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FAMILY PATTERNS MATTER INC

Mentoring for Life

aka Family Patterns Matter   |   Newnan, GA   |  WWW.FAMILYPATTERNSMATTER.ORG

Mission

Building a foundation for healthy families through education, individual support and community connections.
Our purpose is to recognize the benefits of a strong family structure by empowering youth in developing socialization skills, family and individual values.
We serve Metro Atlanta, to include Coweta and Fayette Counties.

Notes from the nonprofit

A Georgia State of Hope emerging site means we are working with all organizations to offer resources to preserve families and keep our children safe. We address educational needs, the growing family dynamic of grandparents raising grandchildren, bullying and family preservation.

Ruling year info

2014

Executive Director

Linda Kirkpatrick

Advisor

Serena Brooks Bowman

Main address

743 Earl North Rd

Newnan, GA 30263 USA

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EIN

46-3233751

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

Single Organization Support (O11)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (O01)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs and results

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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?

Youth Advisory Board

Youth from middle and high schools come together to discuss issues of concern they see happening with their peers. Solutions are discussed with input from adult advocates that will have a do no harm outcome.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents (13-19 years)
Families
Budget
$10,000

A child begins to learn from the moment they are born. From that moment every second of their life is documented in their brain. Opportunity to change an unhealthy environment is in understanding the generational family dynamics that created either a healthy life or an unhealthy life. We bring opportunities for success through free tutoring with those who tutor starting with how a child learns, why they are failing and how we can catch them up and help them learn the skills to stay caught up. Thus ending the patterns created by lack of education.

Population(s) Served
K-12 (5-19 years)
Families
Budget
$10,000

Family values and beliefs are passed on from generation to generation through grandparents. Grandparents have taken on a new role in raising their grandchildren. Committed in helping our grandparents bring about the positive change they want to see in their school aged grandchildren; we provide educational enrichment programs and support groups to assist them in navigating the services offered.

Population(s) Served
Aging, elderly, senior citizens
Families
Budget
$5,000

On Christmas Eve Santa and his elves deliver gifts of toys, warm clothes and food to certain places in our community we know would not have a visit from Santa. We bring the meaning of Christmas to these communities.

Population(s) Served
Families
Budget
$2,000

What happens when a child is exposed to trauma? Often these children have difficulty in school, socialization and family. Why? because the trauma is stored in their brain and the early stressful experiences cause changes to occur in the brain. 'We see magic happen when a child forms a relationship with a horse. This begins the foundation for healing with every interaction whether on the ground or mounted. Changes occur. The child begins to create rewarding and satisfying relationship with the horse and develop the growing ability to self-regulate internally and work through their dysfunctional behaviors. This is Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.

Population(s) Served
K-12 (5-19 years)
Families
Budget
$7,200

Policies in our schools don't seem to be working in addressing bullying? Ambassador 4 Kids is designed to change the school climate by creating leaders when students are afraid to stand up and say something. Bullying is out of control. Our children are being harmed. Empathy, respect and tolerance are missing in our children. Through our Ambassador 4 Kids club, leaders will emerge and school climate will change. Projects are designed for inclusion of all students. Kindness is spread throughout the school and community. BE THE ONE campaign shows kindness matters.

Population(s) Served
K-12 (5-19 years)
Adults
Budget
$6,500

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Emerging Site for Georgia State of Hope 2018

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 youth who increased their weekly hours of homework/reading

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

K-12 (5-19 years),Families,At-risk youth

Related Program

Education VS Poverty

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Working one on one with each student, they grasp the work quickly and take what they learn to school and home. They increase their love of reading. Parents active in overcoming barriers to poverty

Number of children able to exercise appropriate control in independent and group activities

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

Children and youth (0-19 years),At-risk youth,Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Related Program

Grandparents New Role

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Engaging the parent and/or guardian in the conversation of behaviors, allowed for clarity in addressing each need for each child to allow them to use appropriate control in activities.

Number of children who have the ability to seek help from and respond appropriately to adults

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

Children and youth (0-19 years),Adolescents (13-19 years),Families

Related Program

Youth Advisory Board

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Youth Advisory Board allows our youth to be heard and then discussion surrounds how to best address what they see as barriers to their and their peers success.

Number of children who have a sense of their own feelings and an ability to express empathy for others

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

Adolescents (13-19 years),At-risk youth,Families

Related Program

How to Change a Bullying Climate in your school?

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

The youth advisory board addresses bringing kindness to change the climate at their school and with their peers. They are able to stand up and express positive actions when needed. Kindness is key.

Number of children who have emerging literacy skills such as beginning letter recognition and phonological awareness, story comprehension, and use of writing materials.

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

K-12 (5-19 years),At-risk youth,Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related Program

Education VS Poverty

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Working one on one allows for children to build confidence in their understanding concepts needed to read and comprehend through writing and discussion. Increased reading skills.

Number of families reporting that their support plan includes or reflects things that are important to them

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

K-12 (5-19 years),Adults,Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Related Program

Education VS Poverty

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Inclusion of all adults in a child's life, allows us to hear what the issues and values are for the family. This allows us to set goals that reflect what will allow success in overcoming poverty.

Number of children who have had one volunteer the entirety of the case.

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

K-12 (5-19 years),At-risk youth,Families

Related Program

Education VS Poverty

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Using one on one tutoring and understanding that children may have a particular learning method, our tutor build trust that allows for small goals bring met which leads to success.

Number of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) developed

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

K-12 (5-19 years),At-risk youth,Parents

Related Program

Education VS Poverty

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Contact with adults in a child's life include the teachers and counselors. When our tutor identifies an issue, we discuss with the school and the parent and do an IEP referral. We attend IEP meetings.

Number of students receiving homework help

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

At-risk youth,Children and youth (0-19 years),Families

Related Program

Education VS Poverty

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Numbers change, but when a child and adult work together, success happens. Continuity of learning comes with praise and trust of one on one tutoring. After high school, what is next?

Number of students showing improvement in test scores

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

K-12 (5-19 years),Families,Parents

Related Program

Education VS Poverty

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Testing is often difficult for some of our students. Discussion of testing with teachers often allows for changes in testing methods. Such as tactile, out loud reading of questions.

Number of parents, community members, and non-teaching staff helping to set goals for the school

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

K-12 (5-19 years),Adults,Families

Related Program

Education VS Poverty

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Working with community for tutors and mentors, we have included older students which allow for interaction that is often on a students level. They are not intimidated.

Number of parents/guardians engaged in student activities

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

Children and youth (0-19 years),Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Related Program

Grandparents New Role

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Working with parents/guardians brings a better look into what is going on with each student. If they are engaged, the success is higher.

Number of students who demonstrate improved overall literacy

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

K-12 (5-19 years),Adults

Related Program

Education VS Poverty

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Children struggle to learn how to read beginning in 3rd grade. We work with them where they are to bring them to their grade level.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

To provide the services for those youth who are left out and left behind. Bringing each student to their identified goal for success. Schools will be proactive in working with us in addressing educational needs of each child served. Include educational activities outside the classroom setting. <br/>Community awareness in active participation in addressing the toxic issue of bulling through ongoing education. <br/>To have one full time and one part time staff person. <br/>Increase funding to allow us to expand.

Board of directors actively engaged in the community through discussions with friends and coworkers.<br/>Media outreach, social media and engage interns through local schools and universities.<br/>Grant writing and general ask in the public for support.<br/>Marketing to expand brand.

Meeting these goals will be accomplished with the right board members and community involvement. Proactive influence and discussions bring support in places we wouldn't know. <br/>We can do this.<br/>Draw back. because we are not well know, we have to get out and allow others to hear who we are and the work we are doing to impact the well being of our youth who have the ability to change a generation.

Influx of questions and responses to social media. Schools open to discussion on the A4K clubs and giving us the opportunities to begin a club in their school.<br/><br/>Our children are turning in their home work and passing to the next grade level. <br/>Our partnerships have positive outcomes with the families they work with.

We have increased the number of children and tutors in our tutoring group.<br/>We have a partnership with Three Rivers Southern Crescent Kinship Cares in a working with grandparents raising grandchildren.<br/>We have 3 families engaged with Waypoint Ranch Equine Therapy. <br/>Partnering with Montlick & Associates we will have 2 pilot program A$K clubs in the fall of 2017.<br/>The UPS Foundation sponsored a community event in bringing education on bullying and sex trafficking of our children.<br/>A round table discussion at the Newnan Cojweta Chamber of Commerce brought the School Superintendent, School Parent Student Liazon, students, parents, principles and counselors to an open discussion on bullying in our schools. <br/>Christmas for the Children continues to be a positive event each year.

Financials

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

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FAMILY PATTERNS MATTER INC

Board of directors
as of 4/28/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ronald Grooms

PTC Utilities

Term: 2018 - 2021

Bonnie Thomas

HARP Counseling

Jaray Mazque

GA State

Gretchen Cleveland

Coweta County Family And Children Services

Bekki Hyatt

Retired DA Coweta

Adella Mckenna

Medical Company

Holly Blair

Warriors in Defense

Serena Bowman

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/28/2020

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

Leadership

No data

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/28/2020

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • 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 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.

Keywords

youth, bullying, family, mentoring, literacy, education,change