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TOMORROW’S LEADERS NYC

ANNUAL REPORT

2015-2016


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WHAT’S INSIDE Table of Contents……………....3 Spotlight……………………...4 Board of Directors & Staff……....5 Our Mission………………..….6 Our Programs………………....8 TLNYC Tournament…………….9 Academic Impact………….......10 Success Stories………………11 Financials…………………....12 Supporters……………….......13

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2015-2016

SPOTLIGHT FOUNDER IN THE NEWS TLNYC’s Founder and CEO, Oluwatoyin Ayanfodun, was listed as 1 of 20 inspiring African Americans that are impacting the world through social impact. http://bit.do/tlnycfounder

RECEIVED GRANT TO EXPAND After major successes in Brooklyn, TLNYC received a major grant from The Pinkerton Foundation to provide program services in The Bronx; a borough that was noted as having the highest number of overage students in New York City. http://bit.do/tlnycbronx

TLNYC IN THE NEWS A profile of TLNYC was featured in an NBC News article titled “Empowering Black Lives, One Step At A Time.” This article celebrated recipients of The Black Male Achievement Fellowship; an Echoing Green fellowship awarded to social entrepreneurs who run organizations all across the country that aim to solve the barriers black male populations encounter. http://bit.do/tlnycnbcnews

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FEATURED ON MEET THE LEADERS TLNYC’s Founder and CEO, Oluwatoyin Ayanfodun, was interviewed by Kerry Donovan of Meet the Leaders; a program that connects viewers to local leaders through insightful discussion on a wide variety of issues ranging from politics, business, the environment, arts, education, and more. http://bit.do/tlnycleaders


BOARD OF DIRECTORS & STAFF Board of Directors Ade Omotade, Board Chair Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships, IMPACCT Brooklyn Ade is the Development & Strategic Partnerships Director for IMPACCT Brooklyn. The organization develops and advocates for innovative affordable housing options for all. He has extensive experience in strategic planning, fundraising, and external relations. Ade joined the TLNYC board two years ago and is also actively engaged with iMentors and Community Board 14.

M.L. Robinson III, Vice Chair Ph.D. Student M.L. began his career with the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) in 2003 as a New York City Teaching Fellow corps member. Throughout his tenure with the NYCDOE, he has served in the capacity of master teacher, coach, mentor, public speaker, and principal-in-residence. M.L. is a graduate of the Summer Principals Academy (SPA), Columbia University, where he earned an Ed.M. in Educational Leadership. In addition, M.L. has earned an M.S.Ed. in Elementary Education from Pace University as well as a B.S. in Communications from Syracuse University. In May 2018, M.L. will receive an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Columbia University.

Marques E. Zak, Treasurer Northeast Region Finance Director, Frito-Lay North America Marques is a Finance Director for the Northeast Region of Frito-Lay North America. In this role, Marques partners with the region sales team to drive volume, profit, and share growth by managing trade investments and execution across key grocery, mass merchandising, and club customers. Since joining PepsiCo in 2010, Marques has worked across multiple PepsiCo business in Plano, TX and Atlanta, GA. Outside of his day-to-day responsibilities, he is also the PepsiCo lead for MBA and BBA Finance diversity recruiting. Before PepsiCo, Marques spent several years working in the Strategy and Operations practice of Deloitte Consulting. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in Business Administration from Morehouse College and holds an MBA from Cornell University. Furthermore, he is a Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.

Darryl Austin, Secretary Lawyer, Private Practice Darryl currently runs and operates his own practice in New York and New Jersey, where he focuses on handling Employment & Labor, Complex Litigation matters, and White Collar Defense. In addition to operating his practice, he also serves as Of Counsel at Eric S. Pennington, P.C. whose main practice areas concentrate on Complex Litigation with an emphasis on defending businesses, non-profit organizations, and government municipalities. Darryl has successfully defended Fortune 500 companies and government entities in litigation, in addition to the successful defense of individual clients and small businesses in their individual needs in both state and federal courts. Austin received his Juris Doctorate from Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Cum Laude, where he was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society. His Bachelor of Arts is from Ramapo College of New Jersey where he was a member of the men’s baseball team.

PROGRAM STAFF Oluwatoyin Ayanfodun – Founder and Executive Director Denicia Heywood – High School Success Coordinator Gabriela Valette – Program Coordinator Oluwatobi Ayanfodun – Marketing Consultant Julius C Jones – Operations Consultant


OURMISSION

To help over-age middle school students overcome social, emotional, and academic challenges to become positive and productive leaders of their community.

Our Values • • • • • •

Transparency Authentic Relationships Persistence Consistency Support system Patience

OUR VISION To work with our students from middle school all the way through their successful completion of high school.

HOW WE SERVE We provide our students with free services during both the school day program and after-school program that helps improve their course grades, leadership, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills. 6


OUR INTENDED IMPACT • Help our students increase their interpersonal, critical thinking, leadership, self-awareness, and academic skills; • Turn our students into advocates, role models, entrepreneurs, high school graduates, and agents of change around the world; • Guide our students towards the support they need to become college and career ready. 7


OURPROGRAMS WORK IN PROGRESS

Academic Support

Family Support/Advocacy

This program provides tutoring and homework assistance for 2-hours per day on Monday through Friday. If needed, the students can request Saturday sessions. We are flexible in our methods of tutoring as it is based on the comprehension level of each student.

TLNYC’s staff serves as liaisons between the schools and families of our students. TLNYC also host and provides family outings, parent workshops, and home visits.

CAREER DAY

Y.E.L.

Vocational Prep Through workshops, job site visits, field trips, and hands-on work with professionals, students are granted the opportunity to explore various career fields.

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ALL FOR ONE

Youth Empowerment Lesson This program consists of wellness and life skills classes, peer group sessions, and guest speaker appearances. Empowerment lessons range from etiquette skills, currents events, the entertainment industry, different cultures, and the effects of positive and negative imagery presented in the media.

GUIDE THE YOUTH

Mentoring This program includes one-on-one or group meetings that pair students with volunteer mentors. Our mentors help students develop interpersonal, critical thinking, and leadership skills through authentic relationships.

TLNYC GIVES BACK

Community Service In collaboration with schools, businesses, and various communitybased organizations, students are awarded the opportunity to have a positive impact in their community. Projects includes, but are not limited to, working with Meals on Wheels, community gardening, neighborhood cleanups, and serving food at local soup kitchens.


TLNYCTOURNAMENT

Created to help improve school attendance for middle school youth in participating schools, the Tomorrow’s Leaders NYC (TLNYC) Invitational Basketball Tournament was also created to: • • •

Foster an environment dedicated to teamwork and positivity through mentorship; Decrease youth arrest/crimes during the hours of 3 pm and 7 pm; and, Boost community-to-school engagement with a particular focus on involving family involvement.

Featuring 11 different Brooklyn, NY middle schools during its first two installments, the TLNYC Invitational has prompted significant attendance improvements at the following participating schools: • • • • • • • • • • •

Eagle Academy for Young Men, Mott Hall Bridges Academy, M.S. 126, Spring Creek Community School, Invictus Prep Charter School, I.S. 383, P.S. 282, P.S. 284, Satellite West, I.S. 218, and Frederick Douglass Academy IV. 9


ACADEMICIMPACT

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MIDDLE SCHOOLS SERVED SINCE 2011

70%

STUDENTS IMPROVED THEIR GRADE POINT AVERAGE IN 2015-2016

100%

47%

53%

GRADE LEVEL PROMOTION IN 2015-2016 OF THE 75 STUDENTS ENROLLED IN 2015-2016, 40 WERE GIRLS AND 35 WERE BOYS

75%

STUDENTS INCREASED THEIR SCHOOL ATTENDANCE WHILE ENROLLED IN TLNYC

100%

ELIGIBLE STUDENTS GRADUATED MIDDLE SCHOOL IN 2015-2016

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SUCCESSSTORIES Heading to college Fall 2017, Nechelle is the definition of a success story as she was once 14-years-old in the 7th grade. With help from Tomorrow's Leaders mixed with hard work and dedication, Nechelle has moved from being considered as a student who was most likely to drop-out due to socioemotional and academic issues to a student whose grades point average increased almost 30-points to hit a whopping 90% in a year. Nechelle is proud to now be recognized as one of the top students in her high school as she went from being held back twice to being able to graduate with her age-mates in June 2017.

Nechelle Clinkscales When Jaquan met Tomorrow’s Leaders, he was trying to work through his 8thgrade year in middle school as he was already over-age. Through the mentorship and support of TLNYC, Jaquan was able to successfully graduate from middle school and enroll into Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn, NY where he was named “All City Basketball Performer" during the 2014-2015 season. Jaquan is currently enrolled at Trinity Valley Community College and will be enrolling at the University of Nevada - Las Vegas, where he will playing for the Running Rebels; a Division 1 Men's College Basketball Team.

Jaquan Lightfoot Deanna enrolled into Tomorrow’s Leaders as a 15-year-old 8th-grader who had been previously held back twice. Plagued with thoughts of self-harm due to insecurity issues, TLNYC worked with Deanna to help her conquer her insecurities while giving her the tools needed to become successful at her coursework. Deanna is currently in the 11th-grade, holds a 90% overall grade point average, and was awarded the Borough President Award for Academic Achievement. With such dramatic progress, Deanna currently serves as a TLNYC Program Spokesperson.

Deanna Wallace


2015-2016

FINANCIALS § Foundations and Contributions $162,300

§ Program $55,000

§ In-Kind REVENUE ANALYSIS

$50,000

§ Individual and Board $6,000

§ Fundraising Events $2,000

Total: $275,300

§ Personnel $85,000

EXPENSE ANALYSIS

§ Program $50,000

§ Administrative $11,800

Total: $146,800

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2015-2016 SUPPORTERS THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY Brooklyn College Brooklyn Frontiers High School Citizens Committee for NYC East NY Farms Echoing Green I.S. 218 Lisette Nieves Medgar Evers College NY Department of Education The Pinkerton Foundation York College

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