Educational Institutions

Beas Kids

  • Dallas, TX
  • www.beaskids.org

Mission Statement

The mission of Bea's Kids  is to provide educational and personal development programs to children from low-income families so they will stay in school and break the cycle of poverty.

Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

Bea's Kids currently serves children within Dallas County in the cities of Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Richardson and Dallas, Texas

ruling year

1996

Principal Officer since 2010

Self-reported

Ms. Diane Covey

Keywords

Self-reported

education, low-income children, after-school programs, summer camp, teen program

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2016, 2014 and 2013.
Register now

EIN

75-2444659

 Number

5713816119

Physical Address

12000 Ford Road #240

Dallas, TX 75234

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

Self-reported by organization

* Progress reports and report cards are collected from each child for each nine-week period. 
* On average we achieve 90% attendance.*In the summer of '08 a Curriculum Consultant helped create assessment test objectives based on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test which is administered to all Texas students annually. This “test” is given to each of our students (when) to ascertain their proficiency levels in math and reading.  We tutor to the student’s weaknesses, and retest mid-year and again at the end of the school year.*Students are tracked in five academic results categories, including “A” Honor Roll, “A/B” Honor Roll, “B” Honor Roll, BUG (Bringing Up Grades) Honor Roll, and BUG Roll.  * Last year, 67% of students were either recognized on their school honor rolls, or were recognized for having improved their grades that semester.
*Our data for the past three years indicates our drop-out rate from the program is extremely low. It averages 3 percent annually.*Our research shows that regular participation in our program has assisted the children in raising their grades over an academic school year and has increased study habits as well as reduced  behavior problems.*In 2009-2010, the average assessment scores in reading increased at all four tutoring centers and in math at three of the four centers.
*  Eligibility for Bea’s Kids enrollment is based on qualifying for free lunches in their school district. The families with children in the Bea’s Kids program have an annual income of $10-19,000. Most of Bea’s Kids youth have parents who do not speak English, have not graduated from high school, and are committed to their children having a better education than they do.

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

After-school tutoring: Approximately 130 children and teens attend our two centers located at the apartment communities where they reside for after-school tutoring. Help with their homework is offered, or exercises are provided to help in developing their reading and mathematical skills. The program runs Monday through Thursday. Summer Camp Program: A six-week summer camp program is held at facilities donated by local churches. Camp is offered after regular summer school dismisses for the day, with buses picking up students at 1:30 pm and returning at 4:30 pm. The program starts with lunch, followed up with fun, fellowship and social interaction and aims at creative development. Bea Hive: Students 5th grade and up meet weekly for after hour activities led by a youth counselor who addresses concerns and issues for teens. The focus is on the development of social and emotional skills; setting realistic and achievable goals; and on making good decisions. Parenting Classes This is a culturally based family strengthening program that helps parents to raise and teach their children with a positive bicultural base (currently all of our families are Hispanic). The program consists of six sessions with monthly follow-up sessions, and is mandatory for the parents of our students. The purpose of the program is to help parents learn to better support and encourage their children and teens as they grow.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

Bea's Kids currently serves children within Dallas County in the cities of Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Richardson and Dallas, Texas

photos




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.

BEA'S KIDS
Fiscal year: Sep 01-Aug 31

NEED MORE INFO ON THIS NONPROFIT?

Free: Gain immediate access to the following:
  • Address, phone, website and contact information
  • Forms 990 for 2016, 2014 and 2013
  • 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.

Beas Kids

Leadership

NEED MORE INFO ON THIS NONPROFIT?

Free: Gain immediate access to the following:
  • Address, phone, website and contact information
  • Forms 990 for 2016, 2014 and 2013
  • 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

Ms. Diane Covey

BIO

Diane joined Bea’s Kids in 2010 with 27 years of experience in public and media relations, volunteer management, special event planning and fund development. A majority of those years were on the director level. She has worked on the regional, state and local levels with government agencies and non-profits. Diane has been active with numerous community organizations over the years including those who champion abused women and children, animal humane societies and work with the homeless. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and a minor in graphic design. Two of her strategic marketing campaigns have won creative awards: Hermes Creative Awards and the Davey Awards.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Thank you for giving Bea’s Kids the opportunity to share its story. On behalf of the board of directors, I want to say it's an honor to be a part of this organization and to have our founder, Bea Salazar involved in the program after 20 years.I've seen first-hand the results of Ms. Bea's dream. As each year passes, we see more and more of the students from our program graduating from high school. Many of them are moving on to college or other high learning institutions. All of our students are first generation college-bound.This organization has made a positive difference in the lives of thousands of children over the years. Our program remains strong and focused on the goal of helping these students move beyond the cycle of poverty through education.Our goal is to maintain our original mission but in doing so, our resources must increase to help us keep pace with modern technology which allows us to be better at how we help these children, and their parents, through educational and personal developmental programs."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Nikki Miller

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?