We are creating a coding program through our organization because very few schools in Dallas have computer science as a part of the curriculum in a meaningful way; this is especially true at the elementary-school level. That is partly because too few teachers have computer science or programming backgrounds. Despite national efforts like how to code or the proliferation of coding camps that are popping up around the country, coding has not taken root in Dallas as of yet. Through strategic partnerships and community outreach, SMA seeks to create a city-wide coalition to create a culture that encourages and supports kids learning to code at an early age.
What I have seen with my own eyes, is that coding teaches problem-solving, critical thinking, and collaboration skills that should be an essential part of a child's social and intellectual development. These skills are important prerequisites for the knowledge work that has and will continue to define the workplace for the foreseeable future. Not having these important skills, which can be developed through coding, will assign hundreds of thousands, if not millions of disadvantaged kids to a permanent underclass; unable to secure the most basic work. It is not only an economic necessity to equip our kids with 21st century technology skills; it's a moral imperative.Our vision is to create a citywide movement to introduce all children ages ten and older to coding. We want to build a grass roots movement to create a culture that says our children, given the opportunity, can compete with their counterparts around the world.

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Greetings Prospective Sponsor/Donor, Southern Metroplex Athletics is a sports organization that was established to serve at-risk youth within our communities by providing a positive and safe atmosphere to channel their energy. Our organization is aimed at helping boys and girls develop sustainable life lessons such as teamwork, leadership, self-confidence, self-discipline, respect, and coping skills. We provide a structured, supportive environment for young people that includes a healthy place for them to feel safe and organized sports programs for all age levels, both boys and girls. Throughout the year we host special events that include speakers from all over the metroplex, city mayors, sports figures, and inspirational and motivation speakers. These events focus on improving self-esteem and assisting older teens with finding part-time employment and/or opportunities to volunteer in our community As a new organization in the DFW Metroplex, our program does not qualify for subsidized funding from the state or local government. And, unlike other organizations, the financial support of Southern Metroplex Athletics' is solely reliant upon the generosity of sponsors, donors, team fundraisers and individuals. We invite you to be a partner with us in supporting Southern Metroplex Athletics by becoming a sponsor, making a donation and/or becoming a volunteer to assist us with encouraging and motivating our youth to reach their fullest potential. Thank you in advance for supporting youth in the DFW Metroplex. Please contact us using the information below to further discuss how you can help support Southern Metroplex Athletics.We are seeking funds to help sponsor costs for the youth of Dallas to play either BASKETBALL or TRACK in a safe family friendly environment. We are also in need of equipment and funds to cover GYM AND fields rental.

Mission

ABOUT US. Southern Metroplex Athletics is a sports organization that was established to serve at-risk youth within our communities by providing a positive and safe atmosphere to channel their energy. Our organization is aimed at helping boys and girls develop sustainable life lessons such as teamwork, leadership, self-confidence, self-discipline, respect, and coping skills. We provide a structured, supportive environment for young people that includes a healthy place for them to feel safe and an organized sports programs for all age levels, both boys and girls. Throughout the year we host special events that include speakers from all over the metroplex, city mayors, sports figures, and inspirational and motivation speakers. These events focus on improving self-esteem and assisting older teens with finding part-time employment and/or opportunities to volunteer in our community Southern Metroplex Athletics is designed for year-round comprehensive environmental teaching of life lessons through sports. Our program is structured around youth sports being a tool and gateway to help shape and build young athletes into responsible young adults. The young people that enter our program will be taught the "My Starting Five Principles": 1. Strong Work Ethic 2. Persistence 3. Discipline 4. Respect 5. Fairness Our hope is that participants will learn to give maximum effort through their worth ethic and willingness to learn to follow a discipline of persistence that will give each player the greatest amount of success.

Equity Statement

We embrace individuals of all backgrounds, regardless of race, disability or situation, who encourage and empower people to maximize their potential and lead quality lives.

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Summary

ORGANIZATION NAME

Southern Metroplex Athletics

TAX ID (EIN)

85-2934637

Guidestar

CATEGORIES

Community Improvement, Women & Girls, Youth & Children

OPERATING BUDGET

Less than $100,000

COUNTIES SERVED

Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall, Tarrant

BIPOC SERVING

African American/Black

BIPOC LEADERSHIP

Executive Director/CEO

EQUITY STATEMENT

Equity Statement

ADDRESS

P O BOX 763476
Dallas, TX 75376
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