SIXTY FEET INC

Bringing Hope and Restoration to the Imprisoned Children of Africa in Jesus' Name

Atlanta, GA   |  www.sixtyfeet.org

Mission

Bringing Hope and Restoration to the imprisoned children of Africa, in Jesus' Name.

Ruling year info

2010

Executive Director

Emily Williams

Main address

3715 Northside Parkway Building 300, Suite 110

Atlanta, GA 30327 USA

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EIN

27-2413300

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (E12)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Sponsorship

Sixty Feet sponsors formerly imprisoned children who are living with their families or foster families. In order to qualify for our sponsorship program, parents must contribute towards the child's education. Additionally, all children in our sponsorship program are considered "extremely vulnerable". In addition to these children, Sixty Feet also sponsors children with special needs who are living in the facilities with no other options for family or school. Their education allows them to learn necessary life skills and shows them their value and dignity.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth
Extremely poor people
Refugees and displaced people
Incarcerated people

The Sixty Feet medical team visits facilities on a daily or weekly basis, and as needed, to provide first-aid, diagnose illnesses, prescribe medications, and refer children to medical facilities when their conditions warrant.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth
Extremely poor people
Refugees and displaced people
Incarcerated people

Sixty Feet provides the needed funds so that children can go to court and be reunited with their families after serving a sentence. The funds that we give typically go towards gas for the vehicles. This program allows us to ensure that children receive the justice they deserve and keeps the numbers in the facilities low.

Population(s) Served
Incarcerated people
Refugees and displaced people
Extremely poor people
At-risk youth
Children and youth

Sixty Feet works with the facilities to provide for items the children need, but the facility does not have. We work with facility leaders to provide monthly donations. Typically, these items include clothes, toilet paper, toothbrushes, washing soap, laundry soap, buckets (for bathing), diapers, and cleaning supplies. We also provide food if a facility runs out, firewood, and nutritional supplements for young children and those who are HIV positive.

Population(s) Served

Sixty Feet's first value is "Jesus first, always". All of our staff share Christ with the children as they work with them and care for them. We also have a discipleship program where children can attend weekly worship and in-depth Bible Studies.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth
Extremely poor people
Refugees and displaced people
Incarcerated people
Children and youth
At-risk youth
Extremely poor people
Refugees and displaced people
Incarcerated people

Where we work

Accreditations

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) 2012

Affiliations & memberships

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member 2012

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Sixty Feet is positioning itself to be involved at every possible point with the children in the prisons, from when they are first brought in to the day they leave and after. As children are brought in, Sixty Feet is working with partner organizations and the Church of Uganda to evaluate the necessity of placing a child in the penal system and hopefully diverting those that do not belong into another suitable program. We are working closely with the Ugandan government to match their program priorities with ours so that together we can reduce the prison population to a manageable number.

Sixty Feet is creating partnerships with organizations who are experts in their respective fields in order to provide the very best support possible for the children in the prisons. We see ourselves as a bridge between the kids and the resources that are just out of their reach.

We have created an incredible team of nurses, counselors and volunteers that travel to different facilities throughout the week. During their time with the children, in addition to meeting the immediate needs of assessing physical and mental health and wellness, they are also paying attention to potential justice issues and alerting legal aid partners to intervene if necessary. Through some strategic partnerships, we are providing expert legal aid and legal rights counseling, immediate medical needs and overall heath and hygiene education, psychosocial support, spiritual development and mentoring relationships, diversion programs to reduce the number of children in the prisons and justice programs to help those in prison get released more quickly, and education sponsorships to maintain grade-level aptitude during their stay in prison as well as continuing education once released.

We are seeing a number of encouraging factors including:
- A reduced number of children in each facility as we divert those that can be helped by an outside program as well as resettlement of those that have been released back to their home communities.
- Improved overall health in each facility
- Increased awareness of the issue by indigenous organizations that are partnering with us to provide a broader range of services

Financials

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SIXTY FEET INC

Board of directors
as of 8/20/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Tim Kay


Board co-chair

Scott Harty

Scott Harty

Judson Harper

David Roe

Garry Hill

Tim Kay

Mark Ferrell

Ray Elsayed

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? 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

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/20/2021

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Data
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