Once in the Club...

Supporting Youth Through Mentorship, Education, and Arts

Inspired by his time on The All New Mickey Mouse Club, actor/entrepreneur Dale Godboldo founded Always In The Club with support from other former Mouseketeers to help meet the United Nation's Global Goal of Quality Education through youth mentoring and the arts.

"As a former Mouseketeer, I experienced first-hand the power of mentorship and arts training, and sustained institutional support. I believe that support was invaluable to our self esteem and sense of purpose, laying a foundation that lead to all of our future successes." - Dale Godboldo (Founder)
“The most informative experience I’ve ever had as an entertainer.” – Justin Timberlake (Former Mouseketeer)
Dale shared a Dr. Sues classic with 2nd graders at Ardella B. Tibby K-8 in Compton for Read Accross America
Dale and Always In The Club Foundation flew out several kids from underserved communities to Walt Disney World for #MMC30 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The ‘All New’ Mickey Mouse Club with the Mouseketeers. These kids completed our Project:NOW Service Learning program, and we wanted to show them that hard work leads to reward. These extraordinary kids had never traveled before, and we wanted to help them take some first steps toward a wider view of the world.
Dale helped raise money for DVA Production's Young Artist Mentor Program at his Finale Viewing Party of "The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story," in which Dale co-starred as CARL DOUGLAS. The event was held in Dale's hometown of Dallas and sponsored by FOX.
Dale was a presenter at SHAKIRA's Alas Foundation Awards. Here with these EXTRAORDINARY kids who in order to play music, built their instruments from solid waste picked from a landfill near their home in Paraguay. #PremiosALASBID
The United Nation's Global Goal Of Sustainable Development #4 - Quality Education
Once in the Club... Always In The Club
"The Mouse Club was much more than just a television show, it was a performing arts, entrepreneurship, and leadership academy." - Dale Godboldo

The MMC's breeding ground for success can be replicated and enhanced to reach millions of young people as an inspiration, and example, of the power of sustained institutional support for our youth.

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Always In The Club was formed as a platform to provide funding to outstanding non-profits dedicated to youth education and arts, and provide scholarships and entrepreneurial training for young people through partnerships with both for-profit and non-profit organizations.

But AITC is more than a mission, it's a family. Our motto - Once in the club... Always In The Club

Twitter: @AITCFoundation
Backstage before the Welcome Home Pre-parade at Magic Kingdom during #MMC30 - 30th Anniversary Cast Reunion
#MMC30 - 30th Anniversary Cast Reunion at Epcot - Walt Disney World
Mouseketeers continued #MMC30 celebrations at Downtown Disney on opening night of Disney's D23 Expo 2019 in Anaheim!
AITCF's official Launch Party - Top: Dale Godboldo, Lisa Cannata (Marketing Director). Bottom: Actress Ion Overman, Angelique Sheppard (Events)
L-R: Rhona Bennet, Tera Deva, Angelique Sheppard, Ion Overman, Lisa Cannata, Dale Godboldo at AITCF Launch Party
L-R: Dale Godboldo, Jennifer McGill, Roque Herron, Lindsey Alley, TJ Fantini, Deedee Magno, David Kater, Rhona Bennett, Nita Booth at AITC Fan Community Launch: "The Voice Finalist: Tony Lucca Viewing Party"
Dale Godboldo, Jean Wiegman (MMC Producer), Lindsey Alley at Lindsey's farewell to LA party
Ion Overman, Dale Godboldo, Rhona Bennett (EnVogue) supporting Project:NOW and City Gala
Dale Godboldo and Justin Timberlake at Justin's 20/20 Experience Concert
Nikki DeLoach and Dale Godboldo on Home & Family
L-R: Albert 'Jeune' Fields, Deedee Magno-Hall, Tony Lucca, Dale Godboldo
L-R: TJ Fantini, Chasen Hampton, Rhona Bennett, Marc Worden, Dale Godboldo at Rhona's radio show
L-R: Rhona Bennett, Dale Godboldo, Tasha Danner, Lindsey Alley, Mylin Brooks, Deedee Magno, Marc Worden at Lindsey's play
L-R: Rhona Bennett, Dale Godboldo, Barry Vigon (MMC Head Writer), Tony Lucca, Justin Timberlake at Tony Lucca Album Listening Party
Dale Godboldo and JC Chasez at NSYNC's Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony
L-R: Ryan Gosling, Chasen Hampton, Damon Pampolina, Keri Russell, Dale Godboldo, Nikki DeLoach, Tony Lucca, Marc Worden supporting Chasen's Buzzfly concert
Once in the club... Always In The Club

AITCF's first initiative - Project:NOW - stresses the urgency of NOW in executing innovative programs that work to increase literacy, college acceptance rates, and entrepreneurial pursuits in the underserved communities we target. Project:NOW works to promote the efforts of INROADS, Arvada K-8 SchoolArthur Wylie Entrepreneurship & Leadership Fund, and US Dream Academy - all meeting the Global Goal of Universal Quality Education... #Goal4.

Global Goal #4 - Quality Education:
Meet Some of the Organizations Taking Urgent Action To Educate Our Youth
The INROADS mission is to develop and place talented minority youth in business and industry, and prepare them for corporate and community leadership.

Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s landmark “I Have a Dream” speech, INROADS founder Frank C. Carr quit his executive-level corporate day job and committed to taking swift and decisive action to increase ethnically diverse employees in corporate management in the U.S., and to help change the way these candidates gained entry into the business world.

INROADS is the leader in this space, impacting the lives of over 154,000 youth; has over 28 offices serving nearly 2,000 interns at over 200 companies; and has over 28,000 alumni worldwide who have benefitted from its programs over its almost 50 years of operating.

Dale Godboldo speaks at INROADS Gala and presents donation

Project:NOW recently announced its support of INROADS through Project:NOW co-founding partner, The Arthur Wylie Entrepreneurship & Leadership Fund.

Providing robust educational support and internships to emerging entrepreneurs and global leaders.

AWF accomplishes its mission through international partnerships that financially support programs pairing promising young talent with leaders in the communities we target. AWF was founded by social entrepreneur and Best Selling book author, Arthur Wylie, who after starting in his dorm room over 20 years ago, went on to oversee 1,200 clients and $750 million in assets, transactions, insurance, real estate, and intellectual properties.

Arthur Wylie giving check to INROADS' Forest Harper, on behalf of Always In The Club Foundation's Project:NOW and AWELF
INROADS' Forest Harper with Dale Godboldo
INROADS Students
INROADS' Forest Harper with an INROADS Student
Darryl Willis - VP of Google and an INROADS Alumnus

US Dream Academy is an innovative, national after-school & mentoring program that has helped thousands of at-risk youth, especially children of incarcerated parents, realize their dream.

Orlando Magic player Arron Afflalo is a long-time supporter of US Dream Academy and its programs

Arvada K-8 School

The Project:NOW Service Learning program by Arvada K-8 School (a Jeffco Public School) empowers all students and ensuring all students achieve personal and academic excellence.

Arvada K8 is a unique and innovative learning environment created in 2010 by combining Russell Elementary and Arvada Middle School. We believe this inclusive concept benefits all of our students and we are proud of the multi-age learning culture we have established.

Arvada K8 provides an academically rich learning environment. Our Positive Behavioral Support (PBIS) program is called PACK.

PACK stands for Perseverance, Ambition, Community, and Kindness. These are the values that students and staff practice and support daily in our accredited program. Our school colors are red and white.

Project:NOW Service Learning Program

Since Arvada is a Title 1 school, it focuses on reading and math, extended learning, family learning events, opportunities for families and community members, and ongoing professional development for all teachers and staff.

The purpose is to help achieve the equity for students most at risk of not meeting academic standards. We use restorative practices with all of our students, our counselors are here to help with education, personal, social and vocational skills.

We serve snacks to all students during the day since the day is extended.

Our Extended Day 3:00-4:15, and again, our goal is to make this a community resource center and extend the hours until the early evening to empower families, community and our students.

Extended Learning Opportunities and Enriching Experiences
Teacher and/or Community Volunteer -led enrichment
Offering student choice in selecting various enrichment activities
Expanded offering of community-led enrichment integrated into the day
Enrichment offered in areas of: student leadership, arts and culture, STEM, athletics and sports, interventions and advanced content classes
Service learning through youth development and leadership classes
After school study hall and tutoring with transportation provided
Exploring the offering of teacher collaboration time
Maintaining daily elective classes which can include; P.E., Art, Music, S.T.E.M, and Student Leadership
Student leadership opportunities through Project:NOW, Student Council, and Youth Development classes
Theater and band concerts throughout the year for all students

Arvada K-8 provides free out of school programs for all students. These opportunities are made available based on a partnership between Arvada K-8 and the 21st Century learning Grant. Research shows that students who participate in extended learning opportunities have a lower juvenile crime rate, improved academic performance, and are more likely to attend higher education of some sort.

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a framework or approach for assisting school personnel in adopting and organizing evidence-based behavioral interventions into an integrated continuum that enhances academic and social behavior outcomes for all students. [PBIS.org]

Level 1: Individual

All staff should be giving PACK tickets to students to reinforce expectations regularly in class, in the halls, and other opportunities. These tickets will be dropped off into buckets in the office. There will be drawings weekly for small prizes, and on Early Release Days we will have drawings for large prizes. Large prizes will include items such as a tablet, Principal for the Day, or other cool prizes. *Please remind students that their first and last name must be on the tickets to receive their prize.

Level 2: Classroom

Individual classroom Teachers may offer classroom incentives for whole classes. These may include DEAR Days, Extra Recess, Game Day, etc.

Level 3: School-Wide

Tickets given out to communities of students in order to reach a school wide goal. Tickets will be posted and tracked on a community board in the cafeteria. Rewards will be school wide. Potential rewards may include: Staff v. Students Soccer Game, Movie Day, duct taping Mr. Simon to the wall, dying Ms. Shea’s hair, etc.

These kids completed our Project:NOW Service Learning program. We're so proud of their accomplishments and we wanted to show them that hard work leads to reward. So we brought them to Disney World during #MMC30 - The Cast Reunion & 30th Anniversary of the 'All New' Mickey Mouse Club. Congrats guys!!

Project:NOW was launched in 2014 with program development and support from Chelsea Clinton and President Bill Clinton.

Dale Godboldo with President Bill Clinton
Dale Godboldo with Chelsea Clinton
Dale Godboldo with Chelsea Clinton and the entire LEAD Team - Dedicated to mentoring the next generation of global leaders.
Dale Godboldo with LEAD mentee, Guerdiana Thelomar
Dale Godboldo during CGI University's Day of Action in Liberty City (Miami), as a member of Chelsea Clinton's LEAD team.

Project:NOW's first fundraiser was the Legacy Project Dinner with President George W. Bush, who was honored with US Dream Academy's Legacy Award.

The evening was sponsored by PVBLIC FoundationAmway and Unite:4 Good, and hosted by The Good Wife’s Chris Noth.

Actor Chris Noth (Sex and the City, The Good Wife) and Former US Dream Academy student Derrell Frazier introduce President Bush.
Dale Godboldo, Sergio Cordova, US Dream Academy and Amway with Derrell Frazier present Legacy Award to President Bush.
President Bush shares stories from his time in office during private moderated discussion.
Advancing Humanity Through Humanitarian Efforts

Always In The Club Foundation's Project:NOW initiative was a beneficiary of the 3rd Annual City Summit & Gala held on the weekend of the Academy Awards in Hollywood, where over $2,000,000 in cash and commitments were raised for youth education initiatives among other important causes.

Dale with City Gala's Honoree Matthew McConaughey
Dale with City Summit's Keynote Speaker Ashton Kutcher

From proceeds raised at City Summit & Gala, Always In The Club Foundation's Project:NOW made a contribution to INROADS - supporting education and diversity in the workplace.

Our Fundraisers

In May 2019 we celebrated the 30th anniversary of the debut episode of The ‘All New’ Mickey Mouse Club at Walt Disney World, benefitting Always In The Club Foundation, onePULSE Foundation, and Give Kids The World Village.
Mouseketeers re-united again at Downtown Disney for opening night of Disney's D23 Expo on August 23, 2019 in support of Always In The Club Foundation | Anaheim, CA
AITCF and its Project:NOW initiative are programs of International Arts & Philanthropy Foundation, Inc. (a 501c3) that works to promote the Uniting Nation's Global Goals For Sustainable Development.
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