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| PO BOX 2633 Baxter MN 56425-2633
Cedarbrook Center is headquartered in Baxter, MN, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 41-1741372. Donations are tax-deductible. The IRS' NTEE classification is Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose within the Human Services - Multipurpose and Other category. The IRS ruling year for tax exemption was 2013.
(Source: IRS Business Master File and Form 990)
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Program I: Helping traumatized children in St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) Resiliency can be nurtured through a relationship with a caring adult who can share a sense of hope. We will train local community members to help children in St. Vincent and the Grenadines using 3 "layers" of accompaniment. Program II: Focus for Success Improve learning and school performance for children by teaching focus and attention skills. Develop brain healthy lifestyles using the 6 pillars of brain health
Program I: Each child will be matched with adult mentor(s) based on their needs. We will provide training for adults to serve as mentors and models. Training layers will be: • Kinship Partners training – to foster long-lasting relationships between caring adults and children and teens. • Stephen Ministry training – to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to children and teens who are hurting. (Later, this might expand to serve adults as well.) • Mental Health training and Spiritual Direction – to provide guidance to overcome trauma, abuse, and to find connection to God acting in our lives. Program II: Cedarbrook’s Focus for Success Children will learn to focus using Play Attention – equipment originally developed by NASA. Sensors read brain waves much like a stethoscope reads heartbeats. Students learn to activate the "brain waves for focus" by controlling computer activities ("games") with brain activity alone. Other components fo our Emerson Focus for Success program include: • Movement – physical activities that improve brain function and focus • Nutrition – enjoy healthy brain snacks (and bring recipes home to share) • Nature and Nutrition – plant and grow a brain-healthy potted garden • Relaxation & Mindfulness – learn relaxation and calming techniques that improve focus (and likely improve sleep at home) • Interact with others at brain-stimulating strategy games (chess, checkers, Go, and others.) • Students will also coach peers to improve focus and gain the benefit of improved learning and focus for themselves
Few in number but passionate volunteers. No administrative expenses (all-volunteer). "Large streams from little fountains flow, Tall oaks from little acorns grow." ~ D. Everett 1797 "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
Helping traumatized children in St. Vincent and the Grenadines success is measured in reaching goals in the development process. After programs ane in place, we will have demographics of population served and measurements fo student success markers. Focus for Success measures brain activity for focus on a daily basis and parent and teacher report quarterly.
Accomplishments Mentors for kids in SVG Needs Assessment & 3-layered mentoring planned 2 years preparation 5 trips Enrolled local Mentor Coordinator & SVG Coordinator Kinship Training in February 2020 Stephen Ministry Leadership training Spring 2020 Training teachers & counselors in SVG 150+ teachers / 5 schools Working with & teaching traumatized children Positive Behavioral Intervention Strategies Stress reduction for teachers & students Developmental Assets & Adverse Childhood Experiences Communication & Self-Awareness training for 15 Peer Counselors Attachment & Child Development training for Staff at 2 Children's Homes Delivered 100 lbs of school supplies collected by St. Francis School Emerson in Minneapolis 33 students served in Focus for Success 4 PA Brain Training systems acquired 2 workshops for 35 teachers
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