I posted awhile ago that when I turn 50 my goal was to buy a ridiculously impractical car that goes fast from the Barrett-Jackson auction. Just for fun. Then I posted about opening an after school center. Well, I woke up this morning with the the idea that I need to start working on my after school center NOW. I have no money, no "place" to put it, and am working out the technicalities like licensing requirements if any, grants/funding, how a non-profit 501 (c) 3 is set up, what programs (vocational/safety/health/tutoring...) to offer, how to recruit volunteers, my goals/objectives (mission statement), and anything else that keeps popping into my head. I want to serve high school students for sure, and middle school students if I can (licensing stuff...). So, if any of you know anything about what I want to do, please share. If you are in my area and know of land/buildings to lease/rent or some wealthy older people who want to donate and have the center named after them (I'm totally serious about that- you never know unless you ask) let me know.
Pictures and info about the fam to come later.
That's pretty ambitious. I feel like I should know how to help you since I got a degree in Recreation Management and an MBA and I've worked at a few non-profit's. I'd love an update when I see you next time. Maybe I could call my old boss for you to see if he has any tips. He started up one of the non-profits I worked at. It was called Center for Youth Citizenship and they had programs teaching kids about law, citizenship, character, etc. It was a fun place to work.ReplyDelete
I have come to think crazy and following the Spirit are sometimes hand in hand... good luck with that:)ReplyDelete