Youth Development

In the Hood Foundation Inc

  • Atlanta, GA
  • www.Kavdo.Org

This organization has not appeared on the IRS Business Master File in a number of months. It may have merged with another organization or ceased operations.


This organization's exempt status was automatically revoked by the IRS for failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF for 3 consecutive years. Further investigation and due diligence are warranted.

Mission Statement

We are dedicated to bringing out the excellence that is stored inside of every single child by magnifying the positive, nurturing their greatness, teaching knowledge and self love, and rewarding their progress and achievements.

ruling year

2004

Principal Officer

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Mr. Vance Benton

Keywords

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love, children, child, violence, drugs, prevention, help, youth, respect, donation, charity, event, atlanta, cleveland

Also Known As

I.T.H , K.A.V.D.O. , the 360 Bae

EIN

13-4272251

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Centers, Clubs, (includes Boys/Girls Clubs)- Multipurpose (O20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Kids Against Violence and Drugs Organization. (K.A.V.D.O.): 1. K.A.V.D.O is dedicated to bringing out the excellence that is definitely inside of each and every one of our children. We are here to spotlight and to encourage positive and proactive living amongst our youth and their peers. We are making getting good grades and staying out of trouble the popular thing to do. We instill and promote self love and pride in our youth. K.A.V.D.O. is an incentive program that rewards children and teens for staying on the right track. 360 Boys Academy of Excellence: 2. The 360 Boys Academy of Excellence will strive to assist low income at-risk males aging from 8 to 17 years of age and their families by providing resources. These resources will include mentoring, cultural exposure, and life skills. Our primary goal is to provide them with the necessary skills to achieve excellence in all of their endeavors. Our focus will cover areas including leadership and business skills, academics, etiquette, and community service. 3. Conflict Management: We have compiled a group of experts in the field of violence and crime prevention to come up with the most effective strategies to teach and instill in our children to avoid and resolve conflicts and violence. Hood Check: Health and Fitness monitering program.

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In the Hood Foundation Inc

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Principal Officer

Mr. Vance Benton

BIO

Vance M. Benton has been serving in the Public School System for 10 years. Positions held range from substitute teacher and coach to currently serving as Principal of Genesis High School in the Cleveland Municipal School District. As a major work student in the Cleveland Public Schools, Vance graduated from Glenville High School in 1990. While accumulating 10 athletic varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball, Vance also became the father of twin daughters during his junior year of high school. After earning a full athletic scholarship to play football at Kent State University (KSU), Vance eventually took over the starting role at cornerback and went on to have a string of 40 consecutive starts in games played. After earning All-Conference and All-American considerations, Vance's N.F.L. pursuits eventually gave away to a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). Once graduating from KSU, Vance travels led him to Columbus, Ohio where his teaching career began in the Columbus Public Schools. Quickly discovering that a Master's Degree was essential, Vance soon headed back to KSU in pursuit of a Masters Degree in education while also teaching at the Akron Public Schools. Earning a Master's Degree in 1998 afforded Vance the opportunity to work as an assistant Principal at Hope Academy in Akron, Ohio. Among other experiences, Vance participated on a panel that formulated the Local Professional Development Committee (LPDC). The desire to return to Cleveland led Vance to a teaching position with the Cleveland Municipal School District (CMSD). Vance leadership qualities were quickly noticed as he was promoted to assistant Principle. While serving as an Assistant Principal, Vance worked in grade levels K-12. Two years Deputy Principal of Collinwood High School prepared him for the challenge of leading his own urban school to academic success. In addition to his twin daughters Vanique and Vaney, Vance and his wife of 6 years, Kimyada, has a 2 year old son - Taj. Vance also serves as President of In The Hood Foundation that has many programs dedicated to youth ages 0-18 years old( Kids Against Violence and Drugs Organization, 360 Boys Academy of Excellence etc..). Plenty hours of Vance's summer are spent on the baseball diamonds working as a licenses state of OHIO umpire. Time is also provided to the Distinguished Men of Excellence a youth mentoring group as a Board of Trustees member.

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