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My Fairy Godparents

Compassion. Community. Contribution.

Laguna Beach, CA   |  http://www.myfairygodparents.org

Mission

Our mission is to provide a platform that amplifies the voices of underserved youth in low-income communities through the art of filmmaking; while encouraging diverse, inclusive and authentic content creation.

Ruling year info

2020

Founder & Executive Director

"LaDàna" Young

Chief Administrative Officer

April Miller

Main address

1968 S Coast Hwy # 424

Laguna Beach, CA 92651 USA

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EIN

85-1461875

NTEE code info

Business, Youth Development (O53)

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

My Fairy GodParents is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to assist children and young adults with incarcerated parents. The negative impact of having a parent in prison is often overlooked, but it can have significant effects on a child's well-being. Children with incarcerated parents are more likely to experience financial instability, lack of access to educational and extracurricular activities, and even emotional instability. We aim to provide resources and support to these children and young adults, helping them to overcome the challenges they face and achieve their full potential. Through mentorship, education, and community outreach programs, My Fairy GodParents hopes to make a real difference in the lives of those impacted by parental incarceration.

Our programs

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

#FKLMdoc

Documentary film in development featuring children with incarcerated parents.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Incarcerated people

A multi-disciplinary, multicultural center in Charlotte, North Carolina providing a platform to support the efforts of school districts, faith-based and community organizations, and cultural groups through arts-based programming. The establishment of this center will greatly enhance our mission of supporting children with incarcerated parents (COIP).

Population(s) Served
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.

My Fairy GodParents aims to use the arts as a means of storytelling to increase awareness for the struggles faced by children and young adults who have parents incarcerated. Through our programs, we encourage participants to use their creative abilities to express themselves and find healing. We believe that through art, we can break down barriers and promote empathy and understanding.

Our goal is to create a safe and supportive environment for these children and young adults, where they can share their experiences and connect with others who have gone through similar situations. By providing them with a platform for self-expression, we hope to empower them and help them find their voice. We also strive to raise awareness about the impact of parental incarceration on children and families. Through our events and exhibitions, we aim to educate the public about the challenges faced by these children and advocate for policies that support them.

At My Fairy GodParents, we believe in the power of the arts to bring about positive change and make a difference in the lives of those affected by parental incarceration. Our strategies for making this happen include providing art programs and workshops for children and families impacted by parental incarceration. We believe that through artistic expression, children can find a healthy outlet for their emotions and a way to cope with the challenges they may face. We also offer mentorship programs where children can connect with positive role models who can guide them through their journey.

Another strategy we use is advocacy. We work with lawmakers and community leaders to raise awareness about the impact of parental incarceration and to advocate for policies that support families affected by this issue. We believe that by working together, we can make a real difference in the lives of those affected by parental incarceration.

We are committed to creating a world where children and families affected by parental incarceration can find hope, healing, and empowerment through the arts. We believe that every child deserves a fairytale ending, and we are dedicated to making that a reality for as many families as possible.

Our capabilities for meeting this goal are diverse and include several programs and initiatives.

One of our main programs is our art workshops, where we provide children and young adults with the opportunity to explore their creativity and express themselves through various mediums such as painting, drawing, and sculpture. We also offer mentorship programs, where participants can receive guidance and support from experienced artists and mentors.

Another initiative we have is our community outreach program, where we partner with local organizations and schools to raise awareness about parental incarceration and provide resources for those in need.

Additionally, we organize exhibitions and events that showcase the artwork and stories of our participants, bringing attention to the struggles they face and amplifying their voices. Finally, we work with policymakers and advocates to promote policies that support children and families affected by parental incarceration.

Together, these capabilities enable us to make a meaningful impact on the lives of those we serve and contribute to a more just and equitable society.

So far we are in development for a documentary film dedicated to children with incarcerated parents: For Kids Like Me. We have begun our fundraising outreach and are preparing grant applications to secure funding.

The goal of For Kids Like Me is to provide a platform for children with incarcerated parents to share their stories and experiences. Our hope is to bring awareness to the impact of parental incarceration on children and provide resources for families affected by this issue.

Through personal interviews and expert commentary, the documentary will explore the emotional, social, and economic challenges faced by these children. We believe that by sharing these stories, we can help reduce the stigma and isolation often experienced by those with incarcerated loved ones.

We are committed to making this film accessible to as many people as possible. Our team is working to ensure that the documentary is available for free viewing online and through community screenings.

We are grateful for the support we have already received and look forward to continuing our efforts to make a difference in the lives of children with incarcerated parents.

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 collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, 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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My Fairy Godparents

Board of directors
as of 10/15/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

April Miller

LaDana Young

Above Prestige Public Relations, LLC

April Miller

Squire Patton Boggs

Kim Robertson

Guilford County Schools

Anyé Young

Board leadership practices

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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 10/15/2023

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
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/15/2023

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 ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.