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To view our Bylaws in their entirety click on the button to the right. The document is 24 pages long and contains mostly procedural stuff. It is based on a template from How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation in California, by Anthony Mancuso, published by Nolo.
The DNA of our organization - our Purpose, Mission Statement and Objectives, are copied/pasted below for an easier read through.
SECTION 1. OBJECTIVES AND PURPOSES
SECTION 1. OBJECTIVES AND PURPOSES
The primary purpose and objectives of this corporation shall be: This organization is organized exclusively for Charitable and Educational purposes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
Purpose – To highlight fun learning environments, celebrate and reward effective education systems and help ignite the creative light within each student.
Mission Statement - We are organized to support an alliance of individuals and institutions that research ways to benchmark and improve student’s educational experience. We will work to increase student’s marketable skills, increase the number of students graduating from college in the fields of Math, Science, Engineering and Music, and contribute to the student’s happiness in their career choice.
Our Objectives -
We will work to improve the process of attracting students into Math, Science, Engineering and Music studies by effecting change in the educational experience students have access to during College, High School, Middle School and Home School. As a starting point we will research and work to generate benchmarks, “Best Practices”, solutions, products and applications to be shared, taught, demonstrated and incorporated into the educational process to improve the student’s experiences and marketable skill set. We will form supportive alliances with those already researching in these areas.
We will work to attract college students into the fields of Math, Science, Engineering and Music as well as reward accomplishments of students already in these fields through funding and/or coordinating awards, scholarships, fellowships, grants and internships.
We will work to attract teachers into the fields of Math, Science, Engineering or Music as well as reward accomplishments of teachers already in these fields through funding and/or coordinating awards, scholarships, fellowships, grants and internships.
We will work to increase the access students have to information about the history and origins of Math, Science and Engineering concepts.
We will work to increase the access students have to information about the history and origins of Music concepts, especially the accomplishments and lives of U.S. musicians and composers. We will work to improve access to music performances, instruction, music scores, writing about music history and the lives of people in the field of music.
We will work to inspire the recipients of our funding that they can make a difference in someone else’s life in the present tense. We will encourage all fund recipients to give one percent of their annual income to a non-profit of their choosing [The power of 1- one person, one percent]. We hope that through our commitment to their educational success we have earned a spot on their short list of potential donation recipients. However, through us or another the goal is the same - recycle the benefit received and begin today.