2016 The Parris Foundation: S.T.E.M.ulating Minds - A Celebration to Benefit New York Kids

Benefiting: Youth INC
Hosted by:Tonya O Parris
The Waldorf Astoria, Grand Ballroom map 301 Park Avenue New York, NY 10022
Goal: $233,000
$161,632 4 69% Complete

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Fact: 90% of students who live in poverty are not proficient in math or ready for college.

Fact: African Americans and Hispanics make up over 33% of the US population but represent just 7% of scientists and engineers.

Programs: The Parris Foundation's S.T.E.M.ulating Minds programs offers extended learning opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through weekend enrichment, weekday tutoring, digital inclusion grants and college scholarships.
Inter-Disciplinary Learning & Discovery Activities
Inter-Disciplinary Learning & Discovery Activities
In-School and Community Based Programs
In-School and Community Based Programs

Outcomes: Over a single session (8-15 weeks), weekend enrichment participants show marked improvements in math & science with an average increase of 1-2 letter grades.

Middle school participants are better prepared for state and standardized assessments.

90% of Scholarship recipients pursue advanced degrees in STEM

Impact: Engaging services are offered year round to socio-economically disadvantaged students. Middle school participants add an average of 2 1/2 months to their school year through our Weekend Enrichment and after school tutoring.
"I was pleased to hear of my daughter's improved test grades and performance in class. I attribute her success to the time spent in The Parris Foundation classes. We are truly appreciative of TPF for helping to build knowledge in our future generation."

- Proud Parent
Celebrating Program Completion
Celebrating Program Completion

Your support will help us to prepare the next generation of STEM leaders!


A Celebration to Benefit New York Kids
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
The Waldorf Astoria, Grand Ballroom
New York, NY

6:30 PM – Cocktail Reception and Live Entertainment
7:00 PM – Feature Presentation honoring 14 of New York City's most promising youth-serving nonprofits
7:15 PM – Cocktail Reception and Live Entertainment Continue
9:30 PM – Reception Concludes

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The Celebration Fundraising Training Program

Each year, Youth INC annual "Celebration" fundraising training program provides as many as 14 nonprofits with a coach who trains Executive Leadership and Board Members to more effectively raise funds from individuals and corporations.

Since 1994, Youth INC has:

  • Trained more than 130 nonprofits through "Celebration"
  • Coached Celebration partners to collectively raise $16 million
  • Placed almost 200 corporate professionals as nonprofit board members
  • Directly invested $2 million in capacity building grants

About Youth INC

Youth INC harnesses the energy and talent of New York's brightest minds in business to help high-performing, grassroots organizations deliver opportunities for New York City's children. Our holistic approach, long-term partnerships, and customized programs work in concert with each other to help organizations to achieve sustainable growth.

Your gift to Youth INC for A Celebration to Benefit New York Kids will directly support your chosen nonprofit organization. Your gift does not go towards Youth INC’s operating costs or the costs of producing the gala event. In fact, if your chosen nonprofit achieves their fundraising goal, they are eligible receive more than the amount of your gift.

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