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TOMORROW’S LEADERS NYC

370 Fountain Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11208 Phone: 347.304.0863 E-mail: info@tlnyc.org

2016-2017

ANNUAL REPORT


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TRULY EPIC

SCHOOL YEAR

AS WE CLOSE OUT THE 2016 - 2017 SCHOOL YEAR, I MUST SAY THAT I AM TRULY HUMBLED BY THIS YEAR’S SUCCESS. WATCHING STUDENTS GROW INTO LEADERS HAS BEEN THE JOY OF A LIFETIME AND WE - THE TLNYC STAFF AND COMMUNITY THAT SUPPORTS STUDENTS FROM THIS SPECIAL POPULATION - ARE TRULY PROUD THAT OUR SUPPORT HELPS STUDENTS FIND THEIR VOICE AND BECOME TOMORROW’S LEADERS. AS WE PREPARE FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR, I AM REMINDED OF A LEADERSHIP QUOTE THAT WE TEACH OUR STUDENTS. THE LATE MAYA ANGELOU ONCE SAID “IF YOU ARE ALWAYS TRYING TO BE NORMAL, YOU WILL NEVER KNOW HOW AMAZING YOU CAN BE” TO OUR PAST AND PRESENT LEADERS, CONTINUE TO STRIVE FOR GREATNESS. YOUR DREAMS AND GOALS ARE ONE A+ AWAY. TO THE SUPPORTERS OF OUR LEADERS, LEADERSHIP IS TRULY ABOUT USING YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND BACKGROUND TO HELP OTHERS FIND THEIR VOICE. CONTINUE TO SHINE. NEVER STOP BEING GREAT. WITH THOUGHTS OF LEADERSHIP, OLUWATOYIN AYANFODUN FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR


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CONTENTS A MESSAGE FROM THE FOUNDER

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND STAFF

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PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT

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OUR MISSION

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OUR PROGRAM

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PROGRAM IMPACT

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SUCCESS STORIES

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FINANCIALS

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SUPPORTERS

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Board of Directors Adekunle Omotade, Board Chair

Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships, IMPACCT Brooklyn Ade is the Development & Strategic Partnerships Director for IMPACCT Brooklyn; a organization that 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 three years ago and is also actively engaged with iMentor and Community Board 14. Ade obtained a BA in Political Science and Communications from Queens College and holds a MPA in Nonprofit Management from Baruch College.

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, he 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. Outside of his day-to-day responsibilities, Marques is also the PepsiCo lead for MBA and BBA Finance diversity recruiting. Marques graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in Business Administration from Morehouse College and holds an MBA from Cornell University. Furthermore, he is also 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. 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 Wof 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 Jones, Operations Consultant


2016-2017

SPOTLIGHT

FOUNDER IN THE NEWS TLNYC’s Founder and Executive Director, Oluwatoyin Ayanfodun, was profiled in Huffington Post article entitled “Oluwatoyin Ayanfodun Founded Tomorrow’s Leaders To Support Today’s Students.” HTTPS://TLNYC.ORG/HUFFINGTON-FEATURE/ ---

TLNYC STUDENTS FEATURED IN LINKEDIN SPOTLIGHT Detailing a story of hard work and dedication, three (3) TLNYC Alumni were featured in an article by Grace Zimmerly entitled “How 3 Brooklyn students helped each other triumph.” HTTPS://TLNYC.ORG/WORKING-TOGETHER/ ---

TLNYC FEATURED IN FORBES Karim Abouelnaga, President & CEO of Practice Makes Perfect, pens a TLNYC profile in FORBES. In this article entitled “How One Millennial’s Zip Code Dictated His Destiny,” Abouelnaga detailed statistics on students who have been held back while profiling TLNYC. https://tlnyc.org/featured-on-forbes/ ---


OUR MISSION

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

WHAT WE DO Provide free support services during and after school that helps improve enrolled students course grades, leadership, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills throughout middle school all the way to their successful completion of high school. OUR VISION To work with our students from middle school through their successful completion of high school. OUR GOALS • Help enrolled students increase their interpersonal, critical thinking, leadership,

self-awareness, and academic skills;

• Transform students into advocates, role models, entrepreneurs, high school graduates, and

agents of change around the world;

• Guide each student towards the support they need to become college and career ready.


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TOMORROW LEADERS PROGRAMS WORK IN PROGRESS is an academic support program that provides tutoring and homework assistance each Monday through Friday for 2-hours per day. Saturday tutoring is available by request. ALL FOR ONE is a family advocacy and support program where TLNYC Staff serve as liaisons between the schools and families of our students. This program also includes family outings, parent workshops, and home visits. GUIDE THE YOUTH is a mentoring program that provides one-on-one or group meetings that pair students with volunteer mentors. The goal is to help each student develop interpersonal, critical thinking, and leadership skills through authentic relationships. CAREER DAY is a vocational prep program that gives students the opportunity to explore various career fields through workshops, job site visits, field trips, and hands-on projects with career professionals. Y.E.L. (Youth Empowerment Lessons) is a health and wellness program that consists of health and life skills classes, peer group sessions, and guest speaker appearances. Lessons topics include etiquette, currents events, world cultures, and the entertainment industry. TLNYC GIVES BACK is a program where students are given the opportunity to have a positive impact in their community through community service projects. Projects include, but are not limited to, working with Meals on Wheels and participating in neighborhood cleanups. TLNYC INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT is a basketball tournament created to foster communityto-school involvement, decrease youth arrest/crimes during the hours of 3 pm and 7 pm while helping improve school attendance for middle school youth in participating schools.


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2016 - 2017 PROGRAM IMPACT

76%

62%

Of the enrolled girls improved their overall grade point average

Maintained a 85% or higher Attendance

45%

55%

OF THE 76 STUDENTS ENROLLED IN 2016-2017, 34 WERE GIRLS AND 42 WERE BOYS*

67%

Of the enrolled boys improved their overall grade point average

91%

FEEL THAT THEIR INTERACTIONS WITH PEERS HAVE IMPROVED

84%

FEEL THEIR ATTITUDE ABOUT SCHOOL HAS IMPROVED

71%

improved their grade point Average

81%

FEEL THAT THEIR INTERACTIONS WITH ADULTS HAVE IMPROVED

93%

FEEL BETTER ABOUT THEIR FUTURE SINCE JOINING TLNYC

*TLNYC HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS (10 GIRLS AND 4 BOYS) ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THESE DATA POINTS


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SUCCESS STORIES Majesty Moses

Gearing up to attend Medgar Evers College Fall 2018, Majesty was the first student to enroll into Tomorrow’s Leaders. Enrolled in December 2011, Majesty entered Tomorrow’s Leaders as an over-age 7th-grade student. While in middle school, he faced emotional and academic hardships yet continued to push toward his goal of moving into and completing high school. Faced with additional setbacks in high school, including the possibility of not graduating in 4-years, Majesty stayed active with Tomorrow’s Leaders and received a myraid of support services from TLNYC’s Founder and mentors. Through these services, Majesty will graduate high school in 4-years.

Marci McDonald

Marci was introduced to the Tomorrow’s Leaders through a recommendation from a concerned counselor. She had just migrated to the States as an over-age sixth grader who did not attend traditional school in her home country – Guyana – since she was 7-years-old. Despite her new beginning, Marci’s was a fighter who believes in goals. By the time she completed 7th-grade, Marci’s grade point average had jumped to an 85%; almost ten points above her 6th-grade markings. With the support of Tomorrow’s Leaders mixed with a fierce drive, Marci skipped the 8th-grade and was accepted into AIM Charter School where she began taking 9th-grade mathematics on the path to graduate with her agemates.

Maria Cruz

Being deemed as a student who would ‘age out’ of the NYC school system, Maria entered Tomorrow’s Leaders as an over-age 6th-grade student in December 2016. With extreme selfconfidence issues, Maria wasn’t interested in her studies. Within a year of working with Tomorrow’s Leaders mentors, Maria went from being dejected and isolated to moving into hitting various milestones including having both an attendance and overall grade point average of over 90%. With these successes under her belt, Maria is moving on to the 7th grade as a role model and inspiration to her classmates and peers in Tomorrow’s Leaders.


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FINANCIALS Foundations and Corporations $145,000

2016

revenue analysis

Program $57,635 Individual $14,797 Total: $205,523

Program $127,490 Administrative $79,347 Basketball $10,588 Total: $217,425

2016

expense analysis


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TOMORROW LEADERS SUPPORTERS THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY

PLATINUM LEADERS ($10,000 OR MORE) Echoing Green IS 218

IS 292 JHS 22

Pinkerton Foundation

SILVER LEADERS $5,000 - $9,999) Rite Aide Foundation

GOLD LEADERS ($1,000 - $4999)

Anonymous Donor Adekunle Omotade Aniq Rahman

Citizens Committee for NYC McDonalds Oluwatoyin Ayanfodun Marques Zak

Aaren Aaron Aaron Sammie Alda Lewis Alec Alex Susskind Allison Jones Andy Phillips Aniq Rahman Aniq Rchman Barnard Family Barnett Barrie Motola Belizaire Biswas Blessing Bores Brandon Taylor Brent Brett Lewis Broomes Brown Buffone Campbell Carvajal Chambers Chambes Charlie paparelli Chen Chiasson Chong Chung Cisco Cohn Conley Corey Hamabata Cuffy Cynthia Kenworthy Dan Leyva Darryl Shore David Motola Dejean

Dennis Derrick Vidrine Diniur Family DJ B-Hen Dorvil Eduardo Elaine Tseng Emily Lusting Fan Ferroni Fidelity Fischer Fran & Gabe Motola Furst Gabriel Motola Gerald McIntyre Gerenstein Ginny Mariani-kitt Gleb Glenn Tessa Godfrey Goldstein Gorder Gorenstein Gosser Family Hannah Harrison Lieberfarb Heidi Siegel Hillel Bryk Tammy Howard Runyon James Whitfield Jason Terrell Jason Webster JC Stiassni Jefferey Izon Jeremy Levin Jeremy Lyons Jessica M Joe Sanson John Alexandar John Harper John Sikaitis

BRONZE LEADERS (UP TO $999)

Joseph Tagliente Julius Jones Kareem Spahi Karim Aboulegana Keron Alleyne Kristi Mckenzie Larnell Vickers Larry Hall Laura.J Patel Lauren Ashcraft Lauro Wendy Laya Martybloom Leslie Redd Liz Wollman Lois Jackson Mark & Reneta McCarthy Mark Wynne-Smith Marty Griffith Mary kehn Alex Mary Ogundare Maximiliano Olivares Megan Manchester Megan Mcnchester Michael & Iris Hamroff Michael Sturman Michael Wright Mike Sabat Motola Mabe Mubeen Malik Myia Van Mina Rose Natalie Nenha Martin Nina Mattana Olabode Olugboalgun Oluwatele Ayanfodun Oluwatobi Ayanfodun Palome Analise Partha Unnava Pauline Li Quinton Ryan Remi Zimmerman Richard levins

Russell william Ryan Maloney RZ S Rovanne Saida Salins Nisa Sam Woodworth sanda Balaban Shanell Werts Shawn Rux Sondra Siegel Stephen Hill

Steve Arnold Susan Locke Tagliente Joseph Ted Teng Tyler Shine vandana Alok Varma Tarun Wendy Kwang Wendy Woolfork Weston Reynolds Whitney Tilson Yona Rothwax


370 Fountain Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11208 Phone: 347.304.0863 E-mail: info@tlnyc.org

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