Youth Development

Teel Institute

  • Shawnee Mission, KS
  • www.teelinstitute.org

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Mission Statement

The Institute's mission is to teach positive life skills that prevent destructive behaviors of violence, underachievement, substance abuse, teen suicide, and irresponsible parenthood.

Main Programs

  1. The Essential Curriculum©
Service Areas

Self-reported

Kansas

ruling year

1995

Principal Officer since 1995

Self-reported

Leslie T Dunn

Keywords

Self-reported

child development classroom management social skills character education mental and emotional health

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EIN

48-1169711

 Number

3792654092

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Behavioral Science (V23)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

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Overview

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The Institute's accomplishments in the past year include: (1)development of a highly successful new program for youth in the care of social services; (2)launch and ongoing revision of a new website; (3)completion of a children's book for marketing to parents; (4)completion of a program for use by mentors in the YouthFriends program.  The critical goals for the current year include: (1)completion of an entirely new classroom curricula; (2)self-publishing of 2 additional children's books; (3)completion of a research study to determine effectiveness of programming with high-risk youth;(4)securing additional funding.

Programs

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

Program 1

The Essential Curriculum©

Classroom curriculum in each of grades Pre-K through 12 is designed to promote mental health and emotional wellness; prevent violence and substance abuse; promote academic achievement. These curricula have been adapted to serve a variety of youth-serving organizations such as Wayside Waifs (humane education), YouthFriends (mentoring), Women's Intersport Network (mentoring), Police Athletic League, and Parents As Teachers (early childhood education).

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Adults

Budget

$100,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Kansas

Additional Documents

Funding Needs

1 -- New sources of revenue from product sales 2 -- New grants and funders 3 -- Visibility locally and nationally 4 -- Expanded and diversified Board of Trustees 5 -- Ongoing revision of the current classroom-based curriculum to meet changing needs

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TEEL INSTITUTE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF INTEGRITY AND ETHICAL BEHAVIOR
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Teel Institute

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Leslie T Dunn

BIO

As the Executive Director, Dr. Dunn is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the organization, including advocacy in character education locally and nationally, research and evaluation, public speaking, new program development, publication of books and articles, and consultation. Dunn was previously with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where she served as Director of the Research and Development, Strategic Planning, and Training Departments before leaving the Foundation to start the Institute. Prior to serving with the Kauffman Foundation, Dunn spent 10 years in Research and Development and Corporate Strategic Planning at Marion Laboratories. Dunn earned her Bachelor's degree at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and hold both Master's and Doctoral degrees in Research Psychology from the University of Kansas. She is currently a member of several community non-profit Boards of Directors, including Science Pioneers (Chair), The Barstow School (Vice-Chair), Literacy KC, and Rotary Club 13.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The Institute's approach to addressing violence, substance abuse, underachievement, and other irresponsible behaviors stands out among youth development programs. First, programs begin in pre school and deal with prevention rather than intervention, which is a much more effective approach to behavior change. Second, the Institute is one of a few programs that conducts careful, objective outcome impact evaluation on its programs and can demonstrate significant positive effects attributable to its programming. Third, Institute approaches and programs are based on what is currently known about child development and psychology as well as new brain research. Finally, the Institute has solved the problem of knowing how to teach concepts, information, and skills to children that affect their attitudes, values and behaviors. Students study empathy, responsibility, rights, self control, etc. as carefully as they study reading, mathematics, and science. While society wrings its hands and declares the solutions to these problems to be undiscovered, the Institute has solutions at hand. 20 years of research and evaluation tell us that when The Essential Curriculum is taught consistently and carefully, it makes an enormous difference in the lives of children. "This program changed my life" (Second Grader)."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Thomas L Davidson

Davidson 2000

Term: June 2000 - June 2009

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