EXTRA MILE CLUB OF THE LOWCOUNTRY
PO BOX 1915
BEAUFORT SC 29901-1915
Contact Information
Organization DBA (Doing Business As)
Organization DBA
Address PO BOX 1915
BEAUFORT, SC 299011915
Telephone (843) 812-2056
E-mail extramiletigers@gmail.com
Projected Annual Revenue $37,500.00 (2015)
Mission Statement To promote academics, leadership, discipline, self-esteem and sportsmanship in a safe, healthy, and enjoyable environment while serving God and our community.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Christopher Dantzler
Board Chair Mrs. Gaynelle Dantzler
Board Chair Company Affiliation Extra Mile Club of the Lowcountry
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2014
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission To promote academics, leadership, discipline, self-esteem and sportsmanship in a safe, healthy, and enjoyable environment while serving God and our community.
Background

The Extra Mile Club (EMC) was established in 2008. There was an obvious need to do something in the Beaufort community to create some positive alternatives and try to change the stereotypical images of the young men in the community.

The goal of the EMC is to build character, self-esteem, leadership skills, confidence, and respect for self and others.  The EMC wants to instill the importance of academic excellence and service to one's community.  In short, the EMC wants to develop excellent students, athletes, and citizens.

The challenges teenagers face in today's society are greater than ever.  Teenagers have too few positive role models and far too many negative examples of masculinity/femininity.  Gangs, drugs, alcohol, the internet, and teenage pregnancies compound problems for young men and women during the most critical time of their lives.  Too many teenagers get caught on a path they may not have chosen if they had a mentor to help them see that there are other options, weigh consequences, and make positive choices.
 
Year after year talented young athletes in the community would reach a dead end after high school.  They excelled on the football field but there was not a hunger for academic success.  Therefore, it was necessary to start an organization geared towards mentoring these young men in an attempt to steer them in the right direction.  The EMC began providing mentoring and modeling to twenty-two young men to teach them integrity, accountability, compassion and respect.  The common love of football was used as a way to help these young men develop responsibility and guide them toward a healthy manhood.
 
In February 2014, the EMC took on a new challenge.  We started building an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Football Program in Beaufort County. With this program, we have expanded our outreach efforts to include boys and girls, ages 6-12. AAU teams travel throughout South Carolina to compete against their peers in the same age groups.  We are excited about this new venture because it allows us to reach even more children at a younger age.
Our long term goal is to see these young men and women graduate from high school and have a successful future.  When our children are successful, everyone wins. 
Impact

The Extra Mile Club (EMC) has been serving the youth in the Beaufort community since 2008.  Many of the original members of EMC are currently in college and several are headed to college in the fall. We have two college graduates; one graduated from the University of South Carolina and plays with the Arizona Cardinals and the other is a graduate of Clemson University who is currently a high school teacher and coach.

We have several that have joined the U.S. Armed Forces and some that have joined the work force.  We are extremely proud of the fact that none of the young men that have gone through the program has ever been incarcerated.  

We became a part of the South Carolina AAU Football Program in February 2014. This has allowed us to bring girls and boys into our program as young as six years old.  Our boys 6-12 play AAU football and our girls ages 6-12 are cheerleaders.  We are seeing a drastic change in attitudes, behaviors and respect for self and others.

We have a tutoring program for all children that would like extra help in subjects that are challenging to them.  We have tutoring sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 pm to 5:45 pm at Whale Branch Early College High School.
 
We have team huddles with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and we are welcome to attend Bible Study at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Dale, SC. 
 
The children get an opportunity to travel and play football and cheer.  They have traveled to Greenville, SC, Spartanburg, SC, Anderson, SC, Columbia, SC, Charleston, SC and Mt, Pleasant, SC. The children also get an opportunity to travel and visit colleges.
  
We are on a mission to save our children and our community which requires collaborative support from parents, educators and the community. 
 
Our goals for the current year are to develop strategic plans that will allow us to maintain a program that is structurally sound, develop long term fundraising strategies, and find creative ways to keep the children motivated to make smart decisions.
Needs The Extra Mile Club's most pressing need is funding. We have over a hundred children in our program.  We need to purchase two buses to transport the children to their games, college trips, practices, tutoring and other events. The average cost to purchase a 45 passenger bus is $60,000. We also need funding to maintain the operational functions of our non-profit, i.e uniforms for our athletes, office supplies, educational materials for our tutoring sessions, travel expenses, bus maintenance, etc. The estimated cost for this is $30,000.  We need volunteers for our tutoring program who would be willing to commit two hours and thirty minutes a week of their time. We meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Whale Branch Early College High School from 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm.
CEO/Executive Director Statement

We are a very active mentoring program with a goal of transforming our community by taking a holistic and comprehensive approach to mentoring. We nurture the whole child by disciplining, teaching and loving our children into becoming respectful and respected people in our community.

The children in our program visit colleges, attend camps and combines, attend AAU competitions, attend tutoring, bible study etc. 

We do not turn children away unless they have psychological or behavioral issues that can only be handled by a professional specializing in those areas. We know that our program is making a difference in our community. The children work hard and they have fun doing it.
 
We also have  a group of volunteers who are very active and have a heart for the children.  They want the children to do great things and be successful.
 
The children in our community have very little to do.  Therefore, we want EMC to be the program of choice for the children in Beaufort county. We are the positive alternative! 

There are so many things that make the Extra Mile Club unique.  We nurture the whole child.  We discipline and we love our children into a healthy adulthood. We want them to stand out above the rest.  Many of our children just want to know that they are loved and that someone cares enough to discipline them when they are not at their best.  Not only are the kids in a mentoring group, The children ages 6-12  play football and cheer, they visit colleges, they are tutored, given spiritual guidance and their parents are given the opportunity to get involved in the program.

Our program is a positive alternative for children.  Especially those who may engage in activities that would lead them down the wrong path.
 

Our children are held accountable for their actions and they are learning that there are consequences for their actions; good or bad.  We can see the transformation of our children right before our eyes. We see changes in behaviors, attitudes, respect for self and others and an eagerness to excel academically.  They are mindful of their actions because they want to make their mentors and parents proud. 
 
Board Chair Statement

The Extra Mile Club is a new non-profit organization.  They have been in existence since 2008 mentoring young men in the community. Christopher Dantzler is a disabled veteran who was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 2004. He said he would attend high school football games every Friday night and watched some very talented athletes. He said he was tired of these young men just falling off of the radar after high school.  He said if you hear their names after high school, most of the time it was never anything positive.  Therefore, he said he had to do something.  Mr. Dantzler has a heart of gold when it comes to children.  When you hear the testimonials of the original members of the Extra Mile Club (EMC) it would bring tears to your eyes.  These young men are so appreciative of the sacrifices that Mr. Dantzler made for them.  They tell their stories of how they were headed down a path of destruction and if it were not for Mr. Dantzler and the Extra Mile Club, their lives would have taken a different turn. This man has touched the lives of so many young men in our community.  He is so determined to try and save as many children as he can.  He had a vision to create a program to mentor the young men in an effort to help them save themselves, simply by letting these young men know that he sincerely care about them and their future.

The organization is developing a strong support system and is making a name for itself. There is over a hundred kids in the program.  The fact that these kids became a part of the program because of word of mouth says a lot about how EMC is effecting children, households and the community. 

EMC became a 501(c)3 organization in 2014 and they are working very hard trying to build a program that will not only have an impact on the children but will also have a long term positive impact in the community.
 
I see the vision, I have seen the impact and I am willing to do whatever is necessary to support the mission. 
 
EMC has a very dedicated group of volunteers many of whom are parents of the children in the program.  They spend countless hours with these children because they also see the vision. These children are very busy.  They play football and cheer, they attend tutoring sessions, they attend bible study, they visit colleges, they do community service projects; etc.  With all of this going on how can you pull anything negative out of this equation.
 
Since the organization is a new non-profit, we are extremely grateful that we  have the opportunity to work with Judy Almand, of Almand Consulting who is helping EMC with its structure, assets development and strategic planning. 
 
EMC is a win-win for all involved! 
Areas of Service
Area
Beaufort County

We serve children in the following zip codes:

29940, 29931, 29902, 29909, 29920, 29945, 29906, 29902, 29935, 29907

Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Gaynelle Dantzler
Company Affiliation Extra Mile Club of the Lowcountry
Term Jan 2014 to Jan 2016
Email gaynelle42@yahoo.com
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Rev. Donald Goodwine Community Volunteer
Ms. Karen Green Community Volunteer
Mrs. Carol Jenkins Community Volunteer
Mr. Lonnie McIntee Community Volunteer
Mrs. Teresa Parker Community Volunteer
Mr. Justin Parker Community Volunteer
Ms. Yajaira Demet Smith Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 2
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 5
Board Meeting Attendance % 95%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Under Development
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 95%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 90%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Standing Committees
Education
Board Development / Board Orientation
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
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Executive Director
Executive Director/CEO Mr. Christopher Dantzler
Experience

Christopher Dantzler is a native of Beaufort, South Carolina. He is a 1987 graduate of Beaufort High School. Chris is the founder of the Extra Mile Club. He has been dedicated to the young men in the group since 2008. His goal has always been to help the young men in the community to try and steer them in the right direction. Due to his dedication and commitment to the mentoring group he continues to try to find ways to improve the group. He tries to make himself available for the young men whenever they need him. 

Chris is the owner of Dantzler Pest Control, LLC. He has been an entrepreneur for the past eleven years. He is also employed at the Naval Hospital in Beaufort, South Carolina. He joined the United States Army in 1988 and was honorably discharged in 1994. While in the US Army, Chris received an Army Accommodation Medal for serving in Desert Storm/Desert Shield, an Army Achievement Medal, a Good Conduct Medal and an Air Assault Training School Certificate of Achievement. Chris is a Disabled Veteran.

In 1995, Chris started a semi-pro football league in Beaufort, South Carolina; The Beaufort Storm.  The league dissolved in 1997. 
Co-CEO
Co-CEO Mrs. Gaynelle Dantzler
Term Start Mar 2008
Email gaynelle42@yahoo.com
Experience

Gaynelle J. Dantzler is a native of Beaufort, South Carolina. She is a 1987 graduate of Beaufort High School. Gaynelle received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management and Administration from South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, South Carolina in 1990. She received a Master of Public Health Degree from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina in 1997.

Gaynelle is the Administrative Director of Reimbursement Services at Beaufort Jasper Hampton Comprehensive Health Services (BJHCHS). Prior to working at BJHCHS, she worked at the Naval Hospital in Beaufort, South Carolina for six years. She was the Joint Commission Coordinator from March 2005 to March 2008.  She was the Public Affairs Officer and the Customer Service Officer from March 2008 to June 2011. Gaynelle worked at the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Service in Columbia, South Carolina from September 1991 to April 2004.

Gaynelle began dedicating her time to the EMC because she wanted to be a part of this amazing organization after seeing the vision that her husband was so passionate about. She saw how the group was making an impact on the young men and wanted to do whatever was necessary to contribute to the success of the EMC.

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Staff
NameTitle
Mrs. Teresa Parker Booster Club President
Mrs. Carol Goethe Smalls-Jenkins Membership Coordinator
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 20
Contractors 0
Plans
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Nov 2015
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Diversity Policy
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Programs
Description

Mentoring/Tutoring

Bible Study 
Community Service
College Visits/Camps 
AAU Football/Cheerleading 
 
Budget 20,000
Short Term Success To Be Determined
Long Term Success To Be Determined
 
Program Success Monitored BY To Be Determined
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year 2015
Projected Revenue $37,500.00
Projected Expenses $37,500.00
Spending Policy N/A
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Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Registration Yes May 2016
Comments
Organization Comments

The challenges that we face like any other non-profit organization is the need for improved execution in the following areas:

Staying mission focused, fundraising and development, board governance, succession planning, and performance measurement.

One of the ways in which we are planning to address these concerns is with guidance from our consultant, Ms. Judy Almand. She was hired to provide strategic guidance on the our areas of concern. We are making adjustments to our board to make sure we have members that will engage directly and deeply in the work of the organization.
Nonprofit EXTRA MILE CLUB OF THE LOWCOUNTRY
Address PO BOX 1915
BEAUFORT, SC 299011915
Primary Phone (843) 812-2056
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Christopher Dantzler
Board Chair Mrs. Gaynelle Dantzler
Board Chair Company Affiliation Extra Mile Club of the Lowcountry
Year of Incorporation 2014