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Digital Vibez Inc

Empowering Youth Through Technology & the Arts

West Palm Beach, FL   |  www.digitalvibez.org

Mission

Digital Vibez, established in 2010, is an innovative nonprofit organization based in Palm Beach County that specializes in mentoring youth through dance fitness, technology, and the arts. Partnering with local afterschool sites, community based organizations, and summer camp programs, Digital Vibez is passionate about reaching diverse youth in underserved communities. Digital Vibez mission is focused on delivering engaging programs that promote S.T.E.A.M. and promote the adoption of lifelong healthy behaviors.

Notes from the nonprofit

It is a privilege to serve youth and families in our community alongside other nonprofits. We love what we do. Our mission is to empower youth in diverse and underserved communities with dance fitness, technology and the arts.

Ruling year info

2014

Executive Director

Mr. Wil Romelus

Main address

Extraordinary Charities Nonprofit Center 2635 Old Okeechobee Road

West Palm Beach, FL 33409 USA

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EIN

46-5032425

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 17% of American children are obese, with the prevalence of obesity even higher in children of color and those living in low income communities. In the State of Florida, 36.6 percent of children ages 10-17 are currently defined as overweight/ obese, ranking 4th in the United States. As obesity rates increase, so does the rate of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and other health related issues. Research has shown that increasing physical activity before, during and after school is one of the highest-impact approaches to reducing childhood illnesses related to obesity. To fight disease, Digital Vibez invites youth to dance and become more physically active!

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?

KidsFit Jamathon

KidsFit Jamathon is an innovative, interactive, concert-like experience for youth that motivates and inspires them to dance, stay fit, and live healthier lives! This is an annual summer wellness/fitness event hosted by Digital Vibez, Inc. The Jamathon offers a professional concert atmosphere with music, dance performances, amazing sound, stage and lighting. Raffles, prizes, trophies and ribbons are given so that the kids are encouraged to move and participate. There are opportunities for the kids to be in the spotlight on stage and to participate in the acclaimed dance contest. In addition to the exceptional concert, there is a Kidz Zone area full of Games, Inflatables, music, fitness activities and healthy snacks. This conglomeration of activities encourages youth to adopt healthier behaviors to help combat childhood obesity while doing something they love. The Jamathon is now one of the largest summer camp events around, with thousands of participants and in multiple locations!

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Participants will expand their vocabluary and find a new love for reading and writing as they create their own lyrics and record a song. This program includes the use of professional equipment.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

A series of 6 one-hour classes that focus on health, nutrition, wellness, dance, and overall fitness. Led weekly by trained instructors, Wellness Workshops engage youth in physical activity while promoting health and wellness. Each participant receives a pedometer and a journal to write about their fitness experience, including goals, accomplishments, and pedometere steps.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Nonprofits First 2020

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 Facebook followers

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

Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children served

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

Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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 goal is to enable youth to become more physically active on a regular basis to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes associated with obesity & poor diet. We offer a series of workshops that focus on wellness, nutrition, and overall fitness. Creative expression like dancing has been shown to be a vehicle for stress reduction, a positive outlet to channel strong emotions in a safe way that can strengthen and unify a community.

KidsFit Jamathon & Wellness Workshops were developed in collaboration with key stakeholders of the county's Community Call-to-Action on Obesity; adheres to the Palm Beach County Quality Standards for Afterschool; and addresses numerous benchmarks of the Sunshine State Standards. Specifically, it covers the following major categories: dance, health education, writing, mathematics, music, and physical education. The key components of the program are as follows:

Introduction to Dance Fitness, break dancing, hip hop, island dances, Spanish and line dancing
Journaling techniques
How to use pedometers
Fitness tips
Nutrition education
Culminating event
Other strategies include Fitness Fiestas, Digital DJ-ing, Literacy Through Lyrics, and Digital Expressions.

The staff of Digital Vibez has extensive experience in working with youth via dance, technology, and the arts. They are a vibrant group of individuals committed to bringing students a healthier lifestyle. Research has shown that students who are disciplined in their art form will perform better in their school work. The Digital Vibez staff are committed to transforming lives through their mediums.

Digital Vibez, Inc. has been providing avenues for children to maintain a healthy lifestyle through physical fitness and recreational activities that incorporate technology and dance fitness. Digital Vibez, Inc has empowered more than 11,500 youth last year in becoming healthier, happier people. The programs are designed to be mobile and accessible to students of all background and economic status. Next will be expansion of the programs to serve more youth in Palm Beach County and beyond.

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 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 aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

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Operations

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

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Digital Vibez Inc

Board of directors
as of 11/01/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Rony Michel

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Term: 2019 - 2024

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 11/1/2022

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
Black/African American
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/01/2022

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