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Top Of The Key Sports ProgramsShaun R. Pinkston, Founder Practice Hard, Play Hard, & You’ll Be Hard To Beat!
Our M.V.P.(Mission/Vision/Passion) Our Mission is to meet the needs of both teens and their parents/families, by preventing our youth from becoming sedentary through programs involving rigorous activities which emphasize nutrition, physical fitness, building self-esteem and self-worth. Our Vision is to be one of the largest advocates for sports programs geared towards youth and their well being in the Chicago-land area. Our Passion is to save as many youth as we can from street violence, substance abuse and promiscuous and criminal activities.
What is Top Of The Key Sports Programs About? Top Of The Key Sports Programs is a non-profit organization with an intentional focus on saving our youth, one child at a time. So many youth are faced with influences to: Do absolutely nothing productive Be tempted to commit a crime Abuse drugs Become pregnant Drop out of school T.O.T.K. wants to be a platform that the youth can turn to for exposure to many positive resources as an alternative to the negative choices they have due their environment or peer pressures.
What Social Impacts Does T.O.T.K. Have? Lowering childhood obesity rates Reducing other health problems related to sedentary habits Increasing self-esteem Enhancing leadership skills Providing alternative activities to negative decision-making
Revenue Generation Efforts Individual Donation Requests Scaling the small businesses in neighborhoods, writing donation letters to larger businesses and making phone calls to businesses and individuals Sponsorships Neighborhood business owners, retailers, residents and community leaders In-Kind Donations Google Ads Program Fees To cover costs of rental space, if applicable, end of program celebrations, field trips, equipment, coaches stipend Grants CDBG Foundations – Seeking suitable matches for the programs needs Fundraisers