Youth Development

College Mentors for Kids Inc

  • Indianapolis, IN
  • www.collegementors.org

Mission Statement

The mission of College Mentors for Kids is to connect college students with the most to give to kids who need it most. Through weekly after-school activities on a college campus, mentors show kids the importance of trying harder in school and help them understand higher education opportunities. These activities support our vision: that all school kids look forward sooner and be able to give back later.

Main Programs

  1. Mentor Program
Service Areas

Self-reported

Indiana

27 college and universities across seven states: Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, New York, Missouri, and Virginia.

ruling year

1997

Interim CEO since 2014

Self-reported

Ms. Amanda Koushyar

Keywords

Self-reported

Mentoring, Volunteer, kids, College, University, children, education

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2014, 2013 and 2013.
Register now

EIN

35-2002052

Physical Address

212 West 10th Street Suite B260

Indianapolis, 46202

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Adult, Child Matching Programs (O30)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

Program evaluation shows that kids are creating positive visions for their futures no matter what their circumstances. Educationally, 90% of our kids report working hard at school, and 92% understand that they need to do well in school to have the job they want when they grow up. Kids are exposed to a variety of careers throughout the year. One said, “I want a business degree to own a small animal shelter.” We also served our target population of kids with 78% of kids coming from low-income households and 82% being potential first-generation college students. In 2013-2014, we expanded to Cornell University and served 32 at-risk youth. Our goal is to expand nationally and reach 10,000 kids and college students by 2020.

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Mentor Program

The Mentor Program is College Mentors for Kids' sole program, serving youth in grades 1- 6 through college student mentors. Program goals are:
 
Goal 1: Contribute to positive youth development through mentoring relationships

Goal 2: Increase educational engagement among youth participants to encourage educational achievement and future economic self sufficiency

Goal 3: Increase community engagement among undergraduate volunteers through mentoring relationships and leadership opportunities to develop community leaders and life long civil servants

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

None

Budget

$880,050.00

Charting Impact

Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Our goal is to serve 10,000 kids and college students by 2020 and maintain a high level of programming as we expand.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    College Mentors for Kids will implement a nationally scalable model targeting large, residential, four year institutions. We will offer experiential, structured mentoring on a college campus for at-risk youth. We exclusively leverage college student volunteers providing leadership and service opportunities through our campus-based chapters. These attributes, combined with a community-based fundraising model, will intentionally contribute to financial efficiency and program effectiveness.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    We leverage college student volunteers providing leadership and service opportunities through our campus-based chapters. These attributes, combined with a community-based fundraising model, will intentionally contribute to financial efficiency and program effectiveness.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    The Strategic Plan outlines indicators of success in the areas of programming, finance and development, human resources, and board governance.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    College Mentors for Kids is in its second year of implementing a new financial model to increase sustainability as the program expands.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Indiana

27 college and universities across seven states: Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, New York, Missouri, and Virginia.

Social Media

Funding Needs

Unrestricted gifts to serve greatest organization need Restricted gifts to serve a particular chapter community or region

Videos

photos


External Reviews

Source: greatnonprofits.org

The review section is powered by Great Nonprofits

Financials

Financial information is an important part of gauging the short- and long-term health of the organization.

COLLEGE MENTORS FOR KIDS INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

Sign in or create an account to view this information

NEED MORE INFO ON THIS NONPROFIT?

Free: Gain immediate access to the following:
  • Address, phone, website and contact information
  • Forms 990 for 2014, 2013 and 2013
  • Board Chair and Board Members
  • Access to the GuideStar Community
Get all this now for free
Need the ability to download nonprofit data and more advanced search options? Consider a Premium or Pro Search subscription.

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

College Mentors for Kids Inc

Leadership

NEED MORE INFO ON THIS NONPROFIT?

Free: Gain immediate access to the following:
  • Address, phone, website and contact information
  • Forms 990 for 2014, 2013 and 2013
  • Board Chair and Board Members
  • Access to the GuideStar Community
Need the ability to download nonprofit data and more advanced search options? Consider a Premium or Pro Search subscription.

Interim CEO

Ms. Amanda Koushyar

BIO

Looking for an opportunity to give back to the community, Amanda Koushyar joined College Mentors as a program director in January 2005 and now serves as Executive Vice President. Amanda graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in management and a focus in finance and operation management. Amanda is a native of Georgia, where she currently resides with her family.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Shelley Hunter

Harrison College

Term: July 2013 -

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section, which enables organizations and donors to transparently share information about essential board leadership practices. Self-reported by organization

Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?