American Youth Council, Inc.

Help Us Help Some Kids

Whiting, ME   |  www.americanyouthcouncil.com

Mission

Our mission is to help kids participate in community service and charity. We develop events, programs and products that celebrate young people, and that enable them to help others.

Ruling year info

2009

Executive Director

Martha Siano

Main address

34 Halls Mills Rd.

Whiting, ME 04691 USA

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EIN

26-3353863

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Amateur Sports Competitions (N70)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There is a general lack of systems of scale in the public education system for students who need extra help to succeed. Often times, we find that students who are working extraordinarily hard to maintain their academic standing, to participate in extra curricular programs and specifically in Community Service do not have adequate direction and support. In 2011 the Federal Government defunded Service Learning at the high school level, leaving a gaping hole where 5 million students previously participated every year. This left organizations like the American Youth Council to fill in the gaps. To more specifically address what we feel is a shortfall in clarity, support and direction for students seeking Community Service opportunities (most of the time to fulfill high school graduation requirements) we have created an online Resource Center which serves over 300 students per month. As of 2021 our online Resource Center also provides teen job search and college prep information.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Helpworx

The HelpWorX program is an online community service project portal, where young people create ideas to address problems that need solutions. With the help of adult mentors, they identify a problem to tackle, design the solution, and conduct a Service Learning/Community Service project with it. The goal is for 100 $1500 projects supported per year.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Fellowship of Christian Athletes 2008

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of staff members certified in subject area training

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of online groups served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

Our aim is to provide high school students higher education, community service and job search tools. We have learned that when students participate in Community Service they are more likely to stay in school. And to become highly engaged in their community.​

With the advent of Covid-19 it has become even more difficult for high school students to progress toward higher education and employment goals. We offer information and programs that support those needs.

We use well-developed critical thinking methods to evaluate, plan and assess our programs. We carefully seek partners with stability, organizational excellence and heart. We never place financial gain or growth ahead of the welfare of children, and will not develop programs that require the use or co-opting of children for any reason.

Our organization has advanced capabilities in organizational development, business development, youth outreach and community organizing. The founders have developed processes and practices based in over 30 years each in business, professional sports, medical, and community environments, and at high levels of excellence. We partner with organizations of similar abilities.

We have established critical mass in business foundational practices and in program execution. We have made considerable inroads into large institutional environments such as the education system. We had hoped to be farther along in large-scale partnerships with education systems, but did not know the size of the impediments in creating engagement mechanisms in these relatively 'closed' communities.

However, since 2008, our programs have served 5,000 student athletes, with approximately 300 receiving college scholarships as a direct result of participation in our sports programs. The programs have led to the development of coaching support materials, athlete development materials and drug awareness materials.

The Holiday For Hope program has served 5000 economically disadvantaged children.

The Digital Community Service Clearinghouse reaches over 3000 young people every year with information about community service, higher education preparation and jobs for teens.

Financials

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Operations

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American Youth Council, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 12/23/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Michael Siano

Xecute Consulting Partners

Term: 2012 - 2025

Martha Siano

Xecute Consulting Partners

Michael Siano

Xecute Consulting Partners

Will Brown

CPA

Deborah Dee

CPA

Marti Evans

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/23/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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