Educational Institutions

Shirley Ann Sullivan Educational Foundation

  • WaKeeney, KS
  • www.sasef.org

Mission Statement

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for children and youth by providing education and advocating for protection from exploitation and physical harm.

Our vision is a world where every child is educated, and protected from all forms of harm, having a voice as their needs are met, allowed to grow up with dignity, equality and respect. A world where every young person has access to employment and opportunity.

Main Programs

  1. Education for Employment
  2. Child Protection "The V Sign"

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Service Areas

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International

Angola, Brazil, Liberia, Germany, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay and United States of America

ruling year

2002

Principal Officer since 2001

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Mrs. Rhonda Staudt

Keywords

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child pprotections, education, youth employment, youth, children, hiv/aids, ebola, girls, jobs, mentoring, violence agains women.

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Also Known As

SASEF

EIN

48-1249212

 Number

5219285766

Physical Address

430 N. Washington Street

Lindsborg, KS 67456

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

Citizenship Programs, Youth Development (O54)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Our Youth in Philanthropy program is responsible for teaching hundreds of privileged children their civic responsibilities. Resulting in numerous community service projects.

Our Child Protection Program -The V Sign is a child's silent self identifier that they have been kidnapped, bullied or are in trouble. http://www.sasef.org/the-v-sign/

Our Education for Employment through Volunteerism program in collaboration with organizations like Junior Achievement, Clinton Global Initiative and MTV is responsible for training hundreds of young people how to map an economic route to higher education by volunteering in community service projects.

Our youth leadership mentoring programs is responsible for teaching young leaders in Liberia how to run their youth organizations in a better way.

Our children's libraries are responsible for providing safe spaces for children to do their homework, learn a second language, get free tutoring and receive computer training.

Scholarship programs has been effective in building schools and sending hundreds of children to school thus fulfilling our organizations goals of helping to eradicate poverty by providing education and its resources.

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

Education for Employment

Our Education for Employment workshops have helped hundreds of young people identify their dreams and make a plan to achieve them.

Strengthening Young Leaders

Building the capacity of youth led organizations to compete on a global scale. By We facilitate and financially support learning workshops on development & effectiveness training in preparation for contending and participating in the global nongovernmental market place.

Education for Employment

In direct support of United Global Goals framework we leverage public and private partnerships to create self-sustaining community service projects.

Category

Employment

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

5,000.00

Program 2

Child Protection "The V Sign"

In 2012 we introduced The V Sign giving child victims a way to identify themselves. A child can make The V Sign walking down the street, in a hotel lobby, airport, from a car, bus or train window, restaurant, grocery store or standing on the street corner. Once witnessed one should call the police to report sighting The V Sign

Category

Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Our primary aim is to raise money to send children to school; meaning raising the money to pay for scholarships for kids who can not otherwise afford school, books, transportation to and from school etc.

    Our child protection program The V Sign aims to allows children to silently self identify that they are in trouble or are being harmed. We aim to continue to advocate for this sign in school systems, youth clubs, religious organization and anywhere children are. Our aim is to protect children from all forms of violence and harm.

    We further aim to reform youth education and employment policy across the globe. Young people from economically disenfranchised neighborhoods who participate in community service programs need priority placement for employment and educational opportunities. Youth education and employment policies can include referendums and laws to mandate this change in social reform.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Fundraising , advocating for protection of children through our V Sign project that teaches a child to self identify by making a V symbol. http://www.sasef.org/the-v-sign/
    Continuing to host youth employment workshops encouraging youth to get involved in a community service program. This will help them acquire employable skills and help our organization get the word out that volunteerism build employable skills. Working with the United Nations to have member states re-evaluate their youth employment strategies.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    As Muhammad Ali said “ The will must be greater than the skills". Our capability is our commitment and will to achieve our goals.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    We know we are making progress because we are paying for students to go to school.
    We will know our child protection from trafficking is working when children are learning the V Sign, when law enforcement recognize the V Sign and children are saved.
    We will know youth policies are being reformed when member states first begin to look at their youth education and employment policies and specifically target disenfranchised youth.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    We have sent hundreds of children to school.

    We have been successful in Brazil by getting the government to take a look at its youth education and employment policy for all youth. Their have been tax reforms put in places for employers who hire disenfranchised youth who go to school.

    We haven't accomplished getting the V Sign in every school on the planet but we continue to work at it and we are committed to raising the funds, building the partnerships and advocating for child self identity and protection with the V Sign.
Service Areas

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International

Angola, Brazil, Liberia, Germany, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay and United States of America

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Shirley Ann Sullivan Educational Foundation

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Rhonda Staudt

BIO

Rhonda Staudt is from Arkansas City, Kansas and began Shirley Ann Sullivan Educational Foundation in 2001 with her husband Herbert Staudt. The foundation is named after her mother Shirley Ann Sullivan who died when she was 10.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"SASEF is made up of Our Board Chair/President, officers, board members and volunteers."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Rhonda Staudt

No Affiliation

Term: Jan 2001 - Dec 2018

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