Young Royals Enrichment Inc

What if a child made your heart smile ?

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Founding Story: Share a story about a key experience or spark that helps the network understand why this project got started or a story about how you became inspired about the potential for this project to succeed.

What started out as a way to help my son Jayden with reading comprehension. It has now blossomed into a program that helps not only my child, but children throughout the community.

Which categories describe you? (the answer will not be public)

  • Black or African American (for example: African American, Jamaican, Haitian, Nigerian, Ethiopian, Somalian)

Location: Where is your organization headquartered? [State]

  • North Carolina

Location: Where is your organization headquartered? [City]

311 Lincoln St Concord NC 28025

Location: Where is your project primarily creating impact? [State]

  • North Carolina

Location: Where is your project primarily creating impact? [City]

Sidestown Town, Shankle Town, Silver Hill, Logan Community, Kerr St Community and Lark Haven Community all located in Concord North Carolina

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

This program is addressing the needs of enriched education during the months while school is out by keeping the children engaged in many activities. Due to research children's knowledge decrease during the summer months when there are no studies. We enhance their studies through reading , art , hands on activities and visuals.
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We often sense the attitudes of people in a community by the way they interact with each other. We should not work on unspoken communication that we call negative vibes . we should define the problems and process used to accomplish work in order to support a needy population.

Is your model focused on any of the following traditionally underserved communities?

  • Low-income communities

Does your model work within any of the following sectors?

  • Community Development and Empowerment

Year Founded

2015

Project Stage

  • Growth (the pilot has already launched and is starting to expand)

Example: Walk the network through a specific example of what happens when a person or group engages with your solution.

I have always had the desire to create some type of program that would be beneficial to the Logan Community. After pondering over several ideas, the one thing that I kept gravitating towards is the welfare and education of children.We created a lemonade stand so that eachFour months ago I started reading to children in a field located on Lincoln Street, which may not have been the best place for some, but it was and still is the perfect place for me. Today this program is called “Young Royals Enrichment”. My advisors and I meet not only to read, but we also play educational games, physical activities and provide a hot meal for any child that’s interested. We created a lemonade stand so that each child would be able to attend field trips

Impact: What was the impact of your work last year? Please also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

We must gather data to understand an area of concern and then use what they find to make decisions about what to do next , which has a great impact on supporting families in the future.

Organization Type

  • nonprofit/NGO/citizen sector

Annual Budget

  • less than $1k

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is your solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Through donations from the community, fundraisers and grants.

Unique Value Proposition: How else is this problem being addressed? Are there other organizations working in the same field, and how does your project differ from these other approaches?

this program is addressing the needs of enriched education during the months school is out and keeping the children engaged in educational activities. Due to research childrens knowledge decrease during the summer months when their are no studies. We enhance their studies through reading art and visuals.

Reflect on the Field and its Future: Stepping outside of your project, what do you see as the most important or promising shifts that can advance children’s wellbeing?

Children social emotional developmental skills reflect on the classroom environment and how well the students adapt to the program and working with other children.

Source: How did you hear about the Children’s Wellbeing Challenge? (the answer will not be public)

  • Email

Referral: If you discovered the Challenge thanks to an organization or person other than Ashoka, who was it? (the answer will not be public)

Triple P

Evaluation results

3 evaluations so far

1. Relevance: Does this project seem to help children (ages 0 to 12 years) develop a strong sense of self, belonging, and purpose?

5 - Yes, this is great! The project lays out a strong, compelling case for how its model nurtures children’s wellbeing. - 0%

4 - It seems like a good fit, and the model talks explicitly about children’s wellbeing. - 0%

3 - I think so. The project seems related to children’s wellbeing, but the logic is vague. - 66.7%

2 - Not sure. The project doesn’t have much to do with wellbeing, or it doesn’t give enough information. - 33.3%

1 - Nope, this project definitely doesn’t fit the challenge brief (e.g., It doesn’t help kids younger than 12, isn’t in the U.S., etc.) - 0%

2. Innovation: Does this project tackle children’s wellbeing from a new angle?

5 - I loved this! The project describes a novel model that addresses important cultural or systemic barriers. - 0%

4 - This is pretty cool. The project is addressing an important problem in a new or compelling way. - 0%

3 - I feel like there’s something there, but I want more details about what makes it distinctive. - 33.3%

2 - It’s a good project, but I’ve seen others like it before. - 33.3%

1 - It was confusing or hard to tell what it made it different. - 33.3%

3. Social Impact: What is this project’s potential for creating positive social impact?

5 - Lots of potential. This project is achieving impressive results, and it’s growing quickly. It could absolutely inspire changes in the ways we approach caring for kids nationally, across sectors (e.g. childcare, healthcare, education). - 0%

4 - Pretty good potential. This project demonstrates significant positive impact so far, and it could scale regionally or nationally one day and fundamentally change how a system operates (e.g. childcare, healthcare, education). - 0%

3 - Budding potential. This project is creating local impact, but it would take a few adjustments before it could scale. - 33.3%

2 - Some potential. This project demonstrates some initial positive impact, but it would require major changes before it could scale. - 33.3%

1 - Limited potential. This project has great intentions, but it looks like it does not include key drivers of a shift towards children’s wellbeing. - 33.3%

4. Overall, how do you feel about this idea?

5 - This idea rocked my world. It’s awesome! - 0%

4 - This idea seems really exciting. With a little more polishing, it’d be among my favorites. - 0%

3 - I think the idea is great, but it needs some work before it moves onto the next round. - 0%

2 - I liked it fine but preferred others. - 33.3%

1 - It didn’t make my heart beat faster. Needs significant revisions. - 66.7%

5. Offer some feedback. Where should this participant spend some time revising?

DEFINING THE PROBLEM. Make sure to articulate the root causes or main barriers of the social issue your project addresses. (Founding Story, Problem, Solution). - 33.3%

CLARITY OF MODEL. Make sure to mention (a.) the beneficiary, b) the main activities, and c) how those activities drive social impact. Keep it streamlined! - 66.7%

MARKETPLACE. Make sure to research other players in this space and articulate how this project is different. I didn’t get a complete sense of how this project compares to others. - 66.7%

IMPACT POTENTIAL. Make sure to use specific numbers to describe what your project has achieved so far! And consider how you might scale the model or its insights, through partnerships, trainings, or franchising. - 100%

WRITING STYLE. Try to stay concise and make it vivid. Avoid jargon. - 0%

Nothing stands out! I thought it was great. - 0%

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Latisha, thanks so much for sharing your work with us! I think that it is absolutely important that kids find meaningful ways to engage during the summer--especially ways that combine both intellectual stimulation and play. I also think that it's great that you provide a hot meal. Too often, we expect kids to perform in schools without realizing that they may be showing up to school with en empty stomach, creating a difficult environment for learning. I would encourage you to take time to better articulate your work so that others can better understand the model you are working with and the impact you are having in your community. Young Royals Enrichment Inc. sounds like an awesome project, but it was a hard to understand the details of the activities you do and what impact it has on your community from your entry form.