Connect Sports Atl

Bringing Families Together One Child at a Time

Decatur, GA   |  www.connectsportsatl.org

Mission

Connect Sports is an outreach program founded in 2010 by Tez Andrews that aims to bring families together by providing parent resources, teaching youth life and leadership skills thru Sports, Fitness, Education, Mentoring and Mental Health programs.

Notes from the nonprofit

Our Connectsportsatl Basketball & Cheer Camp is composed of 2 days of intense sports training and 2 days of refining & reviewing lessons our campers have learned before the big Basketball Tournament. 2020 was a tough year for many students. The goal this summer was to equip them with ways to be disciplined, purposeful, successful and intentional on their journey through life. So exciting to see our campers thrive under the intensive training of our Connectsportsatl coaches.

Ruling year info

2020

Founder and Executive Director

Mr. Tez Andrews

Main address

P.O. Box 372462

Decatur, GA 30037 USA

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EIN

84-4025835

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In 2010, we noticed an abundance of families in need because of a few reasons including: 1) lack of Financial literacy which causes on-going poverty 2) lack of funding which stops parents from enrolling students in sports programs at schools so we are here to provide a backup opportunity with the same 1st class experience at a sponsored or discounted price, and 3) Provide certified mentoring and counseling services to the community.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

ConnectSportsATL AngelTree

This annual event helps provides gifts for children in need. Since 2012, ConnectsportsATL adopted up to 100 students from 8 local schools in the Metro Atlanta Area. Local school counselors assist with matching students from destitute situations including families with issues ranging from homelessness, DFACS custody, parental instability, parents in prison and/or intense poverty.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Young adults
Ethnic and racial groups
Family relationships
Social and economic status

Connect Sports is an outreach program founded in 2010 by Tez Andrews that aims to bring families together by providing parent resources, teaching youth life and leadership skills thru Sports, Fitness, Education, Mentoring and Mental Health programs.

Population(s) Served

Every month, we assist Farmers and other Corporations with distributing food to over 100 families.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Preteens
Adolescents
Children
At-risk youth
Young adults
Preteens
Adolescents
Children
At-risk youth

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

Short Term goals:
1) Annually host a 9-week Season of Basketball & Cheerleading leadership and sportsmanship training
2) Provide community enhancement services (including: school supplies, teaching youth life and leadership skills thru Sports, Fitness, Education, Mentoring and Mental Health programs, Basketball & Cheer camps, seasonal sports training, food and clothes pantry, Educational sessions & resources for parents, intervention jail tours and partnership with Dekalb County Police for At-Risk boys and girls.)
Long term goals:
1) Establish an on-going partnership with schools and families to provide life coaching and stability skills
2) Establish an on-going partnership with sponsors who will donate resources and funding to the Sports League.

Continue to partner with families and school counselors to announce our programs, seek grants from businesses to build a self-standing brick and mortar location to serve the community. Pursue $5 million dollars to fund the state-of-the-art building cost and funds allocated to create jobs to run the operations in more detail. We plan to staff positions via Volunteer Match and indeed.com. Our organization will provide positions for interns to serve and receive stipends for 9 weeks of service during the 9-week season.

Since 2012, we have successfully created opportunities and programs to produce young men and women of integrity and character. We have established an operating plan with improvements year after year. Our staff positions are filled via word of mouth requests from various backgrounds including business owners, doctors, nurses, educators, retired professionals and other citizens from various counties in Georgia. Our organization will provide positions for College interns to serve and receive volunteer hours and small stipends for 9 weeks of service during the 9-week season.

Since 2012, we have served sports mentoring, leadership training, school supplies, crisis services, meals and resources to over 3543 students from over 50 schools in the metro Atlanta area including students from:
1) Allgood Elementary School, Stone Mountain,
2) Atlanta North School
3) Barack Obama Elementary, Lithonia, GA,
4)Briar Vista Elementary, Atlanta, GA,
5) Centerville Elementary, Stone Mountain,
6)Chapel Hill Elementary, Decatur, GA,
7) Chesnut Elementary, Atlanta, GA,
8) Christine Elizabeth Academy, Ellenwood, GA,
9) Cliftondale Elementary, Atlanta, GA,
10)Columbia Middle School, Decatur, GA,
11)Cotton Indian Elementary, Stockbridge, GA,
12) Creekland Elementary of Lawrenceville, GA,
13) Dekalb Elementary School of the Arts, Stone Mountain, GA,
14) Dunaire Elementary School, Stone Mountain, GA,
15) Edwards Middle School, Conyers, GA,
16) Fernbank Elementary, Decatur, Ga,
17) Green Pastures Elementary, Decatur, GA,
18) Henderson Mill Elementary, Atlanta, GA,
19) Jenkins Elementary of Lawrenceville, GA ,
20) Killian Hill Christian School of Duluth, GA,
21) King Middle School, Atlanta, GA,
22) Kings Spring Elementary of Smyrna, GA,
23) Kipp Strive Elementary, Decatur, GA,
24) Kipp Strive South Fulton Academy,
25) Marbut Elementary of Lithonia, GA,
26) McConnell Mills Middle of Lawrenceville, GA,
27) Mundy Mills Middle of Ellenwood, GA,
28) Newton County Theme School of Ellenwood, GA,
29) Parklane Elementary of Atlanta, GA,
30) Peach Crest Elementary of Decatur, GA,
31) Rainbow Elementary School, Decatur, GA,
32) Rivers Edge Elementary School, Riverdale, GA,
33) Riverside Elementary, Lithonia, GA ,
34) Rockbridge Elementary of Stone Mountain, GA
35) Columbia Elementary, Decatur, GA
36) Brookwood Elementary, Snellville, GA
37) Chapel Hill Middle, Decatur, GA
38) Rowland Elementary Stone Mountain, GA
39) Shiloh High
40) Shoal Creek Elementary Conyers, GA
41) South Fulton Elem, Lithonia, GA
42) Stripling Elementary, Norcross, GA
43) Sylvan Hills Elementary, Atlanta, GA
44) The Howard School, Decatur, GA
45)The Kindezi West School, Atlanta, GA
46) Timber Ridge Elementary, McDonough, GA
47)Union Grove Middle, McDonough, GA
48) Usher-Collier Elementary, Ellenwood, GA
49) Walnut Creek Elementary, GA Mcdonough, GA
50) Walnut Grove, Lawrenceville, GA
51) Toney Elementary, Decatur, GA
52) Flat Shoals Elementary, Decatur, GA
53) McNair High, Decatur, GA
54) Lakeside High, Decatur, GA
55) Morrow High, Morrow, GA
56) South Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
57) North Atlanta High, Atlanta, GA

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve students including at-risk children and their families in the metro Atlanta area.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email, social media,

  • 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    During our 2021 Sports Camp, we solicited the services of private security to make sure our participants and guest were safe throughout the day and during the Back-to-school Block Party. We also discussed the need to enforce stricter registration requirements for daycares and other groups who desire to participate in our sports camps.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Asking for feedback from the people we serve allows them to hold us accountable and provide assistance and resources in the spaces we may lack.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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 look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, 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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Connect Sports Atl

Board of directors
as of 8/19/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Sr Martez Andrews

Connect SportsATL/ Connect Church Atlanta

Term: 2020 - 2019

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/19/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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