MOTIVATIONAL EDGE INC

Engage. Educate. Empower

Miami, FL   |  www.themotivationaledge.org

Mission

The Motivational Edge is a 501(c)(3) organization that Engages, Educates and Empowers youth via creative expression and personal development.

Ruling year info

2009

CEO and Founder

Mr. Ian D Welsch

Chief Relationship Officer

Jessenia Francisco

Main address

2103 Coral Way 2nd Floor

Miami, FL 33145 USA

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EIN

26-2916391

NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Music (A68)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Too many students are reading and functioning overall below grade level. With the changes in the way that schools are now graded on their performance, and that of their students, we plan to use the Arts as a motivator and core tool to help students achieve academic success.

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?

The Art of Creative Writing and Lyrical Expression

This progressive and extremely inspirational program takes youth on a journey through creative writing, song writing and lyrical expression, while at the same time offering a rare and safe outlet for them to positively express themselves, without being judged.

This program provides youth with a creative means for musical expression, while at the same time integrating components of literacy into the program, which translates into the academic setting.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

The After School Advantage Program provides twenty-five (25) youth (ages 5-18) with access to computers and technology, academic tutoring, various music, dance and art classes, Monday-Friday, from the hours of 2-7pm.

Our after school program also offers local high school youth the opportunity to complete their volunteer hours for graduation requirements.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

This class serves as an artistic platform for self expression and grief expression and can be utilized in conjunction with The Art of Creative Writing and Lyrical Expression, as many of the kids will create a pseudonym and will want to make it "come alive" visually through their music.
Although the class is art based, writing activities and verbal expression will be incorporated, where the students can describe their creative works by writing and presenting to their peers, when the situation presents itself. Each student will have his or her own "visual journal" in which they can draw and/or write about anything they choose, which often leads to a positive and safe outlet for expression.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

This is a life-readiness model that exposes youth to digital arts and merchandising operations while creating a pipeline toward a sustainable revenue source for our agency and teenagers as they transition into adulthood.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adults

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.

Number of students who demonstrate writing ability

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

After School Arts Advantage Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) developed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

After School Arts Advantage Program

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students per teacher during the reporting period

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

After School Arts Advantage Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Charting impact

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

Increase academic achievement among school-aged children in the zip code of 32948.

- Provide a comprehensive pre-assessment involving both child and family and/or caregiver.
- Use that data to craft engaging, relevant and appropriate programming for the youth as well as goals.
- Reflect on initial and ongoing feedback from teacher and student and assess alternatives to approach if needed.
- Revisit goals to see if milestones are achieved and continue to work toward success. Flexibility is key.

We have ample resources to make this happen since we expanded to the Space Coast and Treasure Coast Region in early Summer 2022.

We've experienced a great deal of success on a micro level and now it is time to take our programs and fundraising initiatives to more of a public-facing approach and position, to impact more young lives.

Financials

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Operations

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

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MOTIVATIONAL EDGE INC

Board of directors
as of 09/21/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Tim Springstead

No Affiliation

Term: 2022 - 2023

Monica Reyes

Spiritual Success

Dr. Christopher Noe

C Noe Limits

Adriana Oliva

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • 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 9/21/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
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
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability