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4 U Academy Inc.

P.O. Box 292681
Lewisville, Texas
75029
 
Phone: 940.368.9666

Email: Fouruacademy@yahoo.com

Autism Resouces: autism4u@ymail.com

Website:www.fouruacademy.org

 

 

                       4 U Academy Board of Directors

   APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR BOARD POSITIONS


President/CEO

Brent Carmichael
Lewisville,  Texas
940.368.9666 Mobile

 

 



 

Finance

Dawnya Austin - Intercontinental Hotels
Chicago, Illinois
Voting Member

 

Health

Danielle Abram-Duke Mental Health Counselor
Denver, Colorado
Voting Member

 

 

Community

OPEN POSITION 

Voting member

 

 

Education

ROBIN FRY (UNDER REVIEW) 

Voting member

 

 

  

 

Communications

OPEN POSITION

Voting Member

 

 

 

 

 

Fundraising

OPEN POSITON 

Voting Member

 

 

 

 

 Youth 

OPEN POSITION

Voting Member
 

 

 

      

 

Advisor

OPEN POSTION 
Non-Voting Member
 

 

 

            

 

 

Advisor

Tommy Gallant

Flower Mound, Texas 
Non-Voting Member
 
 

 

            

 

CPA

Ken Hughes & Associates

 C/O Cynthia Grieco
4880 Long Prairie Road Ste. 100
Flower Mound, Texas 75025
 
 

 

 

 

           

 

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                                                 By- Laws

 

4-U ACADEMY, INC.

 

ARTICLE I

NAME AND PURPOSE

            Section 1.1      The name of this corporation is 4 –U Academy, Inc.

            Section 1.2      The objective, purpose and business of the Corporation is to provide support and resources to persons, organizations and communities for those involved in the growth and development of youth through sports, arts, social and/or autism spectrum disorder programs. To enhance the quality of care and quality of life set forth in the Articles of Incorporation. The Corporation shall have power and authority to acquire and own real and personal property necessary and suitable to its business and dispose of the same by gift, sale or otherwise as may be determined by the Board of Directors.

            Section 1.3      The Corporation shall have all the powers given it by the laws of the State of Texas, except that such power shall be exercised as are in furtherance of tax exempt purpose of the corporation, and as may be exercised by an organization exempt under the provisions of Section 501© (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended, and its regulations as they are now exist or as they may hereafter be amended.

Article II

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

         Section 2.1  The Board of Directors of the Corporation shall consist of not more than nine (9) members, and the members of the Board of Directors shall be active in the sports, arts, education, social and/or autism spectrum disorder community.  At the first annual meeting of the Corporation, and at each annual meeting thereafter, the Directors shall elect Directors to hold office for the term for which elected, and until the successors of each Director shall have been elected and qualified.  Directors need not be residents of the State of Texas, or officers or employees of the corporation.

 

         Section 2.2  The Board of Directors shall exercise all rights and authority necessary to achieve its purpose, which acts and functions are not inconsistent with the law of the State of Texas, the Articles of Incorporation, these Bylaws, or the provisions of

Section 501(c)(3).

 

         Section 2.3  ANNUAL MEETING:  The annual meeting of the Corporation for the election of Directors and for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the meeting, should be held at such place, time and date as the Board of Directors shall each year fix, which date shall be within the earlier of the first six months after the end of the Corporation's fiscal year, or 15 months after its last annual meeting.

 

         Section 2.4  SPECIAL MEETINGS:  Special meetings of the Corporation for any purpose, unless otherwise provided by law, may be called by the President or by the Board of Directors.  The time, date and place of any special meeting shall be determined by the Board of Directors, or, at its discretion, by the President.

 

         Section 2.5  PLACE OF MEETINGS:  The place of meeting for any annual or special meeting of the Corporation shall be the Corporation’s principal office unless otherwise designated in the notice of meeting.

 

         Section 2.6  NOTICE OF MEETINGS:  Written notice stating the place, date and time of each annual and special meeting of the Corporation, and in the case of a special meeting, the purpose or purposes for which the meeting is called, shall be given not less

than ten nor more than sixty days before the date of the meeting, either personally or by mail, by or at the direction of the President, the Secretary or the officer or persons calling the meeting, to each Director.  If mailed, such notice shall be effective when deposited in the United States mail, addressed to the Director at the Director's address as it appears in the records of the Corporation, with postage thereon prepaid.

 

         Section 2.7  WAIVER OF NOTICE:  

 

A. A written waiver of notice of any meeting of the Corporation signed by a

Director entitled to such notice, whether before or after the date and time stated in such

notice for the holding of the meeting, shall be equivalent to the giving of notice to the

Director.  Any waiver shall be delivered to the Corporation for inclusion in the minutes.

 

B. A Director's attendance at any meeting of the Corporation, in person or by proxy, waives (i) objection to lack of notice of the meeting and irregularities in any notice given, unless the Director at the beginning of the meeting or promptly upon the Director's arrival objects to holding the meeting or transacting business at the meeting, and (ii) objection to consideration of a particular matter at the meeting notice, unless the Director objects to considering the matter when it is presented.

 

         Section 2.8  QUORUM:  A majority of the number of Directors then holding office shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.  At all meetings of Directors, a quorum being present, the act of majority of the Directors present at the meeting shall be the act of the Board of Directors.

 

         Section 2.9  ACTION WITHOUT MEETING:  Any action required to be taken at a meeting of the Corporation, or any other action which may be taken at a meeting of the Board of Directors, may be taken without a meeting if one or more written consents, describing the action so taken, shall be signed by a sufficient number of Directors so as to constitute a quorum on the action.  To be effective, written consents must be obtained within sixty days of the earliest dated consent.

 

         Section 2.10  DIRECTORS ASSENT PRESUMED:  A Director of the Corporation who is present at a meeting of its Board of Directors at which action on any corporate matter is taken shall be presumed to have assented to the action taken unless the Directors dissent shall be entered in the minutes of the meeting or unless the Director shall file a written dissent to such action with the person acting as the secretary of the meeting before the adjournment of the meeting or shall forward such dissent by registered or certified mail to the secretary of the Corporation immediately after the adjournment of the meeting.  Such right to dissent shall not apply to a Director who voted in favor of such action.

 

         Section 2.11  RESIGNATION:  Any Director of the Corporation may resign at any time by giving written notice to the Board of Directors, its President or the Corporation.  The resignation of any Director shall take affect upon delivery of notice thereof or at a later date as shall be specified in the notice; and, unless otherwise specified in the notice, the acceptance of the resignation shall not be necessary to make it effective.

 

         Section 2.12  REMOVAL:  A Director shall be subject to removal, with or without cause, at a meeting of the Board of Directors called for that purpose in the manner prescribed by law.  

 

         Section 2.13  VACANCIES:  Any vacancy occurring in the Board of Directors through death, resignation, removal or any other cause shall be filled by the affirmative vote of a majority of the Directors then in office, even if less than a quorum of a Board of Directors.  A Director elected to fill a vacancy shall be elected only until the next election of Directors by the Board of Directors.  

 

         Section 2.14  CONFERENCE TELEPHONE MEETINGS:  The Board of Directors may meet by a conference telephone or similar means of communications by which all persons participating in the meeting can simultaneously hear each other.  Participation in a meeting pursuant to this section shall constitute presence in person at the meeting.  The foregoing notwithstanding, the Board of Directors may take any action through electronic voting mechanisms such as e-mail or instant messaging.



 

ARTICLE III.

 

COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

         Section 3.1.  General.  The President, with the Board of Directors' concurrence, may establish and appoint standing and special committees as shall be deemed desirable for the endeavors of the Corporation.  A standing or special committee shall limit its activities to the accomplishment of those tasks for which it was appointed and shall have no powers, except those specifically conferred by action of the Board of Directors.  Upon the completion of the task(s) assigned to any special committee, the special committee shall be discharged.

 

ARTICLE IV

 

OFFICERS

 

         Section 4.1  DESIGNATED OFFICERS:  The only officer of the Corporation shall be the President.  The officers of the Board of Directors shall be a Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Safety Director.  Any two or more offices may be held by the same person.

 

         Section 4.2  ELECTION AND TERM OF OFFICE:  The officers of the Corporation shall be appointed by the Board of Directors for a term as determined by the Board of Directors.  If no term is specified, they shall hold office until they resign, die (DEATH)or are removed from office in the manner provided herein.  Appointment of an officer shall not of itself create contract rights.

 

         Section 4.3  RESIGNATION:  Any officer may resign at anytime by giving written notice to the Board of Directors, its President or the Corporation.  The resignation of any officer shall take effect upon delivery of notice of the resignation or at such later date as is specified in the notice; and unless otherwise specified in the notice, the acceptance of the resignation shall not be necessary to make it effective.  

 

         Section 4.4  REMOVAL:  Any officer may be removed by the Board of Directors, with or without cause, by a majority vote of the Directors then holding office.

 



 

                                                                 ARTICLE V

 

                                                        INDEMNIFICATION

 

         Section 5.1  INDEMNIFICATION.  Except for any prohibition against indemnification specifically set forth in these Bylaws or in Chapter 504, Code of Texas, at the time indemnification is sought by any director, officer, employee, volunteer or agent of the Corporation, the Corporation shall indemnify any person who was or is a party or is threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceedings, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative (other than an action by or in the right of the Corporation) by reason of the fact that he or she is or was a Member, director, officer, employee or agent of the Corporation or at the request of the Corporation referred to herein as "serving on behalf of or at the Corporation's request"), against expenses (including attorney's fees), judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlement actually and reasonably incurred by him or her in connection with such action, suit or proceeding if he or she acted in good faith and in a manner he or she reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the Corporation, and with respect to any criminal action or proceeding, and no reasonable cause to believe his or her conduct was unlawful.  The termination of any action, suit or proceeding by judgment, order, settlement, conviction, or upon a plea of nolo contendere or its equivalent, shall not, of itself, create a presumption that the person did not act in good faith and in a manner which he or she reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the Corporation, and, with respect to any criminal action or proceeding, had reasonable cause to believe that his or her conduct was unlawful. 

 

ARTICLE VI

 

CONTRACTS, LOANS, CHECKS AND DEPOSITS

 

         Section 6.1  CONTRACTS:  The Board of Directors may authorize any officer or officers, agent or agents, to enter into any contract or execute and deliver any instrument in the name of and on behalf of the Corporation and such authority may be general or confined to specific instances.

 

         Section 6.2  LOANS:  No loans shall be contracted on behalf of the Corporation and no evidences of indebtedness shall be issued in its name unless authorized by a resolution of the Board of Directors.  Such authority may be general or confined to specific instances.  Any loan on behalf of the Corporation shall be signed and executed by any two officers in their official capacity.

 

         Section 6.3  CHECKS, DRAFTS, ETC.:  All checks, drafts or other orders for the payment of money, notes or other evidences of indebtedness issued in the name of the Corporation shall be signed by the officer or officers, agent or agents of the Corporation and in such manner as shall from time to time be determined by resolution of the Board of Directors.

 

         Section 6.4  DEPOSITS.  All funds of the Corporation not otherwise employed shall be deposited from time to time to the credit of the Corporation in such banks, trust companies or other depositories as the Board of Directors may select.

 



ARTICLE VII

 

CORPORATE SEAL

 

         The Corporation shall have no corporate seal.

 

ARTICLE VIII

 

AMENDMENTS TO BYLAWS

 

These Bylaws may be amended or repealed by a majority vote of the Board of Directors at any regular or special meeting, provided, however, that the Directors may from time to time specify particular provisions of the Bylaws which shall not be amended or repealed.

 

 

ARTICLE IX

 

DISSOLUTION

 

In the event of dissolution of this Corporation or and its affairs, the assets of the Corporation shall be distributed exclusively to such organizations as the Board of Directors shall select which are permissible distributes of the Corporation exempt from tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and its regulations, as they now exist or as they may hereinafter be amended.

 

 The foregoing were adopted on the ___ day of _____________, 2009.

 

 

 

 

      By: _____________________________

      ________________________, Secretary

 

 

                                               Articles of Incorporation

 

4 – U Academy Inc.

 

 

                                                                                            TO THE SECERTARY OF STATE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS

            Pursuant to the provisions of the Revised Texas Non-Profit Corporation Act, the undersigned corporation adopts the following Articles of Incorporation.

Article I

            The name of the corporation is 4-U Academy, Inc. and its principal place of business is 1193 Marchant Place, Lewisville, Texas 75067, with it mailing address located at P.O. Box 292681, Lewisville, Texas 75029. The registered agent at that office is Brent Carmichael.

Article II

            The name and address of the incorporator is:

Brent Carmichael

1193 Marchant Place

Lewisville, Texas 75067

 

Article III

            The corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational and scientific purpose, including for such purpose, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under the section 501©(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of future federal tax code.

Article IV

            No part of the net earnings of the corporation shall insure to the benefit of, or be distributable its trustees, officers or private persons, except that the corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payment and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth herein. No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation and the organization shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing of distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.

Article V

            The corporation shall have no members. The corporation shall have no corporate seal.

Article VI

            The business of the corporation shall be managed by its Board of Directors which will consist of the number of members specified in, and shall be elected a provided in, the By-laws of the corporation.

 

 

Four U Academy Inc.                                                                                                                       EIN: 27-3722716                                          Article VII

Not withstanding any other provision of these articles, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by an organization exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or (b) by an organization contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code. Activities not permitted to be carried on shall include by not be limited to:

1.    

Engage of any act of self-dealing as defined in section 4943(d) of the Internal Revenue Code, which would give rise to any liability for the tax imposed by sections 4941(a) of the Internal Revenue Code

2.    

Retain any excess business holdings, as defined in section 4943© of the Internal Revenue Code, which would give rise to any liability for the tax imposed by section 4943(a) of the Internal Revenue Code.

3.    

Make any investment which would jeopardize the carrying out of any of its exempt purposed within the meaning of section 4944 of the Internal Revenue Code so as to give rise to any liability for the tax imposed by 4944(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and

4.    

Make any taxable expenditures, as defined in section 4945) d) of the Internal Revenue Code, which would give rise to any liability for the tax imposed by section 4945(a) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Article VIII

Except as otherwise provided by law, any director or officer of the corporation made a party of any action, suit or proceeding, civil or criminal, reason of the fact that such person is or was a director of officer of the corporation, shall be indemnified by the corporation against the reasonable expenses including amounts paid by the way of judgment and settlement and including reasonable attorney fees, actually and necessarily incurred in connection with the defense of such action, suit or proceeding, whether or not such defense shall be successful in whole or in part, or in connection with any appeal therein or any settlement thereof, except with the respect to any liability for any of the following:               

            (1) Receipt of a financial benefit to which the person is not entitled,

            (2) An intentional infliction of harm on the corporation or

            (3) A violation of Section 835 of the Revised Texas Non-Profit Corporation

            Act, or

            (4) An intentional violation of common law

Such indemnification, if afforded, shall not be deemed exclusive of any other rights to which such persons may be entitled apart from this section. This section shall not be deemed to limit any power or exclude any right of the corporation to provide an additional or other indemnity or right of any officer, employee, director or other person. If the Revised Texas Non-Profit Corporation Act is hereafter amended to authorize broader indemnification, then the indemnification obligations of the corporation shall be deemed amended automatically without any further action to require indemnification in advancement of funds to pay for the reimburse expenses of its directors and officers to the fullest extent permitted by law. Any repeal or modification of this Article shall be prospective only and shall not adversely affect any indemnification obligations of the corporation wit respect to any stated facts existing at or prior to the time of such repeal or modification.

Four U Academy Inc.                                                                                                                       EIN: 27-3722716

Article IX

            Conveyances, mortgages and encumbrances of real and personal property shall be signed in the corporate name for and on behalf of the corporation by the President, or President and the Secretary of the Board of Directors of the corporation, or such other officers designated by the Board.

Article X

            Upon termination or dissolution of the corporation, after all creditors of the corporation have been paid, all assets of the corporation shall be distributed only to an organization described in section 501© (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or to one or more public benefit or religious corporations.

 

4 –U ACADEMY, INC.

 

                                                           

Brent Carmichael, Incorporator

 

 

  

                        Narrative

 

Part IV – Narrative Description of Your Activities

The mission of 4-U Academy is to improve the quality of resources, information and life for persons, organizations and communities involved in the sports, arts, and social and/or autism spectrum disorder programs.

Organization past, present and future activities include the following:

1. Workshop presentations at local and state educational institutions

2. Motivational presentations to public school students, teachers and parents

3. Provide scholarships to non-profit organizations for individuals seeking to improve their quality of life through programs and/or community activities

4. Provide medical or mental health information and resources to individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorder.

5. Provide opportunities of non-profit organizations to support individuals interested in sports, arts and/or social events, programs or activities.

6. Provide a list of community organizations for individuals looking to enhance their quality of life through events, activities or programs.

7. Encourage volunteerism or educational awareness opportunities for those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders

8. Sponsor educational, social, and/or sporting activities

9. Host conferences and community workshops on Violence prevention and Autism Resources

10. Include professional players and teams in community sports programs and activities.

Organization will not provide services directly to individuals, but will work with or through other 501(c) (3) exempt organizations to accomplish its mission. Direct payments will be made to the service provider for individuals and families.

 

 

Organization will be funded primarily by donations and fund-raising activities. Compensation will be for the director of the organization only. Support staff of the organization will consist of volunteer’s. Activities, programs, and events sponsored by 4- U Academy will be conducted as needed. Primary activities will be conducted in the State of Texas. Secondary programs of the organization will be in other states. This will allow for us to provide outreach services, resources and collaboration with a broader base of community organizations and residents. Therefore, furthering our cause and need for exempt purposes.

Part V, Line 1a –  Board Members

Dawnya Austin  – Board Member -Chicago, Illinois

OPEN POSITION

OPEN POSITION

Danielle Abram-Duke, Board Member -Denver, Colorado

OPEN POSITION

OPEN POSITON

OPEN POSITON

Brent Carmichael – Director – Lewisville, Texas

Average hours will begin at 25 hours per week until funds or grants can be secured. At that time a full time appointment of the director and salary will be established. Duties will be to manage the day-to-day operations of 4-U Academy to plan, facilitate and evaluate all programs, activities, and/or events associated with 4-U Academy Inc.

 

 

Board of Directors

Will manage the business affairs of the corporation; authorize officers or agents to enter into any contract or execute and deliver and document in the name of or on behalf of the corporation.

 

Dawnya Austin

No qualifications required

Will be responsible for all monies and securities of the corporation; keep all records in books belonging to the corporation; see that all expenditures and duty authorized and evidenced by proper receipts and vouchers.

OPEN POSITON (NON-VOTING)

No qualifications required

Will be responsible for all official documentation of the corporation; keep all records in books belonging to the corporation; see that all meeting minutes, notes, reminders, and official documents are completed in a proper, legal and organized manner.

 OPEN POSITON (VOTING)

No qualifications required

Will be responsible for all official documentation of all youth programs associated or participating in the 4-U Academy Inc. programs; see that all official records are kept in books belonging to the corporation; submit official reports to the director in a timely and organized manner.

OPEN POSITOIN (VOTING)

No qualifications required

Will be responsible for all the official communication, design, and distribution all official documents, brochures, press releases and/or marketing materials of the corporation; see that all official records are kept in books belonging to the corporation; submit official documents to the director for approval in a timely and organized manner.

OPEN POSITION (VOTING)

No qualification needed

Will be responsible for all the official fundraising programs and activities of the corporation; will provide official documentation of ideas, projects and programs as it relates to fundraising programs for the corporation; see that official records are kept in books belonging to the corporation; submit official documents to the director for approval in a timely and organized manner

Danielle Abram-Duke

No qualifications needed

Will be responsible for official health related programs, activities and/or events of the corporation; provide official reports of programs, organizations or individuals that will enhance the information and resources for the corporation; see that official records are kept in books belonging to the corporation; submit reports and documentation to the director in a timely and organized manner.

4-U Academy Inc.                                                                                                           

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OPEN POSITION (VOTING)

No qualification needed

Will be responsible for the official contact, communication and involvement with community programs and activities indentified by the organization. To provide official reports and confirmation of materials promoting the activities, events and programs of the corporation; see that official records are kept in books belonging to the corporation; submit reports and documentation to the director in a timely and organized manner.

Will be responsible for the official distribution of promotional material through electronic communications;

OPEN POSITION (VOTING)

Will be responsible for all educational and grant proposals identified by the organization. To provide official reports and confirmation of materials promoting the activities, events and programs of the corporation; see that official records are kept in books belonging to the corporation; submit reports and documentation to the director in a timely and organized manner.

 Part VI, Line 1b

Description of Activities will include:

Autism programs that will connect individuals, families, educational institutions and community organizations with information, resources and events for those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. Attached: 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A, 8A & 12A

Individuals interested in sports (both disabled and non-disabled) will be provided instruction, games and skill development opportunities through team building programs and events. Attached:  3A, 4A, 5A, 7A, 8A, 10A, 11A & 12A

Social Awareness programs including information workshops on violence prevention, school bullying, and the importance of education in sports for parents, teachers and community residents in need of strategies and techniques to decrease negative activities; and increase educational opportunities for our youth. Attached: AA, 1A, 2A, & 6A

 

Part VIII, Line 4a

Organization will conduct fundraising activities in all states, except Alaska and Hawaii. Fundraising programs may included:

Strike Out Autism is a program that includes fans of professional baseball teams will make a donation for a chance to select how many strike outs the pitchers of selected teams will secure over a selected period of games. Attached 5A

Bowl of Autism is a program that includes college fraternities and sororities to seek community donations for the number of bowling pins scored by there organization over a selected period of bowling games.

Workshop/Conferences that would offer exhibit booths, sponsorships and donations for community business and/or organizations with information or resources that will assist our individuals and families. Attached: 1A, 2A, & 6A

Autism Awareness Nights with local and national professional sports teams.          Attached: 12A

Part VIII, Line 13b

Documentation will be kept of each disbursement of funds. Including date, purpose, recipient and amount. Disbursement of funds will benefit the quality of life for individuals and families. Recipients will receive a copy for their records. Attached; ADF-1

Part VIii, Line 13f

Each organization that receives services will be required to complete an application form.  The application could be via email, letter, must be written request. Attached; ADF-1

Part VIii, Line 13g

4 –U Academy Inc. will accurately record the distributions and require a written report from each recipient. Originals will be given to an outside CPA firm to record for accounting. In return, each recipient organization will be asked to provide a copy of their annual 990 forms. Book keeping software will be used to provide accurate accounting and financial documentation.

Part VI, Line 15

4-U Academy Inc. has close connection with the following organizations because of the similar mission. Direct involvement with the following organizations will provide information, resources or educational opportunities of individuals and families. Furthering our cause for exempt status.

            A. Lewisville Independent School District Parent Teacher Group- Information

            B. Autism Risk and Safety Management – Workshop/Conferences

            C. Des Moines, Iowa Police Department –Training Video- Resources

            D.  University of North Texas Autism Center– Resources/Community Education

            E.  USA – Hoops – Basketball Coaching & Instruction

            F.  Dallas Police Athletic League – Information Resources

           G. Texas Legends Professional Basketball Team- Fundraising

           H.  Behavioral Innovations – Resources

            J.  Miracle League of Frisco – Resources

            K.  Stephen E Dubner – Law Offices – Resources

            L.  Stacy’s Sensory Solutions – Resources

            M. Merit Academy – Resources

            N. Lewisville Public Library – Community Education/Resources

           0.  Special Abilities of North Texas – Resources

           P.  The Ziggurat Group - Resources

           Q.  Omega Phi Psi Fraternity Inc.

             R. Carrollton Texas Parks & Recreation - Resources

             S.   Jewish Community Foundation - Resources

            T.  Champions of Autism & ADHD – Information/Resources

            U.  MAC Recreation Center - Resources

            V.  Cimarron Adult Living Center - Resources

            W. My Infinite Possibilities Day Habilitation Center

 

Documentation of programs to support our need for exempt status

AA -    Four U Academy One Page Information Sheet

1A-     Youth Opportunity and Understanding Motivational Speaking Presentations   

·     

Presentations on gang intervention, conflict resolution, sports and education for parents, teachers and/or community residents. Workshops or informational presentations will provide strategies to improve the quality of resolution strategies for all.

2A –   4 –U Educational Program

·     

4-U Educational program is designed specifically for educator and teacher in-service presentations or community conferences. Information will assist with up-to-date prevention/intervention techniques and strategies for the classroom or community setting.

3A -    4- U “ Sack Autism” Community Partners Program

·     

4-U Community partners program – “sack” autism targets college and professional football teams and their fans. Also, included will be a local food (grocery) store.

4A -    Community Autism Resource Education Vehicle Program (CARE)

·     

The CARE program seeks to include local car dealerships as a provider of transportation (vehicle) for the purpose of attending community events, programs and activities. Use of the vehicle will assist 4 U Academy with reliable transportation for volunteer participation at festivals  sports, arts, social and/or autism related community programs.

5A –    Iowa Cubs Professional Baseball Team – Strike Out Autism Program

·     

The Strike out program with the Iowa Cubs Class AAA Affiliate Team was organized be Brent Carmichael to raise funds for Champions of Autism & ADHD of Ankeny Iowa.

6A –    Living, Learning and Understanding Autism & ADHD Conference

·     

The Living, Learning and Understanding Conference held in Des Moines Iowa in May 2010. Brent Carmichael was the organizer and director of the program. 72 participants with 20 exhibit booths. National keynote speaker Dennis Debbaudt

7A-     Advanced Basketball Coaching Mentor Program

           The Basketball Mentor program designed by Brent Carmichael, offers an opportunity for individual mentor/mentee interaction through sports. All mentors           are volunteers

8A -     Sports Clinic for Special Athletes

·     

The 4 U Academy Sports Clinic is designed to allow all special needs individuals to participate in a two-hours sports clinic. Local high school and college student athletes will serve as volunteer mentors in basketball, football, soccer, track, baseball, hockey, volleyball, golf, softball and cheerleading.

9A -     Sports Clinic for Special Athletes Donation Letters

·     

Two separate donation letters for local businesses and local clergy (churches) to assist in the financial security of the clinic for special needs individuals.

10A –  Four U Academy Basketball Team

·     

Four U Academy will develop basketball teams for both disabled and non-disable students 4th through 11th grades. The teams will participate in local, state and national tournaments

11A–   Four U Academy Basketball Team Participation Contract

·     

The participation contract is put in place to provide each individual and parent with the expectations set forth by the coaches and the board of directors. Each participant and parents must sign the contract before their participation.

12A -   1st Annual Autism Awareness Night

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Four U Academy will actively pursue Autism Awareness Nights for the month of April. Brent Carmichael Director will indentify sports, arts, social and community programs interested in supporting our efforts to serve individuals and families in the Autism Community.

Our past, present and future activities and programs show and represent the need to better serve our families in the areas of sports, social and autism spectrum disorders. Our active participation in the community building programs and collaborations furthers our purpose for exemption.

 

 

 

Attachment CI - 1

 

 

 

                                     Four U Academy Inc.

                              CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY

 

SECTION 1. PURPOSE:

Four U Academy Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization. Maintenance of its tax-exempt status is important both for its continued financial stability and for public support. Therefore, the IRS as well as state regulatory and tax officials view the operations of Four U Academy Inc. as a public trust, which is subject to scrutiny by and accountable to such governmental authorities as well as to members of the public.

Consequently, there exists between Four U Academy Inc. and ,its board, officers, and management employees and the public a fiduciary duty, which carries with it a broad and unbending duty of loyalty and fidelity. The board, officers, and management employees have the responsibility of administering the affairs of Four U Academy Inc. honestly and prudently, and of exercising their best care, skill, and judgment for the sole benefit of Four U Academy Inc. Those persons shall exercise the utmost good faith in all transactions involved in their duties, and they shall not use their positions with Four U Academy Inc. or knowledge gained there from for their personal benefit. The interests of the organization must be the first priority in all decisions and actions.

 

SECTION 2. PERSONS CONCERNED:

This statement is directed not only to directors and officers, but to all employees who can influence the actions of Four U Academy Inc. For example, this would include all who make purchasing decisions, all persons who might be described as "management personnel," and anyone who has proprietary information concerning Four U Academy Inc.

 

SECTION 3. AREAS IN WHICH CONFLICT MAY ARISE:

 

Conflicts of interest may arise in the relations of directors, officers, and management employees with any of the following third parties:

1.      Persons and firms supplying goods and services to Four U Academy Inc.

2.      Persons and firms from whom Four U Academy Inc. leases property and equipment.

3.      Persons and firms with whom Four U Academy Inc. is dealing or planning to deal in connection with the gift, purchase or sale of real estate, securities, or other property.

4.      Competing or affinity organizations.

5.      Donors and others supporting Four U Academy Inc.

6.      Agencies, organizations and associations which affect the operations of Four U Academy Inc.

7.      Family members, friends, and other employees’.

 

 

SECTION 4. NATURE OF CONFLICTING INTEREST:

A conflicting interest may be defined as an interest, direct or indirect, with any persons or firms mentioned in Section 3. Such an interest might arise through:

1.      Owning stock or holding debt or other proprietary interests in any third party dealing with Four U Academy Inc.

2.      Holding office, serving on the board, participating in management, or being otherwise employed (or formerly employed) with any third party dealing with Four U Academy Inc.

3.      Receiving remuneration for services with respect to individual transactions involving Four U Academy Inc.

4.      Using Four U Academy’s time, personnel, equipment, supplies, or good will for other than Four U Academy Inc. approved activities, programs, and purposes.

5.      Receiving personal gifts or loans from third parties dealing or competing with Four U Academy Inc. Receipt of any gift is disapproved except gifts of a value less than $50, which could not be refused without discourtesy. No personal gift of money should ever be accepted.

 

SECTION 5. INTERPRETATION OF THIS STATEMENT OF POLICY:

 

The areas of conflicting interest listed in Section 3, and the relations in those areas which may give rise to conflict, as listed in Section 4, are not exhaustive. Conflicts might arise in other areas or through other relations. It is assumed that the directors, officers, and management employees will recognize such areas and relation by analogy.

The fact that one of the interests described in Section 4 exists does not necessarily mean that a conflict exists, or that the conflict, if it exists, is material enough to be of practical importance, or if material, that upon full disclosure of all relevant facts and circumstances it is necessarily adverse to the interests of Four U Academy Inc.

However, it is the policy of the board that the existence of any of the interests described in Section 4 shall be disclosed before any transaction is consummated. It shall be the continuing responsibility of the board, officers, and management employees to scrutinize their transactions and outside business interests and relationships for potential conflicts and to immediately make such disclosures.

 

SECTION 6. DISCLOSURE POLICY AND PROCEDURE:

 

Transactions with parties with whom a conflicting interest exists may be undertaken only if all of the following are observed:

1.The conflicting interest is fully disclosed

2.The person with the conflict of interest is excluded from the discussion and approval of such   

    transaction.

3. A competitive bid or comparable valuation exists; and

4. The board of directors has determined that the transaction is in the best interest of the organization.

 

Disclosure in the organization should be made to the chief executive officer (or if she or he is the one with the conflict, then to the board chair), who shall bring the matter to the attention of the board of directors. Disclosure involving directors should be made to the board chair, (or if she or he is the one with the conflict, then to the board vice-chair) who, shall bring these matters to the board of directors.

The board shall determine whether a conflict exists and in the case of an existing conflict, whether the contemplated transaction may be authorized as just, fair, and reasonable to Four U Academy Inc. The decision of the board of directors on these matters will rest in their sole discretion, and their concern must be the welfare of Four U Academy Inc. and the advancement of its purpose.

 

 

                                    Four U Academy Inc.

                        CONFLICT OF INTEREST DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

 

Preliminary note: In order to be more comprehensive, this statement of disclosure/questionnaire also requires you to provide information with respect to certain parties that are related to you. These persons are termed “affiliated persons” and include the following:

a.       your spouse, domestic partner, child, mother, father, brother or sister;

b.      any corporation or organization of which you are a board member, an officer, a partner, participate in management or are employed by, or are, directly or indirectly, a debt holder or the beneficial owner of any class of equity securities;

and

c.       any trust or other estate in which you have a substantial beneficial interest or as to

which you serve as a trustee or in a similar capacity.

 

1.      NAME OF EMPLOYEE OR BOARD MEMBER: (Please print)

 

2.      CAPACITY   

      _________board of directors   advisor __________staff (position): _____________

 

 

I HERBY CONFIRM that I have read and understand ____________’s conflict of interest policy and that my responses to the above questions are complete and correct to the best of my information and belief. I agree that if I become aware of any information that might indicate that this disclosure is inaccurate or that I have not complied with this policy, I will notify [designated officer or director] immediately.

 

____________________________________________     __________________

                                    Signature                                                       Date

 

 

 

                                                     Four U Academy Inc.

                                 GIFT POLICY AND DISCLOSURE FORM

 

As part of its conflict of interest policy, Four U Academy Inc. requires that directors, officers and employees decline to accept certain gifts, consideration or remuneration from individuals or companies that seek to do business with Four U Academy Inc. or are a competitor of it. This policy and disclosure form is intended to implement that prohibition on gifts.

Section 1. Section 2. Section 3. Section 4.

 

“Responsible Person” is any person serving as an officer, employee or a member of the board of directors of Four U Academy Inc.

“Family Member” is a spouse, domestic partner, parent, child or spouse of a child, or a brother, sister, or spouse of a brother or sister, of a Responsible Person.

“Contract or Transaction” is any agreement or relationship involving the sale or purchase of goods, services or rights of any kind, receipt of a loan or grant, or the establishment of any other pecuniary relationship. The making of a gift to Four U Academy Inc. is not a “contract” or “transaction.”

Prohibited gifts, gratuities and entertainment. Except as approved by the Chairman of the Board or his designee or for gifts of a value less than $50 which could not be refused without discourtesy, no Responsible Person or Family Member shall accept gifts, entertainment or other favors from any person or entity which:

 

A. Does or seeks to do business with Four U Academy Inc.

B. Does or seeks to compete with Four U Academy Inc. or,

C. Has received, is receiving, or is seeking to receive a Contract or Transaction with Four U Academy Inc.

 

GIFT STATEMENT

I certify that I have read the above policy concerning gifts, and I agree that I will not accept gifts, entertainment or other favors from any individual or entity, which would be prohibited by the above policy. Following my initial statement, I agree to provide a signed statement at the end of each calendar year certifying that I have not received any such gifts, entertainment or other favors during the preceding year.

 

__________________________________________________        ___________________

                                 Signature                                                                           Date

 

 

 

Attachment ICG-1

 

 

 

13A  Itemized List of Contributions, gifts and grants paid out.

 

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Club Memberships

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Private Instruction in Sports

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Applied Behavior Analysis Assessments

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Assisted Technology

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Clothing and/or Food Disbursement

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Workshop or Informational Sessions

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Conferences

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Special Outings

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Easter Seals Programs

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Professional Services

 

13B Program Examples of Expenses Paid

 

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Mileage Reimbursements

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Event Reimbursements

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Training/Workshop Reimbursements

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Per Diem

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Travel to Annual Conference of Board Members (Once a Year)  

 

Attachment ADF- 1

 

 

Four- U Academy Inc.

Application for Disbursement of Funds

(Please Print)

 

                                 Name of Recipient                                                               Date

 

_________________________________________________        ________________

 

                                           Organization/Affiliation/Company

 

 

 

Purpose: _____________________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Contact Information

Phone (           ) ___________________________________  Fax (              ) ____________________________________

Email: _________________________________________________________________________________________________

Amount Received                                                                                            Date Received

$ ____________________                                                                                   ______________________________

                  ______________________________________________________________________________

                                                       Received by: (Signature)

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Staff only Information

                                                                                                                               Date Disbursed ________________________________

Staff Name: _______________________________________________________ Initial _________________

Cash  Yes _________ No ___________                                  Check  Yes __________ No _______________

Amount of Cash  $ _____________________                       Amount of Check $___________________________

Total Amount $ _____________________  

Date Filed with CPA ________________________   CPA Staff  # __________________________________________