Bowtie Kids

Courage And Confidence For Kids With Chronic Pain.

aka Bowtie Kids   |   FT LAUDERDALE, FL   |  www.bowtiekids.org

Mission

The mission of Bowtie Kids is to support, nurture, and empower children and families impacted by chronic pain, through education and support programming, so that they may secure a better quality of life.

Ruling year info

2016

CEO

Karen Prescod

Main address

PO Box 4132

FT LAUDERDALE, FL 33338 USA

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EIN

47-5058941

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The need Bowtie Kids is working to address is the isolation, To increase the social and emotional learning capacity of children and families impacted by chronic pain to reduce the levels of anxiety, depression, isolation, poor self-concept, poor self-expression, opioid addiction and rates of suicide through interactive and experiential learning.

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?

K.E.E.S (Kids Experiencing, Empowered Support) Peer To Peer Support Group

Our K.E.E.S (Kids Experiencing, Empowered Support) monthly peer to peer, support group,
​ is a fun, safe, uplifting environment where kids and parents can build a supportive community. Treating children is only the first step in the process. Simultaneously we support and engage the families to create points of connection and understanding, which are essential to foster the total well-being of the child affected. We know that children are a part of a whole unit and that the impact of their challenges affects the entire family. By educating the parents and caregivers along with the siblings we are able to support and blend the family together as one.

NOW VIRTUAL!

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The Mission of Bowtie Garden: Gardens That Give is to create connection, community, sustainability and fun for kids through gardening, so they can grow to nature themselves and others.

This program will be implemented July 3rd 2021

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Camp K.E.E.S is our mobile enrichment camp built on our empowerment principles. Perfectly designed to be integrated into programs with our community partners,we bring fun right to your door.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce 2016

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Our aim is to create a network and sense of community through education and support programming designed to increase the social and emotional learning capacity of children and families impacted by chronic pain through interactive and experiential learning.

We will:

-Create a network of support for children ages 2-18.
-Promote a positive identity for participants as they engage with children and peers.
-Enable children to find value in sharing and expressing themselves.
-Increase participants’ coping skills and strategies to socially engage with others
-Increase participants’ communication and self-expression skills and strategies to emotionally connect with others

We seek to achieve our goals through the pursuit our empowerment principles:
•Self-Discovery
•Self-Awareness
•Self-Worth
•Creative Expression
•Social Engagement & Advocacy

Our strategies are to:

-Establish a strong network of support with the school systems, hospitals, medical centers and other entities providing complimentary services to the same population.
-Launch a series of fundraising activities that will successfully fund the provision of services and expansion of the program.
-Collaborate with other non-profits, organizations, individuals to administer our programs and services.
-Establish an effective training program for facilitators, volunteers, and mentors that will increase their ability to be successful administrators and communicators

Karen Prescod, visionary and founder of Bowtie Kids has been navigating the journey of chronic pain since February 2009. Her personal experience is the premise for our programming model. We will also utilize the strong network and community presence of our board of directors, to leverage their talents and influence to meet our goals.

We have completely build 3 programs : K.E.E.S Kids Experiencing Empowered Support. Camp K.E.E.S and Bowtie Garden. We then executed K.E.E.S 1.2020. Now we are working on recovering from the impact of covid and move our K.E.E.S to virtual and working on connecting with partner organizations.

We have had 3 awareness events called 'Tie The Knots" and 3 online bowtie contest to bring awareness to our organization and kids that live with chronic pain.

We had to cancel our first Courage and Confidence Award event from May 2020 to may 2021. We are executing our first Web-A-Ton for September 25th 2020 a 12 hour event for pain awareness month.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Bowtie Kids

Board of directors
as of 6/14/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Karen Prescod

Bowtie Kids

Term: 2020 - 2022

Tracey Prescod

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Graciela Valdes

Graciela Valdes Fine Art Photography

Alejandra Marquez-Villa

AMV Legal Group P.A.

Ana Zamora

Creative Financial Network

Dr Salomon Guajardo

Nova Southeastern University

Pia Clarke

Dr. Smiths Orthidontic Services

Miriam Hernandez

Student USF

Sierra Harding

Student of San Diego State University

Dr Mary Nochimson

Mary Nochimson DC PA

Natacha Abreu

Screen Graphics

Curdijah Baptiste

NA

Joinecy Filus

Volunteer Nurse

Renee Peterson

Broward Sheriff's Office

Jennifer Kovacs

Therapies Private practice

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 06/14/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability