Mission: Thinking about Tomorrow, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is dedicated to impacting the everyday lives of at-risk youths by helping them receive ALL they need to create a base of knowledge and a love of education. We believe that learning never ends and aim to inspire today’s children to become leaders in tomorrow’s community.
With a thoughtful focus on the values we cherish;
• Honor & Appreciation
• Integrity & Honesty
• Never give up
• Keep consistent
We hope to not only instill a sense of individual togetherness, but a sense of community togetherness as well.
Results: Through these programs, students have become more proficient in core subjects, had successful transitions into middle and high school and are more college/career ready. The communities in which we operate have also seen remarkable improvements in areas such as school truancy and high school graduation rates among others.
Target demographics: educate at-risk youths about the importance of education
Direct beneficiaries per year: 15 public schools affecting over 10,000 at-risk youths.
Geographic areas served: the local level with 'Title 1' public schools
Programs: Our “School is Cool” initiative:
Thinking about Tomorrow believes that LEARNING never ends and is an important part of personal growth and for the growth of our community. Our “School is Cool” initiative creates high impact and meaningful programming to help ensure the success of all students.
We’re ALL Here, Attendance Improvement Program - Schools that employ challenging curriculums and reinforce high expectations for academics are schools that give students the motivation to attend. Through our initiative, we make attendance a priority and reach out to all students to promote and encourage academic excellence by increasing their level of education through participation in classroom activities. Our program challenges kids to be at school everyday, rewards for perfect attendance, teaches teamwork, creates competitiveness and helps them learn to accept responsibility. By teaching students to value the importance of education, we aim to increase their overall interest while helping to bridge the gap between the educational inequities that currently exist.
Back to School, School Supply Drive - Students living at or below the poverty line lack access to sufficient school supplies, and budget cuts to our school systems leave schools and teachers unable to provide these necessary items. Our support brings vital opportunities to high-risk students, affording critically needed educational stability.
Kids on Campus, Higher Education Motivation - We believe in the value of higher education and motivation to do well NOW for the benefit of the future. Offering students a chance to visit with local universities in an effort to increase educational interest generates a sense of empowerment and a feeling of success, not only essential for academic achievement, but imperative for growth and development.
This year, Thinking about Tomorrow donated backpacks full of school supplies to my kids. The smiles on their faces were too much for me! They have so much more confidence going to school with their new bags! God bless this organization for making such a difference in our lives- helping my kids with supplies I can not afford
I did not know exactly what the nonprofit does..I was amazed...school supplies..backpacks..treats..outings...baseball games...impressive...great organization..glad to be part of what they do and accomplish for the kids!!!
Thinking about Tomorrow is a great organization to help these children get a great start on the school year and it was a pleasure shopping for all the items needed for their backpacks for our office to donate!
Working with Thinking about Tomorrow has allowed me to directly make an impact in the community I live in; its such a great feeling! TAT's School is Cool program aims to get kids excited about just showing up through attendance recognition; and more importantly instills positive thinking about school in general! I look forward to working with them in the future!
Wonderful charity! I've been to many events and am always blown away by the dedication they have for the kids of LA. The amount of work that goes into a charity that runs this well is staggering. We are a better city with TAT in it.
Great organization! Nathan and all the volunteers really put their heart and soul into the work and the mission of Thinking About Tomorrow - and it shows! This comes through in the great things they have done year-after-year with the backpack program and their many fundraising efforts to advance the cause. I look forward to working with them for many years to come as they continue to give back to the community, grow their outreach efforts, and change the world for the better. Keep up the great work!
TAT is an amazing charity run by dedicated individuals who provide materials and support for under privileged youths. By promoting education and school attendance, they are positively impacting the future of these kids.