An Array of Charm Camps for Youth Development, AAOC
1326 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.
Suite A
Nashville TN 37208
Mission Statement
AAOC addresses the many products of poverty among at-risk youth- including low academic achievement, low self-worth, unemployment, drug use, crime, gang affiliation, and teenage pregnancy. An Array of Charm’s mission is to empower disadvantaged youth by equipping them with the academic competencies, social skills, and leadership training required to create permanent, positive change in their lives.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Caroline Davis
Board Chair Mrs. Joyce Thompson
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired School Principal
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 2004
Former Names
An Array of Charm Girls Summer Charm Camp (AAOC)
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
Graph: Expense Breakdown Graph - All Years
 
 
Projected Expenses $212,550.00
Projected Annual Revenue $212,550.00 (2017)
Statements
Mission AAOC addresses the many products of poverty among at-risk youth- including low academic achievement, low self-worth, unemployment, drug use, crime, gang affiliation, and teenage pregnancy. An Array of Charm’s mission is to empower disadvantaged youth by equipping them with the academic competencies, social skills, and leadership training required to create permanent, positive change in their lives.
Background An Array of Charm, "AAOC", was founded in January of 2004. The AAOC program was initially designed to teach today’s “little girls,” through classes in etiquette, manners, and character, to become tomorrow’s “young ladies." Since that time, our mission and programs have grown both in depth and in scope. Our desire to dig deeper is grounded in our belief that every child can achieve his or her goals, despite his or her circumstance. Our unique approach involves addressing cultural, economic, and educational poverty first through gender-specific foundations training in etiquette, civility, and protocol. We understand that these are three universal languages that, once learned, empower our youth to transcend the social barriers they encounter because of their socioeconomic status. These languages simultaneously broaden the world they live in and narrow it, so that their life goals are no longer out of reach. This serves as the foundation for all of our programming, which also includes academic support, character education, and leadership training.
Impact
In the past few years we have seen a tremendous growth in the work and scope of AAOC. Not only has our budget increased by at least 20% each year, but enrollment in our programming has increased from 25 students to 75 students. This growth is partly due to the establishment of partnerships between AAOC and Hull Jackson Montessori, Jones Padeia, IT Creswell Middle, Head Magnet, East End Prep and Robert Churchwell all of whom are located in North Nashville.We provide transportation and aftercare services including homework help, tutoring, etiquette training, and physical education to children at these schools. We also partner with Nashville Rescue Mission to inform families about the services AAOC provides to children. We are poised to continue this growth and expand our services in the coming year. Through new funding sources, we will be offering our services to more low-income kids than ever before, especially the children who live within walking distance.
Needs
On June 13, 2017, we plan to take 50 campers to the Smithsonian Institute located in Washington, DC., to visit the new African American Historical Museum. The cost for the Wise Coach bus is $5,850.00 for the 3 day trip and the hotel cost to stay at the Residence Inn is approximately $8,000.00. We believe this is a lifetime dream for the children we serve and it will give them an opportunity to experience a part of American history that was forged by people of African descent. By participating in this wonderful field trip, they can learn about the past so that they can go forward and create a positive future for themselves and others regardless of their background.
 
In addition, we are aggressively seeking funding to hire additional educational tutors and a part-time special education teacher to assist in addressing the educational needs of the children we serve. Many  children have learning disabilities and/or many are performing below their grade level at school. We would like to overcome these challenges by providing them with tutors and teachers to assist with raising math and literacy skills.
 
We recently obtained property which will be the future home to AAOC before/after care and summer camp program.  We wish to obtain funding to purchase a building to be placed on the property.
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer Donations are always accepted by mail, online, in-kind support, telephone and you can drop off supplies, books and etc. For more detailed information, please contact Caroline Davis and Barbara Horner at 615-289-3148.
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Youth Development / Youth Development Programs
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TN - Cheatham
TN - Davidson
TN - Robertson
TN - Rutherford
TN - Sumner
TN - Williamson
We focus our services in North Nashville, which has one of the lowest median incomes in Middle Tennessee.
Board Chair Statement As the chairperson of AAOC, my greatest desire is to reach out and redefine those basic values that have been cast aside and that are not taught in the traditional school classroom nor in many homes to our children. I believe that social skills such as etiquette, self worth and esteem, character building, and the practice of abstinence are very important parts in the building blocks to becoming a successful person. For example, I believe strongly that etiquette builds character. A strong character builds confidence and with confidence we have the inner ability to go forth and achieve our goals. As the chairperson for AAOC, it has afforded me the personal opportunity to work with many children from all walks of life and teach them those basic human values that hopefully they may grow up to become successful individuals in their everyday lives. Through AAOC, I find it personally rewarding in knowing that I have contributed in a small but significant way in their growth and development. I believe in teaching children that what they learn and do today will always affect their future tomorrow. 
CEO Statement

This year, 2017, has been off to a great start for AAOC Camps for Youth Development. As everyone is aware, it is our thirteenth (13th) year providing services to inner city youths! This summer we are anticipating the registration of over seventy-five (75) boys and girls for summer camp. I am proud to say that the increase in enrollment over the years is due to our partnerships with Hull Jackson Montessori School, Jones Paideia Magnet School, Head Middle School and Haynes Middle School. Then too, we have provided after school care services for the past seven (7) years to these schools and the local community of North Nashville.

In summary, I am proud to state that AAOC operates yearly providing services to youths, parents and the North Nashville community as a whole. To accommodate our expanding growth, we are aggressively pursuing funds to help purchase a center to operate for our children so that we may continue to fulfill our mission.  

Programs
Description Our Girls Summer Charm Camp was created in January of 2004 to teach young females who primarily attend Metro Nashville public schools, ages four (4) to seventeen (17), to become tomorrow’s young ladies. Our primary mission and purpose is to teach etiquette, self worth and esteem, character building, abstinence and many other activities involving basic social and life skills, primarily for the benefit of improving family unity and academics. It is an eight-week structured program that is supervised by Metro school teachers, college students and assisted by high school students. AAOC camp site is located at 1026 Cheatham Place, Nashville, Tennessee. The program is open daily, Monday thru Friday, from 7:00 am to 6:00pm and during that time we provide a nutritious breakfast, lunch and evening snack. Please note, our eight week curriculum has been updated to add Twitter, Snapchat, FaceBook and Text Etiquette,    
Budget 17,000
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), Females, At-Risk Populations
Description “E” is our after school care program wherein we place a strong emphasis on Etiquette and Education. Location: 1026 Cheatham Place, Nashville, TN. Our primary mission is to improve grades and TN Ready test scores by assisting children with their homework daily, providing tutoring services in one or more subject areas (Math, Science, Language Arts/Reading), teaching etiquette with emphasis on mannerisms and discipline. The E Program  offers academic enrichment activities for 50 or more students in grades Pre-K thru-8 at who attend Jones Paideia, Hull Jackson and more schools that are located in North Nashville. Every child that has participated for at least a year in our E Program has graduated high school, and annually, over fifty percent 50% of our participants in the program will show progress in academic achievement by a 40% increase in one or more subject areas (Math,  Science and Language Arts/Reading) as measured by report card grades.
Budget 110,000.00
Category Education, General/Other Afterschool Enrichment
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), Minorities, At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success Based on our annual surveys, the passing grades of our student participants have been 100%. 
Long term Success As per AAOC's statistics taken 2016, over 75% of the children that have been enrolled in AAOC programs from 2004 through 2016, have graduated from High School and over 50%  of the children have graduated from college.   
Program Success Monitored By Our program success has been measured over the years by our annual surveys which we distribute to the schools we serve, parents and the students.  The surveys are analyzed at the end of each school year for results.  
Examples of Program Success Please review testimonies that are posted on our website. 
Description Men of Honour Boys Summer Camp (MOH) is our summer program for young males which also provides the same activities that we teach our young ladies. At MOH, young males ages four (4) to seventeen (17) learn manners, team building, character building and basic survival skills. This camp opened June 1, 2008, and is also located at 1026 Cheatham Place Nashville, TN. Our purpose is to build integrity, health and character. At MOH we challenge our campers in many ways through mentoring, building lasting relationships, athletics, and academic enrichment activities. Since opening MOH, we have provided services to over 500 boys that live in the 37207 and 37208 zip codes. This summer we plan to partner with other local camps and compete in various activities to include basketball, soccer, ping-pong tournaments and football. Also, as a part of our community services, the boys voted this year to collect gifts again and present them to the boys that live at the Family Life Center located on Rosa Parks Blvd..    
Budget 19592
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Males, Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), At-Risk Populations
CEO Comments
For over thirteen (13) years we have worked with Nashville inner city youth and I have observed while working with our children that it appears more of them are being diagnosed with mental health and behavior problems. In order to accommodate them we continue to partner with TN Voices for Children, Mental Health Co-op and Regional Intervention Program (RIP) . These wonderful agencies have assisted our staff and parents through providing services and/or workshops which have helped us to overcome many of the barriers and issues we continue to  face. Today with ongoing training and workshops we are able to continue our mission to empower inner city youth by providing them with the academic competencies, social skills and leadership training required to create a positive change in their lives.          
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Joyce Thompson
Company Affiliation Retired School Principal
Term Nov 2015 to Nov 2025
Email Joyce.thompson@comcast.net
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Ms. Alma Bumpers Retired, Post MasterVoting
Ms. Darine Davis Retired TeacherVoting
Mrs. Phyllis Gardner Metro SchoolsVoting
Mrs. Renee McDuffie Hospital Corporation of AmericaVoting
Mrs. Shirley Nix-Davis Board MemberVoting
Ms. Lauran Pope-Stephens Community VolunteerVoting
Ms. Joyce Thompson Retired School PrinicpalVoting
Mr. Rasheed Zaimah Department of Children Services Voting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 9
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 8
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 10
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? Under Development
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Does the Board include Client Representation? Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 2
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Ms. Jazman Bowles
Company Affiliation Administator
Term Nov 2015 to Nov 2025
Email jbowles@tnstate.edu
Standing Committees
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Development / Fund Raising
Parents
Scholarship
Strategic Planning
Risk Management Provisions
Accident & Injury Coverage
Commercial General Insurance
General Property Coverage
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Caroline Davis
Term Start Jan 2004
Email aaoccharmcamp@aol.com
Experience
15 years plus.
Staff
Full Time Staff 3
Part Time Staff 5
Volunteers 2
Contractors 3
Retention Rate 95%
Plans & Policies
Does the organization have a documented Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Does the organization have an approved Strategic Plan? Under Development
Number of years Strategic Plan Considers 5
When was Strategic Plan adopted? May 2011
In case of a change in leadership, is a Management Succession plan in place? Under Development
Does the organization have a Policies and Procedures Plan? Under Development
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Yes
Senior Staff
Title Administrator
Experience/Biography
Title Aftercare Director
Experience/Biography
 
 
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2017
Projected Revenue $212,550.00
Projected Expenses $212,550.00
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Endowment Spending Percentage (if selected) 0%
Detailed Financials
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 Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$0$0$0
Government Contributions$75,322$94,019$79,955
Federal$0$0$0
State$62,822$81,519$65,976
Local$12,500$12,500$0
Unspecified$0$0$13,979
Individual Contributions$18,001$6,489$0
$0$0$0
$84,928$104,452$88,897
Investment Income, Net of Losses$0$0$0
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$0$0$0
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$148,516$187,464$102,050
Administration Expense$2,017$0$50,673
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.181.091.15
Program Expense/Total Expenses99%100%66%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$59,752$54,443$6,744
Current Assets$1,471$1,111$809
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$2,534
Current Liabilities$10,308$32,982$14
Total Net Assets$49,444$21,461$4,196
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.140.0357.79
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%38%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Revenue $84,928Program Service Revenue $104,452Program Service Revenue $88,427
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountState Government Grants $62,822State Government Grants $81,519The State of Tennessee $65,976
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, Gifts and Grants $18,001Local Government Grants $12,500Government Contributions and Grants $13,979
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? Yes
Capital Campaign Goal $0.00
Campaign Start and End Dates Jan 2016 to Dec 2021
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount $41,000.00 as of Apr 2017
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Yes - Expires June 2018
Solicitations Permit
2018 Permit Letter
Organization Comments
We are aggressively seeking additional funding for the school year 2017-2018, so that we may be able to hire more part-time tutors as well as a special education teacher to address the many challenges that our staff face with children including problems related to learning disabilities, behavioral issues, and mental health disabilities.
GivingMatters.com Financial Comments
In 2014, this organization officially changed its name to An Array of Charm Girls Summer Charm Camp (AAOC).
 
Financial figures taken from 990. 990 prepared by ADE Consulting.

Comment provided by Kathryn Bennett 6/19/17.
Nonprofit An Array of Charm Camps for Youth Development, AAOC
Address 1326 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.
Suite A
Nashville, TN 37208
Primary Phone (615) 289-2716
Contact Email aaoccharmcamp@aol.com
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Caroline Davis
Board Chair Mrs. Joyce Thompson
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired School Principal
Year of Incorporation 2004
Former Names
An Array of Charm Girls Summer Charm Camp (AAOC)

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