Youth Development

Spirituality for Kids International

Winning in the Game of Life

aka Spirituality for Kids International

LOS ANGELES, CA

Mission

The Mission of Spirituality for Kids is to encourage children to:

Develop self-awareness;
Reflect on their purpose in life;
Make wise decisions and understand the impact of their choices;
Build resilience and treat challenges as opportunities;
Learn behavioral tools to bring more fulfillment into their lives;
Tap into their inner strengths and develop self-esteem; and
Awaken their desire to make a difference in the world around them.

Ruling Year

2009

CEO & President

Michal Berg

Main Address

5792 W Jefferson Blvd, c/o WeWork Culver City-SFKids

LOS ANGELES, CA 90016 USA

Formerly Known As

Success for Kids

Keywords

Social emotional learning, SEL, Spirituality, Character education, resiliency programs, teacher training, k-12, youth programs and teacher training

EIN

26-2224994

 Number

5774119609

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

All children are at risk today regardless of their social – economic and cultural background; some of the risk factors are: A fast-growing and changing world, constant exposure to negative media and news coverage, absence of parental guidance, lacking sense of purpose, high demand of academic achievements, lack of self-value that leads to lack of value to life itself, and inability to manage and regulate challenging emotions. In our programs, children will learn practical social-emotional tools that will strengthen their confidence in themselves and ignite compassion for others. SFK teaches children more than just how to improve their behavior – it teaches them to take a deep look within as well as a global perspective. We help children connect with the deeper truth of who they are, why they are unique, and why it is important to share their gifts with the world. SFK also helps them see the ripple effect their individual choices have, not just on those around them, but on the world.

Our programs

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

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Winning in the Game of Life

Exploring the Journey of Life

SFK Certification Program

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

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Number of children who were impacted by our program

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Charting Impact

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

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

We would like to implement our programs in the education systems all around the world as well as with any other organizations that serve children either after school or in other settings. We want this program to be accessible to people of all backgrounds and faiths, whether they can pay for it or not. In making this program accessible, we aim to help everyone that seeks our guidance. In addition to the kids program, we want to have professional training of our concepts for teachers and professionals as well as parents.

We have built an online certification program, an online parent program, and we are also reaching out to ambassadors in different countries to create partnerships with schools and organizations in all of these areas we cannot personally get to ourselves. We have both ambassadors and volunteers working with us to collaborate with different schools and organizations to get SFK's message further out in the world. Meanwhile, we are developing a clear and concise marketing strategy for our certification program that will allow people everywhere to be able to go out and teach children how to improve their lives. We have face-to-face classes and online classes so that we can reach everyone. We are selling the program as well as giving it for free to those who can't afford it. In selling and fundraising, we are able to provide to the families in need.

Our original content creation for the lessons in our program's courses makes us unique and truly one-of-a-kind. Our combination of face-to-face and online classes provides accessibility to all and the fundraising we bring allows for all families to be included in our program.

As more people enroll in our online courses as well as our certification training program, we will know we are making progress. In addition to that measurement, we also know how well we're doing by reaching more schools and organizations throughout the world. The increase of the amount of children participating in the program is also an important factor as well as the net funds in keeping our organization sustainable so that we can continue to improve more lives of children. Our testimonials also allow us to gauge the impact we have on people as they come from parents, teachers and the children themselves.

We have accomplished two levels of curriculums specifically for children between the ages of 8 and 12 years old. We released our certification program that gives people the training and the license to go out and teach themselves. We had a total of 6 students who have successfully graduated from the program and 9 in progress. We have classes going on in 22 countries currently as well as 7 ambassadors working with us. Another example is that we talked to 5 schools in East Jerusalem just this school year, reaching approximately 1,500 children. We are in Mexico, Bolivia, Venezuela, Guatemala, Peru, Colombia, Paraguay and Costa Rica. We have also launched an online parenting course, and we also want to update our production of the program that's currently online so that it's entirely animated and evergreen for viewers of all ages and different areas. We are working hard to expand our marketing efforts, reach more people who have an interest in the online courses, as well as to explain our ambassadors' efforts. All of this requires fundraising, so there will be more opportunities for outreach. From this point on, we wish to create more project-based fundraising. We are going to continue updating the website, the user's experience with it, as well as giving tips and aspiring people on social media through blogs and a variety of posts (all free content).

External Reviews

Awards

Seal of Approval 2012

The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval

Runner-Up 2012

International E-Learning Awards

Honors 2012

National Parenting Publications Awards

Financials

Spirituality for Kids International

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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Organizational Demographics

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Gender

Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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