Education

Project S O S Inc

  • Jacksonville, FL
  • www.projectsos.com

Mission Statement

PROJECT SOS IS COMMITTED TO STRENGTHENING FAMILIES BY EMPOWERING PARENTS AND EDUCATING YOUTH TO MAKE HEALTHY LIFE CHOICES.

Main Programs

  1. Life Skills-Youth Development
  2. Healthy Relationships
  3. Teacher Training Department
Service Areas

Self-reported

Florida

Northeast Florida & Southeast Georgia.  Counties: Duval, St. Johns, Nassau, Clay & Baker in Florida.  Brantley and Ware in Georgia

ruling year

1994

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Pam Mullarkey

Keywords

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Youth Development Relationships

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EIN

59-3179894

 Number

2800443461

Physical Address

4417 Beach Blvd Suite 103

Jacksonville, 32207 4728

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

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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Project SOS has reached its goals by helping to reduce teen births, drugs and alcohol use, arrests and suicides. Teens have learned their value and worth and have written goals for their futures. They have been able to protect those goals through establishing boundaries, practicing six refusal skills and choosing their friends wisely. The Congressional Budget Office evaluated programs like Project SOS's and concluded that for every $1.00 spent on programming, $80.00 is saved to the taxpayers. Our communities and families are stronger because of the work don through Project SOS.

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

Life Skills-Youth Development

Teaching Life Skills classes in local middle and senior high schools. These classes include: goal setting, boundaries, refusal skills, relationships, and prevention of bullying, drugs, alcohol, and suidice.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$245,000.00

Program 2

Healthy Relationships

Teach the skills necessary to achieve healthy and lasting relationships.  The skills are taught through the Why Knot classes that focus on communication, fighting fair, blended families and finances.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$672,703.00

Program 3

Teacher Training Department

This department provides training and materials to teachers so they may teach the Project SOS transition course to their students

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Adults

None

None

Budget

$301,184.00

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?
    Project SOS uses a holistic approach, based on positive youth development and positive parenting principles and best practices to strengthen families by empowering parents and educating youth to make healthy life choices.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Project SOS provides free of charge programs in public and private schools for both teenagers and parents. Using college age charismatic educators Schools are able to choose which course they want to provide to their students
    1. 1-2 hour auditorium stage program
    2. 5-hours of life skills training using Envision short curriculum
    3. E-3 Educate, Empower and Equip small group mentoring for 9 weeks
    4. SOS Transition Course using Envision: Defining Your Direction in Life for 6th graders entering middle school and 9th graders entering high schools
    5. Surviving and Thriving in College for high school juniors and seniors
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Project SOS has had so much success locally in north Florida and South Georgia that we are in a campaign called: “THE TIME IS NOW…TAKING IT TO THE STATE”. By the year 2016 there will be Project SOS programs throughout the state of Florida in large city school districts. After the state we plan to go throughout the Southeastern states and then to the nation. Every child in America needs the skills that Project SOS teaches in order to reach their goals and dreams. ALL students enjoy the “edutainment” format that is taught through fun and positive youth development where every child is appreciated and encouraged to succeed.
    Project SOS has trained educators and students to use the curriculum in the following countries: Uganda (2012), Haiti (2011), Russia (2007) and Antigua is slated for 2013.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Success indicators include pre and post evaluations of students, local state and national birth rates, alcohol and drug use, suicides and arrest rates. Counties outside of the ones being served are asking for our programs to come to their counties. Project SOS is committed to serve as many teenagers as our funding allows us to serve. We are determined to change our youth culture for the better because they are 100% of our future.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    In 1993, Dr. Pam Mullarkey has to tell a neighbor friend that her 14 year old, straight “A” daughter, who had never had a date, was pregnant. This family was the epitome of what a successful family in our nation looked like. Both parent s had Master’s Degrees from leading universities. They loved their children and took them to church and were always at their performances. The problem was that their beautiful and shy daughter was academically prepared for high school but lacked the social skills needed to survive. She had no critical thinking skills, no internal boundaries, and no refusal skills, no confident to speak up and no written and posted goals and dreams. Dr. Mullarkey started Project SOS to help other teenagers avoid the trauma that this beautiful family had to face. Since that time over 387,000 teenagers and their parents have benefitted from the training that Project SOS has provided, all free of charge. Donors are the reason that the organization has been so successful. Like-minded people, who believe that our future is in the hands of our youth, have invested to help teens lead a healthy, productive life with few regrets.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Florida

Northeast Florida & Southeast Georgia.  Counties: Duval, St. Johns, Nassau, Clay & Baker in Florida.  Brantley and Ware in Georgia

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PROJECT SOS, INC.
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Principal Officer

Pam Mullarkey

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ben Wuerffel

No Affiliation

Term: Jan 2013 - Dec 2014

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