TOMORROW’S LEADERS NYC
370 Fountain Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11208 Phone: 347.304.0863 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW LEADERS CREATING NEW SUCCESS STORIES 2018-2019 IS COMING TO A CLOSE AND ALL I CAN SAY IS WOW! WHEN LOOKING BACK AT THIS YEAR, WHILE REMEMBERING THE PREVIOUS YEARS, I AM EVEN MORE EXCITED WITH THE SUCCESSES OF OUR STUDENT LEADERS. FROM SOME MAKING THE HONOR ROLL FOR THE FIRST TIME TO OTHERS REACHING GOALS THAT THEY SET FOR THEMSELVES, I AM EVEN MORE ENTHUSED ON CONTINUING THE GOOD WORK OF CREATING SAFE SPACES WHERE THE LEADERS OF TOMORROW CAN LEARN, GROW, AND BECOME A LEADER. TO OUR 2018-2019 STUDENT LEADERS... NEVER STOP SEEING THE GREATNESS THAT LIVES WITHIN BECAUSE THAT GREATNESS WILL HELP YOU CHANGE THE WORLD. TO THE TLNYC STAFF... YOUR WORK IS NOT EASY. THANK YOU FOR BEING THE LIGHT AND MENTORS THAT OUR LEADERS WANT AND NEED. WITHOUT YOU, WE COULD NEVER FOSTER SPACES THAT CREATE AS MANY SUCCESS STORIES AS WE DO. TO THE SUPPORTERS OF OUR LEADERS... WE WOULD LIKE TO SEND YOU LOADS OF GRATITUDE AS LEADERSHIP STARTS WITH YOUR SUPPORT AND YES... WE COULD NEVER SAY THANK YOU ENOUGH. THANK YOU! WITH THOUGHTS OF LEADERSHIP,
OLUWATOYIN AYANFODUN FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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CONTENTS A MESSAGE FROM THE FOUNDER
TABLE OF CONTENTS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND STAFF
INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT IMPACT
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Board of Directors Oluwatoyin Ayanfodun
Founder and Executive Director, Tomorrow’s Leaders NYC
Oluwatoyin, a 2015 Echoing Green fellow, founded Tomorrow’s Leaders NYC December 2011 after realizing there were very few services for over-age middle school students. Toyin holds a Bachalor of Science in Elementary Education with a minor in Entrepreneurship from Temple University. He also holds a certification in Nonprofit Management from Medgar Evers College.
Marques E. Zak, Board Chair
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 regional sales team to drive volume, profit, and share growth by managing trade investments and execution across key grocery, mass merchandising, and club customers. Marques holds an MBA from Cornell University and is a Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.
Oritse Uku, Treasurer
VP Cybersecurity Global Threat Analysis, Citi
With an extensive background in financial services and military intelligence, Oritse is a cybersecurity leader, a veteran, a bestselling author, and a public speaker. Serving in South Korea, Germany, and Afghanistan, Oritse holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Master of Business Administration from Boston College. Oritse also holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University.
Kesha Brown, Secretary Founder and President, Brown Resumes
From public speaking and corporate responsibility to founding a Human Resources (HR) Firm, Kesha is a 10+ year HR career professional. Holding a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management from Pace University, Kesha has strong proficiency in recruitment, organizational development, employee relations, compliance, benefits administration, and payroll.
Program Staff Oluwatoyin Ayandofun, Executive Director Erika Herrera, Brooklyn Youth Advocate Julius Jones, Operations and Development Consultant John Prince, Brooklyn Program Coordinator Karina Vargas, Bronx Program Coordinator
Interns Crystal Badillo Gerald Patrick
SPOTLIGHT TLNYC TAKES ON WASHINGTON, DC
Celebrating students who achieved their academic goals, TLNYC travelled from NYC to Washington, D.C. to take in some of the sites, sounds, and history of the region. From taking a tour of Howard University to visiting both the African-American History Museum and the MLK memorial, Washington, D.C. broadened each Leader’s horizons by showing the vastness of Black History.
FAMILY NIGHT IN THE BRONX
TLNYC hosted it’s inagural family night in The Bronx at the Andrew Freedman Home; a historic space that now serves as a community resource hub. In a evening filled with food, music, laughter, and recognition, Family Night gave our TLNYC staff, students and familes a chance to meet-and-greet educators and community leaders from partner schools and organizations.
A TLNYC FUNDRAISING SPECTACULAR
With more than 90 people in attendance, TLNYC hosted it’s Second Annual Summer Fundraiser at the Flatiron Penthouse; a beautiful 2-floor space with a balcony, terrace, and rooftop access. Through the generous support of all in attendance, TLNYC was able to successfully raise enough funds to produce summer and fall programming for its High School Leaders.
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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/or 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. HIGH SCHOOL READINESS is a program that is designed to help middle school students successfully make the transition to high school. Starting in the seventh grade, programming includes high school application workshops, tours of high school campuses, study skill workshops, career exploration through the TLNYC Career Day program, and more. Program staff also worked closely with each student and family to complete, submit, and montior the outcome of their high school application. 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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2018 - 2019 PROGRAM IMPACT 96%
OF ALL STUDENTS EXCELLED TO THE NEXT GRADE LEVEL
OF ALL STUDENTS MAINTAINED A 70 OF HIGHER GRADE POINT AVERAGE
OUT OF THE 200 STUDENTS SUPPORTED IN 2018-2019, 10 WERE IN HIGH SCHOOL AND 190 WERE IN MIDDLE SCHOOL
83% OF THE ENROLLED BOYS
IMPROVED THEIR OVERALL GRADE POINT AVERAGE
OF THE ENROLLED GIRLS IMPROVED THEIR OVERALL GRADE POINT AVERAGE
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SUCCESS STORIES DEMONI WALLACE
In 2013, TLNYC met Demoni as a 13-year-old 6th grader. Left-back twice in elementary school, Demoni struggled immensely with her social, emotional, and academic confidence. Engaged in TLNYC’s academic support and leadership activities, Demoni blossomed and graduated middle school on the honor roll. Once in high school, the scholar faced various personal obstacles. TLNYC helped her enroll in a transfer high school where she graduated in 2019 after earning the required credits in just one year. She is now exploring her college options. Due to her resilience, Demoni was featured with TLNYC’s CEO on “Here and Now,” an ABC news program that covers NYC new stories.
Left behind in elementary school, TLNYC met Jesus as a 12-year-old middle school student. Struggling with academics and confidence, Jesus began attending sessions with TLNYC youth advocates and learned/perfected his leadership skills. From completing a variety of community service projects to working with TLNYC staff to launch the Bronx Invitational Basketball Tournament, Jesus not only grew his confidence but raised his GPA by 17 points graduating from middle school in 2019 on the honor roll. Now a freshman at Cardinal Hayes High School, Jesus has a partial athletic scholarship for baseball.
When Destiny started TLNYC in 2013, she was a 13-year-old 6th grader. Held back twice in elementary school, Destiny experienced self-esteem issues due to being older than her classmates. By working with TLNYC tutors and mentors, while participating faithfully in various TLNYC student activities, Destiny graduated from middle school in two years. In high school, the scholar continued to work with TLNYC mentors and gained the confidence needed to become the captain of her school’s basketball team. In June 2019, Destiny graduated high school and received a scholarship to study and play basketball for York College.
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INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT IMPACT The TLNYC Invitational Tournament has had four (4) impactful seasons between Spring 2016 and Fall/Winter 2018 - 2019:
PURPOSE Created to help improve school attendance for middle school youth in participating schools, the 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 • Boost community-to-school engagement with a particular focus on involving families in school activity
PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS • I.S. 323
• Liberty Avenue Middle School
• Frederick Douglass Academy VIII
• Mott Hall Brigdes Academy
• Brownsville Collaborative Middle School
• Eagle Academy (Brooklyn)
• I.S 339
• I.S. 218
• I.S. 117
• I.S. 292
• Bronx School of Young Leaders
• Spring Creek Community School
• Capital Prep (Harlem)
• M.S. 113
• M.S. 22
• School of the Future (BK)
• Eagle Academy (Harlem)
IMPACT • Improved in-school attendance from players who attended participating schools • Increased community-to-school involvement by having parents, community members, and leaders attend or volunteer at the games • Activated community involvement through in-kind donations • Limited idle afterschool time for youth ages 11-17
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FINANCIALS Foundations and Corporations $140,000
Program $100,000 Individual $9,000 Total: $249,000
Program $206,000 Administrative $28,320 Basketball $18,515 Total: $252,835
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TOMORROW LEADERS SUPPORTERS
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY CAMPA Charter School I.S. 313 - Leadership Development I.S. 339 - Communication Technology J.H.S. 022 - Jordan L. Mott J.H.S. 218 - James P. Sinnott J.H.S. 292 -Margaret Douglass
Eloquent Essentials Youth Scholarship Program (EEYSSP) Pinkerton Foundation Rite Aid Foundation Valentine Perry Snyder Fund (JP Morgan)
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