heartprints inc. is a community driven, positive impact 501(c)(3) approved non-profit that improves the lives of youth, families, and our communities by diminishing educational poverty through mentoring, jobs, and outreach to help people live a significant, respectful, and successful life. Copyright © 2007-2011 by heartprints inc.™ . All Rights Reserved.

Monday, April 15, 2013


Our Executive Director, Angela Muchmore, is leading some amazing efforts at heartprints after school sites. On a weekly basis she puts together a lesson plan, ties an activity that fuels our focus on "Building Future Leaders", gathers materials together, mobilizes/rallies volunteers together, and energizes groups of youth at the Westwood Library, Deer Park Library, and the Gamble-Nippert YMCA.

Our outreach focuses on empowering youth to adjust their perspectives related to topics around leadership, decision making, higher-education, career, and participation in school, the community, at home, and positive impact opportunities. These efforts could not be led without the dedication Angela has to take the time to organize all it entails to put the after school programs together, inspire youth through our approach, and not to mention invest in driving to the sites, managing all the tasks necessary to articulate the efforts after school, and we all know how much it entails to invigorate a group of ten or more kids, and get them to be excited/pay attention to an adult trying to coach/mentor them.

We commend Angela for her leadership, passion to improve lives, and all she does on a daily basis to keep us focused on what really matters - "Building Future Leaders". She communicates with the board, advocates via social media, makes calls to reach out for volunteer support, connects with grand and fundraising opportunities, meets with prospective supporters, organizes efforts such as Charity Coffee and events, leads  partnerships like with City Gospel Mission and our curriculum, puts together activities, assesses and writes business plans, generates web content, guides our overall strategy, requesting and collecting donations, applying for grants and fundraising, manages after schools sites beginning to end, on-boards and earns volunteers, leads events like our annual Christmas Event with the YMCA, connects our organization and youth to program like the Green Acres Foundation, moves our Board and team members in the right direction and follows-through on many tasks, and much more (pun intended, for her last name)!

Like her name, she brings "much-more" to our team, efforts, and progress. It is important for us to share all that our Executive Director is leading, as we are beyond appreciative for her dedication to our purpose, helping youth, and improving the lives of the kids we serve at our sites. It is because of her energy and care to transform the lives of youth, empower them, and connect them to ways to emerge from challenging situations like poverty - that we are able to get the much needed work we exist for done.

With a long list of agenda items, we could not achieve the impact and movement we have made without her leadership. Also, the volunteers and Board we have assists in our success as well. With such a plethora of items to accomplish, we invite you to learn more about our team, goals for "Building Future Leaders", and encourage you to connect with us to get involved with our work!

Thank you Angela for all you have done, are doing, and embarking upon to genuinely change the lives of youth and others. Also, thank you Board Members, volunteers, donors, and advocates who are supporting our cause. We could not do this without you!

We are "much-more" with Angela's hard work, and can do "much-more" with people like you getting involved! Email angela@heartprints.org to get engaged in live changing efforts with our cause!

With appreciation,
Brian Siegel

Why Us | Why You

Studies show that youth make major decisions between 6th-8th grade that greatly dictate their future behavior, financial success, and likelihood to achieve their goals.

There are many wonderful organizations that interact with children between the crucial years of 0-3, such as Strive, where major brain development occurs. There are non-profits and programs, such as City Gospel Mission's "Whiz Kids", who build into youth up until 6th grade.

heartprints looked at where the gaps were, studied research, and decided that focusing on serving youth during the years where there weren't many groups with a targeted approach existed. The 6th-8th grade years have been shown to be where youth greatly define their goal setting, decisions with friends and peer groups, how they begin to handle greater life challenges, articulate a more clear personality, and begin thinking about jobs and higher education.

During these years, they also have tremendous influence on how they begin looking at life in a macro view, treat others, engage the world in more interactive ways, and participate in certain sports, programs, hobbies, and extra-curriculars. With an array of opportunity to have so many decisions thrust upon youth during these also crucial development years - heartprints felt that providing the ability to connect with a positive opportunity to shape and mold them into the best leaders they could be was key.

"Building Future Leaders". We are connecting youth to lesson plans, activities, and a partnership with City Gospel Mission's gifts of modeling success of the Whiz Kids program and "Unplugged" to create a curriculum that builds into kids, our city, and region in a moving way - focused on:
  • Leadership
  • Decision Making
  • Higher Education
  • Jobs
  • Participation
Empowering youth to understand the importance of goal setting, plan building, and actionable movement towards these dreams are key. Helping them understand that college is reachable, and the average graduate earns more than $1.5M over their career if they attend a higher education opportunity is pivotal. It's more than going to classes and getting a piece of paper. Life is more than going through the motions and applying to just any job. There is real power to how you assess challenges, make decisions, and exhibit leadership throughout your life personally and professionally. Getting involved in opportunities, programs, reaching out, learning, asking for mentorship, and connecting with others who genuinely care can enlighten kids to game changing situations.

Transforming lives through education and being present in youth's lives can truly "build future leaders". heartprints inc. exists to lead these efforts. We cannot  succeed without the support of volunteers who share the spirit of changing lives through investing a couple hours every couple of weeks. I challenge you to get involved in our cause.

We have the BHAG's (Big Hairy Audacious Goal's) of helping youth not only improve grades, attendance, graduation rates, but also formulate a vision for their lives, articulate their purpose, adjust their behavior to successful character traits, pursue access and support for college, and earn jobs that they are passionate about and can leverage their gifts for good. Leading efforts like this helps youth who are in poverty escape it, and along their journey - help others learn, become mentors, and inspire others to emerge from hardship.

If you get excited thinking about utilizing your time to get involved with a group that cares in this way, then we have been eager to hear from you. We have opportunities for you to apply to be on our Board of Directors, get involved on a project we are leading, advocate, and or get you plugged into one of our sites! We don't have a shortage of needs, and we'll find something fitting for you to do!

With enthusiasm,
Brian Siegel
Chief Giving Officer, (Volunteer, Advocate, and Fan), heartprints inc.

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