Team Happy Foundation (THF) is a 501c3 tax exempt non-profit.
One Mission: Inspire The Next Generation of First Responders.
Since December 2005, our team has achieved the following major accomplishments:
– Volunteered 40,000 service hours toward the reconstruction of New Orleans homes;
– Delivered 3,000 emergency blankets to hospitals and shelters (local and Haiti);
– Awarded 750 new Big Wanda books to children and families of limited resources;
– Educated more than 4,000 kids through the THF Youth Preparedness Program;
– Secured tuition fees for one Haitian family in partnership with the Kiwanis Club;
- Co-founded Disaster Prep Academy to train teens as citizen first responders;
– Mentor, coach, and support a middle school sports team (2009 – present).
THF Program Priorities: (1) mentor at-risk youth, (2) deliver emergency blankets, and (3) publish children’s books about hurricane preparedness and coastal restoration. Our Purpose is to accelerate Community Resilience, Youth Development, and Family Literacy.
THF produces educational resources, children’s literature, and youth mentoring programs as a framework to enhance community capacity. We partner with schools, faith and community organizations, foster care agencies, and business leaders. Program resources are provided at no cost to participating schools and educators, including: local travel for site visits, instructions, and materials used to teach lessons.
Three Ways To Support Our 2013 Goals
1.The Big Wanda Book Giveaway
- June through September: annual book giveaway to increase reading achievement.
– Provides new books to schools and children/families of limited resources.
– Business sponsorship is available for this program!
2.New Children’s Book: “Backyard Bayou”
– Friday, November 29: publication release date of our new children’s picture book.
– Highlights coastal treasures and wetlands restoration during a fun fishing trip.
– Buy a book: proceeds support our mission!
3.Fifth Annual Jazz Half Marathon & 5k
– Saturday, October 12: major THF fundraiser.
– Run the race with us this fall!
Click the THF Umbrella® for current opportunities to join our internship program. Review, sign, and return the Organizational MOU & Release From Liability Agreement. After term of completion, interns receive a Letter of Recommendation and Performance Evaluation.
As an intern, your skills will be utilized to educate, empower, and encourage the next generation to pursue lifetime leadership in the safety and sustainability career fields. We believe that youth can be a catalyst for creating a cultural shift that embraces hurricane preparedness and coastal restoration advocacy. Thank you for your time and interest. For additional information, contact us: info@TeamHappy.org or (504)315.5084.