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Causes: Human Service Organizations

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; • Teamwork • 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.

Community Stories

39 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

Flew to LA from Chicago for their NYE event, had a blast with great people.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love this charity! My mother was a teacher of underprivileged students for 40 years so when I found out that TAT's entire initiative is focused around helping underprivileged students succeed in the classroom I immediately jumped on board as a volunteer. I have helped out with several events over the years and I don't plan on stopping anytime soon. The work they have done in the LA community has been life-changing for countless children, families, teachers, and schools. Keep up the great work TAT!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A great charity led by amazing, talented individuals!

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Donor

Rating: 5

One of my favorite non-profits out there! They also have one of the best crews behind the scenes.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A wonderful local charity that is rewarding to the community

3 Dylan S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great way to promote education. Keep up the good work!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

TAT is a great organization that genuinely cares about their focused community. I know because I've participated at several of their fundraising efforts, and felt really good about the intention and progress made after each event. It's very reassuring given the abundance of community leaders and non-profit organizations who don't quite match up with what they preach. I hope TAT continues to reach great heights in the future, and helps fix many more broken smiles in the inner city communities!

3 Bobby16

Volunteer

Rating: 5

An amazing organization that helps provide underprivileged children backpacks and rewards for perfect attendance.

2 Kathryn E.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I truly love Thinking About Tomorrow and all that they stand for. I was able attend the NYE fundraiser a few years ago and was in awe by how truly remarkable the event was. Keep up the amazing work!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization with amazing people. Love what they do and stand for!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thinking About Tomorrow does so much for local kids and it's always rewarding to see their smiling faces! Great charity!