ENLIGHTENED WARRIORS boys and girls of virtue and purpose

Strength and Honor

aka Enlightened Warriors   |   Huntington Beach, CA   |  www.enlightenedwarriors.org

Mission

To help all children become individuals of virtue and purpose, instilling self-confidence through our athletics programs and a message of self-acceptance.

Notes from the nonprofit

Enlightened Warriors 501 (c) (3) non-profit, a public charity organized and operated exclusively to further the purpose of Education, Prevention of cruelty to children or animals, To foster national amateur sports and competition, charitable service, preventing youth violence. "ALL CHILDREN, FROM ALL FAITHS, LGBTQ TEENS ALWAYS WELCOMED" Enlightened Warriors is for Boys & Girls (5th -9th grade). Enlightened Warriors is for youth (Boys & Girls) The Enlightened Warriors curriculum teaches youth about self-esteem, leadership, teamwork, good grades through the lens of physical fitness and mental health.

Ruling year info

2015

President of Board

Rev Nael Chavez

Board Member

Mrs. Amy Victoria

Main address

P.O. BOX 697

Huntington Beach, CA 92648 USA

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Formerly known as

Enlightened Warriors

EIN

27-3206176

NTEE code info

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

Interfaith Issues (X90)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Enlightened Warriors is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit for boys and girls 5th-9th grade, a international public charity organized and operated exclusively to further the purpose of education, charitable service, prevention of cruelty to children or animals, foster national amateur sports, competition and mental health.

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?

Enlightened Warriors after School Activities

Success for teen’s leadership, Volunteer work, Public speaking, Dance, Yoga, Meditation, Wrestling, Boxing, Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Capoeira, Soccer, Scouts training and Horticulture, Empower Workouts

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Children and youth

Mission
Our mission is to END CHILDHOOD OBESITY by spreading motivation through fitness. We will lead by example.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Brother and Sisters Keeper is a program dedicated to share tips and tools that are helping teens with Depression, Anxiety, & PTSD

Teen Suicide Prevention

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Enlightened Warriors Drive for the homeless strugling with mental health and/or Addiction.

Our goal is to give care packages throughout the year and encourage homeless teens and community to get mental help.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Adults

The Enlightened Warriors "Freddy Zamora Jr Foundation" was founded in memory of Freddy Zamora Sr. and Lisa Zamora's son who passed away in 2012 after his fight with cancer. The Foundation is dedicated in helping families who currently have a family member battling with this disease. They Raise funds to help families get through the difficult financial times that cancer presents to the loved ones fighting. They are also dedicated in providing scholarships to individuals in memory of Freddy Jr to help high school students continue their education and reach their life long goals.

Population(s) Served
Health
Children and youth
Chronically ill people

Where we work

Awards

TXMMA 2013

People's Choice Award

Affiliations & memberships

Boys and Girls Clubs of America 2012

Feeding America 2013

USA Boxing 2014

Mental Health America - Affiliate 2011

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 free participants on field trips

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

Children and youth, Multiracial people, At-risk youth

Related Program

Empower Workouts

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our free of charge online platform was put in place because of Covid-19 as optional P.E. In 8 public schools and growing, we have 20,253 teen using our free services online and mental health support.

Total number of counseling sessions performed

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

Age groups, At-risk youth, Young adults, Out-of-home youth

Related Program

Brothers and Sisters Keepers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This Annual Christmas is for Kids we provided PPE for COVID-19 Prevention, Online Counseling sessions and zoom calls, 38 homeless teen received a bag with supplies for the cold and walking shoes

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.

Our purpose is delinquency prevention, and building good citizens.

Our Strategies is to stay true to our Mission Statement:
•To help all children become individuals of virtue and purpose, instilling self-confidence through our athletics programs and a message of self-acceptance

We make this happen with our Enlightened Warriors after School Activities:
•Success for teen's leadership, Volunteer work, Public speaking, Dance, Yoga, Meditation, Wrestling, Boxing, Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Capoeira, Soccer, Basketball, Scouts training and Horticulture, Empower Work Outs, FZ Health awareness, Brothers and Sisters Keepers Mental health.

Enlightened Warriors is a international program with chapters that provide after-school programs for young people. The organization was founded in Austin TX, with administration office in Huntington Beach CA. Enlightened Warriors is partially funded by public donations, founded in April of 2008 by the Reverend Nael Chavez who had a vision to make a difference for teens in a conflicting stage of development. Our Organization meets its goals promoting athletics and self acceptance in our after school programs.

Affiliations & Vendors that find us capable in delinquency prevention, and building good citizens since April of 2008.
Boys and Girls Club of Austin
Children's Partnership
Texas ACE 21st Century
Communities in Schools
Goodwill Youth Programs
PAL Police League of Austin
MHMR of Austin
Autism Spectrum Behavioral Therapist
The Juvenile Alcohol and Drug Education
Austin Independent School District
Leander Independent School District
Travis County - Precinct 1
Honorable Yvonne M Williams

Enlightened Warriors has empowered, worked and served with the following children, making better citizens of the planet:

2008-2009 (852 Children)
2010-2011 (934 Children)
2012-2013 (898 Children)
2014-2015 (711 Children)
2016-2017 (1,316 Children)
2017-2018 (728 Children)
2018-2019 (498 Children)
2019-2020 (20,253 Teens online platform due to COVID-19)

Total of 3,934 Boys
Total of 2,003 Girls

Youth Ages 13-18 Total of 3,880 Teens
Youth Ages 0-12 Total of 2,057 Children

*these are estimated amounts based on our reports and financials these amounts do not include seminars on criminal prevention programs and cruelty to animals.

Enlightened Warriors has received the following awards:
Texas Mixed Martial Arts Community Service Award
Bellas Artes Alliance Community Service Award
Hands That Heal Community Service Award
Boys and Girls Club of Austin Achievement Award
Texas State Championships 3rd, 2nd and 5th Place Team
The Home Depot Community Service Award

Enlightened Warriors has accomplished since 2008:
•After School Program in 8 Public Schools
•Food Pantry
•Operating facility
•Chapters in Texas, California, Mexico and Brasil
•We have two big events every year "Free Summer camp" and "Christmas is for Kids"
•Empower workouts teen fitness workouts and reading educational materials
•Established a strong board of directors

Enlightened Warriors want to be the choice of after school program in every public/private school in the nation expanding our purpose, delinquency prevention, and building good citizens.

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.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

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

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • 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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ENLIGHTENED WARRIORS boys and girls of virtue and purpose

Board of directors
as of 5/19/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

President Founder Nael Chavez

AIM LAB CEO

Term: 2008 - 2019


Board co-chair

Amy Victoria

Yoga with a Purpose

Term: 2008 - 2019

Regalena Melrose

Creator of Brain Change

Jan Davis

Davis Kalogridis Foundation

Amy Victoria

Yoga with a Purpose

Scott Goyette

Go Love Now

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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/16/2019

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Native American/American Indian/Indigenous
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/16/2019

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.