The mission of Stimulating Minds through Entrepreneurship and Leadership (SMEL) is to introduce the forces of entrepreneurship by exploring creative-thinking, critical decision-making, and unconventional methods. Through leadership, entrepreneurs will explore ten principles that will propel high self-esteem, confidence, and autonomy to be a recognized change-maker and community leader. We are confident that our revitalized change-makers and community leaders will be successful entrepreneurs and inspire many others to step out on faith.
Partnership with children
Partnership with Children’s mission is to strengthen the social, emotional, and cognitive skills of vulnerable children in New York City to help them succeed in school, society, and life. Your support helps us sustain and expand our reach in high-poverty public schools across all five boroughs.
Champs sports & fitness
The CHAMPS Sports and Fitness Program is an initiative of the New York City Department of Education that promotes student physical activity during the critical years of middle school. The NYCDOE is planning to expand the program to elementary grades. The name CHAMPS derives from the initials of the five characteristics that describe our participants: Cooperative, Healthy, Active, Motivated and Positive Students.
Creative arts team
The mission of the Creative Arts Team is to contribute to the growth and well-being of the young people of NYC by identifying and responding to as many facets of their personal, social, and educational needs as is possible and appropriate to address through the medium of theatre and the related conventions of participatory drama.
TutorMate is the nation’s preeminent online volunteer tutoring program, helping thousands of at-risk first grade students learn to read. More than 200 of the country’s most prominent corporations and organizations partner with Innovations for Learning to recruit an army of volunteers to help young students in under-resourced schools and communities.
formally Sports & Arts in Schools foundation
The mission of the Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation is to help bridge the opportunity gap among underserved students by providing programs designed to improve academic performance, health and wellness, self-confidence, character and attitudes for success in life.