JamQuest

Helping kids change the world.

aka JamQuest   |   Atlanta, GA   |  www.jamquest.org

Mission

Helping kids change the world. We mobilize kids who care to help kids in need. Right now there are just over 2 billion kids in the world. One billion of them live in poverty. This is a movement of one billion kids helping one billion other kids break the cycle of poverty in their lives. We want to join together with as many people and organizations as possible to bring those one billion kids out of poverty. We currently support programs to fund the educational opportunities for children in Kenya, Africa.

Ruling year info

2015

Founder and Executive Director

Nick Shoff

Main address

2383 Akers Mill Rd SE Apartment Q12

Atlanta, GA 30339 USA

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EIN

46-4925191

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

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?

Kenya Kids Educational Support

We have worked closely with an organization called HOPE worldwide to fund secondary educational opportunities for young men and women in Kenya. So far, we have supported over 30 teenagers to go to school. Many of them have gone on to graduate, to start their own businesses, and to volunteer in the community.

Population(s) Served

The JamQuest Leadership Program is for those who want to start a JamQuest chapter in their city. They are taught how to fund raise, how to become a dynamic small group leader, how to interact with influencers in their community, and how to organize successful events. They have opportunities to speak about convictions on serving those in need and they do vital research on poverty around the world. We strive to raise up young leaders who are driven and motivated to serve others for the rest of their lives.

Population(s) Served

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Our goal is to become one of the most impacting charities of all time. There are a little over two billion kids in the world right now. One billion of those kids are in poverty. Our goal is to inspire kids who have resources, talents, passions, abilities, and communities to serve and help the other one billion kids in poverty. We want to help bring basic necessities and education opportunities to kids around the world. We want to teach kids how to fill other kids with faith, hope, and love. We want a new generation of leaders to rise up and learn how to lead in a way that powerfully serves others. We want to provide funds, energy, and support to organizations that are doing great things to help kids. We believe that the world will change by not only giving away hundreds of fish, but also raising up hundreds of fisherman.

One of our strategies is to inspire middle school, high school, and college students to start JamQuest chapters in their cities. They will learn how to lead a small group, research a need in the world, fundraise, raise awareness, organize events, rally a community, and inspire their classmates. These events can be sports related, music related, art related, etc. We want students to do what they love to do, and then learn how to do it for others. Furthermore, we want to partner with organizations that are implementing sustainable and impacting programs for kids and be able to support them. This will be both domestic and international. We want to raise funds to give to organizations that are already doing amazing things for kids. We also want to be a voice to the voiceless. It is our mission to speak to as many people as possible, through pubic speaking, videos, articles, classes etc. on what is going on around the world and how people can help.

We have created a big network of supporters who are willing and able to bring JamQuest to the next level. We have partnered with organizations that have the ability to rally thousands of volunteers around the world. We have become known internationally and have built a community of young people that are excited to change the world. We have grabbed the attention of important leaders who have major influence such as professional athletes and board directors. We are in the process of partnering with several other organizations. Our expenses are very minimal and we opportunities to grow.

We have given over thirty children in the Mukuru slums the opportunity to receive an education who otherwise would not be able to have the fees to go to school. We have supported the Saturday Academy program in Philadelphia to encourage and mentor inner city kids from north Philadelphia. We have held about 15 events in seven different cities. We have spoken to over 10,000 students about the importance of serving others. We have been featured on television, newspapers, conferences, and school assemblies. We have gained support from professional athletes, successful business people, renown doctors, and non-profit leaders.

Financials

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JamQuest

Board of directors
as of 8/28/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Nick Shoff

Emily Shapiro

Noah Mata

Cody Porter

Micah Walker

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? 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? 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