Kool Boiz Foundation

Dedicated to providing educational, financial, and emotional support for boys and young men of color

MIDDLETOWN, DE   |  www.koolboizfoundation.org

Mission

The Kool Boiz Foundation is dedicated to providing educational, financial, and emotional support for boys and young men of color in Youngstown, Ohio. We will be a leading advocate for these youths and a catalyst for empowerment and change. Through our college scholarships, mentoring programs, and youth conferences, we are increasing knowledge, wisdom, and understanding with our future leaders.

Ruling year info

2016

Principal Officer

Bruce Rushton

Main address

PO BOX 766

MIDDLETOWN, DE 19709 USA

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EIN

47-4625578

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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?

Kool Boiz Foundation College Scholarship

$4,000 college scholarship

Population(s) Served

Boys and young men mentoring program

Population(s) Served

empowerment conference for boys and young men of color

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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 students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

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

No target populations selected

Related Program

Kool Boiz Foundation College Scholarship

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Kool Boiz Foundation$4,000 College Scholarships are awarded to African-American males who plan to attend an accredited 2 or 4 year college or university.

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

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

No target populations selected

Related Program

Kool Boiz Foundation College Scholarship

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of mentors recruited

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

No target populations selected

Related Program

Kool Boiz Foundation Promising Men Mentoring Program

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Kool Boiz Foundation is partnering with the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley to provide a Promising Men’s Mentoring Program designed to help young men in Youngstown, OH

Number of donations made by board members

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

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number represents the total dollar amount of donations received from our Board Members.

Total dollars received in contributions

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

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This number represents all donations made to the foundation, including event and merchandise sales.

Number of children mentored

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

No target populations selected

Related Program

Kool Boiz Foundation Promising Men Mentoring Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Kool Boiz Foundation is partnering with the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley to provide a Promising Men’s Mentoring Program designed to help young men in Youngstown, OH.

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.

The goal of the Kool Boiz Foundation is to increase the college and career readiness of boys and young men of color. Our objectives are:
1. To explore the paths of what's possible for boys and young men of color with respect to future financial stability and personal success.
2. To provide a platform for boys and young men of color to engage in dialogue with various speakers and community leaders to explore possible solutions for creating an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable future.
3. To increase the awareness of long-term success through targeted “Marketable Skill" post-high school education including college and trade schools.
4. To develop a college-going culture as early as middle school to change the trajectory of high school completion and college enrollment for boys and young men of color.

Addressing the challenges of boys and young men of color in the communities we serve requires a comprehensive approach and will need to include multiple stakeholders including school district leaders, city officials, youth organizations, business leaders, and the youth themselves. We believe our collaborative, inter-generational approach to these challenges will result in successful change in some of the lead indicators that point to future success. They we will make an impact is through our Promising Men Mentoring Program, our Empowerment Conferences, and our College Scholarship Fund.

Kool Boiz Foundation

To date, we have awarded thousands of dollars in college scholarships and launched our Promising Men Mentoring Program with 5th and 6th grade boys at the Youngstown Community School.

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • 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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Kool Boiz Foundation

Board of directors
as of 7/2/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Bruce Rushton

Scott Washington

Angela Johnson

Ronnell Elkins

Marcus Gordon

Steve Jones

Kenneth Boone

Dwayne Townsend

Miquita Hosey

Denis Robinson

Tayana Smith

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 07/02/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/02/2020

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 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 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 have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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.