied. 16. May 20-22 2012 Heard Elementary School Workshop Results 19 Students (1 IO-PB Workshops) Male 42% Female 58% – Youth Ages 11-15 100% discovered something new about themselves 100% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 79% compared to Post 82% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 95% compared to Post 94% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 100% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 88% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied. 17. June 5-7 2012 Florence Crittenton Workshop Results 19 Students (1 IO-PB Workshops) Male 0% Female 100% – Youth Ages 13-17 100% discovered something new about themselves 100% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 84% compared to Post 89% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 89% compared to Post 100% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 84% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 95% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied. 18. June 12-14 2012 New Leaf Workshop Results 15 Students (1 IO-PB Workshops) Male 100% Female 0% – Youth Ages 13-17 67% discovered something new about themselves 67% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 67% compared to Post 80% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 93% compared to Post 100% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 80% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 93% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied. 19. June 19-21 2012 Adobe Mountain Unit:Genesis Workshop Results 15 Students (1 IO-PB Workshops) Male 100% Female 0% – Youth Ages 15-17 93% discovered something new about themselves 100% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 67% compared to Post 74% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 100% compared to Post 100% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 100% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 93% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied. 20. June 19-21 2012 Black Canyon Unit: Yemaya and Isis Workshop Results 20 Students (1 IO-PB Workshops) Male 0% Female 100% – Youth Ages 14-17 93% discovered something new about themselves 93% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 75% compared to Post 100% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 90% compared to Post 100% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 64% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 80% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied. 21. June 26-28 2012 Adobe Mountain Unit: Journey Workshop Results 11 Students (1 IO-PB Workshops) Male 100% Female 0% – Youth Ages 15-17 82% discovered something new about themselves 82% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 82% compared to Post 91% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 82% compared to Post 100% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 91% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 91% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied.


22. June 26-28 2012 Adobe Mountain Unit: Nova Workshop Results 14 Students (1 IO-PB Workshops) Male 100% Female 0% – Youth Ages 12-17 60% discovered something new about themselves 100% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 50% compared to Post 70% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 86% compared to Post 100% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 40% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 80% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied. 23. September 1-3 2012 Alison Peterson House Workshop Results 12 Students (1 IO-PB Workshops) Male 100% Female 0% – Youth Ages 14-17 83% discovered something new about themselves 92% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 62% compared to Post 42% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 100% compared to Post 100% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 83% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 100% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied. 24. September 1-3 2012 U-Turn Workshop Results 19 Students (1 IO-PB Workshops) Male 100% Female 0% – Youth Ages 14-17 63% discovered something new about themselves 63% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 58% compared to Post 73% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 100% compared to Post 89% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 84% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 74% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied. 25. September 4-6 2012 Lower Buckeye Workshop Results 17 Students (1 IO-PB Workshops) Male 100% Female 0% – Youth Ages 15-17 88% discovered something new about themselves 100% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 47% compared to Post 53% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 100% compared to Post 100% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 94% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 94% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied. 26. September 25-27 2012 Adobe Mountain Unit: Genesis Workshop Results 9 Students (1 IO-PB Workshops) Male 100% Female 0% – Youth Ages 14-17 64% discovered something new about themselves 73% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 89% compared to Post 73% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 89% compared to Post 82% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 91% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 100% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied. 27. September 25-27 2012 Adobe Mountain Unit: Triumph Workshop Results 13 Students (1 IO-PB Workshops) Male 100% Female 0% – Youth Ages 14-17 69% discovered something new about themselves 85% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 33% compared to Post 69% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 83% compared to Post 80% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 76% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 84% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied. 28. October 1-3 2012 Black Canyon Unit: Yemaya Workshop Results 14 Students (1 IO-PB Workshops) Male 0% Female 100% – Youth Ages 15-17 89% discovered something new about themselves 100% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 85% compared to Post 100% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 100% compared to Post 100% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 78% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 100% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied.


29. October 9-11 2012 Lower Buckeye Workshop Results 14 Students (2 IO-PB Workshops) Male 100% Female 0% – Youth Ages 15-17 100% discovered something new about themselves 100% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 86% compared to Post 93% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 100% compared to Post 100% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 92% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 100% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied. 30. October 19-21 2012 ADJC Transitional Program Workshop Results 13 Students (1 IO-PB Workshops) Male 84% Female 16% – Youth Ages 16-17 55% discovered something new about themselves 64% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 46% compared to Post 64% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 69% compared to Post 91% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 45% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 64% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied. 31. November 27-29 2012 Genesis Workshop Results 22 Students (1 IO-PB Workshops) Male 50% Female 50% – Youth Ages 14-21 94% discovered something new about themselves 100% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 45% compared to Post 76% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 95% compared to Post 94% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 100% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 88% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied. 32. December 4-6 2012 Florence Crittenton Workshop Results 31 Students (1 IO-PB Workshops) Male 0% Female 100% – Youth Ages 14-17 96% discovered something new about themselves 91% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 77% compared to Post 96% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 97% compared to Post 100% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 96% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 91% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied. 33. December 4-6 2012 Larry Kennedy School Workshop Results 26 Students (1 IO-PB Workshops) Male 62% Female 38% – Youth Ages 11-15 88% discovered something new about themselves 100% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 81% compared to Post 79% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 85% compared to Post 100% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 96% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 92% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied. 34. December 11-13 2012 Lower Buckeye Jail Workshop Results 16 Students (2 IO-PB Workshops) Male 62% Female 0% – Youth Ages 15-17 100% discovered something new about themselves 93% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 38% compared to Post 80% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 75% compared to Post 93% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 100% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 97% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied. 35. December 15-16 2012 Transitional ADJC AM Workshop Results 14 Students (1 IO-PB Workshops) Male 100% Female 0% – Youth Ages 15-17 90% discovered something new about themselves 100% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 77% compared to Post 100% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 59% compared to Post 100% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 90% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 90% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bull


Working as a team to reflect on what tools they have learned in workshop, that will help them in their life.


36. December 15-16 2012 Transitional ADJC PM Workshop Results 13 Students (1 IO-PB Workshops) Male 93% Female 7% – Youth Ages 16-17 80% discovered something new about themselves 100% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 86% compared to Post 90% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 86% compared to Post 100% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 80% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 90% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied. 37. December 26-28 2012 Adobe Mountain Unit: Challenger Juvenile Facility Workshop Results 23 Students (1 IO-PB Workshops) Male 100% Female 0% – Youth Ages 15-17 65% discovered something new about themselves 97% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 35% compared to Post 82% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 91% compared to Post 97% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 69% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 74% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied. 38. December 26-28 2012 Black Canyon Unit: Isis Juvenile Facility Workshop Results 21 Students (1 IO-PB Workshops) Male 0% Female 100% – Youth Ages 13-17 62% discovered something new about themselves 86% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 56% compared to Post 90% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 83% compared to Post 100% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 81% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 95% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied.

When I see myself in the mirror I see insecure pain, my unhealed scars Just see a lot of my unspoken words… But I also see all my inner Beauty that I never let myself believe I really have. I really don’t like seeing myself in the mirror because that’s when I really get to know myself more and I see the true hurt me and I see all the tears I never shared with nobody because I always keep my feelings deep inside. I don’t like letting people see even know my true inner feelings I think that when people see you straight in the eyes that’s the real person and you could tell everything by looking into someone’s eyes.

Maggie Female Age: 17 Black Canyon Juvenile Facility


Discover

U Summer Camp

July - August 2012

RELEASE THE FEAR Discover U Summer Camp 2012 RTF Pre/Post Survey Results OVERALL PERCENTAGES 89 Students (3 Summer Camps) Male 39% Female 71% – Youth Ages 9-17 79.7% discovered something new about themselves 80.0% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 33.7% compared to Post 61.0% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 74.5% compared to Post 96.7% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 82% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 70.3% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied. Pre 46% compared to Post 64.7% feel that they can Relax and Breathe All the Time. Pre 48.3% compared to Post 56.7% eat fruits and vegetables and drink water daily. Pre 76% compared to Post 89.7% like how they feel after exercise. Larry Kennedy School – 29 Students Tumbleweeds Casa de Sueno– 27 Students Florence Crittenton – 33 Students


July 16-19 2012 Larry Kennedy School Workshop Results 29 Students (1 Summer Camp) Male 21% Female 79% – Youth Ages 9-14 92% discovered something new about themselves 77% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 39% compared to Post 73% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 75% compared to Post 100% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 96% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 92% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied. Pre 61% compared to Post 77% feel that they can Relax and Breathe All the Time. Pre 39% compared to Post 58% eat fruits and vegetables and drink water daily. Pre 71% compared to Post 88% like how they feel after exercise.

July 22-25 2012 Tumbleweeds Casa de Sueno Workshop Results 27 Students (1 Summer Camp) Male 78% Female 22% – Youth Ages 14-17 73% discovered something new about themselves 74% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 17% compared to Post 43% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 61% compared to Post 97% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 83% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 38% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied. Pre 44% compared to Post 87% feel that they can Relax and Breathe All the Time. Pre 70% compared to Post 79% eat fruits and vegetables and drink water daily. Pre 87% compared to Post 100% like how they feel after exercise.

July 30-Aug 2 2012 Florence Crittenton Workshop Results 33 Students (1 Summer Camp) Male 0% Female 100% – Youth Ages 12-17 74% discovered something new about themselves 89% discovered something new about classmates and friends. Pre 45% compared to Post 67% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 88% compared to Post 93% realized that they can make their dreams a reality. 67% learned something to help them deal with bullying. 81% stated that they would do something if they saw someone being bullied. Pre 33% compared to Post 30% feel that they can Relax and Breathe All the Time. Pre 36% compared to Post 33% eat fruits and vegetables and drink water daily. Pre 70% compared to Post 81% like how they feel after exercise.


KENNEDY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2702 E. OSBORN P H O E N I X, A Z 8 5 0 1 6

June, 31, 2012 Robert Miley, We would like to thank Robert Miley and the Discover U Summer camp for providing 30 students from Larry C. Kennedy the opportunity to participate in this unique summer opportunity. The 30 students participated in Zumba, Yoga, Release the Fear, nutrition and Primal Fitness for four hours and four consecutive days. The first day the students were nervous and not sure what to expect. By the middle of the day the students were excited and could not wait for the next activity. In the office we had some students that wanted to register due to the participants telling their peers about the program. Unfortunately since we were full we could not accept more members. The students showed up early the next 3 days as they could not wait for the program to begin. When the program was over the students did not want it to end. They asked if they could participate at the other schools. In Zumba and Yoga students learned proper techniques to help them concentrate. With Release the Fear students learned how to overcome fears in their life and deal with problems that they are faced with. The nutrition program provided the students with opportunities to make their own healthy foods using ingredients that they might not normally use in their meals. Finally the Primal Fitness activity students participated in fitness activities using tires and their own bodies. Students learned they do not need to go to a gym or use weights to be in good shape and stay healthy. Many families and students have already asked if we can get the program back next year and our hope is we can continue a great relationship with Robert Miley and Release the Fear and provide this opportunity again for our students. The students at Larry C. Kennedy are fortunate to have wonderful donors and the Release the Fear organization bring this summer camp to our students. Once again thank you for this opportunity and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at Larry C. Kennedy School. Sincerely,

Andy Gutierrez Andy Gutierrez Principal Larry C. Kennedy School agutierrez@creightonschools.org (602)381-6180


Robert and All at Release the Fear and their Supporters,

A cordial hello to you from the kids at Tumbleweed-Willetta. We are grateful to you for all of the things we learned like the yoga classes, the importance of exercise, how to eat healthy, how much water you can and should drink, and how many times one should eat each day. When we go to the store and buy we should look at the calorie, fiber and vitamin counts. When we eat pizza, we should follow it with a walk that lasts 1 hour and 10 minutes. We remember the man that taught us how to exercise, fight for our goals and believe that we can meet them. We give you great thanks because you taught us the colors of music. For life, we learned that when something goes wrong (comes out or turns out to be wrong) that time will yield something good. Always imagine, it will serve the things in the future (it will make things in the future smoother). Thank You.

D.D.L

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J-J-C

R.G.P. R-M

A.V.C.

P-R


Release the Fear "Monte in May" 2012 Fundraiser @ Garden ed square as ticket to enter and made this masterpiece


Phoenix Revitalization Corp. 2012 Overall Results Workshops on Diversity . .

6 Workshops 47 Students Male 12.8% Female 87.2% – Ages 9-69 Pre 74.7% compared to Post 77% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 21.3% compared to Post 33.3% Feel comfortable speaking in front of others All the Time. Pre 41% compared to Post 59% Would like to get know people that are Totally Different from Me. Pre 22% compared to Post 20% See theirself as a Leader. Pre 17% compared to Post 16% Do Not Set their opinions (make my mind up) about how I feel about people first time I meet them. Pre 33% compared to Post 50.3% Feel comfortable making my own decisions even when dealing with peer pressure. Pre 17.7% compared to Post 28.7% Are not at all influenced by others opinions (how others feel) about people I meet Individual Workshop Results 1. September 29, 2012 1 and 2 of 6 Workshop Results 23 Students Male 14% Female 86% – Ages 10-69 Pre 76% compared to Post 78% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 24% compared to Post 39% Feel comfortable speaking in front of others All the Time. Pre 28% compared to Post 52% Would like to get know people that are Totally Different from Me. Pre 28% compared to Post 35% See theirself as a Leader. Pre 19% compared to Post 9% Do Not Set their opinions (make my mind up) about how I feel about people first time I meet them. Pre 42% compared to Post 48% Feel comfortable making my own decisions even when dealing with peer pressure. Pre 19% compared to Post 17% Are not at all influenced by others opinions (how others feel) about people I meet 2. October 14, 2012 3 and 4 of 6 Workshop Results 17 Students Male 82% Female 18% – Ages 9-52 Pre 76% compared to Post 67% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 12% compared to Post 33% Feel comfortable speaking in front of others All the Time. Pre 64% compared to Post 67% Would like to get know people that are Totally Different from Me. Pre 24% compared to Post 11% See theirself as a Leader. Pre 8% compared to Post 11% Do Not Set their opinions (make my mind up) about how I feel about people first time I meet them. Pre 29% compared to Post 45% Feel comfortable making my own decisions even when dealing with peer pressure. Pre 6% compared to Post 11% Are not at all influenced by others opinions (how others feel) about people I meet 3. December 1, 2012 5 and 6 of 6 Workshop Results 7 Students Male 0% Female 100% – Ages 12-40 Pre 72% compared to Post 86% realized that they are not alone in their fears. Pre 28% compared to Post 28% Feel comfortable speaking in front of others All the Time. Pre 28% compared to Post 58% Would like to get know people that are Totally Different from Me. Pre 14% compared to Post 14% See theirself as a Leader. Pre 14% compared to Post 28% Do Not Set their opinions (make my mind up) about how I feel about people first time I meet them. Pre 28% compared to Post 58% Feel comfortable making my own decisions even when dealing with peer pressure. Pre 28% compared to Post 58% Are not at all influenced by others opinions (how others feel) about people I meet


2012 Cash Inflows

Individual Contributions, 18,289.00

Corporate Contributions, 32,950.00

Fundraising Other, 5,639.00

In Kind, 133,200.00

Grants / Progam, 93,080.00

90,000.00 80,000.00 70,000.00 60,000.00 50,000.00 40,000.00

Total Progam Expenses

30,000.00 20,000.00

Total Fundraising Expenses

10,000.00 -

Total General and Administrative


202.37

400

82.13

Program Expenses

845.36

1135.47 33.08 537.23

3083.18 6,795.27

Bank and Merchant

4263.22 Auto Expense

448

Legal and Professional Program Development Workshop CoFacilitator Workshop Facilitator

14,489.00

48,350.03

Workshop Supplies Rent

400.00 845.58

202.38

108.22

Bank and Merchant Fundraising Costs Insurance

3,214.59

Miscellaneous 33.08

3147.9

Printing and Reproduction Legal and Professional Postage

34.91 1077.32

Rent

420.47 4363.22

Not included above - In Kind Contribution of Grant Writing expenses valued at $120,000.

Telephone, 202.41

Meals & Accounting, Bank and Entertainment, 400.00 Merchant, 260.31 130.05

Office Expenses, 1,017.11

Insurance, 997.21 Licenses, 10.00 Miscellaneous, 99.90

Rent, 6,316.66

Legal and Professional, 9,086.24

General and Administrative Postage, 6.68


Release The Fear, Inc Profit & Loss 2013 Projected Budget Ordinary Income/Expense Contributions Cash Income Total Income Gross Profit Expense Automobile Expense Bank Service Charges Credit Card Fees Dues and Subscriptions Equipment Rental Fund Raising Expenses Insurance Licenses and Permits Marketing Office Supplies Postage and Delivery Printing and Reproduction Professional Fees Program Development Rent Repairs Telephone Travel & Entertainment Workshop-Contract Labor Workshop-Facilitator Workshop-Supplies/Materials Total Expense Net Ordinary Income

202,120.00 202,120.00 202,120.00 3,353.33 225.00 30.00 6.00 225.00 2,500.00 3,040.00 10.00 1,600.00 2,550.00 500.00 1,100.00 18,974.04 4,775.00 600.00 150.00 800.00 175.00 43,626.67 63,546.67 18,285.00 166,071.71

36,048.29

Professional Services Contributed (In-Kind) Administration Grant Writing Internships Accounting Rent Total Professional Services Contributed (In-Kind) Total Contributions

35,000.00 20,000.00 9.600.00 1,200.00 12,000.00 77,800.00 279,920.00

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Automobile Expense

70,000.00 60,000.00 50,000.00 40,000.00 30,000.00 20,000.00 10,000.00 -

Rent

INKIND Rent

INKIND Accounting

INKIND Internship (2)

INKIND Administrative

INKIND Grant Writing

Workshop-‌

Workshop-Facilitator

Workshop-Contract Labor

Travel & Ent

Telephone

Repairs

FOUNDATIONS FUNDRAISING GOVERNMENT GRANTS

Program Development

Professional Fees

Postage and Delivery

Office Supplies

Marketing

Licenses and Permits

Government Grants Foundations Corporations Individuals Fundraising Miscellaneous Total Income

Insurance

Fund Raising Expenses

Equipment Rental

Dues and Subscriptions

Credit Card Fees

Bank Service Charges

. INCOME SOURCES .

42,120.00 87,500.00 43,500.00 14,000.00 9,000.00 6,000.00 202,120.00

100000

80000

60000

40000

20000

0 CORPORATIONS MISCELLANEOUS INDIVIDUAL CONTRITUBTIONS


THANK YOU All For making the last 16 years a successful journey The Kids & All of us at Release the Fear Thanks for Believing To the next 16. . .

302 West Monroe Phoenix, Arizona 85003 ~ www.releasethefear.org ~ 602 818 6959 Inspiring kids to make better life choices . . . TURNING PAIN INTO POSSIBILITIES,POSSIBILITIES INTO PURPOSE



Rtf 2012 anural report final publish may 16 2013