Beta Eta Lambda Scholarship Foundation of Alpha Phi Alpha
PO Box 21021
Oklahoma City OK 73156
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Mission Statement

The core mission of Alpha Boys Institute is reduce the drop-out rate and reduce crime activity by middle school boys at targeted low performing Oklahoma City schools.  The targeted schools include Moon, Northeast Academy, Douglass, and Millwood middle school.  We are committed to change the mindset of our students about education by exposing our boys to a variety of careers and trades.  We also give direct exposure to Metro OKC Vo-Tech offerings by visiting several of their programs . We additionally prepare our students to make better life choices with the life skills development and good citizenship part of our program.

Contact Information
Contact Name Ken Lawson
Contact email lawson127@att.net
Address PO Box 21021
Oklahoma City , OK 73156
Phone (405) 441-0004
County Oklahoma County
Alternate Address 2901 Brush Creek Road
Oklahoma City OK 73120
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card http://www.alphaokcfoundation.org/
Donate to Endowment https://occf.org/belapa/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer

The Alpha Boys Institute would welcome volunteers to assist in working with our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys. We meet at Millwood 2nd and 4th Wednesdays 4:00 to 5:55 at Millwood’s Falcon Nest room. Also meet on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at Prospect Church Youth facility from 3:30 to 5:45. You will need to get a simple background check through OKC Schools background check system. Not very intrusive but necessary for our Grant award requirements.

The Alpha Boys Institute would welcome volunteers to assist in working with our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys. We meet at Millwood 2nd and 4th Wednesdays 4:00 to 5:55 at Millwood’s Falcon Nest room. Also meet on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at Prospect Church Youth facility from 3:30 to 5:45. You will need to get a simple background check through OKC Schools background check system. Not very intrusive but necessary for our Grant award requirements.

Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $60,000.00
Projected Expenses $58,500.00
History and Background
Year Founded 1998
IRS Ruling Year 1998
State Registration Expiration June 2025
Statements
Mission

The core mission of Alpha Boys Institute is reduce the drop-out rate and reduce crime activity by middle school boys at targeted low performing Oklahoma City schools.  The targeted schools include Moon, Northeast Academy, Douglass, and Millwood middle school.  We are committed to change the mindset of our students about education by exposing our boys to a variety of careers and trades.  We also give direct exposure to Metro OKC Vo-Tech offerings by visiting several of their programs . We additionally prepare our students to make better life choices with the life skills development and good citizenship part of our program.

Background

COMMUNITY NEED - BACKGROUND:

While working with a single mother asking for mentoring help for her son, our Fraternity uncovered alarming statistics about middle school boys (and girls) dropping out of school during transition from middle school to high school. In some schools, the drop-out rate was as high as 50%. Around the same time we were organizing to address this issue, we learned of the growing concern about what is called a “Pipeline from school to Prison” with this being described as epidemic for our community. After multiple very detailed meetings, we decided to form the Alpha Boys Institute with the mission of significantly improving these horrible drop-out and crime involvement statistics. After careful evaluation of the problems and advice from school leaders, we opted to select middle school boys as our target audience. We have now completed 4 years of service and have seen a notable difference in school behavior and student mindset about education and crime. We strive to prepare the boys to make better life choices.
Impact

IMPACT - Measurable results:

We have most of the boys for three years and our goal is to have them identify at least one trade or career they are interested in. We take our 2nd and 3rd year boys on field trips to see careers and trades in action. We recently added field trips to minority businesses where they share their successes and failures (and their day-to-day business challenges). They also share the things they like to see in their employees to help make their business successful.

We have had some very meaningful testimonials from teachers, principals, and parents on the difference participation in our program has made. We see better attention to grades, more respect toward teachers and staff, much more respectful attitude about police and excitement about what they want to be in life.

Needs
While working with a single Mother asking for mentoring help for her son, our Fraternity uncovered 'alarming' statistics about middle school boys (and girls) dropping out of school during transition from middle school to high school. Some of the key schools included Moon, Northeast Academy, Douglass, and Millwood.  Around the same time we were organizing to address this issue, we learned of the growing concern about what is called a ‘Pipeline from school to Prison’ with this being described as epidemic for our community.  We chose to do our part to help save some of these at-risk boys.

 

Board Chair Statement

As Board Chair, I have great pride in how we are addressing this OKC Pipeline to Prison issue with minority, very unfocused and uninspired at-risk boys.  Our team of volunteers from Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity (all College Graduates) and members of the Men’s Ministry of Prospect Church have done (and continue to do) a superior job with these boys. It is amazing to see the difference from our 6th graders and our 8th grade graduates. We are helping improve our Oklahoma City community.

Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma City - NE

GEOGRAPHIC AREA Served:

We have been very intentional to begin our program trying to improve this alarming drop-out rate in the Northeast segment of metro Oklahoma City by serving the targeted schools of F.D. Moon, Northeast Academy, Douglass, and Millwood.
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Education/Secondary & High Schools
Programs
Description

The Alpha Boys institute is a specialized mentoring program designed to introduce at-risk middle school boys to a variety of careers and trades with guest speakers that are successful in their career and trade. We also have Man Talk discussions designed to warn the boys about the dangers of gangs, drugs, teen fatherhood, school fighting, out of control anger and violence against women while addressing simple strategies to make better life choices. One key goal in changing the mindset of these young men about education is by showing them the limited lifestyle with minimum education and no skills or degrees. Here is the flow of a normal session with the boys:

1) Van pickup from School (four school locations)

2) Feed all the boys at site meeting that day (have two sites)

3) 15 minutes of basketball or football play

4) MAN TALK discussion about current issues

5) Guest Speaker either on trades/careers or on dangers to avoid

6) Fun Activity (step training or navigation training of Drones)

Strategy
Population Served Minorities Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Ken Lawson
Start Date Dec 1998
Email lawson127@att.net
Experience Program Director has 3 years of experience in working with middle school mentoring.
Staff
Number of Full-time Staff 0
Number of Part-time Staff 1
Number of Contract Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 28
Staff Retention Rate 100
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? No
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 26
Caucasian 1
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 26
Female 1
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures No
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Allied Arts member agency2018
Allied Arts member agency2018
Awards
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Outstanding Community ServiceUrban League of Okla. City2017
Board Chair
Name Ken Lawson
Company Affiliation Retired
Term Dec 1998 to Dec 2018
Email lawson127@att.net
Board of Directors
List Current as of May 26, 2018
Board of Directors List
NameAffiliationStatus
J.D. DanielsVoting
Carvel DavisVoting
Garfield DoakesVoting
Gerald HendersonVoting
Ron JamesVoting
Ken LawsonRetiredVoting
Jodie MackVoting
Warren PeteVoting
Mike SheltonVoting
George SmithVoting
Jelani ToureVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 97
Caucasian 1
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 1
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 100
Governance
Board Term Lengths 0 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 85 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 75 %
Board Orientation No
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Standing Committees
Education
Donor Services
Volunteer
Comments on Board & Governance
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

We follow our BELSF Board bylaws and try to review annually. We use Roberts Rules of Order. We monitor board member attendance and review any issues of conduct or ethics. We do not have any documented term limits for Board members.

Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2016-June 30, 2017
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $60,000
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $58,500
Financial Documents
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Contributions------
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$41,000$28,500$10,000
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions$1,700$1,650$1,600
------
$1,600$1,100$800
Investment Income, Net of Losses------
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues------
Special Events$28,900$9,960$7,780
Revenue In-Kind------
Other------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$51,800$35,028$18,105
Administration Expense------
Fundraising Expense$6,500$4,880$2,600
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.261.030.97
Program Expense/Total Expenses89%88%87%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets------
Current Assets------
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$0$0$0
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets------
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundation & Corporations $41,000Foundation & Corporations $28,500Foundation & Corporations $10,000
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $28,900Special Events $9,960Special Events $7,780
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $1,700Individuals $1,650Individuals $1,600
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Income Only
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 80 %
Credit Line? Yes
Reserve Fund? No
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? No
Comments on Financials
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

As Board Chair, I am pleased with an increase in donor support each year and our increase in at-risk boys served. As we received more monies, we added meaningful program content to help accomplish program goals. We added more STEM and added more field projects to give the boys more real life experiences. We have added to GiveSmartOKC our 3 year balance sheet financials, per request.

Foundation Staff Comments All prior year financial information is from the compilations provided by the organization.  We have not received their balance sheets for the prior three years, which we are attempting to receive.  Check later for any updated information.

Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.

The financial information presented is obtained from the following sources: IRS Form 990, independent audit reports, financial statements – board approved when available, and supplemental information from the organization. We do not warrant or guarantee the timeliness, errors or inaccuracies. With respect to information regarding financial performance, nothing on this website should be interpreted as a statement or interpretation by OCCF staff.

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Address PO Box 21021
Oklahoma City , OK 73156
Primary Phone 405 441-0004
Contact Email lawson127@att.net
Give with Credit Card http://www.alphaokcfoundation.org/
Give to Endowment https://occf.org/belapa/
CEO/Executive Director Ken Lawson
Board Chair Ken Lawson
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired