Educational Institutions

Toni's Touch Inc.

  • Orlando, FL
  • www.tonistouch.org

Mission Statement

It is the mission of Toni's Touch Inc. to provide a foundation of literacy skills to children through creative expression, interaction and stimuli; to provide an environment that enhances individual excellence, leadership and self-efficacy.

Main Programs

  1. Toni's Touch Feed My Lambs
  2. Toni's Touch @ Nap Ford
  3. Chosen Generation Mentoring Program

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Service Areas

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Florida

Pine Hills Community, Parramore Community, Washington Shores Community, Orlando, Florida, Orange and Seminole Counties

ruling year

2003

Principal Officer since 1998

Self-reported

Dr. Antoinette Wilson

Keywords

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child literacy, education, after school tutoring, mentoring program, summer camp

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EIN

51-0423003

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions (B21)

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

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Toni's Touch Pre-K established a solid foundation of literacy for pre-k students for nine years, provides after school tutoring for elementary school students for the past 12 years, feeds over 600 free hot meals to children in the Pine Hills Community annually through the Feed My Lambs events, provided work experience for 9 Workforce Central Florida interns and provided the opportunity for preschool students to benefit from the love and care offered through their interactions with our community's seasoned citizens. This calendar year Toni's Touch intends to provide a mentoring program for at least 50 students, a summer camp for 20 students, tutoring for 50 elementary students, provide free hot meals for 300 children quarterly, increase the number of volunteers by 10% and continue our relationship with the Nap Ford community school as well as their sister school Legends Academy.

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

Toni's Touch Feed My Lambs

Toni's Touch regularly offers a free hot lunch to children under the age of 18. The students of Toni's Touch make gifts and distributes them to the children that attend the events.During the events we offer the opportunity for parents to learn more about Toni's Touch and the importance of a quality Education, receive tips on educating your child and information on resources available to the community.

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Other Named Groups

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$5,000.00

Program 2

Toni's Touch @ Nap Ford

Toni's Touch offers after school tutoring for students enrolled at Nap Ford Community School. Nap Ford is an Orange County Charter school located in the Parramore District of Orlando, Florida. During the after school program, each student receives a snack, receives tutoring with homework assignments and engage in a different activity daily.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$28,000.00

Program 3

Chosen Generation Mentoring Program

This program began in August 2015 to develop a foundation of high self efficacy with children and empower at-risk youth in our community to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their personal, professional and spiritual potential leading to individual excellence in a safe and nurturing environment. To ensure our children are able to achieve stated benchmarks and pass State Standardized Tests for their individual grade levels while the factors impacting the child's school performance which may include: limited positive adult role models, poor school attachment, a lack of direction or limited hope for the future are reduced significantly or eliminated completely.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$75,000.00

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?
    The mission of the Mentoring Program is to develop a foundation of high self efficacy with children and empower at-risk youth in our community to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their personal, academic, and professional potential which leads to individual excellence in a safe and nurturing environment.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Each child will be partnered with a mentor that will assist in tutoring the child in areas of academic concern and mentoring the child in social and emotional development. We have a partnership with the children's school so that assistance may be provided proactively regarding academic benchmarks and standards. A partnership with the child's parent or guardian will be determined to ensure the program impact the child both in and out of the classroom environment.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Toni's Touch has a Director with a Doctorate in Leadership and Education, 2 volunteers that hold Certified Teacher's credentials and over 40 years of combined experience in early childhood and elementary education. Toni's Touch also has a partnership with two elementary school that their services directly benefit.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    During the first month the child will be assessed to determine a baseline by which to gauge progress. After each nine weeks an assessment will be conducted and compared to school progress reports and report cards. Ultimately the final report card in comparison to the first assessment with determine the percentage of the overall impact the program has had on the child academically. Parental pre and post assessments will determine other factors as well as assessments conducted by the mentor of the child with their parents and teachers.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Toni's Touch since 2004 has an after school program where tutoring is offered to elementary school students at a Orange County school. The after school program has now expanded to include those students and others in the local community in the mentoring program. The students have already had the opportunity to travel to historic places and share in once in a lifetime experiences and share their personal feelings and thoughts regarding their impact in society but funding is needed to sustain the programs.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Florida

Pine Hills Community, Parramore Community, Washington Shores Community, Orlando, Florida, Orange and Seminole Counties

Funding Needs

The top five most pressing needs of Toni's Touch Inc. are as follows: $70,00 is needed for the Chosen Generation Mentoring Program that provides academic, behavioral and social mentoring towards individual excellence for children in Orange County's Charter Schools that reside in low socioeconomic communities in Orange County. 5,000 is needed for food items and supplies for the Feed My Lambs events to to feed an average of 500 children per event. $28,000 is needed for for the after school tutoring program at Nap Ford Community School in the Parramore community of Orange County.

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Operations

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Toni's Touch Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Dr. Antoinette Wilson

BIO

PhD in Leadership and Education, holds a Director's Credentials with the Department of Children and Families has a CDA Equivalency under Formal Education from the Department of Children and Families and is a professor of Education, Leadership and HRD at Belhaven University

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"At Toni's Touch, we believe children learn through experiences. We empower children to take charge of their learning. We believe that the best way to create the proper foundation of literacy is by incorporating socialization, communication, academic and individual development, and various approaches to learning in a fun and loving environment. We know the classroom is not the only place where learning takes place; therefore at Toni's Touch we incorporate numerous field trips that will produce a well rounded student during the academic year as well as during our summer camp program."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr. Antoinette Ophelia Wilson PhD

Toni's Touch Inc.

Term: Jan 2015 - Dec 2016

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