William Trippley Youth Development Foundation

aka Chester City United, Virtual Fútbol Academy, Camp Encouragement   |   Chester, PA   |  www.willtrippley.org

Mission

Our mission is to enrich all children’s lives by giving them opportunities to develop their cognitive intelligence, open their hearts, learn new skills, and rediscover hope.

Ruling year info

2011

President

David Aaron Brown

Chairperson

Patricia Trippley-Demiranda

Main address

22 East 23rd Street

Chester, PA 19063 USA

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EIN

11-3836287

NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Youth Centers, Clubs, (includes Boys/Girls Clubs)- Multipurpose (O20)

Sports Training Facilities (N40)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How can children deal with grief? How can children learn to face challenges and grow through the experience? Children suffering from trauma and grief need ways to process their experiences, heal, and then re-engage with their communities. Inside and outside of school, children also need tools to face challenges and experience growth. Many children struggle in academics and their communities because they are focused on potential negative outcomes rather than coping strategies. Specific problems we address include: - The lack of access to quality sports programming - The lack of access to quality mentors for children - The lack of effective grief programs for children and adults - Cultural resistance to grieving in a natural, healthy form

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Chester City United

We have three programs. They are Chester City United (ages 6-12), Camp Encouragement (ages 6-18), and the Virtual Fútbol Academy (ages 6-18).

Chester City United is a soccer program/club for children aged 12 and under. The players train twice per week and play games on the weekends.

Camp Encouragement is a summer camp for bereaved children (due to death, imprisonment, divorce, etc.); it lasts two weeks. The children do a variety of activities ranging from going on field trips to creating personal art projects.

Virtual Fútbol Academy is an online program that leverages technology to provide an elite, richly academic, developmentally advanced training program via Zoom, Xbox, and PlayStation. Technical and tactical principles are taught, all in a gamified environment.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

A multifaceted counseling program for children who have experienced loss. Students are connected with mentors and participate in activities that foster their creativity, such as art lessons and creative writing.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Percentage of children who reported an increase in focus after attending Camp Encouragement?

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our mission is to enrich all children’s lives by giving them opportunities to develop their cognitive intelligence, open their hearts, learn new skills, and rediscover hope.

The Trippley Foundation carves out space for children to freely express themselves, be challenged, and acquire the necessary tools to thrive and create a promising future. We reach out to children who are impacted by loss and violence, to give them an outlet to share experiences with children of similar backgrounds.

Children who can engage with challenges can achieve much more than those who cannot. Research shows that by providing children with the right tools, a growth mindset can be taught, forging resilience. Our in-person and virtual soccer and grief counseling programs foster the development of a growth mindset.

Teach A Growth Mindset

Our programs incorporate the Theory of Growth Mindset, providing children with tools to be resilient in the face of challenges.

Based on Stanford professor Carol Dweck's research, Growth Mindset theory encourages rewarding process and effort rather than only the result. Kids use the FESPI approach to evaluate their Focus, Effort, Strategies, Perseverance, and Improvement. This framework helps them to meet challenges and learn from them, rather than giving up.

Program Development and Delivery

- We will use qualified local, national, and international partners to facilitate program development and delivery.
- We will achieve positive outcomes through youth sports programs and a grief camp
- We will continue to integrate technology platforms to deliver quality programs beyond our region.
- We will continue to outperform our small size by actively seeking and effectively managing volunteer resources.

We have the capability to:

- Develop, fund, and maintain effective, research-directed youth programs
- Deliver the same programs in-person and online
- Establish and maintain regional partnerships
- Combine research-based techniques for youth learning with soccer coaching and grief counseling
- Hold down costs and create value by managing multiple targeted volunteer projects
- Reach far beyond our local area with online programs

The Trippley Foundation has created two unique and successful programs to support children who have been impacted by loss and/or violence.

Soccer Program

Our Chester City United program combines high-level soccer coaching with Growth Mindset tools to help kids learn soccer and develop resilient skills to help them in school and in life.

The program has served thousands of children in the Philadelphia area since 2006.

COVID-19 caused us to move the program online in 2020, so we introduced the Virtual Fútbol Academy, an innovative soccer program fusing the Zoom videoconferencing tool with the popular FIFA soccer game on the Xbox and PlayStation platforms. The new academy successfully serves our local region and attracts a new international audience, kids from places like Hong Kong.

Camp Encouragement

Following a dark time and seeking to provide a counseling opportunity for other families dealing with loss, Will Trippley’s mother and our chairperson, Pat, went back to school to get her master’s degree and developed the Camp Encouragement model.

Camp Encouragement has evolved significantly since its founding in 2016, from three half-day sessions to five full days, then into the first-ever virtual camp. More than 100 campers have participated in many enriching creative experiences, including yoga, chess, journaling, and horseback riding.

What’s Next?

By meeting the challenges of teaching through COVID-19, we have transformed our programs and our reach. We now have the capability to impact youth around the world.

We look forward to serving our community in-person again and integrating the best of our online programs to create new hybrid experiences at the local level.

Our online programs now reach an international audience. This is opening an exciting opportunity for us to create hybrid programs with international partners, like the RC Celta fútbol club in Vigo, Spain.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We made a personnel change in our Grief Camp program based on feedback.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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William Trippley Youth Development Foundation

Board of directors
as of 12/30/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Patricia Trippley-DeMiranda

Trippley Foundation

Term: 2019 - 2023

Patricia Trippley-DeMiranda

WTYDF

Rob Smith Jr

Philadelphia Union

David Brown

Fenix Consulting

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/27/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Jewish
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability