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KIDS ON THE GO

Where Fun is Therapeutic!

aka KOTG   |   St Clair Shores, MI   |  www.kidsonthegocamp.com

Mission

The mission of Kids on the Go is to recognize and facilitate the goals of children with special needs and to further develop their current skills through therapeutic and wellness programs for the children and their families.

Ruling year info

2012

Executive Director

Mrs. Kristy Piana Schena MS, CCC-SLP

Main address

23500 Pare St. Suite 10

St Clair Shores, MI 48080 USA

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EIN

45-5450033

NTEE code info

Health Support Services (E60)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

Kids On The Go

Kids On The Go (KOTG) is a pediatric nonprofit organization that relies on donors, sponsors, and grants to provide children with special needs with free therapy in Metro Detroit and the Traverse City area. KOTG pairs campers with professional therapists as they work with the latest, most reliable therapeutic tools. KOTG is a pediatric non-profit program designed to provide children with special needs (3-17 years) with physical, occupational, speech and recreational therapies both over the summer months and during the school year. The mission of KOTG is to recognize and facilitate the goals of children with special needs and to further develop their current skills through therapeutic and wellness programs for the children and their families. Our vision is to provide a safe environment that will foster opportunities for growth, inclusion and provides valuable resources for our community.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
People with disabilities

Where we work

Awards

Excellence in Nonprofit Activity 2018

Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce

Affiliations & memberships

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 2015

Michigan Speech Language Hearing Association 1999

The Family Center of Grosse Pointe and Harper Woods 2010

Healthy Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods 2020

Connecting the Pointes 2018

Advancing Macomb 2021

Share Detroit 2021

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • 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, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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KIDS ON THE GO

Board of directors
as of 10/18/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Tony Shereda

Quality Metal Images

Term: 2017 - 2023


Board co-chair

Mrs. Sarah George

graphic design, independent

Term: 2017 - 2023

Carly Hickey

Occupational Therapist

Christy Petroff

St. John Health

Rene Hansemann

CPA,Pepper Hamilton LLC

Tony Shereda

Quality Metal Images

Sarah George

Regan Wright

Kristy Schena

Kendra Dodson

CPA, Grant Thornton

Chantel Shipe

FIS

Paul Zimmer

Allied Printing

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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 5/24/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/29/2019

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

Policies and processes
  • 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 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.