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Tidewater Lead

Developing Tomorrow's Leaders Today

Chesapeake, VA   |  https://www.tidewaterlead.org

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Tidewater Lead

EIN: 93-3334193


Mission

We're on a mission to equip teenagers with leadership skills and knowledge for a successful transition to adulthood. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we're dedicated to nurturing the potential of our youth for a brighter, more promising future. WHY? Tidewater LEAD was founded on the belief that every young person should have access to quality leadership development opportunities. Our doors are open to all teens, whether from public school, private school, homeschool, or virtual school programs. HOW? Our programs empower student members through leadership education, mentorship, hands-on leadership experiences, workshops, conferences, competitive events, and opportunities to build essential skills and self-confidence through community connections.

Ruling year info

2023

Principal Officer

Kristin Stephens

Main address

1021 Eden Way N Ste 118

Chesapeake, VA 23320 USA

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EIN

93-3334193

Subject area info

Leadership development

Youth mentoring

Youth organizing

Population served info

Adolescents

Children and 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-N.

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Programs and results

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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?

Teen Leadership Conference

The two-day Teen Leadership Conference is designed to bring together aspiring young leaders from across the Hampton Roads, VA region. This conference offers students the perfect opportunity to learn, grow, and support one another on their unique leadership journeys. Through engaging hands-on activities, small group experiences, and mentorship from experienced leaders, participants gain valuable insights into leadership and develop important skills such as communication, conflict resolution, and teamwork.

In addition to learning about effective leadership techniques, participants also explore the importance of ethical decision-making and community engagement through service. The conference provides a range of exciting opportunities for students to discover their values, set empowering goals for their future, and build relationships with peers who share their passion for leadership.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Ethics in Leadership Seminar delves into complex and critical issues within leadership, emphasizing the significance of ethical decision-making. This seminar offers students a unique opportunity to participate in lively discussions and debates surrounding ethical dilemmas. It features a series of interactive workshops where students explore various scenarios and apply ethical frameworks to enhance their understanding of these challenges through the guidance of community leader mentors.

The seminar's design focuses on fostering critical thinking skills and equipping future leaders to navigate intricate ethical issues with integrity and confidence. It's a chance for students to expand their knowledge through real-world applications and engage with peers who share their interest in developing their leadership skills.

Population(s) Served

The Young Leaders Showcase is a series of competitive events that provide a platform for young leaders to display their leadership skills, achievements, and projects. This program is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their creativity, leadership, and dedication to making a positive impact in their communities through in-person and/or virtual competitions such as Public Speaking, Community Service Project, and Leadership Ethics Essay.

Participants have the chance to share their leadership experiences, community involvement, and innovative solutions to real-world issues. The showcase is designed to celebrate the accomplishments of aspiring leaders and to inspire others to take initiative and lead change. It is a place for students to shine, connect with like-minded peers, and gain recognition for their contributions to society.

Population(s) Served

The Student Advisory Council is a dedicated group of student leaders who play a crucial role in shaping the direction of Tidewater LEAD. Comprised of driven and enthusiastic student members, this council offers a unique platform for students to provide valuable insights and guidance on the organization's programs and initiatives.

As members of the Student Advisory Council, students have the opportunity to actively participate in decision-making processes, share their perspectives on leadership development, and offer suggestions for enhancing the overall student experience. This collaborative environment fosters personal and professional growth, as well as providing a deeper understanding of leadership principles and organizational management.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adolescents
Adolescents

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.

Total number of competitions held

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Totals By Year
Related Program

Young Leaders Showcase

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of website visitors

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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 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 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

Tidewater Lead

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $150
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $125
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $25
Total Revenue $150
Expenses
Program Services $0
Administration $0
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $0

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $150
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $150

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Principal Officer

Kristin Stephens

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Tidewater Lead

Board of directors
as of 01/21/2024
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Board chair

Kristin Stephens

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 10/25/2023

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
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Transgender Identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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