Bella Ease dba Quincy Teen REACH (Quincy, IL)

Name

  • Name:Mrs. Cheryl Williams
  • Title:Administrator

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Bella Ease dba Quincy Teen REACH
  • Address:PO Box 708
    Quincy, IL 62306
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:217-617-0452
  • Main fax:217-209-3654

User Email

Location

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General

  • Mission:
  • Expand the range of choices and opportunities that enable, empower and encourage youth and their families to achieve positive growth and development, improve expectations and capacities for future success, and avoid and/or reduce risk-taking behavior.

  • Overview:
  • Bella Ease dba Quincy Teen REACH operates the Teen REACH program. Teen REACH (Responsibility, Education, Achievement, Caring, Hope) has six core services in which outcomes are achieved:
    1) Improving Education Performance - goal is for all participants to show academic progress.
    2) Life Skills Education - goal is for participants to demonstrate more maturity in making good decisions and to avoid risk taking behavior.
    3) Parental Involvement - goal to assist families problem solve with schools and in helping find ways to meet basic needs of families.
    4) Recreation, Sports and Cultural/Artistic Activities - goal is for participants to increase their level of physical activity, demonstrate sportsmanship and athletic skills, and to engage in cultural enrichment and fine art activities.
    5) Positive Adult Mentors - goal is to support participants during times of personal or social stress, increase support for decision making, increase access to support with academic tasks and/or homework and increase opportunities for career awareness and mentoring.
    6) Service Learning - youth experience a sense of belonging to a community and an awareness of their responsibility to that community.

    Bella Ease dba Teen REACH enrolls 108 at risk kids in the age group of 8 to 17 years old. Their risk factors are:
    Lives in single-parent household or with grandparents
    Resides in a household receiving TANF funds
    Experiences academic difficulties
    Witnessed or been a victim of family violence
    Siblings who dropped out of school, are teen parents, or involved in juvenile justice system
    Has one or both parents who are incarcerated
    On the free or reduced school meal plan
    Receives services from Department of Children and Family Services or partner service delivery systems.
    Parent, and/or siblings involved with substance abuse or dependence

    Quincy Teen REACH consists of:
    85% minorities
    100% on free or reduced school meal plan (low income)
    55% female and 45% male
    14.2% are chronically truant - miss 5% or more of school days per year without valid excuse
    31% student mobility rate
    22.5% are students who receive special education through an Individualized Education Plan (IEP)

    Teen REACH is the only after school program in Quincy, Illinois that provides:
    Transportation to the program and takes all participants home afterwards;
    A nutritious snack and meal in compliance with the Child and Adult Care Food Program (USDA);
    Academic tutoring and monitoring and has permission to access academic and attendance records;
    Mediation between the school and parents/guardians;
    Adult and teen mentors to support them academically and personally;
    Addresses life skills and teaches how to handle the challenges they are exposed to at home and in the community including sexual activity, teen pregnancy, substance usage and abuse, domestic violence, constant mobility, etc.
    Recreation in a full size gymnasium including jazz and ball room dancing, yoga, cross-fit, basketball, etc.
    Cultural and fine arts through art lessons, field trips to museums, fashion shows, dance performances, etc.
    Service Learning through weekly activities that give back to the community, our country, and individuals.


  • History:
  • Bella Ease dba Quincy Teen REACH was established by community leaders that recognize the importance of changing the life path of at risk youth in Quincy, Illinois. Department of Human Services is the state entity that oversees the program. Teen REACH has operated in Adams County since 1998. Bella Ease saw the stability of the program in spite of having different agencies handling the administration. Bella Ease dba Quincy Teen REACH consists of a board of directors that are longtime supporters of the program, the program director that has operated it for nine years and an administrator that has over thirteen years’ experience in nonprofit administration.

  • Year established:2014
  • Endowment:Unknown

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:46-3245077

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:463245077
  • Organization Name:BELLA EASE
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% CHERYL WILLIAMS
  • Organization Address:PO BOX 708
  • Organization City:QUINCY
  • Organization State:IL
  • Organization Zip:62306-0708
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:August, 2014
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:W99
  • Asset Amount:$40,557
  • Asset Code:3 ($25,000 - $99,999)
  • Income Amount:$156,147
  • Income Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$156,147
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 5:11:25 pm

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