Religion, Spiritual Development

U-Turn

  • Richmond, VA
  • www.u-turn.org

Mission Statement

The mission of U-TURN is to training youth through sports for lives of Christian love, purpose and service. The core values are to: Serve - Matthew 23:11 The greatest among you shall be your servant. Model - 1 Corinthians 11:1 Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ. Inspire - Matthew 5:16 Let your light shire before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. Love - Matthew 22:37-39 And he said to him "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Excel - Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.

Main Programs

  1. Athletic Training
  2. Community Outreach
  3. Physical Education Support Services
  4. Competitive Sports
Service Areas

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Virginia

ruling year

1997

Principal Officer since 2013

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Mr. Avi D. Hopkins

Keywords

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sports, faith, youth, training, recreation

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Also Known As

U-TURN Sports

EIN

54-1771281

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Christian (X20)

Recreational and Sporting Camps (Day, Overnight, etc.) (N20)

Religious Leadership, Youth Development (O55)

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

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U-Turn impacted more than 16,000 students and families through U-Turn programs, services and events in 2014. 1,422 students participated in basic, next level, high performance and private training in five (5) different sports and on U-Turn's AAU boys and girls basketball and USPAV girls volleyball.3,117 students participated in outreach activities that includes programs sports leadership series, health fairs, stop & drop bible study, physical education support programs for diverse population of students that include home-school, special needs, behavioral needs and recreational services.3,484 persons attended U-Turn AAU tournaments and 261 teams participated in those tournamentsU-Turn awarded $10,000 in scholarships to families who met our criteria for financial assistance.Partnered with 55 community partners in outreach and event programming2015 Goals Increase the number of youth and families served through expanded programming and community partnershipEarn $3 dollars for each $1 dollar to help build a sustainable business model Attract more volunteers and hire key staff to support continued program growth

Programs

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

Program 1

Athletic Training

U-Turn offers a wide variety of sports related sessions in the following sports: Basketball, Football, Soccer, Tennis, and Volleyball. These sessions are available for youth ages 6 to 18 with opportunities for all skill levels. U-TURN also offers leadership focused sessions that are based in Christian values. For more information on U-Turn program offerings, please visit www.u-turn.org

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Community Outreach

U-Turn offers a variety of community outreach opportunities that seek to serve the broader community. It includes: sports clinics and lending U-Turn coaches to facilitate community sporting events, assisting with drives and collections. Partnerships have included: Special Olympics, St. Bridgets, Hilliard House, Dominion Youth Services, Youth & Family Dynamics. For more information on U-Turn program offerings, please visit www.u-turn.org

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Program 3

Physical Education Support Services

U-Turn provides physical education support services for a variety of special needs and behavioral needs students. For more information on U-Turn program offerings, please visit www.u-turn.org

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Competitive Sports

U-Turn offers competitive sports opportunities through its 12 AAU basketball teams for boys and girls and 4 girls' volleyball team. For more information on U-Turn program offerings, please visit www.u-turn.org

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Service Areas

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Virginia

Funding Needs

Develop a sustainable economic model through earned income and diversifying and expanding our donor base.Capital improvements to our 150,000 sq. ft. facility to help us offer more sports and recreational programmingGenerate additional scholarship funding to support the increased demands from students and their families.Increase capacity on our board and staff that will strengthen our infrastructure in areas of development, marketing, operations and programming.Increase brand awareness.

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U-Turn Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Avi D. Hopkins

BIO

Professional ExperiencePresident/CEO, U-Turn Sports Performance Academy, Richmond, VA, 4/13- Present Director of Operations, U-Turn Sports Performance Academy, Richmond, VA, 8/06- 03/13 Educator, Richmond Public Schools, Richmond VA, 8/00-9/2005 Operations Manager, SMG, Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, VA 8/98-5/00 EDUCATION Bachelor of Arts, 5/98 - Virginia Military Institute (VMI), Lexington, VA Major: History

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"At U-TURN we're committed to helping young people and their families to transform their lives through superior athletic training and sound bible guidance. Sport serves as an avenue to nurture values of teamwork, discipline, diversity, preparation, faith and love. Ultimately our goal is to empower young people to be successful on the court or the field of athletic endeavor and beyond by helping them grow into successful citizens in the community who make a meaningful difference in our society. We are committed to being a community partner and resource that model and teach Christian principles through training programs, outreach services and as a host of a variety of athletic, faith-based and community events at our state of the art facility. We invite you to visit us and contact us with any questions about how we can assist you or how you can be a part of the U-TURN experience. "

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Ken Lambiotte

Capital One

Term: Jan 2014 - Dec 2015

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