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Thumbs Up High 5K, Inc.

Keep Moving Forward

aka Thumbs Up   |   ELK RIVER, MN   |  www.thumbsupformentalhealth.org

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Mission

Bringing awareness to mental health and providing support and resources to all.

Ruling year info

2016

Executive Director

Katie Melissa Shatusky

Main address

PO BOX 478

ELK RIVER, MN 55330 USA

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Formerly known as

Thumbs Up High 5K

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EIN

47-1273057

NTEE code info

Mental Health Disorders (F70)

Hot Line, Crisis Intervention (F40)

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

IRS filing requirement

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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?

Cheer Bags

One way we support our community is through our Cheer Bag Program. Cheer Bags is our way of brightening someone’s day through a small, random act of kindness. Each Cheer Bag is customized by age and consists of mental health tools and resources. We have four different age groups: Smiles for Seniors, Adult, Teen and 12 & Under.

Smiles for Seniors:
A cozy blanket
Crossword Puzzle Game
Night Light
Thumbs Up Coffee Cup
Hot Cocoa or Tea
Chocolate
Resource Guide

Adult Cheer Bag:
Mindfulness Adult Coloring Book
Colored pencils
Thoughtful Pop Open Box
Worry Stone
Keep Moving Forward Sticker
Keep Moving Forward Bracelet

Teen Cheer Bag
Breathing Straw Necklace
Teen Mindset Journal
Colored Pencils
Worry Stone
Stress Ball
Smile Button
Keep Moving Forward Bracelet
Stickers
Thumbs Up Beanie
$5 Coffee Gift Card
Resource Card

12 & Under Cheer Bag for Kids:
Usborne Activity Book
Colored Pencils
Bubbles
Smiley Face Sticker
Calm Down Bracelet
Stress Ball
Calming Jar
Smiley Face Balloon
Jump Rope

Population(s) Served
Adults
Seniors

What Is a Calming Corner?
A Classroom Calming Corner is a quiet area of the room equipped with soft furnishings and soothing materials to help a student de-escalate when upset.
Each calming corner can be customized for the specific age or classroom grade.
Calming corners can be equipped with many tools to help regulate emotions including but not limited to:
Bean bag chair(s) or floor cushions/large pillows
Soft rug
Relaxation CD and player or headphones
Books, magazines
Low partitions/dividers for privacy
Fidgets or Glitter Jars
Visual calming strategies like yoga calm posters or breathing exercises
Visual timer

Population(s) Served

Do You Need Assistance Paying for Counseling?
At Thumbs Up, we have a program that is built to aid individuals who are needing assistance paying for mental health counseling. Although we are not counselors ourselves, we have partnered with counseling professionals to help. Through our Referral Assistance Program, we can help you pay for five counseling sessions through our trusted partners. Our program is funded by members of the community who believe in supporting mental health care for all. To get started, select the counseling office of your choice, then fill out the form below.

Program Description
Thumbs Up High 5K, a Minnesota nonprofit corporation, (the “Organization”), offers to those the Organization serves as part of its charitable purposes as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, participation in a free, electronic referral program (the “Referral Program”) for referral of a participant to receive five (5) free sessions of counseling or therapy provided by a licensed provider.

Population(s) Served

You are not alone in this journey. Suicide affects millions each year. Thumbs Up can provide resources and walk alongside you through the grieving process.

When we learn of a death by suicide in the community, we will mail out a bereavement gift which includes a bell wind chime, worry stones, Keep Moving Forward bracelet and sympathy card

Population(s) Served
Adults
Seniors
Adults
Seniors
Adults
Seniors

Middle & High School After School Program Monday – Thursday from 2:15pm – 5:00pm
Located: 305 Jackson Ave. Suite B, Elk River, MN 55330
Weekly no-cost mental health activities including:
- Willow the Therapy Dog from You’re Not Alone
- Art Therapy Workshops from Art Lab RX & Parasol Wellness Collaborative
- Painting classes from Creative Studio 23
- Mental Health First Aid Training from The Heart and Mind Connection
- Partnership with CAER Food Shelf to provide healthy snacks and beverages for every student

Population(s) Served

Middle & High School Summer Program – Wednesdays from 11:00am-2:00pm
Located: 305 Jackson Ave. Suite B, Elk River, MN 55330
Weekly no-cost mental health activities including:
- Willow the Therapy Dog from You’re Not Alone
- Art Therapy Workshops from Art Lab RX & Parasol Wellness Collaborative
- Painting classes
- Mental Health First Aid Training from The Heart and Mind Connection
- Partnership with CAER Food Shelf to provide healthy snacks and beverages for every student

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Children and youth
Children and youth
Children and youth
Children and youth
Children and youth
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

Nonprofit of the Year 2022

I-94 Chamber of Commerce

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, 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 act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • 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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Thumbs Up High 5K, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 02/06/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Traci Stevenson

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Term: 2026 - 2023


Board co-chair

Laura Vevea

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Term: 2022 - 2025

Amy Walz

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Moriah Prange

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Daniel Bittman

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Asa Veek

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Cassie Stangler

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Breanna Heintzelman

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Traci Stevenson

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Laura Vevea

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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 2/6/2024

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

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/19/2024

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 ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • 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.