Purpose for Life Foundation
PO Box 17703
Kansas City MO 64134
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 363-4745
Mission Statement
To provide innovative initiatives to promote inclusion of those with special needs while encouraging youth enrichment in the Greater Kansas City Community and surrounding areas.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Cristian B. Randle
Board Chair Tanisa Collins
Board Chair Company Affiliation
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2010
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement To provide innovative initiatives to promote inclusion of those with special needs while encouraging youth enrichment in the Greater Kansas City Community and surrounding areas.
Background Statement Purpose for Life Foundation was founded in 2007 by Cristian Randle. The organization has evolved over the years and now offers many activities throughout the community to everyone interested. It is our goal to provide innovative, creative and fun opportunities to all. All of our programs are inclusive, meaning anyone is able to participate. Including those with cognitive, physical, developmental disabilities and anyone in need. Activities and programs are either free or at a very low cost so that ALL are able to gain exposure and enjoyment in all that life brings.
Impact Statement
Top accomplishments from the past year:
 
  1. Third successful year of ReACt leadeRship ACademy.
  2. Gaining 125+ participants in all programs and activities.
  3. Introduction of KCAYE (Kansas City African American Youth Entrepreneurs).
  4. Added one annual fundraising event.
  5. Began the foundation for an Annual Teen Power Summit.
 
Top goals for the current year:
 
  1. Make a bigger impact in the Greater Kansas City Community.
  2. Gain more youth active in all programs and activities.
  3. Acquire grants and funding to fully and successfully implement programs and services for our community.
Needs Statement
  1. Funding Sources
  2. Laptops
  3. Volunteers
  4. Building Space
  5. School Supplies
Service Categories
Children's and Youth Services
Youth Development Programs
Camps
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
Our organization has had many successes. From our formation in 2007 to now, we have implemented nine active programs that run year 'round. Each year we tap into another need in our community through creative programs and activities. Currently our biggest challenges are funding, volunteers, and building space. To overcome our challenges we are seeking grants from several different organization, we do fund raisers year around, and solicit community donations.

As volunteer help, we request volunteers from several organization and businesses. Building space is a difficult task for us to conquer at this time. But we will be looking for grants and funding to assist us with finding a home for our organization in the inner city of Kansas City, MO.
Programs
Description Part of the ReACt leadeRship ACademy, this is the mother program of our youth enrichment/development initiative. Girls-2-Ladies and Boys-2-Men is a 10-month program focusing on areas all youth need to assist in positive development into adulthood. The programs have three phases. Each phase has core issues that are focused on, and upon completion of each phase, youth will excel to the next phase of youth enrichment/development. During the duration of the program, participants are encouraged to perform community service to give back to those who give to them. By encouraging community service, participants will gain insight on the importance of "paying it forward and giving back to the community. Many African American youth do not see the value of community service, and our goal is to increase their awareness of the value and impact that community service plays in their community.
 
The Girls-2-Ladies and Boys-2-Men program runs from March to December. During each phase, the youth meet twice a month (one week for a general session and one week for community service). Within each phase are study halls, tutor sessions, and assistance from volunteers to youth for educational development, as needed. Our general sessions are two- to three-hour meetings and community services are one- to two-hour projects. All study halls and tutor sessions are two-hour sessions.
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), At-Risk Populations,
Short-Term Success
Participants will:
  • develop healthier lifestyles
  • acquire skills to positively manage anger
  • increase grades and develop plans for life after high school
Long-Term Success The ultimate goal for this program is for youth to gain self awareness and use their personal attributes to succeed in life.
Program Success Monitored By The program is measured through surveys administered to participants and parents. Benchmarks are set for each phase. Each participant’s growth is measured through school grade reports and observations from staff and parents.
Examples of Program Success Success Story: In last year's youth enrichment program. It was observed the lack of social skills a specific participant possessed. Through all sessions and with assistance from participant's parent, that participant was able to lead the program finale in a very successful manner showing growth in self confidence, social skills, and determination to be successful.
 
Statistics: In our previous youth program, throughout the entire duration of the program we had 85% attendance at all sessions and community service events.
Description
KCAYE (Kansas City African American Youth Entrepreneurs) is a six month program geared to assisting youth in becoming entrepreneurs. The program will introduce skills needed to start a business, develop a business plan, marketing, and all other essentials needed to operate a business.

 

Within the program youth will be matched with advisor to assist them through the process. They will participate in seminars, work sessions, and complete a structured curriculum upon completion of the program. The goal of KCAYE is to motivate African American youth to become entrepreneurs and future business leaders of the world.

Program Budget $17,500.00
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Business
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years), Minorities, Other Health/Disability
Short-Term Success
  • 80% of particpants gain the knowledge necessary to operate a successful business for the duration of the program.
  • 100% retention of conecepts addressed throughout the program 
  • Long-Term Success
    • Our goal is to expose youth to new opportunities, adventurous ways to spend their free time and to implant the notion of rising above the negative influences in their community.
    Program Success Monitored By Pre and post surveys given at each session to measure retention the information learned and is used to make certain youth are continuing on a learning path. Youth will be engaged in operating a actual business over the duration of six monthes and their success will be evaluated thorugh their overall profits and business strategy.
    Examples of Program Success
    • Increase in overall profits
    • Creative and successsful business strategy
    • Sustainability skills
    • Understanding of business concepts presented
    Description Quality child care services for children ages 2-14 years old. Pre-school curriculum to prepare children for Kindergarten
    Category Youth Development, General/Other
    Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), ,
    Short-Term Success Train staff and enroll children into program.
    Long-Term Success Prepare 90% of enrolled children to be above statistical status when entering Kindergarten.
    Program Success Monitored By Enrollment records and Kindergarten readiness assessments.
    Examples of Program Success Continue to prepare enrolled children to be above statistical status when entering Kindergarten.
    Executive Director/CEO
    Executive Director Ms. Cristian B. Randle
    Term Start Jan 2007
    Co-CEO/Executive Director
    Term Start
    Compensation Last Year
    Staff
    Paid Full-Time Staff 6
    Paid Part-Time Staff 1
    Volunteers 1
    Paid Contractors 0
    Formal Evaluations
    CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
    CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
    Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
    Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
    Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
    Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
    Plans & Policies
    Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
    Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
    Management Succession Plan Yes
    Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
    Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
    Whistleblower Policy Yes
    Document Destruction Policy Yes
    Collaborations
    Bruce R Watkins Cultural Center
     
    Government Licenses
    Is your organization licensed by the government? Yes
    Board Chair
    Board Chair Tanisa Collins
    Term Jan 2011 to Dec 2016
    Board Members
    NameAffiliation
    Bridgette Burgett-Bradley Community Volunteer
    Tanisa Collins Community Volunteer
    LaShaunta Harris Wyandotte Center
    Alicia Johnson Wyandotte Center
    Cristian Randle Purpose for Life Foundation
    Carrie Randle Kansas City Parks and Recreation
    Enndia Young Internal Revenue Service
    Board Demographics - Ethnicity
    African American/Black 7
    Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
    Caucasian 0
    Hispanic/Latino 0
    Native American/American Indian 0
    Other 0
    Board Demographics - Gender
    Male 0
    Female 7
    Unspecified 0
    Governance
    Board Term Lengths 0
    Board Term Limits 0
    Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
    Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
    Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
    Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 11
    Financials
    Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2016
    Fiscal Year End June 30, 2017
    Projected Revenue $10,000
    Projected Expenses $68,500
    IRS Letter of Exemption
    Foundation Comments
    • FYE 6/30/2013, 2012, 2011:  Financial data reported using internal income statement provided by organization.
    Detailed Financials
     
    Expense Allocation
    Fiscal Year201320122011
    Program Expense$68,500$63,500$55,500
    Administration Expense$0$0$2,500
    Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
    Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
    Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.001.001.00
    Program Expense/Total Expenses100%100%96%
    Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
    Assets and Liabilities
    Fiscal Year201320122011
    Total Assets$0$0$0
    Current Assets$0$0$0
    Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
    Current Liabilities$0$0$0
    Total Net Assets$0$0$0
    Short-Term Solvency
    Fiscal Year201320122011
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    Long-Term Solvency
    Fiscal Year201320122011
    Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets------
    Top Funding Sources
    Fiscal Year201320122011
    Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
    Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
    Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
    Capital Campaign
    Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
    Campaign Purpose To raise money that will be allocated to further meet the needs of youth in the urban community through our programs and initiatives.
    Goal $5,000.00
    Amount Raised to Date $85.00 as of Oct 2012
    Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
    Organization Comments          
    Organization Name Purpose for Life Foundation
    Address PO Box 17703
    Kansas City, MO 64134
    Primary Phone (816) 363-4745
    Contact Email info@purpose4lifekc.org
    CEO/Executive Director Ms. Cristian B. Randle
    Board Chair Tanisa Collins
    Year of Incorporation 2010