Scholar Career Coaching, Inc.

Coach, Motivate, and Support

aka Scholar CC   |   Boca Raton, FL   |

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Scholar Career Coaching, Inc.

EIN: 46-2987394


Founded in 2012, Scholar Career Coaching's mission is to coach, motivate and support high school students through mentorship, tutoring and scholarships, with a focus on students who speak English as a second language (ESL) and first-generation college students.

Ruling year info


Executive Director

Lynne W. Gassant

Board President

Jorge Bastos

Main address

3601 N. Military Trail Suite 308

Boca Raton, FL 33431 USA

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Subject area info


Youth mentoring

Youth organizing

Population served info

Children and youth

At-risk youth


NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms


What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Scholar Career Coaching is addressing the needs of high potential, high need students. We identify students who have a desire to attend college or need career planning guidance. Our students are anticipated to have a turbulent transition due to issues such as language barriers, lack of financial or informational resources at home or in school.

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?

Mentorship - College & Career Readiness

Scholar Career Coaching is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting South Florida high school high school students in Title I schools with career planning, college readiness, financial literacy, and soft skills. Our mission is to coach, motivate, and support South Florida high school students, with a particular focus on those who speak English as a second language (ESL) and are first-generation students.

Through our mentoring model, we partner students with graduate students, successful professionals, and community leaders from various industries. Our after-school mentoring program, along with other resources, equips and motivates this special group of students who demonstrate both high need and high potential. We are committed to helping them, their families, and our society by preparing them for post-secondary education and fulfilling their career aspirations.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth

Where we work


Legacy's Power Issue 2019

South Florida Legacy Magazine

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

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

Adolescents, Ethnic and racial groups, At-risk youth

Related Program

Mentorship - College & Career Readiness

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context Notes

We provide college scholarships and laptops on criteria that includes grades, essay, community service, ESL status, 1st in family to go to college and mentoring program participation.

Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

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

Adolescents, Ethnic and racial groups, At-risk youth

Related Program

Mentorship - College & Career Readiness

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


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 are aiming to have an increased in-school presence with our mentoring program and are targeting Title I schools in the South Florida area; particularly those with a high percentage of English as Second Language (ESL) students. The mentoring program has an established curriculum which address career path, college planning and financial literacy. We also provide SAT and ACT college tutoring. In addition, we would like to expand our annual college scholarship program for graduating seniors and provide additional alumni support for students mentored through our in-school program.

We have shown the success of our program with the schools we are in currently which is helping to provide the connections to an increased in-school presence, and we continue to operate a hybrid online platform to further our reach and connection to the students. They hybrid platform also allows for additional high-quality mentors who might otherwise be unable to participate. We continue to actively recruit mentors for the program which is a key component of being able to increase our reach. We continue to focus on fundraising to support larger scholarship awards. Our program includes ACT/SAT tutoring for students planning to attend college. We also have a program for parents of first-time college students to help them understand the requirements- this is offered in person in multiple languages. Additionally, we have experts in field to address specific curriculum.

We are capable of accomplishing our goals and have increased our footprint, our revenues, our mentor count, our program participants (mentees) and board representation. Our efforts have been a grassroots effort. We have secured grants which have allowed for further expansion. We reasonably anticipate that the more well-known the programs become, the more possible our goals are which is apparent in our year-to-year results.

We have come a long way in a short time but still have much to do. We took our program from an online to an in-school platform and since the pandemic, a hybrid platform. We successfully recruited mentors and mentees for the program. We increased our footprint, but we still have many schools we have targeted that we would like to offer our program in. We have established curriculum and established community partners to assist with certain aspects of the program, such as guest speakers/ experts in field, which help keep the program fresh and interesting. This is an ever-evolving process.
We started a scholarship program and have seen that grow but it still has plenty of room to expand. We have brought in new board members and an executive director and have provided intern opportunities to local college students.
New this year is our multi-lingual in person program for parents of first-time college students to assist them with the understanding the student's journey and parental requirements.

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 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 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 engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


Scholar Career Coaching, Inc.
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2022 2022 Independent Auditor’s Report And Financial Statements
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 15.33 over 4 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 10.9 over 4 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 9% over 4 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Scholar Career Coaching, Inc.

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Scholar Career Coaching, Inc.

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Scholar Career Coaching, Inc.’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $9,951 $369 -$7,365 $53,088
As % of expenses 40.6% 0.9% -8.0% 40.5%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $9,951 $369 -$7,365 $53,088
As % of expenses 40.6% 0.9% -8.0% 40.5%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $35,548 $48,837 $109,282 $186,458
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 37.4% 123.8% 70.6%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 7.0% 38.9% 15.2%
All other grants and contributions 95.3% 90.6% 60.6% 84.7%
Other revenue 4.7% 2.4% 0.5% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $24,505 $40,851 $92,621 $131,076
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 66.7% 126.7% 41.5%
Personnel 0.0% 28.3% 54.4% 59.1%
Professional fees 18.7% 25.3% 9.7% 5.4%
Occupancy 1.9% 6.0% 4.7% 2.5%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 20.6% 13.7% 13.2% 9.3%
All other expenses 58.9% 26.7% 18.0% 23.7%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $24,505 $40,851 $92,621 $131,076
One month of savings $2,042 $3,404 $7,718 $10,923
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $26,547 $44,255 $100,339 $141,999

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 16.5 10.8 6.1 10.0
Months of cash and investments 16.5 10.8 6.1 10.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 13.0 7.9 2.5 6.7
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $33,766 $36,837 $46,838 $109,443
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $3,395 $12,995 $7,799
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.5%
Unrestricted net assets $26,608 $26,977 $19,612 $72,700
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $10,845 $18,462 $42,488 $44,782
Total net assets $37,453 $45,439 $62,100 $117,482

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Lynne W. Gassant

Board President

Jorge Bastos

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Scholar Career Coaching, Inc.

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Scholar Career Coaching, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 03/07/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Jorge Bastos

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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
  • 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 2/22/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
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
Native American/American Indian/Alaska Native/Indigenous
Gender identity

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/09/2019

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

  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • 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.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.