Whiz Kids Oklahoma - A Division of City Care
2000 N Classen Blvd
Ste. N50
Oklahoma City OK 73106
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Whiz Kids Oklahoma
City Care, Inc.
Mission Statement Whiz Kids provides literacy-tutoring and faith-based mentoring to under-resourced elementary students in Oklahoma. 
Contact Information
Contact Name Amy Bruce
Contact email amy@citycareokc.org
Address 2000 N Classen Blvd
Ste. N50
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Phone (405) 602-2815
Fax 405-652-1112
County Oklahoma County
Alternate Address 1700 NW 17th Street
Suite 100
Oklahoma City OK 73106
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card https://whizkidsok.org/donate/
Donate to Endowment http://occf.org/whizkd/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer You may donate to Whiz Kids by cash, check or credit card. Whiz Kids accepts donations by mail, donations by phone, in-kind donations directly to the sites or to the main office, etc. We also have volunteer opportunities. 
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $3,057,672.00
Projected Expenses $3,068,274.00
History and Background
Former Names
City Care's Whiz Kids1996
Year Founded 1996
IRS Ruling Year 1996
State Registration Expiration Apr 2020
Mission Whiz Kids provides literacy-tutoring and faith-based mentoring to under-resourced elementary students in Oklahoma. 

Whiz Kids inspires schools, churches and community partners who feel called to support our city's most vulnerable and empowers them to be difference-makers in the lives of children at-risk for school failure. 

City Care was founded on the questions, "Where is there unmet need in the city?" and "How is City Care best positioned to meet those needs?" It grieved the founders to witness generations of human potential lost to addiction , incarceration and poverty. In order to do something different, one has to see something different. So, in 1996 the Whiz Kids program was born through a unique blend of nonprofit, schools and churches, working together to disrupt intergenerational poverty and low academic achievement. To ensure we stay focused on our city's most vulnerable, the school must be rated a D or F, has to be 85% free or reduced lunch and the child must be reading below grade level. Presently, we partner with 36 low-income elementary schools in six school districts around OKC: Crooked Oak, Crutcho, Mid-Del, Millwood, Oklahoma City and Putnam City and more than 950 students participate in our program.We have a volunteer force of 1,500+ who serve as mentors, site coordinators, activity leaders and in other valued roles. 
Whiz Kids Oklahoma provided one-on-one tutoring and mentoring to 925 under-resourced students in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area during the 2017-18 school year.  We partnered with 35 elementary schools, 60+ churches and numerous community partners. Our program mobilizes 1,400+ volunteers that provide Whiz Kids at 30 sites around OKC each week during the school year. For more than 22 years, we have been a trusted and recognized nonprofit providing mentoring and tutoring for at-risk students in the OKC area. Each year, our Whiz Kids reading scores improve at a greater level than those of a matched peer group. 
98% of tutors rate our program as excellent or good.
90% of students say they would return to Whiz Kids and 85% said their reading and school performance improved.
90% of parents said they would like their children to be in Whiz Kids again and 88% of parents noticed an improvement in their child's reading and school performance.
80% of teachers said classroom performance and behavior improved for their Whiz Kids.

Needs Our most pressing need is volunteers. There are still 23 elementary schools in OKC alone and thousands of children who qualify for our services and hundreds on waiting lists for program like ours.  Our second most pressing need is financial support to maintain our sites and keep Whiz Kids operating. Other needs include churches and organizations willing to become new mentoring sites and partner churches and community organizations/businesses willing to help support a host church financially and with volunteers for tutoring/mentoring and/or season activities. 
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma City
Midwest City/Del City
Putnam City
Central Oklahoma
Oklahoma County

In order to qualify for the Whiz Kids Oklahoma program, a school must have at least 85% of its students eligible for free/reduced lunch. Because of this, Whiz Kids serves children who live in some of Oklahoma City’s most desperate neighborhoods, where poverty, illiteracy and violence often impede a child’s promise. The schools served by the Whiz Kids program are mostly Oklahoma City Public Schools, but also include a few schools in the Crooked Oak, Crutcho, Mid-Del, Millwood and Putnam City districts.

Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Youth Development/Adult, Child Matching Programs
Tertiary Organizational Category Human Services/Children's and Youth Services
Description Each tutor is paired with a child and these student/tutor pairs meet once a week during the school year for one-on-one tutoring sessions. Tutoring sessions are held at Whiz Kids sites, hosted by local inner-city churches. Each site has a liaison teacher from the school who serves as an educational consultant and as a resource for the volunteer tutors. Each week, Whiz Kids are transported from their school to their site. They begin with a meal, because for some of the children the only meals they eat are those provided at school. The children join their tutors for an hour of tutoring, which includes reading aloud and literacy games. 
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) At-Risk Populations General/Unspecified
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program.
Whiz Kids has experienced great success. Most recently, in an independent evaluation for the 2011-2012 school year, Whiz Kids in 5th grade outperformed a matched group on the State reading test, scoring well over Oklahoma’s “Satisfactory” level, while non-tutored students scored well below. In 2010 8th graders, who had been in Whiz Kids as 5th graders, scored 20 points above a matched group of 8th graders in their CRT Reading Scores. This shows that the improvement in reading from Whiz Kids is not only significant, it is lasting. The same study showed that fourth graders in 2007 scored 14 points above their matched group in 2010 (7th grade) and 31 points above the same group in 2011 (8th grade).
However, Whiz Kids does not rest on these results. We will continue to strive for better reading scores and more successful students.
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state.

There are Whiz Kids who were enrolled when Whiz Kids began who have now graduated from college. Many of their parents or guardians didn't finish high school, but these children now have promising careers that require a college degree. We want to continue to see more and more Whiz Kids find success in their adult careers because of the difference Whiz Kids made in their futures.

Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. All students go through beginning of year and end of year testing. Whiz Kids works with Dr. Weeter, the statistician for the Oklahoma City Public School District to gather these scores and compare them to peer scores.

Each tutor also takes his/her student home. This gives the tutor an opportunity to meet their child’s family and develop a relationship with them. Each tutor is paired with a child and these student/tutor pairs meet once a week during the school year for one-on-one tutoring sessions. In many cases, the mentors/tutors also take their Whiz Kids out for fun activities outside of their weekly sessions. This strengthens the bond between the inner-city children and their mentors. The tutor/mentors also have other opportunities to invest time in their children through the Whiz Kids program and family activities.

Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) At-Risk Populations General/Unspecified
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. Whiz Kids students show an improvement in attitude toward their character, future goals, and possibilities.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. At the end of each year, Whiz Kids gives our students a survey to complete. The survey includes questions about school, their goals, etc. We are able to gauge the children's changes in attitude from these surveys.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Adam Luck
Start Date May 2017
Email adam@citycareinc.org
Senior Staff
Passion BradleyProgram Manager
Amy BruceOperations Manager
Britanie RamirezWhiz Kids Director
Number of Full-time Staff 5
Number of Part-time Staff 1
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 1500
Staff Retention Rate 85
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Caucasian 2
Hispanic/Latino 2
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 6
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Jan 2015
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Under Development
Whiz Kids' success is due in part to our many partners in the war against illiteracy and poverty. Our collaboration with other agencies allows us to expand our program and increase the number of children we serve in Oklahoma City. Learn more about the various organizations we partner with here. If you would like to become one of our partner agencies please contact us at the Whiz Kids office.
People's Choice AwardOklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy2017
BeneficiaryThe Redbud Classic2018
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Board Chair
Name Pam Wilks
Company Affiliation Pamela Wilks Consulting
Term Jan 2019 to Dec 2020
Email pwilks1@me.com
Board of Directors
List Current as of Feb 10, 2020
Board of Directors List
Greg DeweyMach ResourcesVoting
Chris DunningVoting
Elizabeth FarabeeVoting
Pam Fountain-WilksPrincipal TechnologiesVoting
Kelly FryThe OklahomanVoting
Kori HallFrontline ChurchVoting
Kesha JonesPaycomVoting
Jonathan MiddlebrooksSkyline ChurchVoting
Amy NewberryRoberts Group CounselingVoting
Steve PayneFrates InsuranceVoting
Zack RobinsonBank of OklahomaVoting
Kimberly RolstonW&W SteelVoting
Heather ScottContinental ResourcesVoting
Monique ShortMonarch PropertiesVoting
Carole TearChesapeake EnergyVoting
Jim TrentRBC BankVoting
Advisory Board
Advisory Board Members
Linda BanksUniversity of Central Oklahoma
Dena DrabekConsultant
Ralph MasonMason-Harrison-Ratcliff Enterprises
Steve PayneC.L. Frates & Co.
Thelma RamirezLatino Community Development Agency
Lee RolandPutnam City Schools
Steve SlawsonSlawson Companies
Mark StonecipherFellers Snider
Charlotte SuttonFeed the Children
Pam TewellCommunity Volunteer
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2020-Dec 31, 2020
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $3,057,672
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $3,068,274
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Revenue$3,291,735$2,847,291$3,083,221
Total Expenses$2,917,967$2,968,884$2,886,849
Revenue Less Expenses$373,768($121,593)$196,372
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 Year201820172016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$714,069$834,776$808,186
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$23,767$145,914$171,462
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues------
Special Events$153,289$158,859$256,768
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$2,349,685$2,621,231$2,670,398
Administration Expense$492,675$247,383$194,247
Fundraising Expense$75,607$100,270$22,204
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.130.961.07
Program Expense/Total Expenses81%88%93%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue6%9%2%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$8,149,922$6,803,212$6,891,956
Current Assets$1,860,826$1,381,025$1,417,569
Long-Term Liabilities$4,483,770$3,536,093$3,536,483
Current Liabilities$190,609$165,344$132,105
Total Net Assets$3,475,543$3,101,775$3,223,368
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities9.768.3510.73
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets55%52%51%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $1,348,344Contributions $1,155,867Contributions $1,222,268
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $1,041,882Govt - Unspecified $834,776Gov't Unspecified $808,186
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovt - Unspecified $714,069Earned Revenue $537,986Earned Revenue $622,089
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments

All prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990s.

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Address 2000 N Classen Blvd
Ste. N50
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Primary Phone 405 602-2815
Contact Email amy@citycareokc.org
Give with Credit Card https://whizkidsok.org/donate/
Give to Endowment http://occf.org/whizkd/
CEO/Executive Director Adam Luck
Board Chair Pam Wilks
Board Chair Company Affiliation Pamela Wilks Consulting