Youth Development

Keep Kids in School KKIS Incorporated

  • Stafford, TX
  • www.shoes4school.org

This organization is a 501(c)(3) Private Nonoperating Foundation (This organization has notified the IRS of its intention to convert to a public charity, and the IRS has ruled that grantors and contributors may consider it a public charity for the purpose of making contributions to the organization.).


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Mission Statement

Our Mission is Reaching Children and Changing Lives One Pair At a time to provide athletic footwear to children and raise awareness of the direct correlation between physical fitness and juvenile diabetes and obesity.

 

Our Mission is further to provide a platform for children to become physicall fit and active through the Art of Dance.  Shoes 4 School aims to provide shoes to Kids In Need, thereby giving them the proper footwear necessary to go out and become physically active, thereby reducing likelihood of childhood obesity which is a leading cause of juvenile diabetes.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Mission4Nutrition
  3. Help Kids Go Green

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Service Areas

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National

Texas and surrounding areas.

ruling year

1997

Principal Officer

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Leola Anifowoshe

Keywords

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help kids, children in need, poverty, houston, texas, shoes, school supplies, backpacks, obesity, childhood obesity, juvenile diabetes, physical fitness, overweight children, helping teens, youth programs, assist needy, moms, volunteer in texas, houston, soutwest, democrat, republican, african american, hispanic, latinos, women helping, shoe drive

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Also Known As

Shoes4School.org

EIN

76-0530911

Physical Address

17424 W. Grand Pkwy., Ste. 284

Sugar Land, TX 77479

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Urban, Community (S31)

Dance (A62)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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So far we have made an impact on Children's self esteem by providing them with new footwear and sporting goods.  We intend to impact at least 20,000 children annually in the Greater Houston and Surrounding areas beginning 2010.

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

Our Main Programs are: Shoes 4 Schools - Provide Shoes Mission Nutrition - Provide athletic footwear and awareness to the need of physical activity Books R My Friends - Book clubs for children that encourage reading

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Program 2

Mission4Nutrition

This is a program that is designed to bring awareness to Childhood Obesity as it relates to Fitness.  We also explore the correlation with weight in children as it relates to Juvenile Diabetes.    In this program we introduce schools to Nutrition with our Walkathon and through our Walkathon we explain to students the importance of making the correct food choices with a program "Don't Eat This - Eat That" which makes learning fun.

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Budget

$20,000.00

Program 3

Help Kids Go Green

This is a program that helps children become aware of physical fitness while at the same time conscious of the green movement.  We provide children shoes and tools to start planting gardens, and making their surrounding areas green.

Category

Environment

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Other Minorities

Budget

$200,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Texas and surrounding areas.

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Keep Kids in School KKIS Incorporated

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Leola Anifowoshe

BIO

Leola Anifowoshe is the Executive Director of KKIS. She is smart, reliable and dedicated to our causes. With over 25 years experience as a business owner she is well prepared to take our organization to new heights and to improve the communities we serve. Leola is no stranger to the non profit sector. Since she was 9 years old she has been involved in volunteerism. She was a tour guide for the members of The Lighthouse for the blind before she was 12 years old. She has helped raise funds and organize one of the nations largest parades for the Annual Martin Luther King Parade. She has been successful in organizing a grass roots approach to volunteerism and making a difference in our communities.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"My name is Leola Anifowoshe, I am the Executive Director of Shoes4School.  We have a very clear goal of what we expect to accomplish through this organization.  We expect to reach into the inner cities of Texas and touch the thousands of children who have been technically disenfranchised from the system.  Many of them do not have green parks or any respect for physical exercise.  Many Schools has now removed through the gift of shoes, we have a forum to go into the inner cities and get up close and personal and identify these children.  Once we identify them, we provide them the necessary tools they need to excel.  We provide shoes, backpacks, sporting goods and school supplies.  We will provide as much as our resources will allow us.  We do not have any major sponsors as of yet but we anticipate as the word gets out and the assessments come in that we will get Corporate Sponsors and Grants to help us to fulfill our Mission of "Reaching Children - Changing Lives One Pair at a time."

Governance

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