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Team Kids, Inc.

Empowering kids to change the world.

IRVINE, CA   |  www.teamkids.org

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Team Kids, Inc.

EIN: 75-3152594


Mission

Team Kids' mission is to empower children to change the world. Since 2001, our empirically validated youth leadership programs have been cultivating empathy, self-efficacy, and robust community connections while nurturing a sense of protection and self-worth in the lives of over 250,000 students. At the core of our mission lies the Team Kids Challenge, a comprehensive 5-week program offering collaborative leadership opportunities for K-8 students in schools across California, Arizona, Virginia, and New York. Through partnerships with local public safety officers and our dedicated coaches, students acquire invaluable teamwork, leadership, entrepreneurship, and civic engagement skills.

Notes from the nonprofit

Team Kids is dedicated to addressing the pressing need for comprehensive youth empowerment programs that not only foster leadership skills but also instill a deep sense of value and purpose in young individuals. We firmly believe that there's no such thing as being too young to make a positive impact, and our organization is committed to nurturing the potential of every child. In the face of an alarming youth mental health crisis, exacerbated by societal pressures and limited access to support systems, Team Kids' initiatives are strategically designed to provide young people with the tools, resources, and opportunities they need to navigate life's challenges with resilience and confidence. Our approach is grounded in empirically validated research, ensuring that our programs are effective in promoting mental well-being, social connectedness, and a sense of belonging among participants. Thank you for your support!

Ruling year info

2005

Founder & CEO

Julie Hudash

Main address

5299 Alton Pkwy

IRVINE, CA 92604 USA

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Formerly known as

Kids Helping Kids

EIN

75-3152594

Subject area info

Voluntarism

Adult and child mentoring

Youth organizing

Civics for youth

Community service for youth

Population served info

People of Middle Eastern descent

People of South Asian descent

People of Southeast Asian descent

People of East Asian descent

People of Central Asian descent

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NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Team Kids is dedicated to addressing the pressing need for comprehensive youth empowerment programs that not only foster leadership skills but also instill a deep sense of value and purpose in young individuals. We firmly believe that there's no such thing as being too young to make a positive impact, and our organization is committed to nurturing the potential of every child and teenager. In the face of an alarming youth mental health crisis, exacerbated by societal pressures and limited access to support systems, Team Kids' initiatives are strategically designed to provide young people with the tools, resources, and opportunities they need to navigate life's challenges with resilience and confidence. Our approach is grounded in empirically validated research, ensuring that our programs are effective in promoting mental well-being, social connectedness, and a sense of belonging among participants. By addressing these critical needs, Team Kids seeks to empower the next generation of le

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?

Team Kids Challenge

Team Kids' core program is the five-week Team Kids Challenge (TKC), a research-based and empirically validated approach to youth development that is offered at no charge to participating schools. During the flagship, award-winning Team Kids Challenge, a five-week elementary school-based program, every student is invited to work alongside police, firefighters, parent volunteers, and Team Kids mentors to address real-world issues, such as homelessness, hunger, safety, and the environment. A Leadership Team helps the students fulfill three weekly service challenges that address community needs while planning a fundraising carnival that occurs during the final week and benefits a cause chosen by the students. The TKC is comprised of a kickoff assembly, Leadership Team meetings, a student-run carnival, and a celebration meeting.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Children
Preteens
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Accreditations

Team Kids APA Published Research 2019

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 enrolled

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

Team Kids Challenge

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Note: Program attendance decreased due to COVID-19 and is now steadily increasing back to previous attendance rates.

Number of lessons taught

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

Team Kids Challenge

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Each participating school goes through a 5-week program with multiple sessions. Note: Programming decreased due to COVID-19 and is now steadily increasing back to previous implementation rates.

Number of program sites

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

Team Kids Challenge

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Note: Programming decreased due to COVID-19 and is now steadily increasing back to previous implementation rates.

Number of research studies funded

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

Team Kids Challenge

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Team Kids' programs are empirically validated, affirmed by Dr. Adam Fine's research published in APA Journal of Psychology.

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.

Team Kids is dedicated to empowering and engaging 20,000+ students annually across three states to become changemakers in their communities through service. Our strategic plan outlines several key objectives aimed at achieving this overarching goal. These include refreshing our core Team Kids Challenge program design and curriculum, engaging 5,000+ kids in our Team Kids Unite programming, and formalizing the Team Kids Coaches Model with higher education institutions. Additionally, we aim to create online learning modules for coaches, interns, and partners, as well as manage a CRM system to streamline operations. Furthermore, we are focused on increasing representation on our board, enhancing our communications strategies across various channels, and diversifying revenue streams. Through these efforts, we seek to build a generation of young leaders equipped with the skills and confidence to drive positive change in their communities and beyond.

Our strategies for achieving our goals involve a multi-faceted approach that focuses on key areas of engagement, partnership, program development, and resource management. Here are some of our key strategies:

Engagement: We aim to engage students through our Team Kids Challenges and Unite programming, providing them with opportunities for hands-on service and leadership development. This includes refreshing our program design and curriculum to ensure relevance and effectiveness.

Partnership: We collaborate with various stakeholders, including public safety agencies, educational institutions, businesses, and nonprofits, to provide mentorship, resources, and support to students. By forming strategic partnerships with higher education institutions and other organizations, we expand our reach and impact.

Program Development: We continuously improve and innovate our programs to meet the evolving needs of our participants. This involves creating online learning modules for coaches, interns, and partners, as well as developing initiatives like the LemonAID business plan to generate revenue and support our mission.

Resource Management: We prioritize efficient resource management to maximize our impact and sustainability. This includes managing a CRM system to streamline operations, diversifying revenue streams through grants and fundraising events, and conducting regular performance reviews to ensure accountability and effectiveness.

By implementing these strategies, we aim to empower students, build strong community partnerships, develop impactful programs, and effectively manage our resources to achieve our goals of youth empowerment and social change.

Team Kids possesses a range of capabilities that enable us to effectively meet our goals, all empirically validated through rigorous research and evaluation. These include:

Program Design and Delivery: We have expertise in designing and delivering youth leadership and service programs, such as Team Kids Challenges and Unite programming, tailored to engage and empower students. These programs have been validated through empirical research, demonstrating their effectiveness in fostering leadership skills, promoting social responsibility, and improving mental health outcomes among participants.

Partnership Development: We have a proven track record of forming strategic partnerships with public safety agencies, educational institutions, businesses, and nonprofits to expand our reach and impact. These partnerships have been empirically shown to enhance program delivery, increase community engagement, and amplify the overall impact of our initiatives.

Curriculum Development: Our team is skilled in developing innovative and impactful curriculum materials that address key social issues, leadership development, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy. These curricula have undergone empirical validation, demonstrating their effectiveness in promoting positive youth development and addressing critical social challenges.

Resource Management: We are proficient in managing resources efficiently and effectively, including financial resources, human capital, and technological infrastructure, to support our programs and initiatives. Our resource management practices have been empirically evaluated, ensuring that we maximize the impact of every dollar invested in our organization.

Evaluation and Improvement: We have established processes for program evaluation and continuous improvement, enabling us to assess the effectiveness of our programs and make data-driven decisions to enhance outcomes. Through empirical evaluation, we continuously refine our programs to ensure they meet the evolving needs of the communities we serve.

Community Engagement: We are committed to fostering strong relationships with the communities we serve, engaging stakeholders, and raising awareness of social issues to drive positive change. Our community engagement efforts have been empirically validated, demonstrating their effectiveness in building trust, promoting collaboration, and mobilizing community support for our initiatives.

Based on the provided data from the most recent Program Report, Team Kids has made significant progress toward achieving its goals:

Engaging Students: Team Kids has engaged a total of 25 schools across various regions, including Tustin, Irvine, Tempe, Fullerton, Mission Viejo, Phoenix, Compton, and Harlem. This engagement includes completed, active, and upcoming schools, showcasing a diverse geographical reach.

Community Partnerships: Team Kids has established partnerships with organizations like the Illumination Foundation, OC Animal Care, and Boys and Girls Club, demonstrating a commitment to collaboration and leveraging community resources.

Team Kids Unite: The launch of Team Kids Unite has been successful, with monthly featured projects and incentives for volunteer engagement. This initiative encourages youth to participate in service activities and contribute to positive change in their communities.

Establishing Strategic Partnerships: We have formed strategic partnerships with public safety agencies, educational institutions, businesses, and nonprofits to expand our reach and impact. These partnerships have strengthened our program delivery, increased community engagement, and amplified our overall impact.

Empirical Validation: Our programs and initiatives have undergone rigorous empirical validation, demonstrating their effectiveness in promoting positive youth development, improving mental health outcomes, and addressing key social challenges.

Curriculum Development: We have developed innovative and impactful curriculum materials that address important social issues, leadership development, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy. These curricula have been widely adopted and have received positive feedback from participants and stakeholders.

Resource Management: We have effectively managed our resources, including financial resources, human capital, and technological infrastructure, to support our programs and initiatives. This has enabled us to maximize the impact of every dollar invested in our organization.

Continuous Improvement: We have implemented processes for program evaluation and continuous improvement, allowing us to assess the effectiveness of our programs and make data-driven decisions to enhance outcomes. Through ongoing evaluation and refinement, we ensure that our programs remain responsive to the evolving needs of the communities we serve.

Overall, Team Kids has made significant progress in empowering youth, building strong communities, and creating lasting social impact, and we remain committed to advancing our mission and achieving even greater outcomes in the future.

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 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

  • 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 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

Financials

Team Kids, Inc.
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

2.23

Average of 0.68 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

13.2

Average of 3.8 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

16%

Average of 14% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Team Kids, Inc.

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Team Kids, Inc.

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Team Kids, 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 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$62,872 -$18,307 $55,836 $103,998 $195,262
As % of expenses -15.8% -5.0% 15.0% 50.7% 60.7%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$65,183 -$19,687 $54,668 $102,830 $194,676
As % of expenses -16.3% -5.4% 14.6% 49.9% 60.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $335,013 $345,055 $429,056 $309,071 $517,008
Total revenue, % change over prior year -34.4% 3.0% 24.3% -28.0% 67.3%
Program services revenue 8.0% 3.1% 0.0% 0.0% 1.2%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 19.4% 17.4%
All other grants and contributions 91.6% 96.9% 98.8% 80.4% 81.4%
Other revenue 0.4% 0.1% 1.2% 0.2% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $397,885 $363,362 $373,220 $205,073 $321,746
Total expenses, % change over prior year -26.6% -8.7% 2.7% -45.1% 56.9%
Personnel 52.6% 49.9% 57.9% 68.7% 74.1%
Professional fees 4.3% 1.7% 1.3% 8.9% 10.0%
Occupancy 10.0% 11.8% 11.6% 2.5% 1.9%
Interest 1.3% 4.6% 1.7% 0.0% 0.1%
Pass-through 5.0% 6.3% 6.2% 0.5% 0.0%
All other expenses 26.8% 25.7% 21.3% 19.4% 13.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $400,196 $364,742 $374,388 $206,241 $322,332
One month of savings $33,157 $30,280 $31,102 $17,089 $26,812
Debt principal payment $0 $5,396 $41,060 $72,980 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $433,353 $400,418 $446,550 $296,310 $349,144

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 0.4 0.3 5.5 11.3 13.2
Months of cash and investments 0.4 0.3 5.5 11.3 13.2
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets -4.1 -5.1 -3.2 0.2 7.4
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $14,586 $7,948 $169,842 $192,599 $352,659
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $132 $0 $39 $39 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $16,178 $16,178 $16,178 $16,178 $16,178
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 73.4% 81.9% 89.2% 96.4% 100.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 660.9% 1130.7% 154.8% 97.6% 44.2%
Unrestricted net assets -$133,129 -$152,816 -$98,148 $4,682 $199,358
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets -$133,129 -$152,816 -$98,148 $4,682 $199,358

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Founder & CEO

Julie Hudash

Julie Hudash, CEO of Team Kids since its inception in 2001, embodies a profound dedication to empowering children as catalysts for positive change. Her journey began during college, where she volunteered in South Central Los Angeles, igniting her passion for youth advocacy. Drawing from her experiences and expertise, Julie pioneered the Team Kids Challenge (TKC), a transformative program validated by empirical research in top academic journals. Her vision, honed in her upbringing in Irvine, inspired the establishment of Team Kids, now deeply embedded in communities nationwide. Rejecting profit-driven metrics, Julie prioritizes the transformation of lives and communities, ensuring that every child feels safe, valued, and capable of making meaningful contributions.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Team Kids, Inc.

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Team Kids, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 03/04/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Jenny Dinnen

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Term: 2023 -

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Nestor Herrera

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Susan Holt

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Christine Schaubach

Community Leader

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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 ? 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 3/4/2024

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
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/04/2024

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 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 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.