Religion, Spiritual Development

Aslan, Inc.

  • Red Bank, NJ
  • http://www.aslanyouth.org

Mission Statement

Aslan provides relationship-driven programs that impact and empower at-risk youth.
 
Aslan Youth Ministries is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Red Bank, New Jersey. For the past 37 years, we have provided community outreach programs to impoverished areas in Monmouth County. In 1996, Aslan also established an outreach in Ouanaminthe, Haiti,along the northeastern border of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
You may recognize the name Aslan as the central character in C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia series. We bring what Aslan, the lion, stands for – compassion, guidance and truth – to the children we serve in New Jersey and Haiti.Aslan's programs include one-on-one mentoring and tutoring, character development classes anchored in Christian values and principles, recreational activities, summer camps, cultural enrichment programs,intervention services and scholarship assistance programs for higher learning.Through continual encouragement, Aslan helps children reach deeply within to overcome their limitations and, with God's help, find the strength to endure and succeed.

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Red Bank, New Jersey

Tinton Falls, New Jersey 

Long Branch, New Jersey

Asbury Park, New Jersey

Neptune, New Jersey 

L'Acajou, Haiti, W.I.

Ouanaminthe, Haiti, W.I.

ruling year

1975

Principal Officer

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Mr. S. Craig Bogard

Keywords

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youth services,disadvantaged,African American,urban,Christian,tutoring,mentoring,juvenile delinquency,C.S.Lewis,Haiti,Haitian,Caribbean,urban youth,at-risk youth,youth at risk,disadvantaged children,disadvantaged youth

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Also Known As

ASLAN YOUTH MINISTRIES

EIN

22-2061018

Physical Address

255 Harding Road 2nd Floor

Red Bank, NJ 07701 2410

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Christian (X20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Aslan is unique in our whole person approach and in the scope of our programs. Approx. 200 children from the public housing projects of Asbury Park and Long Branch, in addition to Red Bank's West Side (and the ajoining northeastern end of Tinton Falls) in Monmouth County, New Jerse, are served in a myriad of ways, including: Mentoring/Tutoring (75 youth); Right Choices Classes (125); Back-To-School Clothing & Christmas Gift Programs (150); Recreational Programs (Cycling - 30; Summer Camps - 100; Winter Alpine Ski Program - 35). Aslan also has an growing outreach in Ouanaminthe, Haiti (Northeastern Haiti on the border of the Dominican Republic) where we own 6 acres of land. We will be building an International School of Ministry, and an orphanage (including a school and medical clinic). Once patterns of drug & alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy, illiteracy and hopelessness are ingrained in adult's lives, they are almost impossible to reverse. If we reach children young enough, however, with life-transforming programs, they can learn new and positive behaviors. Children will either become tomorrow's hope or tomorrow's problems! Aslan reaches children before negative and destructive behavioral patterns become hopelessly ingrained. Aslan has proven time and time again that our one-on-one, relationship directed approach works! During the past 31 years, Aslan has been recognized from the New Jersey State House to the White House as a leader in innovative solutions to the difficult problems facing disenfranchised, urban children. Aslan supports a staff of 5, in addition to over 300 talented and dedicated volunteers.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Service Areas

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International

Red Bank, New Jersey

Tinton Falls, New Jersey 

Long Branch, New Jersey

Asbury Park, New Jersey

Neptune, New Jersey 

L'Acajou, Haiti, W.I.

Ouanaminthe, Haiti, W.I.

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ASLAN INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Aslan, Inc.

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Principal Officer

Mr. S. Craig Bogard

BIO

Mr. Bogard graduated summa cum laude from Eastern New Mexico University in 1971 where he made the Dean's list every semester. He was officially ordained into the ministry in 1978. In 1998, he was designated a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow. Craig's wife, Lynn Ann, is co-founder of Aslan and serves as Program Director. Lynn Ann graduated from Eastern New Mexico University With Honors with her degree in Elementary Education. The Bogard's vision is for Aslan's successful model to expand throughout America so many more disadvantaged youth's lives may be transformed. Additionally, it is their vision to establish a full time outreach in Northwestern Haiti.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Jack Buckman

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