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Dear Future

Dear Future, Getting ready for you.

Flower Mound, TX   |  https://www.dear-future.org

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Mission

To remove obstacles to Education and Health from children living in remote and extremely poor regions of the world.

Ruling year info

2021

CEO

Ricardo Juarez

Co Principal Officer

Fernando Juarez

Main address

2300 Olympia Dr. #271642

Flower Mound, TX 75027 USA

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EIN

87-2958392

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our mission is to bring Education and Health to children living in remote and extremely poor regions of the world. We currently work in remote regions in the Andes of Peru, and in two remote villages in Uganda; where poverty and other social and emotional issues affect the children demographic we support. 1. Children that live in these regions live under two critical circumstances that directly affect our mission: a large disinterest in education because parents are not educated and don't see the benefit, and extreme poverty where even if education is a goal, not being able to buy materials prevents children from attending; moreover, the government supports the schools by paying teachers salaries, but does not support the individual student with any benefits. 2. Girls living in poverty in many regions of the world are unable to attend school during menstruation periods, they confront a culture of shame and are paralyzed by their inaccessibility to basic tools like hygienic pads.

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?

Donate to Educate

Following goals establish by UNESCO to bring quality education to all children in the world, Dear Future set sights in the Andes of Peru to begin our outreach program.
Our sights are set on extending this program to other countries, including those in greater need. The growth rate of this program is planned to stay proportional to the organization's funding and the relationships are treated as long term collaboration partnerships.
Our method:
1. Locate and make contact with populations living in extreme poverty and in remote locations. Our target contacts are school leaders and teachers.
2. Fundraise to help.
3. Provide Students with the materials needed to start, continue and finish their current school year.
4. Encourage students desire to continue their education from primary to secondary grades.
5. Provide educators with the tools needed that directly benefit the education of their students.
6. Provide our schools with a partner in the education of their children.

Population(s) Served

Similar to a penpal program; our goals are to provide students a safe outlet of communication, introduce them to the idea of becoming global citizens, encourage cultural diversity, and understanding of geographical differences; to build empathy, cultural understanding, and responsibility for our planet and our peers.
This program aims to provide student from both sides a companion in growth from across the globe, which is a concept hardly ever discussed, except for unreachable cultural exports such as music and movies.
How it works:
1. Dear Future provides students a blank postcard to write their basic, non traceable information, answer basic recommended questions such as: what do you want to be when you grow up? or in a follow up question: What do you think the world needs more of?
On the backside the students is encouraged to draw art relevant in their life.
2. Will be responsible for shipping, tracking recipients and appropriate behavior.
3. Will find partners and respondents.

Population(s) Served

Dear Future is leading a transformational effort to provide girls in Africa the human right of hygiene and health, through the distribution of hygienic pads to combat PERIOD POVERTY. Starting with Uganda girls, we hope to grow this program to have a multi nation approach that allows girls that need assistance the opportunity to maintain a healthy lifestyle and attend school under all circumstances. Infections and the use of extremely dangerous solutions are not acceptable if we can do something about it.

Population(s) Served
Children
Adolescents
Preteens
Extremely poor people
Children
Adolescents
Preteens
Extremely poor people
Children
Adolescents
Preteens
Extremely poor people
Children
Adolescents
Preteens
Extremely poor people

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 served who earn passing grades in core subjects

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Donate to Educate

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Of all the children we have assisted in the last three years, these numbers represent only those to whom we have provided school supplies. Separate from the girls we have provided hygienic pads.

Number of free registrants to classes

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Donate to Educate

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

156 as of 2023 School year in Africa. In February of 2022 we opened in collaboration, a primary school, free of tuition fees to students in the local community, unable to pay for an education.

Number of health/hygiene product and/or tools of care (mosquito nets, soap, etc.) administered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

End Period Poverty

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of girls attending either primary or secondary education in Uganda, Africa that have received free hygienic pads to not miss another day of school due to not having access.

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.

We aim to make an impact in the equality of education of the global stage. Our strong believe that children EVERYWHERE have the right to participate in the global conversation of growth; and the right to have a hand in the actions needed to work on global issues that affect them.
Generally speaking, our planet is fighting issues heavily from a northern hemisphere perspective; while children living in South America, Africa and South Asia sit at home uneducated and helpless; we imagine a world where they can be powerful contributors to the global fix.
Our work has demonstrated that children living in these regions are just as curious, smart and participatory as children in other regions; their experience living under challenging conditions make them some of the most resourceful, resilient and generally motivated to succeed, in comparison to others. This global resource is not to be taken for granted and not to be wasted.
Our planet will thrive when every child has access to education. Our goal is not to make professionals, we aim to make educated human beings that are able to participate in this conversation and thrive in a global community.

It's important to recognize that intelligence is not limited to any socioeconomic group, and potential exists in ALL children, regardless of their economic status. However, the opportunities and resources available to children can vary widely based on their socioeconomic background, which can impact their educational outcomes and future opportunities. Addressing these disparities in access to quality education and resources is crucial for unlocking the potential of all children, regardless of their economic circumstances; and this is the arena Dear Future wants to execute our goals.

One more child at a time.
We started with 47 children in the Andes of Peru in March of 2021. As of March of 2023 we had supported 500 children in Peru and Uganda.
Our strategy is tied to fundraising that will result in more children getting educational support to ensure they are attending, to ensure that they are promoting to secondary grades, and to have the tools required to make a clear decision of what they want to do for life.

The impact of 1 educated community in the Andes of Peru, has incredible ripple effects. Starting with the fact that they will become economically independent from their local government help, and in turn independent from their national help and eventually from the international aid. Educated communities are able to grow economically, live healthier lives, are empowered to continue this growth, reduce crime, and promote environmental sustainability.

One more educated child at a time aims to create this communities of growth.

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.
  • 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 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 aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, 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?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for 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, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve

Financials

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Operations

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

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Dear Future

Board of directors
as of 01/18/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Fernando Juarez

Dear Future, Inc

Term: 2022 - 2024


Board co-chair

Ricardo Juarez

Dear-Journey

Term: 2023 - 2024

Pamela Finnie

Government

Jacob Mulcahey

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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 ? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/18/2024

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
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/13/2022

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 analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • 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 seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.