OUR MISSION To empower children and familes to be self-sustaining through education, training, mentoring and service.
Kids served annually in our after school and summer programs
lbs. of food distributed to families in 2015, helping to alleviate hunger
of kids in our After School Program showed grade improvements
Kids enrolled in our S.T.E.A.M C-MINT Summer Camp
“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
after school at the mint
The Chocolate MINT's after-school program seeks to enhance students' lives within a safe, fun and nurturing environment that promotes community by providing a comprehensive after school program. Through the program, working parents rely on the The Chocolate MINT to assist with pick-up from school, tutoring assistance, and more. The after-school enrichment program provides a safe haven for over 100 children and youth daily during the school year after the school day. Students are fed a nutritious meal after school and receive tutoring assistance. Students in our after-school program have shown a reduction in behavioral incidents throughout the school year. Additionally, 71% of students enrolled in our after-school program showed improvement in grades from failing to passing.
Hours for the after-school program are from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. All holidays, breaks and closings will be in coordination with the Desoto ISD schedule. The Chocolate MINT's after-school program is open to all students that live in Dallas County and are enrolled in kindergarten through 6th grade. We offer pickup for students that attend schools within the city limits of Desoto, Alexander Elementary in Duncanville, and Village Tech in Cedar Hill. For other school locations not listed, please call us directly for availability. Registration is $25 per student and the weekly tuition is: $55 within Desoto; $65 outside Desoto. If you have any questions regarding our after-school program, feel free to contact us by phone at (972)224-7200 or send an email to: email@example.com
"I love THE CHOCOLATE MINT FOUNDATION...I love what they do for the community." Lametrise Daniels — June 27, 2014
"I truly love The Chocolate MINT...They are truly a blessing to the community. Ms Brittany is a jewel." Bonner Lea — October 18, 2014
"A wonderful non-profit organization that truly cares for the community and works hard at helping others! They are truly a miracle." Narvia Mcdaniel — March 2, 2015
"I love the Chocolate MINT Foundation. Mrs. Felicia and the others are awesome. Love the environment and enthusiasm that I see there." Shauna Mack — May 19, 2016
"Chocolate Mint is a pillar of the community that is not just giving back, but is investing in the lives of so many people both children and parents!" Kendon M. Greene — February 23, 2016
C-mint summer camp NEWS
The Chocolate MINT Foundation is AT FULL CAPACITY for the 2016 C- (S.T.E.A.M,) Summer Camp. The dates for the summer camp are June 6th, 2016 until August 19th, 2016. For more information or to see if registration has re-opened, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Concord Church, Friendship West Baptist Church and Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship In Partnership With UNT Dallas, DART, and YMCA Invite You to the 2016 Back to School Fair - Making the Grade! This wonderful event will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2016 9:00am - 2:00pm at UNT Dallas. **All children must be present with parent/guardian for pickup **
“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” – Margaret Mead
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we give back to the community
The Chocolate MINT Foundation believes in “Paying it Forward. By offering programs that mentor our youth, invest in academic scholarships, nurture struggling families and train our youth for the future, we continue to be a shining light in our society.
We provide mentoring programs that help our youth grow positive attributes and succeed in life.
Educating our youth is important. TCMF offers academic scholarships to offset financial costs.
No child or family should go without a healthy meal. Our food pantry helps fight hunger.
By providing the tools and resources necessary for the future, we are empowering our youth.