Our Story as a Nonprofit Organization
Tracks 4 Kids receives its 501 c 3 status from the IRS allowing it to operate as a non-profit to help the autism population. Tracks 4 Kids begins its first robotics program for children with high functioning autism.
Tracks 4 Kids starts its educational community outreach and conducts free seminars concerning the cognitive and emotional development of children with autism to the public.
Tracks 4 Kids expands its educational community outreach and conducts seminars to hospitals and educational facilities.
Tracks 4 Kids conducts its first partnership with The Museum of the American Railroad, providing leadership and social skills development to a larger autism audience.
Tracks 4 Kids runs its first "Catching the Big Fish" autism fishing trip and continues its educational seminars to the public, hospitals, and educational facilities.
Tracks 4 Kids begins its fundraising campaign for permanent facilities to allow the extension of seminars and social programs for children with autism and developmental delays. The "Catching the Big Fish" fishing trip runs for its second year. Tracks 4 Kids presents its annual educational seminar on autism and CEU credits for licensed professional counselors.
Tracks 4 Kids develops a joint partnership with the Clubfoot Research Foundation and begins jointly developing and conducting educational seminars for children with comorbidities (Autism, Clubfoot, ADHD, Anxiety etc.). The same year, Tracks 4 kids begins a joint partnership with the Plano Conservancy and moves its Leadership, Robotics and History program to the Interurban Railway Museum in downtown Plano.
Tracks 4 Kids and the Clubfoot Research Foundation begin monthly meetings to advance research in Autism and Clubfoot with the long-term objective of improving medical care for children who express comorbidities (Autism, Clubfoot, ADHD, Anxiety etc.).
Tracks 4 Kids reinstates the Leadership, Robotics and History program (LRH) in the fall after temporarily putting it on hold due to Covid in 2020. The LRH program is expanded in purpose and given both the general goal of social skills development while also enlisting the aid of licensed medical professionals to deal with the specific issues of the children during the program hours.