12 JEWELS OF LIFE
7 Sam Frazier Retreat
Post Office Box 21875
Hilton Head Island SC 29926
Contact Information
Organization DBA (Doing Business As)
Organization DBA
12 Jewels of Life
Address 7 Sam Frazier Retreat
Post Office Box 21875
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Telephone (843) 295-3636
Fax (843) 7152182
E-mail rochelle@12jewelsoflife.org
Projected Annual Revenue $10,000.00 (2016)
Web and Social Media
At Green Shell Park
Mission Statement

Commitment: To inspire pro-social friendships, strong interpersonal skills, and instill a sense of hope in the future.

Responsibility: To empower youth in establishing goals and following through on commitments.

Possibility: To expand the perspective of young people to make them aware of life’s possibilities.

Support: An individual is dramatically influenced by their support system. We want to surround young people in a caring, inclusive learning environment.

 

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Rochelle Williams
Board Chair Mrs. Rochelle Koehnen
Board Chair Company Affiliation Chair
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2015
Financial Summary
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Mission

Commitment: To inspire pro-social friendships, strong interpersonal skills, and instill a sense of hope in the future.

Responsibility: To empower youth in establishing goals and following through on commitments.

Possibility: To expand the perspective of young people to make them aware of life’s possibilities.

Support: An individual is dramatically influenced by their support system. We want to surround young people in a caring, inclusive learning environment.

 

Background

12 Jewels of Life mentoring program pair’s a youth with a mentor for 12 months. During that time, we participate in weekly planned activities to strengthen the relationship between the two and improve the young person's confidence and hopefulness. Mentors will receive continuous training throughout the year and will participate in monthly meeting to report the young person's progress. Over time, 12 jewels of life will create a learning environment that will be an invaluable resource to young people, aspiring mentors and the community at large.

 

Impact

1. We have share park privileges with the park and recreation department and have dates for activities for the fiscal year like  every 2nd Saturday of the month, meet and greet at the Green Shell Park and also a summer lunch and mentor program.

2.Started marketing and fundraising at and Sam's club's and Walmart's. 
 
3. Website up and running
 
Top 3 to 5 goals:
 
1. To have a brick, mortar building by the end of 2016.
 
2.  To obtain access to the juvenile detention center. and to assist in rehabilitation as they prepare themselves to reenter the world.
 
3. To get as many qualified volunteers as possible to continue to mentor and connect our community.  
 
4. More education less incarceration.  
 
 
 
Needs

1. Capitol for marketing purposes, posters, banners, computer technicians to up keep  website, commercials, photographers and videographers even radio play.

2. Summer school lunch program.
 
3. Transportation to transport our clients to and from educational sites, after school programs, studies, mentoring sessions and community services.
 
4.  Brick-mortar building for safety and transition housing.
 
5.  Computers for tutoring and training courses. There are still families without computers. We want to make sure all of our clients have access to a computer for school or even work purposes.
 
CEO/Executive Director Statement
We must reach the children and adults of all ages that are falling through the cracks of society and feel they have no where to turn. Our mission is to provide the basics such as incurred love, a helping hand and see how far along they are with their mannerism, etiquette, respect and critical thinking
 we feel these characteristics play a major part in success to failure ratio.
 
Board Chair Statement
Growing up as a kid I didn't have much. I grew up with 3 brothers and 2 sisters and my mother was on welfare we got hungry a few times however we learned mannerism and etiquette really fast. When I look in these children's  eyes and see the pain that a lot of children are going through, I can't help but to think of myself. I was raised by my mother and step-father who had just gotten out of the military I give him a lot of credit for stepping up to bat  for me however every child do not have that person to go to bat for them so I feel it's not only my duty but my obligation to join in with both feet running to give these children and adults someone to bat for them.
I realized that a major problem with children that are falling through the cracks is the lack of nurturing love. A lot of children are growing up by themselves in their households with no one to teach them even the basics.
The 12 Jewels of life non-profit does just that. First we teach the clients about knowledge.You should see the glow in their faces when they realize that the simplest way to learn is to look and listen first so you could learn then observe and respect what it is that you learned. Once this lesson is over we go to the second jewel which is wisdom, "To speak." The clients think it is the coolest thing to do when you always learn something by just look and listen however mentoring is not all peaches and cream, you have mean children in the world but once the child realize that you have his or her best interest in mind, they tend to calm down. I feel that everyone should go through this program, young and old.
 
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments 12 Jewels of Life is a program that is in direct response to the growing number of young people that are either falling through the cracks at school or are already entangled with the juvenile court system. The goal of the program is to identify youths who are going to have a turbulent transition to adulthood and offer positive support system to avoid the pitfalls that can derail their lives. The focus is slightly different at each level but the goal remains the same; empower the young person to make positive changes in his/her life.
Areas of Service
Area
Beaufort County
Jasper County
Hilton Head Island, Beaufort and Hardeeville
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Rochelle Koehnen
Company Affiliation Chair
Term Jan 2015 to Dec 2015
Email rrochelle37@aol.com
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Mrs. Lisa Bacigalupo Community Volunteer
Reverend Bondie Brown Community Volunteer
Sgt. Ellis Clemons Community Volunteer
Mr. Ryan McAvoy Community Volunteer
Ms. Nancy Rawls Community Volunteer
Mr. Aldric Robinson Community Volunteer
Mrs. Darlene Scruggs/Robinson Community Volunteer
Ms. Ginny Simmons Community Volunteer
Ms. Rochelle Williams Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 7
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 2
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 5
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 4%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 1
Other Boards
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Comments
Everyone is on board. We all know it takes a nation to raise a child however it takes a great nation to raise a great child. Let's raise the bar. Some children are hungry, neglected and so e even traumatized. It get's that serious and if we don't break the cycle now no telling when we will stop the children from falling through the cracks.
Executive Director
Executive Director/CEO Ms. Rochelle Williams
Experience  I am Rochelle Williams a former candidate for Mayor of Hilton Head Island and life long resident of Hilton Head Island. I am the first child of 5. I attended H.E. McCracken High School, in Bluffton S.C., graduating in 1982. I have been a certified massage therapist for over 30 years and have operated my own massage clinics for nearly 10 hears in both Virginia and South Carolina. Over the past 25 years I have been involved in many educational endeavors as well as humanitarian efforts here and across the country and in the Dominican Republic. I have worked with the well known nutritionist Dr. McDougall in Orlando, Florida for over 20 years as well as Christopher Hobbs and Leslie Gardner, authors of “Grow it heal it” I have worked with the Latitud novena Mission International in Santiago Dominican Republic, helping educate parents and children on proper nutrition and healthy living. My experience with organizing and executing a plan to develop ways of teaching the people of La Mina has taught me how to work with committees and how to execute an action plan. 
Co-CEO
Co-CEO Bondie Brown
Term Start Jan 2014
Email bondie.brown@yahoo.com
Experience I am Bondie Brown, Former Chairman of Risktaker Entertainment. Graduate Nashville Tech institute associates business administration and marketing and managing. Middle Tennessee State studied Biology/Chemistry and Theology. I am Ordained under the National Christian Church. 
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Mrs Lisa Bacigalupo
Sgt. Ellis Clemons Senior Mentor
Ryan McAvoy
Mrs Darlene Scruggs Robinson
Aldric Robinson Sr.
Staff
Full Time Staff 2
Part Time Staff 4
Volunteers 6
Contractors 0
Plans
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Jan 2014
Years Strategic Plan Considers 10
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Diversity Policy Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Collaborations

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Programs
Description Trailblazers is the central program of 12 Jewels of Life. At-risk middle school students and their mentors participate in a structured program of support. 2. Higher Ground engages youth involved in the juvenile court system. 3. Turnaround focuses on students who are chronically suspended from middle and high schools. 4. Lunch Friends works with children from local elementary schools.
Short Term Success

At-risk middle school students and their mentors participate in an energizing retreat followed by a seven month structured program that includes monthly team-building and goal activities. The program ends with a graduation but the mentor and youth remain together for the following five months.

Long Term Success

The mentoring relationship is utilized to establish a program of change in the young person's life. The mentor encourages goal-setting, self discipline and skill development that improves the young person's sense of hopefulness. The goal of the program is to rekindle the youth's commitment to learning and being successful in the classroom. By empowering young people to finish school, mentors are improving the student's success in the work world as adults.

Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY

At-risk middle school students and their mentors participate in an energizing retreat followed by a seven month structured program that includes monthly team-building and goal activities. The program ends with a graduation but the mentor and youth remain together for the following five months.

Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year 2016
Projected Revenue $10,000.00
Projected Expenses $10,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
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Currently in a Capital Campaign? Anticipated In 3 Years
Campaign Purpose 12 Jewels of Life Land and vehicle fund campaign
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Registration Exempt Jan 2070
Nonprofit 12 JEWELS OF LIFE
Address 7 Sam Frazier Retreat
Post Office Box 21875
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Primary Phone (843) 295-3636
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Rochelle Williams
Board Chair Mrs. Rochelle Koehnen
Board Chair Company Affiliation Chair
Year of Incorporation 2015