Public, Society Benefit

Human Values 4 Kids Foundation

  • Gold River, CA
  • www.thehumanvalues4kidsfoundation.org

Mission Statement

The mission of The Human Values 4 Kids Foundation is to create, nurture, and deliver innovative products, projects, and programs that contribute to human values education for children.

Main Programs

  1. 108 Steps to Love Project
  2. The Value of the Week (V.O.W.) Program
  3. The Character of Research Effort (C.O.R.E.)
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

The Human Values 4 Kids Foundation produces value-based educational media, projects, and programs that benefit people worldwide.

ruling year

2007

Principal Officer since 2006

Self-reported

Vinesh V Nambiar

Keywords

Self-reported

human values, education in human values, character education

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2014, 2013 and 2012.
Register now

Also Known As

The Human Values 4 Kids Foundation

EIN

20-5074015

 Number

7972448087

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Media, Communications Organizations (A30)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

108 Steps to Love Project

The 108 Steps to Love Project is the source and foundation of every effort undertaken by The Human Values 4 Kids Foundation. The purpose of the project is to create media and inspire artistic expression that embodies and celebrates universal human values in a way that captivates the imagination of children and inspires them to greater heights of human existence. The heart of the project is 108 children’s stories that have been written on 108 distinct human values. These stories, which begin with the value, Courage, and end with the value, Love, are being made into 12 fully illustrated e-book series called Adventures in Human Values™. The e-books, in turn, serve as the cornerstone of the V.O.W. Program and are being made available on our website at no cost. Thus, our #1 priority is to complete all 108 e-books in order to facilitate complete V.O.W. Program development across the K-4 grade levels. We would also like to inspire people from around the world to join our effort to create more good media and other forms of artistic expression that build upon the Adventures in Human Values™ themes. While the sky is the limit as to what we could create with the help of others, some ideas include music, skits, plays, activities, games, video game simulations, and even animated cartoons. Thus, we are only getting started!

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$0.00

Program 2

The Value of the Week (V.O.W.) Program

The Value of the Week (V.O.W.) Program has been adopted by The Human Values 4 Kids Foundation (HV4K) as the central platform to deliver the values-based media produced from the 108 Steps to Love Project. The V.O.W. Program was created by a third grade elementary school teacher to blend character development with academic instruction as part of a grassroots educational reform effort. The inspiration behind this effort is the simple, yet powerful ideal that ‘THE END OF EDUCATION IS CHARACTER.’ The program focus is on transforming the classroom social setting for elementary school students by directly and indirectly infusing human values into it. The Adventures in Human Values™ e-books and associated media serve as a direct catalyst to help transform teacher-student and student-student interactions as a new human value is introduced each week. The V.O.W. Program is flexible, dynamic, and scalable, so it can be used in a single grade or sequenced across the first five elementary grades once all 12 series and 108 e-books become available. Also, through the HV4K-Teacher Advisory Council, we would like to collaborate with elementary school teachers and administrators from around the world to further develop and expand the program. The possibilities are endless!

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Adults

Budget

$0.00

Program 3

The Character of Research Effort (C.O.R.E.)

The Character of Research Effort (C.O.R.E.) is an initiative of The Human Values 4 Kids Foundation that is meant to inspire academic researchers to use their powerful intellects to study the impact of our values-based media and educational program on children’s (1) moral, ethical, and psychosocial behavior, (2) academic performance, and (3) physiological health. What we really want to know is does exposure to the media and educational program help to create better, happier, and healthier children. Is there a causal relationship between the ‘good’ exposure and key indicators in the three core research areas? Can we work together to identify meaningful indicators, create innovative measurement tools, and establish strong, quasi-experimental settings to examine the relationships? And can we do this, not for the name, fame, and wealth of the researchers involved, but for the sake of benefiting the lives of children. Thus, the core of this effort is not the research on character, but rather the ‘character of the research.’ Through the HV4K-Research Advisory Council, we have established a platform that will allow us to collaborate with a global network of researchers to study true human potential through the 108 Steps to Love Project and the V.O.W. Program. The innovations that can occur in this area are astounding!

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Adults

Budget

$0.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

The Human Values 4 Kids Foundation produces value-based educational media, projects, and programs that benefit people worldwide.

External Reviews

Source: greatnonprofits.org

The review section is powered by Great Nonprofits

Financials

Financial information is an important part of gauging the short- and long-term health of the organization.

The Human Values 4 Kids Foundation
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

NEED MORE INFO ON THIS NONPROFIT?

Free: Gain immediate access to the following:
  • Address, phone, website and contact information
  • Forms 990 for 2014, 2013 and 2012
  • Board Chair and Board Members
  • Access to the GuideStar Community
Get all this now for free
Need the ability to download nonprofit data and more advanced search options? Consider a Premium or Pro Search subscription.

Operations

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

Human Values 4 Kids Foundation

Leadership

NEED MORE INFO ON THIS NONPROFIT?

Free: Gain immediate access to the following:
  • Address, phone, website and contact information
  • Forms 990 for 2014, 2013 and 2012
  • Board Chair and Board Members
  • Access to the GuideStar Community
Need the ability to download nonprofit data and more advanced search options? Consider a Premium or Pro Search subscription.

Principal Officer

Vinesh V Nambiar

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Vinesh V. Nambiar

No Affiliation

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section, which enables organizations and donors to transparently share information about essential board leadership practices. Self-reported by organization


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?