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Arm Yourself With Confidence

Arm Yourself With Confidence

Kingwood, TX   |  www.armyourselfwithconfidence.org
GuideStar Charity Check

Arm Yourself With Confidence

EIN: 86-3478537


Mission

Our mission, as a 501c3 organization, is to arm children, teenage girls, and women with the confidence they need to be prepared for any situation. We do this by offering FREE workshops to the community. The "Confident Kid" Workshop is 1 hour, and the "Ladies Self Defense" workshop is 2 hours.

Ruling year info

2021

Executive Director

Jeff Battenberg

Co Principal Officer

Reneé Battenberg

Main address

1500 Sycamore Ln

Kingwood, TX 77339 USA

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EIN

86-3478537

Subject area info

Education

Population served info

Children

Preteens

Adolescents

Young adults

Young women

NTEE code info

Education N.E.C. (B99)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Helping children deal with bullies and helping Ladies learn how to defend themselves against predators.

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?

Ladies Self Defense Workshop

All women must BE PREPARED. According to NSVRC statistics, 1 out of every 5 women in the United States has experienced a completed or attempted rape during her lifetime. We want to change that statistic by teaching practical self-defense principles and arming all teenage girls and women with the knowledge to defend themselves. Studies show that by taking a self-defense class, one dramatically reduces the chance of becoming victim! Arm Yourself with Confidence will empower women to “fight back”! .

What you will learn in our workshops...

• You will learn how to lead a safer, more confident life.

• You will learn the personality profiles of women and how to not become victimized.

• You will learn what natural weapons we already have and how to utilize them for self-defense situations.

• You will learn how to replace fear with practical self-defense techniques that are instinctive and easy to remember.

and much more.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

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 Children who have gained confidence through a self-defense workshop"

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

Ladies Self Defense Workshop

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We started the workshops in December of 2021.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Our goals are to host monthly workshops all across the United States to help children stand up to bullies and help women learn to fight back against predators.

We plan on expanding our locations as funding allows to help as many people as possible.

We have professional martial art instructors throughout the United States who can take these workshops and make a huge impact on their communities.

We have been hosting and recording monthly workshops for nearly a year. We have also prepared online workshops to teach satellite instructors exactly what we are doing. We are ready for our next phase in expansion.

Financials

Arm Yourself With Confidence
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 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Average of 0.00 over 2 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Average of 26.9 over 2 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

%

Average of 0% over 2 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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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

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Profitability info 2021
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $3,570
As % of expenses 435.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $3,570
As % of expenses 435.9%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $4,389
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0%
Program services revenue 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0%
Investment income 0.0%
Government grants 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0%
Other revenue 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $819
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0%
Personnel 0.0%
Professional fees 0.0%
Occupancy 0.0%
Interest 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0%
All other expenses 100.0%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $819
One month of savings $68
Debt principal payment $0
Fixed asset additions $0
Total full costs (estimated) $887

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2021
Months of cash 53.8
Months of cash and investments 53.8
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 53.8
Balance sheet composition info 2021
Cash $3,670
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 $3,670

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

Executive Director

Jeff Battenberg

Martial Artist since 1987. Co-owner of Battenberg's Martial Arts & Fitness 6th Degree Black Belt - Taekwondo Executive Director - Arm Yourself With Confidence, Inc.

Co Principal Officer

Reneé Battenberg

Martial Artist since 1982. Co-owner of Battenberg's Martial Arts & Fitness 7th Degree Black Belt - Taekwondo Black Sash in Tai Chi

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Board of directors
as of 06/28/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Jeff Loyka

Jeffrey Todd Battenberg

Reneé Mary Battenberg

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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/28/2022

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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

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/28/2022

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 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 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.