20/20 Leadership
4223 N 127th Street
Kansas City KS 66109
Students at the Federal Reserve Bank
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (913) 721-3933
Mission Statement

To provide high school students unique experiential learning opportunities to expand their education beyond the classroom, develop resilient leaders, and build stronger communities.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Marilyn Alstrom MPA
Board Chair Mr. Richard K. Rasdall Jr.
Board Chair Company Affiliation Federal Reserve Bank of KC, retired
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2003
Former Names
20/20 Leadership (currently dba)
MoKan 20/20 Vision, Inc.
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement

To provide high school students unique experiential learning opportunities to expand their education beyond the classroom, develop resilient leaders, and build stronger communities.

Background Statement

20/20 Leadership began in 1993 as 9-month program for 36 juniors attending nine high schools in Wyandotte County, Kansas. The budget was $3,500.  In 2002, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Garth Brooks “Teammates for Kids” provided grants to expand the program across state lines from Kansas to Missouri.  In 2003, 20/20 Leadership became an independent organization, six weeks after filing the 501(c)(3) application and expanded into a 10-month program for juniors, and an 8-month program for seniors. In 2015, 20/20 Leadership expanded the programs to provide a continuum for freshmen, sophomore, juniors and seniors.

High school students, within the Kansas City Missouri (KCMO) and Kansas City Kansas Public School Districts (KCKPSD), know education is important but they don't understand why they must go to school every day, on time, and to track their GPA when gratification may be minimal at the moment. Experiential learning brings life to what students learn in the classroom while providing reasons to earn an education. The curriculum includes: 1) Personal Development--understanding self, personal choice and skill development--public speaking, business etiquette and networking. 2) Professional/Career Development--budgets/resumes/interviews/business cards/team work/STEM/entrepreneurship, the arts, government and leadership skills. 3) Community Engagement and the 20/20 Olympics.

Impact Statement

20/20 has grown from 9-month program serving 36 students to 5-month program for Freshmen and Sophomores and 10-month Junior and 8-month Senior Program in 14 years. During 2015-2016, 663 students participated. There are 3,318 alumni and scholarships in the amount of $276,000 was awarded to seniors completing the 18-month program since 2012.  

2015-2016 Program Highlights: 
  • Business Expo--410 Students networked with 60 businesses: 6,000 networking contacts made. Grids were provided students and businesses posted dots for credible conversations. Drawing held for students with more than 12 business contacts. Winners received 7" tablets.
  • College Expo--300 students networked with 50 colleges/technical schools/armed forces: 4,000 networking contacts made. The grid method was used to challenge students to learn about unfamiliar colleges.
  • RSVP's: 400 students RSVP'd a total of 2,500 times between August-March
  • 400 resumes and 4,000 business cards created with GPA
  • $56,000 in scholarship awarded seniors (while this money is donated, it is 21% of the 20/20 operating budget)
  • Students far exceeded expectations in 20/20 Olympics projects and raised $196,000 to build ½ mile trail on JC Harmon HS campus, two sand volleyball courts at North Park in Bonner Springs, and created an intriguing Library with multi-study zones at the Piper HS. Partnering with Children's Mercy Hospital allowed students to focus on 1-2-3-4-5 Fit-Tastic bringing awareness to health and fitness. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5XkJwhbbll7ejZPRUZwYXM1b0E/view?usp=sharing 
Challenges: There is a higher rate of student drop out and pregnancy in the freshmen and sophomore years than as an upperclassmen. The hours of 3:00-6:00 pm are considered “danger zone” when accidents/experiment with drugs/alcohol and pregnancy occurs. 20/20 has been asked to host OST programs because the KCKPSD dismisses school at 12:20 pm on Wednesdays for teachers' in-service. The KCMOSD wants to begin the OST program for underclassmen.
Needs Statement

While, funding for Kansas education continues to be problematic for KCK Public School District and fewer students attend schools in KC Missouri School District, 20/20 Leadership remains steadfast in our determination to work with urban teenagers. Teaching students personal responsibility and the importance of earning an education, attending school every day on time, and focusing on their GPA is just the beginning. Our goal of 100% high school graduation for all students participating in 20/20 and preparing them for college, technical school or military service, has become increasingly challenging as the economy continues to play havoc in the student’s personal and family lives. The increased dropout of 9th & 10th graders, teen homelessness and the increased need for teens to work pushes education to the bottom of their list. More and more students hold jobs throughout the entire school year because a parent isn’t working or they watch siblings while parent(s) work at night. Education for many students is taking a back seat to mere survival. Thus far, 133 homicides occurred in KC metro. 2015 was the deadliest year since 2011 and authorities attributed part of increase to domestic violence, nearly 4 times as many as in 2014.(KC Star 12/31/2015)

Service Categories
Elementary & Secondary Schools
Primary & Elementary Schools
Youth Development Programs
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

Success:  20/20 Leadership is in its 14th year of operations as an independent nonprofit organization, and 24rd year (founded in 1993). Success can be measured in the number of students who graduate from high school, enter and graduate from college, and find that job they love. Creating a database of alumni who understand the importance of becoming involved within the community, and to mentor current students in the 20/20 Leadership is one of the greatest successes of this program. There are more than 43,318 alumni today.

The 20/20 Olympics, based on a project based learning model, has become far more important than anticipated when first developed. 20/20 Olympics is competitive and students learn to:

1) Work together as a team

2) Develop business, marketing plans, and create/manage budgets
3) Identify and contact community organizations to work with
4) Take project from creation to implementation – Excuses are not tolerated
5) Student Presentations before panel of judges
6) Competitive projects and students receive the Gold, Silver and Bronze awards at the Shining Star Awards Celebration 

 Challenges:

School Finance remains a concern for everyone in education. Students face far greater issues today than ever before while school funding per student  is at the same level as in 1996--Dr. Cindy Lane, Superintendent of the Kansas City Kansas Public School District.  The district has more than 21,000 students of which 90% are economically disadvantaged.
Programs
Description 10-month program educating high school juniors. Curriculum includes: personal development, government, media, economics, social service, community education, arts, and team building. Students learn responsible decision-making techniques, interview/resume/ presentation skills; how to communicate in the real world, building relationships--value of building network; etiquette, health and wellness, and living in a diverse world. Students learn the value of personal choice and personal responsibility.
Program Budget $54,460.00
Category Education, General/Other Education, General/Other
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), ,
Short-Term Success
Program progress is measured by:
  1. Number of students applying to and completing the program
  2. Number of students in the program who graduate from high school
  3. Number of students who attend college
  4. Number of students taking a leadership role in high school as a result of their participation in the 20/20 Leadership program.
  5. Number of students who complete their resume and who actively participate in the 10-month Junior Leaders Program and 5-month Senior Leaders program.

Even though students leave the classroom once a month they are required to complete their school homework. Students must RSVP, actively participate in the 20/20 Leadership program and have fun. (Having fun for a teenager is an essential component of the program in order to keep them coming back month after month. Upon missing two events without an excused absence, student will no longer be in the program. Short-term success means at least 85% of the students complete the 10-month program.

Long-Term Success
  1. Community gains increased commitment from student, their family, and a more knowledgeable citizen.
  2. Schools equipped with students who demonstrate leadership skills
  3. Educated and trained students who understand the value of work ethics and are equipped with the skills to get a job (resume, interview skills, writing skills and knowing how to work as a team member).
  4. Students understand the value of networking and learn the skills to be able to accomplish project goals through relationships with individuals outside of their schools, neighborhood, county and state.
  5. Students are better prepared to attend college
  6. School projects or issues are identified by meetings students schedule with principals, counselors and teachers. Students then bring their team together to develop and implement their plan. Timelines and duties give them direction and a sense of accomplishment with completed. School projects are a win/win for school and student.
Program Success Monitored By Teenagers are a tough crowd. 20/20 Leadership program is an elective that students choose to participate in. The program must be engaging, interesting and worth the student’s time or they will drop out. When 2 out of 3 students, participating in the program, work after school or have yearlong jobs they are picky about where they spend their limited time. Therefore, evidence to show the program’s success is measured by monthly attendance and the number of students completing the program. Pre and Post test are give to students, parents and school administrators. Student evaluations are given at the end of the program year and these evaluations guide program planning. For instances, media (television, radio, newspaper) had previously been part of the program and changes were made because students wanted more participative experiences and exercises. Program changes are continual to keep up with the changing environment and teenagers.
Examples of Program Success
  1. 1,800 students have participated in the 20/20 Leadership program since 1993
  2. More than 5,000 hours of community service have been contributed since 1993
  3. Four graduates of 20/20 currently serve on the Board of Directors and three current students serve as voting members of the Board of Directors
  4. The 5-month Senior Leaders program has 50 slots and twice that many have applied to the senior program from the Junior Leaders program the past two years (Senior program began in 2002)
  5. A greater number of students participating in the 20/20 Leadership program attend college--College Exploration Day helps juniors and seniors better prepare for college admission, the application process and they have a wider knowledge of scholarships and loans.
Description 8-month program for students who successfully complete the 10-month Junior Leaders Program. Focus areas include: personal responsibility and personal development, personal finance/budgeting, law, entrepreneurship, the arts, essay writing, college admissions process and scholarship opportunities and career identification.
Category Education, General/Other Education, General/Other
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), ,
Short-Term Success
  1. Students build positive relationships with one another and with their schools, counties, states.
  2. Students develop skills to make educated decisions.
  3. Students feel confident to take on a leadership role.
  4. Students gain an increased knowledge of not only their neighborhood but about the metropolitan area.
Long-Term Success Long term is measured by students graduating from high school and continuing their education whether it is by attending technical school or attending and graduating from college. Schools are equipped with students who demonstrate leadership skills and become role models for the freshmen and sophomore students. Communities gain educated and committed students (including their families) taking an active role as volunteer, member of agency board of directors or by providing pro-bono services. Students graduating from the program have the ability to network throughout Johnson, Jackson and Wyandotte Counties because of the relationships made during their 20/20 Leadership participation.
Program Success Monitored By Teenagers are a tough crowd. 20/20 Leadership is a program students choose to participate in. If the program wasn't engaging or if students weren't learning during the 15-month program they would drop out. Students elect to become involved and must complete their school work on the days they miss. When 2 out of 3 students work after school and have jobs year round they are picky about where they spend their limited time. If students aren't interested they won't attend. Pre and Post test of students, parents and school administration. Student evaluations are given at the end of the program year and these evaluations are taken seriously. Program changes have come about because of the suggestions and comments made by students.
Examples of Program Success Testimonials say it best: "This program teaches teenagers that it doesn’t matter where one lives, the color of their skin, how one is dressed, or the amount of money one has, it’s who we are and what’s inside of us that makes us special and we have to work hard to be who we want to be!”—Josh Criswell, Graduate Class IX—senior at K-State 2006. “I enjoyed my participation in the 20/20 Leadership program. The learning experience it provides for the students is exceptional. I only wish such a thing had been around when I was in high school.”—Lewis Diuguid, KC Star. “I appreciate your having taken the time to write this letter. I also enjoyed the “Honoring Ceremony” on May 4, 2005. What a marvelous program for young people. Your vision and the commitment of so many people to provide opportunities for teens to explore the community, network with professionals and acquire leadership skills are inspiring”.—Nancy Silverforb, counselor Shawnee Mission North.
Description 20/20 Leadership graduates and college graduates, returning to the community, serve as mentors, assist in program delivery, serve as members of the Board of Directions and have implemented the Scholarship Fund presenting two $500 scholarships annually to students successfully completing the 18-month program. 
Category Education, General/Other Alumni
Population Served Adults, ,
Short-Term Success
  1. Receiving emails from 20/20 graduates currently attending college throughout various parts of the world 
  2. Alumni requesting support--this may be anywhere from asking for a reference, placing a telephone call on their behalf, wanting to serve on the BOD of an organization
  3. Established network to provide advice and/or opinion
  4. Alumni is confident in what they want to do and know how to perform their job well
Long-Term Success
  1. Established a greater network of friends from Jackson, Johnson and Wyandotte Counties
  2. Alumni are capable of being proactive within situations
  3. Alumni have the ability to make educated decisions
  4. Alumni understand the importance of providing pro-bono services and volunteering their time and knowledge
  5. Alumni are interested in becoming active members of community organizations
  6. Alumni have an increased interests in holding a political office
  7. Alumni understand the value of relationship building
Program Success Monitored By Lauren Hays, a member of the Board of Directors, is also the Alumni Chairperson and graduated from KU in the spring of '06. Because of her involvement in the 20/20 Leadership program she learned the skills necessary to take an active role in various organizations while in college. Because of her work she was awarded one of ten Chancellor awards. Ms. Hays is very capable of growing the alumni with the assistance of fellow graduates and may one day be the executive director of the program.
Examples of Program Success
  1. Increased number of alumni attending events
  2. Increased number of students asking for assistance in job placement after college
  3. Increased number of businesses contacting 20/20 Leadership asking for student references
  4. Increased number of community volunteers who were students of the 20/20 Leadership program
  5. Alumni committed to community and active involvement
Description
Five month program -- January to May.  Freshmen Curriculum includes:
  • Education/School Attendance
  • Careers
  • Personal Choice/Personal Development
  • Vision Boards posting Personal and Careers Goals
  • Health
  • Community Service
Category Education, General/Other Education, General/Other
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), ,
Short-Term Success Short-term success:  Attending school every day, on time.  When students understand the importance of RSVPs and 20/20 program attendance, learning through experience becomes exciting.
Long-Term Success Student dropout and teen pregnancy numbers are higher in the freshmen and sophomore years than later in high school.  The long term goal of the freshmen program is to provide reasons for students to attend school every day, on time.  Understanding the importance GPA plays during their freshmen year dictates reaching their dreams/goals.  Their choice of friends dictates success in high school. As a freshmen, once students understand the importance of Personal Choice and Education, learning professional skills and focusing on college and/or technical school becomes a priority. 
Program Success Monitored By

  • Program Day Surveys – 5 program days yields 5 end-of-day surveys.
  • End of Year Surveys – All students are asked to look back at the year and provide feedback.
  • Quantitative Data in partnership with School Districts – Working with school districts to provide post secondary enrollment and graduation rates vs. average for district.

 

Examples of Program Success

  1. The Harmon HUB began as a way to prevent students (arriving late to school) from walking through wet grass and snow. Students contact an architect who drew plans for the 1/2 mile trail, distributed 500 campus maps to students asking for thoughts about what they wanted within the HUB and presented before the Board of Education. Receiving a pledge of $110,000 (and not a penny more) students wrote grants and set about fundraising. The cost of the trail was $153,000 and students raised $162,000. A 5K was held at the grand opening of the trail and sents raised $4,700 for a teacher suffering from cancer. This was accomplished by students attending a school were the graduation rate is 66% and 92% of students receiving free and reduced lunches.
  2. KCteenlink--website created by 5students attending Schlagle HS. Studens raised $30,000 and received the MO Youth Entrepreneur-KCMO Minority Enterprise Development Asso., KS Young Entrepreneurs (KS Dept of Commerce), and Social Entrepreneur Award $5,000 from McPherson College.

Description
The Sophomore program is a five month program beginning in January through May.  The curriculum includes:
  • Personal Development
  • Personal Choice
  • Education
  • GPA and School Attendance
  • College/Technical School
  • Careers and Professional Skills
  • Health
  • Community Service 
Category Education, General/Other Educational Programs
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), ,
Short-Term Success Short term success: Graduate from high school prepared to enter college, technical school or the workforce.
Long-Term Success The purpose of the Sophomore program is to engage students to attend school and prevent teenage pregnancy since it is the underclassmen who drop out of school more than juniors and seniors in high school.  The longer term goal is to engage students in earning their education and focus on attending college or earning a technical school certificate.  It is the goal of 20/20 Leadership to remain in a students' life as they graduate, become a 20/20 alumni, and actively engage in the community in which they live.
Program Success Monitored By

  • Program Day Surveys – 5 program days yields 5 end-of-day surveys.
  • End of Year Surveys – All students are asked to look back at the year and provide feedback.
  • Quantitative Data in partnership with School Districts – Working with school districts to provide post secondary enrollment and graduation rates vs. average for district.

Examples of Program Success

  1. The Harmon HUB began as a way to prevent students (arriving late to school) from walking through wet grass and snow. Students contact an architect who drew plans for the 1/2 mile trail, distributed 500 campus maps to students asking for thoughts about what they wanted within the HUB and presented before the Board of Education. Receiving a pledge of $110,000 (and not a penny more) students wrote grants and set about fundraising. The cost of the trail was $153,000 and students raised $162,000. A 5K was held at the grand opening of the trail and raised $4,700 for a teacher suffering from cancer. This was accomplished by students attending a school were the graduation rate is 66% and 92% of students receiving free and reduced lunches.
  2. KCteenlink--website created by 5 students attending Schlagle HS. Students raised $30,000 and received the MO Youth Entrepreneur-KCMO Minority Enterprise Development Assn., KS Young Entrepreneurs (KS Dept of Commerce), and Social Entrepreneur Award $5,000 from McPherson College.

CEO Comments
20/20 Leadership chose to work with urban students because far fewer students will graduate from high school or have the ability to afford college as education costs continue to rise.  In her article, “Scores on ACT Show Majority of Students Not College Ready”,Catherine Gewertz stated: “Fewer than one-quarter of last school year’s graduating high school seniors who took the ACT scored at the “college-ready” level in all four subject areas.   20/20 expanded the Senior Leaders program this past year to work specifically on writing skills and to assist seniors in researching scholarships.  When most urban students are left alone to complete scholarships, few are submitted. 
 
20/20 Leadership meets with graduating seniors to continue to change the 18-month curriculum.  Technology continues to drive the program so the culturally, socially, academically, economically, geographically and racially diverse student can attend college or become successful in their career field.
 
After being asked by Dr. Cindy Lane, Superintendent of the Kansas City Kansas Public School District to create a freshmen and sophomore program to address dropout and teen pregnancy of underclassmen, the Freshmen and Sophomore five-month programs began in January 2016.
 
The pilot programs are for the KCKPSD and Turner School District at this time.  The Kansas Legislature has taken $58 million from the KCKPSD over the last five years, so these programs are provided to the school districts at no charge to them.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Marilyn Alstrom MPA
Term Start Jan 1993
Compensation $75,001 - $100,000
Experience
The 20/20 Leadership program began in 1993 to address issues of teen pregnancy, high school dropout, and high unemployment within the Wyandotte County community. Development of an experiential program, writing grants and raising funds while serving as Vice-President of Development for KVC Behavioral HealthCare for 10 years lead to creation of 20/20 Leadership, an independent 501(c)(3) organization in 2003.
 
Marilyn earned a Masters in Public Administration from University of Missouri-Kansas City and BS from St. Mary University. She is the Chairman of Jefferson 123 Education Foundation, and 2008 founding member. She served as President of Junior League of Wyandotte & Johnson Counties and on the Board of Directors for the Women's Foundation of Greater Kansas City,  Ms. Alstrom designed, developed and implemented the 20/20 program providing educational and professional opportunities for 13 to 40 year olds. She has been responsible for program design, administration, grant writing and fundraising since 1993.  One of the strengths of the 20/20 Leadership program has been the stability of Marilyn and Sally Dannov, Program Administrator.  Sally Dannov has played a key role in capturing program outcomes and delivery.  Sally began volunteering in 2004 and is key to the operations of the 20/20 Leadership program.
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start
Compensation Last Year
Senior Staff
Title Marketing Director
Experience/Biography

Sally Dannov, BS, Marketing Director, formerly with Hallmark Cards for fifteen years, Sally joined 20/20 Leadership in 2003.  She is responsible for measuring outcomes, marketing, technology, and strategic planning. Sally assisted students in developing the www.KCteenlink website which focused on health, education, careers, fashion, technology and “Real Talk”. Students received the 2012 KANSAS—Young Entrepreneurs of the Year presented by the Kansas Department of Commerce and 2012 MISSOURI—Minority Enterprise Development Association—Youth Entrepreneur of the Year.  Sally served as Chairman of the Board of Directors from 2007-2010.

Title Program Director
Experience/Biography

Crystal Nance, M.Ed., is the first alumna hired in July, 2015. Previously, she worked with Girl Scouts and as Assistant Director of Admission and Diversity Initiatives at Drake University Law School. Before transitioning to a full-time role, Crystal served on the Board of Directors for 20/20 Leadership in 2013. Crystal is in charge of program days, student recruitment, 20/20 Olympics projects and social media.

Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 2
Paid Part-Time Staff 1
Volunteers 50
Paid Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior 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 Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Collaborations
  • Jackson County: Paseo, Lincoln Academy, University Leadership Academy, Central, Southeast, East and Northeast High Schools.
  • Wyandotte County: Kansas City Kansas Public Schools USD#500—Wyandotte, Washington, J.C.Harmon, F.L.Schlagle and Sumner; Bonner Springs, Piper and Turner School Districts.
  • Johnson County, Kansas: Shawnee Mission East High Schools
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Chamber of Commerce2016
Nonprofit Connect of Greater Kansas City2010
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
State Farm "Go To Bat Award"Kansas City Royals2012
Inducted into the Mid-America Hall of FameKansas City Kansas Community College2012
Community Champions AwardKCMO School District 2015
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments The Board of Directors is composed of 14 individuals who have fundraising, finance, education, and business skills. One member is a past graduate of the 20/20 Leadership program. It is the intent of the Board of Directors to develop a strong organization employing graduates of 20/20 Leadership. The Board of Directors made a decision to keep initial start-up costs low by establishing a home-based office while the working board committees consists of Alumni, Program and Resource and Advisory committees. 
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Richard K. Rasdall Jr.
Company Affiliation Federal Reserve Bank of KC, retired
Term July 2016 to June 2017
Email rkrasdall@aol.com
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Marilyn Alstrom MPA and Co-FounderMO KAN 20/20 VISION, INC
The Honorable Tom L. Boeding JDRetired
Ms. Sally Dannov B.S.Community Volunteer
Mr. Austin Delimont CPACBIZ - Mayer Hoffman McCann, P.C.
Ms. Ghadeer M. Garcia BACommunity Volunteer
Mr. Terrell J. Jolly MBASoutheast Wood Treating
Ms. Samantha McCloud AIAGastinger Walker & Harden Architects
Ms. Joey Peck MBAAllegion PLC
Ms. Mia Porterfield BACEO--Virtual Market Advantage
Mr. Richard K. Rasdall, Jr. BS & Graduate/Bankingformer COO Federal Reserve Bank
Darnell Smith BSState Street Corporation
Ms. Debra D. Swearingen BSLead Bank
Ms. Lauren Ware MSW and 20/20 AlumnusParents as Teachers--KCKPSD
Mr. Daniel Webster BSCerner
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 8
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Scholarship
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Advisory Board Members
NameAffiliation
Dr. Ray Daniels 1993Board of Education - KCKCC
Mr. James DeWitt 2020 AlumCreative Planning Private Wealth Mngt.
Mr. Kirk Gastinger 2003Gastinger Walker Harden
Ms. Sara Gillespie Co-FounderTurner Alternative School
Mr. Colin Gonzales 2020 AlumCommunity Volunteer
Ms. Jennifer Hull 2008Kansas City Kansas Public School District
Ms. Maureen Mahoney Co-FounderMayor Chief of Staff- UG Wyandotte County
Mr. Thaddeus O'Brien BSPresident, CTO, IDEOLITY
Dr. Jerald Pelofsky 1993former principal at Turner HS
Mr. Jim Trimble MBABurns & McDonnell
Mr. Mal Warrick 2003Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Co.
CEO Comments
The Board of Directors is composed of 14 individuals who have fundraising, technology, banking, government, education, advertising/marketing and business skills. One members is an alumni of the 20/20 Leadership program. It is the intent of the Board of Directors to develop a strong organization employing graduates of 20/20 Leadership. The Board of Directors made a decision to keep initial start-up costs low by establishing a home-based office while the working board committees consists of Alumni, Resource, Administrative. High School seniors who completed the 10-month Junior Leaders program have the opportunity to attend meetings of the Board of Directors. 
 
The BOD worked with UMKC in developing a Strategic Plan that is focused on creating a succession plan, program funding and development freshman and sophomore curriculum.   The implementation of the Freshmen and Sophomore programs took place in January 2016.
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2017
Projected Revenue $275,230
Projected Expenses $266,196
Endowment Value $0
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage 80
Audit Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2016, 2015, 2014: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990.
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
 
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$215,785$144,625$117,843
Administration Expense$15,298$17,988$56,598
Fundraising Expense$15,298$17,988$0
Payments to Affiliates$0----
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.091.690.80
Program Expense/Total Expenses88%80%68%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue9%9%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$301,528$280,361$155,501
Current Assets$301,528$280,361$155,501
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$398
Total Net Assets$301,528$280,361$155,103
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities----390.71
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountChildren's Mercy Hospital $37,000 -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountBoard of Public Utilities $25,000 -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountKansas Health Foundation $25,000 -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments The greatest challenge for 20/20 Leadership is name recognition. Since becoming an independent organization in 2004, 20/20 has remained vigilant in building a strong curriculum to compliment classroom learning. Schools know what and who 20/20 Leadership is but many within the Kansas City metropolitan community don’t know about 20/20 simply because of our educational focus and small staff. While 20/20 staff has remained constant, the continual change in school staff requires additional time building relationships and educating about the 20/20 Olympics and program.
Organization Name 20/20 Leadership
Address 4223 N 127th Street
Kansas City, KS 66109
Primary Phone (913) 721-3933
Contact Email RSVP@2020leadership.org
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Marilyn Alstrom MPA
Board Chair Mr. Richard K. Rasdall Jr.
Board Chair Company Affiliation Federal Reserve Bank of KC, retired
Year of Incorporation 2003
Former Names
20/20 Leadership (currently dba)
MoKan 20/20 Vision, Inc.