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GOLF PROGRAM IN SCHOOLS INC

Our Inclusive, award-winning program is helps students find Their right P.A.T.H. in life, through Golf!

aka GPS   |   Sun City, AZ   |  www.golfps.org
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GOLF PROGRAM IN SCHOOLS INC

EIN: 47-4565432


Mission

Our Inclusive, Award-Winning Program helps students find Their right P.A.T.H. in life, through golf! Vision: Golf program in Schools is the only Inclusive, free, in-school, curriculum based, introductory golf program for students. GPS is renowned for empowering young people to lead socially, spiritually, professionally and physically healthy lifestyles by following their P.A.T.H. Mission: To introduce 5-9 grade students to the valuable life lessons and lifelong benefits of golf, bring families together on the golf course, and preserve these community environmental assets.

Ruling year info

2015

Chairman of GPS

Mr Tom Loegering

Main address

9433 N 107th Ave

Sun City, AZ 85351 USA

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EIN

47-4565432

Subject area info

Golf

Youth organizing

Population served info

Children and youth

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Golf (Country Clubs, use N50) (N6A)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

Show Forms 990

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

1) The staggering number of young people dealing with family hardships and tragedies in need of direction, support and mentorship. 2) Declining rounds of golf played nationwide, prompting the rapid pace of family affordable golf course closures.

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?

GPS Golf Program In Schools,Inc.

Golf Program in Schools (GPS) –
The letters GPS are usually associated with giving directions – getting on the right path to your destination. We would like to introduce you to a new GPS, Golf Program in Schools – a program designed to help students find their right P.A.T.H. in life through golf.

Our mission at GPS is to introduce students to the game of golf, and more importantly, provide valuable life lessons and information about scholarships and career paths. We started our program in the Peoria Unified School District and have expanded to all 8 school districts in the West Phoenix Valley, teaching grades 5 – 9. Then using the proven model, we can expand nationwide.

GPS emphasizes the character traits of Persistence, Achievement, Trustworthiness, and Healthy lifestyle (PATH) in students’ lives which can help them find their way as they navigate the challenges of growing up.

To properly introduce students to the game of golf, GPS provides a 5-day course with hands-on golf instruction from a Golf Teaching Professional right in their school. The instruction is provided in their regular physical education classes at no cost to the schools or the students. The program includes a field trip to the Sun City Country Club for the students to try out what they have learned at an actual golf course.

GPS aims to make a positive difference in students’ lives by doing the following:

- Introduce the benefits of learning the game of golf. Some 25 million people in the Unites States play golf. Learning the game will allow students to make many personal and professional contacts that will be of great benefit throughout their lives.

- Educate students about available scholarships. In past years, golf scholarships at colleges and universities have gone un-applied for. When scholarships are not utilized, that translates into lost potential. A golf scholarship can make the difference in giving the student an opportunity to attend college. GPS will help guide students and parents by providing information about available scholarship opportunities.

- Inform students about golf related career paths. There are about 15,000 golf courses in the Unites States that provide direct golf industry job opportunities. In addition, there are a vast number of other companies connected to golf (e.g. equipment, travel, retail) where students can find additional career paths.

- Provide instruction about a fun sport that can be played for a lifetime.

- Give an opportunity for students of all skill and physical ability levels to incorporate golf as part of a healthy lifestyle.

If you have a desire to work with students, have a passion for golf, and want to make a difference in the lives of young people, become a GPS volunteer. In addition, we need sponsors to provide the financial resources needed to extend this program. Sun City Country Club is a proud sponsor of GPS. Please contact me at [email protected] to learn more about how you can be a part of this important new program.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The GPS offers private and group lessons, after school and home-school field trips. Private lessons can be tailored to your needs. Lessons at the GPS Academy build upon the fundamentals (Grip, Posture & Swing GPS). We play this game to have fun and that’s how we’ve designed our classes.
All lessons will take place at Sun City Country Club. Our golf simulator and ‘Academy Clubroom,’ allow us to conduct workshops and homework components of the program. Golfers enjoy the use of all Country Club facilities during lessons, The GPS Academy allows students to develop:
Acquisition of Golf’s ‘Fundamentals’ (Alignment, Grip, Posture, Swing)
Decision making skills
Motor skill maturity
Mental and physiological awareness
Goal setting, planning and executing
Golf and life balance education
Self-respect
Accountability & Responsibility

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

Congressional Recognition 2019

Representative Debbie Lesko

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Number school districts reached

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

Children and youth

Related Program

GPS Golf Program In Schools,Inc.

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have been approved in 11 school districts. 8 in West-Phoenix Metropolitan area, 2 in Montgomery, Alabama, and more coming soon!

Percentage of students who want to keep golf in their lives following our classes (based on student survey responses).

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

Children and youth

Related Program

GPS Golf Program In Schools,Inc.

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Based on post class student surveys, students who go through our program want to keep golf as a part of their lives. * Not in schools 2020 due to covid

Percentage of PE Teachers who thought the GPS classes were a valuable experience for the students (based on teacher survey results)

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

Children and youth

Related Program

GPS Golf Program In Schools,Inc.

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Teacher surveys following the week of GPS classes show that the teachers believe GPS is providing a valuable experience for their students. * Not in schools 2020 due to covid

Number of students through the GPS classes

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

Children and youth

Related Program

GPS Golf Program In Schools,Inc.

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Results are based on the school year, i.e. 2019 is data from the 2019-2020 sy. Covid-19 cancelled the 2019-2021 school years in February 2020 We reentered schools in spring of the 2021-2022 sy.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

We want to improve our communities and enhance student's lives by introducing them to a game that everyone can play for a lifetime and has positive and lasting effects. Playing golf teaches values that can help students make good decisions to find their right PATH in their lives. Because we are part of the school curriculum, we are Inclusive and reach students across all socio-economic barriers in each school we serve. Our short-term goal is to serve all school districts on the Westside of the Phoenix metro area reaching 168,000 students per year. Our long-term goal is to grow to Statewide and eventually to a Nationwide program serving all P.E. students while enhancing family values and quality of life in our communities.

We are adding new schools and districts to the core area we are serving every semester. We are working with each school district to improve our processes, other golf courses to expand the number of students reached each year and other non-profits to bring our inclusive program to all P.E. students. We are also working with the school's volunteer bases to grow our volunteer base to support more classes. We are seeking corporate sponsorship for our proven, inclusive, award-winning program to fund additional PGA/USTGF instructors, staff and equipment.

We have talented core volunteers who enjoy working with students and understand the value we provide to both the students and to the community. We have established strategic partnerships with the school districts we serve and they are seeking to support our expansion. We are supported by an 8 member board and a 12 member Advisory Council who are community leaders who offer strategic advice and planning. We have the GPS Academy that offers family affordable lessons for groups and individuals that wish to continue their golf instruction. We have also formed alliances with other non-profits, such as PGA Jr. Golf, Arizona Jr. Golf, The Cactus Tour, and others to upstream students who wish to further their skills to compete.

We have established an Inclusive, award-winning, non discriminatory program that the schools we have taught in, and the students that have been through the program, are excited about. We have a teaching plan that maximizes the amount of time students are swinging golf clubs.
We are working to attract corporate sponsors and donors to fund additional certified teachers and staff to expand the program. We also continue to work with new schools and new districts to expand the reach of our program to serve more students, including homeschooled students.
We have attracted a talented Board of Directors, Advisory Council and volunteers who are working to offer this program to P.E. students regardless of their socio-economic background.
2014-2023 (Spring) over 42,500 students have participated in the in-school program.

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 get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

GOLF PROGRAM IN SCHOOLS INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

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

Liquidity in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0.00

Average of 0.00 over 1 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

29.5

Average of 29.5 over 1 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0%

Average of 0% over 1 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

GOLF PROGRAM IN SCHOOLS INC

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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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 GOLF PROGRAM IN SCHOOLS 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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Business model indicators

Profitability info 2021
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $205,032
As % of expenses 245.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $205,032
As % of expenses 245.9%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $288,409
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0%
Program services revenue 9.8%
Membership dues 0.5%
Investment income 0.0%
Government grants 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 89.7%
Other revenue 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $83,377
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0%
Personnel 0.0%
Professional fees 86.4%
Occupancy 3.9%
Interest 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0%
All other expenses 9.7%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $83,377
One month of savings $6,948
Debt principal payment $0
Fixed asset additions $0
Total full costs (estimated) $90,325

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2021
Months of cash 29.5
Months of cash and investments 29.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 29.5
Balance sheet composition info 2021
Cash $205,032
Investments $0
Receivables $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0%
Unrestricted net assets $0
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A
Total restricted net assets $0
Total net assets $205,032

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2021
Material data errors No

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Chairman of GPS

Mr Tom Loegering

Tom Loegering is an author, business owner, entrepreneur, veteran, Score Certified mentor, and motivational speaker. Through his book “Success or Failure, The Choice is Yours”, Tom has developed a self-help, goal development course and workshop to serve business leaders, homeless veterans, victims of domestic violence, as well as helping individuals seeking life improvement, a change of employment, and post-retirement challenges. In line with this Tom spoke on a blog talk radio show, The Tom and Terry Show, on topics of improving lives and developing goal oriented plans. In March of 2014 Tom launched Golf Program in Schools, as a pilot program at Peoria High. He presented an introduction to golf to the freshmen students in their P.E. class led by Bob Blean. Today this program has grown to having introduced over 30,500 students to golf, throughout 8 school districts on the west side of the Phoenix Valley.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

GOLF PROGRAM IN SCHOOLS INC

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Board of directors
as of 04/01/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Mr. Tom Loegering

CEO Sun City Country Club

Term: 2014 -

TJ Loegering

Real Estate Management Services

Jamey Lewis

GM Sun City Country Club

Bill Poirier

Golf Fom The Heart

Ashley Cunningham

Controller- Sun City Country Club

George Sealy

Retired

Andrew Yang

Head Golf Professional SCCC

Larry Valenzuela

Pastor

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 4/1/2024

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
White/Caucasian/European
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: 04/24/2023

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 review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • 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 disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.