About the Organization

Our History

Kids on the Move for Success, Inc. was founded on September 1, 2013 by Antoinette Tuff. The organization was developed to help underprivileged children all over the world see a new beginning and to know they too can push pass their life circumstances and be prepared for a purpose in life.

Kids on the Move for Success, Inc. was formed after our founder, Antoinette Tuff, was able to prevent tragedy in a school under siege, when over 870 innocent children waited in fear as their elementary school rushed into lockdown mode because a gunman with an AK47 was in the building.  We have since filed and received our 501(c)3 status from the IRS.

Our organization has awarded over 20 educational scholarships to students of all ages, both nationally and internationally, often in partnership with the Trumpet Awards Foundation.   Many of these students are realizing their educational goals and attending college.  We have made a special effort to support students from the students, teachers and parents most affected by the tragedy that led to our formation, through an award by the DeKalb County School District, so they can move forward and watch their children walk into their destiny.  The following are just a few educational scholarships offered by Kids on the Move for Success:

In the beginning we worked diligently mentoring students from Cool Girls.  Now we are proud to have developed our own mentoring program to make a different in our community for underprivileged students.  We are have assembled volunteers, committee members, a board of directors, and policies and procedures for our organization to work and provide services in the State of Georgia.

We are continually moving forward to make a different by helping develop and inspire children for the next generation.  We here at Kids on the Move for Success invite mentors and mentee to be a part of our organization has we take the next generation into the future!

 

OUR PROGRAM

Kids on the Move for Success will launch its new mentoring program called the Discovery sTEAM Mentoring Program.  The mission of Discovery sTEAM Mentoring Program is to empower underprivileged youth by fostering positive, onsite one-on-one mentoring relationships with students and professionals in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math (sTEAM) fields. The mentors will serve as role models, increase interest, and bring awareness to the sTEAM fields. This will be accomplished by developing effective strategies that promote engaging, and informative individual and group sTEAM activities.

Our mentors will help connect the students to opportunities in the sTEAM fields by exposing them to their own experiences and opportunities in these fields. The mentors will build self-esteem by motivating the students to strive for academic excellence and opportunities outside of their community.  This will allow the students to develop a network of students and professionals all over the world for business and personal opportunities in the future.  We will also engage mentors, mentees and parents to build positive attitudes towards learning and problem solving at school, home, and in the community.

We primarily serve underprivileged students from 3rd to 8th grade in at-risk communities.  There also maybe some special needs students in our program.  Our mentor and mentee teams meet three to four hours per month and attend quarterly group events.  Our mentors and mentees engage in one-to-one activities together as well as group session activities.   Some activities are sTEAM-related, while others build self-esteem, relationships and trust between students and mentors, or engage youth in community projects.

Each mentor and mentee must commit to participate in the program for one year with the opportunity to continue for a second year or until the student graduates from the 8th grade. The mentors meet our mentees onsite at a designated school during lunch or after school.  Offsite visits and/or meetings occur in-group sessions only.  Our mentors will have no online, email or phone contact with students unless approved by a Program Coordinator and the student’s parent(s).  Our Program Coordinator meets regularly with each mentee’s parent(s).

Our mentors, mentees and parents must commit to attending our training and orientation sessions.  Our Program Coordinator will schedule these sessions with each mentor, mentee and the parent(s). Tentatively we have Training & Orientation Scheduled for August 13, 2016 and September 10, 2016.  This schedule is subject to change based on availability.  To apply for the Discovery sTEAM Mentoring Program please call (470) 222-3410 or visit our website:

www.kotmfs.org