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Underprivileged Kids Foundation Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 10/22/2007: Underprivileged Kids Foundation

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AKA  The U.K.F.
Fayetteville, NC

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Underprivileged Kids Foundation Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 10/22/2007: Underprivileged Kids Foundation

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Also Known As: The U.K.F.
Physical Address: Fayetteville, NC 28303 
EIN: 52-2294340
Web URL: www.kids-in-need.org 
NTEE Category: B Educational Institutions
B92 Remedial Reading, Reading Encouragement
C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification
C42 Garden Club, Horticultural Programs
P Human Services
P40 Family Services
Ruling Year: 2001 


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Mission Statement

Our organization's mission is to: Empower and enlighten underprivileged youth and adults so that they can envision a positive future and brighter tomorrow through mentoring, music and the arts, sports, and challenging educational programs. Our Vision: A safe place where underprivileged youth can find working and retired professionals who will mentor and honestly care about their well being through The K.I.N. (Kids In Need) Mentoring Program. Our Motto: One Dream - One Great Idea - To Bring To Life.... One Life - To Get It Right.... Today's Youth Are Tomorrow's Leaders! "The Underprivileged Kids Foundation Empowering Today's Youth For A Brighter Tomorrow!" Our programs and services that we provide in the community to underprivileged youth and low-income to homeless families in the Washington Metro Area, Charlotte and Fayetteville, North Carolina are: 1.Adopt-A-Student Computer Give-Away program 2.The Garden Of Life 3.May/December Philanthropy Giving Back program 4.New Beginnings Job Readiness program 5.The Emergency Food Pantry and The Clothing Program The Underprivileged Kids Foundation's goal is to empower and enlighten underprivileged youth and to build stronger and healthier communities.

Legitimacy Information

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Annual Revenue & Expenses (IRS Form 990, January 2003)

Fiscal Year Starting: January 01, 2003
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2003

Total Revenue $9,546
Total Expenses $0

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Ms. Joyce McClain

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The Executive Director of The Underprivileged Kids Foundation is Ms. Joyce McClain. She is the Founder of The Underprivileged Kids Foundation. Ms. McClain is 34 years old, a divorcee and devoted single mother of a seven year old daughter and a five year old son and is very family oriented. She regularly attends church at Community Life Changing Ministries with her two children. She is in excellent health. Ms. McClain's outside interest are spending quality time with her children, reading, meditating and attending comedy shows. Ms. McClain brings to The Underprivileged Kids Foundation her years of expertise in Social Services, volunteerism and fund raising with various non profit organizations. While working in the field of Social Services, Ms. McClain assisted low-income to homeless clients on welfare off of it and to work through the "Welfare Back To Work" Program. Ms. McClain has years of experience with programs in job training, continued education, child care, food banks, clothing banks, assisted housing, medical assistance and other government programs that are available to the poor. Assistant Director The Assistant Director of the Underprivileged Kids Foundation is Ms. Donna McGregor-Hall. Donna was born in New York City in February 1968 to Jamaican immigrants. She lived in Jamaica and was raised by her grandparents and grew up in the Methodist church until the age of 10. She then came back to the United States to live with her Mother and Father where she met and became dear friends with Ms. Joyce McClain. Her father, Keith McGregor was a police officer in Washington DC and exposed her to the inner city life by bringing her to the Boys and Girls clubs of DC of which he was an integral part. She attended summer camp at Camp Brown with inner city DC youth and participated in all of the programs. She started working after school at the tender age of 15 and has been gainfully employed ever since. Ms. McGregor-Hall has completed the course requirements at Howard University in order to obtain her bachelor's degree in Marketing. She has worked in the educational system as an administrator at Howard University for a grant funded by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center since January 1994. She is an entrepreneur with 8 years of experience in the educational system. She is very focused and driven. Ms. McGregor acquired home ownership in the District of Columbia in 1999 and has since become a landlord of a small apartment in SouthEast DC. She has extensive experience in grant writing and is a positive force in her community of North Michigan Park. Ms. McGregor wears many hats of which include being marketing director for numerous entertainment companies throughout the city and liaison for numerous business deals within the music industry. Associate Director Ms. Cassandra Stephens is the Associate Director of The Underprivileged Kids Foundation. She has many years of experience in the health care industry.

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Programs

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Program Description:

PROGRAM 1 The Kids In Need (K.I.N.) Mentoring Umbrella Program is the umbrella that engulfs the many sub-programs. Beginning in May through December The K.I.N. Mentoring programs are a fun filled way for at-risk youth and their families to come together with mentoring adults and learn valuable life lessons. The mentoring program is designed to link working and retired professionals with underprivileged youth. PROGRAM 2 The Garden Of Life program entails bringing our inner-city underprivileged youth together, to start and nurture community gardens of beautiful flowers, shrubbery, plants and vegetables. This fun and relaxing activity is for the kids as well as their parents and both will reap the benefits of new relationships, having responsibility, and gaining knowledge of healthy eating habits. PROGRAM 3 May/December Philanthropy and Giving Back program, the effort or inclination to increase the well-being of mankind, as by charitable aid or donations. This program is designed to educate underprivileged youth on the importance of volunteerism and philanthropy. It encourages them to give back to their communities, build up their communities through charity and general love of mankind. PROGRAM 4 Adopt-A-Student Computer Give-Away program is designed to give away a free computer,printer and or software to at-risk college students from low-income families. The program requires that the student write a one page essay describing why he or she feels they qualify for this program to receive a free computer, printer and or software. The essay should include the name of the University/College the student attends as well as the annual income of the student or his or her family, the grade point average and a teacher reference with contact phone number. So many young people from low-income families enter into college and may not can afford the luxury of having a personal computer. This program serves at-risk youth attending college by giving him or her a free computer,printer and or software to help him or her with doing research and writing papers with the aid of the Internet and word processing, making homework and class assignments easier. It teaches adults basic Microsoft Word, Email and how to navigate through the Internet.class assignments easier. PROGRAM 5 New Beginnings Job Readiness program is designed to provide men and women with proper dress attire for job interviews and work. Free clothes such as men's suits, women's suits, dress shirts, ties, belts, blouses, dress pants, sweaters and shoes of all sizes are available to them. Also, job interviewing workshops and resume building workshops are provided to increase their chances of obtaining employment as well as life skills and money management activities. U.K.F. DIRECT SERVICES The Emergency Food Pantry provides bags of free food to feed people who suffer from hunger. Bags of food are distributed to at-risk individuals and families in the Washington Metropolitan Area and North Carolina. The Clothing Program sponsors the $5 Stuff Your Bag Fundraiser which offers individuals and families an opportunity to stuff a bag full of clothes, shoes, house hold items, etc. for a $5 donation.

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Began the May in December senior and at-risk youth mentoring program in Fayetteville, North Carolina and Charlotte, North Carolina.

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