Youth Development

Aim for Success, Inc.

  • Plano, TX
  • aimforsuccess.org

Mission Statement

To give young people the freedom to succeed by avoiding sexual activity, drugs and bullying and to equip them with tools for achieving self-control, self-respect and self-discipline.

Main Programs

  1. Aim For Success - Avoiding the Risks of Sexual Activity
  2. Freedom to Succeed - Avoiding the Risks of Sexual Activity
  3. Achieve Success - Avoiding the Risks of Sexual Activity
  4. XTREME - Avoiding the Risks of Sexual Activity
  5. Empowered to Defend - Avoiding the Risks of Bullying
  6. The Next Chapter - Avoiding the Risks of Bullying
  7. Super Friends with Super Powers - Avoiding the Risks of Bullying
  8. Power to Succeed - Avoiding the Risk of Drugs and Alcohol
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Aim For Success presents live educational and motivational presentations throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area, throughout Texas and numerous states across the country. Most of our programs are provided in public schools, but we also speak in private schools and churches.

ruling year

1993

President

Self-reported

Mrs. Marilyn Morris

Director of Program Development since 1998

Self-reported

Mrs. Lori Kuykendall

Keywords

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Teens, Education, Health, Abstinence, Pregnancy, STDs,Drug, Bullying

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EIN

75-2499386

 Number

1165173096

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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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Over the past 23 years Aim For Success has reached over 2.5 million students, parents and educators. Public and private schools throughout Texas and beyond invite us to speak to their students year after year. 95% of the students continuously rate our programs as Excellent or Good and 90% state they learned something new.

Programs

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Program 1

Aim For Success - Avoiding the Risks of Sexual Activity

Aim For Success is our Flagship program. This program addresses the question: Why Avoid Sexual Activity? Because it Protects. Students learn in age appropriate programs the problems of Teen Pregnancy, STDs, Emotional Scars, How Far is too Far, Reality Rates of Contraception and Starting Over. There is a 6th grade version, 7th and 8th grade version and high school version of this program. All programs include medically accurate information, games and amazing object lessons as students learn the advantages of saving sex for marriage.

Category

Sexuality Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Adults

None

Budget

Program 2

Freedom to Succeed - Avoiding the Risks of Sexual Activity

This program addresses the question: Why Avoid Sexual Activity? Because it's the Law. This age-appropriate program addresses such topics as Child Support, Is Teen Sex Legal? According to the law - What is Sex? Sex Offender Registration, Sexual Abuse, Teen Dating Violence, Sexual Harassment and Pornography. There is a 6th grade version, 7th and 8th grade version and high school version of this program. All programs include accurate information on the current laws, games and amazing object lessons as students learn the advantages of saving sex for marriage.

Category

Sexuality Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Adults

None

Budget

Program 3

Achieve Success - Avoiding the Risks of Sexual Activity

This age-appropriate program helps students learn How to Avoid Sexual Activity. Students have fun has they learn about the Differences in Guys and Girls, Love and Crush, and the problems of Peer Pressure, Emotional Scars, and the impact of the Media, Pornography, Sexting, Drugs and Alcohol. There is a 6th grade version, 7th and 8th grade version and high school version all filled with games and creative object lessons.

Category

Sexuality Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Adults

None

Budget

Program 4

XTREME - Avoiding the Risks of Sexual Activity

XTREME is our High School ONLY Program. This program is packed with In Your Face Information, Statistic and True Stories about pregnancies and STDs. It also includes medically accurate information, actual pictures of STDs and Reality Rates of Contraception.Students also learn that It's Never too late to Start Over. They also learn about some impressive role models who did wait until marriage or started over after having sex.

Category

Sexuality Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Adults

None

Budget

Program 5

Empowered to Defend - Avoiding the Risks of Bullying

This Anti-Bullying Program is geared for 3rd - 12th grade. Through riveting stories, student are captivated as this program directly addresses the one proven way to stop bullying: Open the eyes and touch the hearts of Bystanders and empower them to become Defenders through random acts of kindness. This program also addresses Cyber-Bullying. There is a 3rd - 6th grade version, 7th and 8th grade version and a high school version of this program.

Category

Educational Programs

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Adults

None

Budget

Program 6

The Next Chapter - Avoiding the Risks of Bullying

This age appropriate Anti-Bullying program captivates students as they hear true stories of young people who faced cruel and painful attacks from bullies at school and online. Through multimedia illustrations and real-life situations students learn how they can reach out and Defend those who are bullied. This program also addresses Internet Safety. There is a 3rd - 6th grade version, 7th and 8th grade version and high school version of this program.

Category

Educational Programs

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Adults

None

Budget

Program 7

Super Friends with Super Powers - Avoiding the Risks of Bullying

In this exciting Program, K - 2nd graders are enthralled with the concept of receiving SUPER POWER TRAINING so they can become SUPER FRIENDS.with SUPER POWERS!. This anti-bulling program is action-packed and includes impressive PowerPoint, games, stories and object lessons as students learn important steps in how to be a friend and appropriate ways to deal with bullies. Student laugh and have loads of fun while they learn how to use their 5 SUPER POWERS!

Category

Educational Programs

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Adults

None

Budget

Program 8

Power to Succeed - Avoiding the Risk of Drugs and Alcohol

Not only does this program educate teens about the dangers associated with tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, prescription drugs and other common street drugs, the illustrations, object lessions and true stories empower young people to avoid experimenting with drugs. This program is recommended for 5th - 12th grade.

Category

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Adults

None

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Aim For Success presents live educational and motivational presentations throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area, throughout Texas and numerous states across the country. Most of our programs are provided in public schools, but we also speak in private schools and churches.

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President

Mrs. Marilyn Morris

Director of Program Development

Mrs. Lori Kuykendall

BIO

In 1968, the beginning of her senior year in high school, Marilyn's dreams and goals were completely changed when she realized she was pregnant. She and Charles Morris were forced to grow up overnight when they were married at the age of 17 and 18. Marilyn's personal experience gave her the passion to start speaking out on the subject of saving sex for marriage marriage back in 1984. In 1993 her speaking engagements became more than she could handle and that's when she started Aim For Success. Today, she and her speaking staff have spoken to over 2.5 million teens, parents and educators. Marilyn has been featured on The Discovery Channel, National Public Radio (NPR), Fox News - NY and in Perspective and Rolling Stone magazines. Marilyn has also received recognition from Dr. Laura, Focus on the Family and President George W. Bush.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Kerby Anderson

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