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Heroes in Waiting Inc

The FREE anti-bullying & peace-building program the world needs now.

Oklahoma City, OK   |  https://heroesinwaiting.org/
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Heroes in Waiting Inc

EIN: 92-0719754


Mission

Equip ALL youth with anti-bullying and peace-building resources that provide knowledge and courage to help them be heroes in their own communities and create real, positive change.

Ruling year info

2022

Executive Director

Jim Stewart

Main address

3000 W Memorial Rd, Ste 123-343

Oklahoma City, OK 73120 USA

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EIN

92-0719754

Subject area info

Equal opportunity in education

Elementary and secondary education

Education services

Community mental health care

Bullying

Population served info

Children

Preteens

Adolescents

Parents

Students

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NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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

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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?

Heroes In Waiting FREE online Bully Prevention and Peace-Building Curriculum

Heroes In Waiting is a FREE online 12-lesson bully prevention and peace-building curriculum program.

Bullying behavior – whether physical, emotional, or online – is dangerous and overwhelmingly destructive. Our goal is a measured reduction in bullying behavior and bully incidents, resulting in a reduction of trauma caused by bullying. By helping to create cultures that cultivate, reinforce and protect a children’s right to safety and a harassment-free environment, we also aim to effectively reduce the number of traumatized and mentally ill adults a decade from now.

The 12 lessons support kids through engaging videos, worksheets and activities, along with resources for teachers and other adult supporters. Other relevant resources are continually being added to the website with plans to translate the curriculum into five languages along with developing a mobile app by 2025.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Preteens
Students
Teachers

Heroes In Waiting assemblies are an opportunity to experience a positive and encouraging live assembly or zoom, if that is a better option, for youth.

Our spokesperson brings a message that captures everyone's attention. He brings the love and brings down the house through his powerful personal story about some of his challenges growing up and how he overcame. He asks questions to invoke a response so the students realize they are not alone. His story talks about loving and accepting others, and showing up for those who don’t feel accepted. He speaks encouraging words and asks everyone to look within themselves and to also look outside themselves. And maybe, just maybe, they can be the Heroes in someone else's life.



Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
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

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    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, We use surveys from participants to gage effectiveness

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    Because our organization is fairly new, collection of data is still limited.

Financials

Heroes in Waiting Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

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Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Heroes in Waiting 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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Operations

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

Executive Director

Jim Stewart

Executive Director of Heroes In Waiting, Jim Stewart, is passionate about providing solutions and hope for the bullying crisis our youth are facing at an escalating rate. Jim has spent twelve years in the non-profit sector helping build three organizations. He says, “today I have been given the gift of working with an amazing team determined to provide positive, life-giving resources for change. It is exhilarating and an honor.” Jim grew up in Oklahoma City and attended Oklahoma State University. Prior to working in the non-profit sector, he spent over two decades as an administrator in the medical community. For over 20 years Jim has served in prison ministry, was on the board of a foster care non-profit, and was a foster parent along with his wife, Susan. His greatest joy is his family.

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Heroes in Waiting Inc

Board of directors
as of 05/10/2023
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Board co-chair

Ashley Hoggatt

D D Kirkland Elementary School, Principal

Term: 2023 - 2025


Board co-chair

Josh Pape

Chickasaw Community Bank, COO

Term: 2023 - 2025

Josh Pape

COO: Chickasaw Community Bank

Ashley Hoggatt

Principal: D D KIrkland Elementary School, Putnam City Public Schools

Jim Stewart

ED: Heroes In Waiting

Susan Stewart

Operations: Heroes In Waiting

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? Not applicable
  • 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 5/3/2023

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

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