Youth 71Five Ministries

TRUST TO HOPE

aka (formerly Rogue Valley Youth for Christ)   |   Medford, OR   |  www.71Five.org

Mission

We exist to share God’s story with young people through authentic relationships in any relevant way. Youth 71Five Ministries (formerly Rogue Valley Youth for Christ) provides many opportunities for loving, caring, Christ-following adults to engage in the lives of lost and hurting kids. We aim to bring hope through relationship; providing a safe place to belong and sharing the message of the Gospel. There are a number of ways for you to be involved in the work God is doing in the Rogue Valley – there is a place for you on our team! Young people desperately need your friendship and the love of Jesus in their lives. Through your involvement and God’s power, we will see young lives transformed.

Ruling year info

2018

Executive Director

Bud Amundsen

Main address

529 Edwards St

Medford, OR 97501 USA

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EIN

93-0509269

NTEE code info

Religion Related, Spiritual Development N.E.C. (X99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Too many kids lack nurturing homes and a sense of belonging. Many young people make poor decisions related to drugs and violence. These kids often end up in Juvenile Detention Centers feeling broken and hopeless. Kids are always looking for role models to imitate, but many are growing up in relational poverty where they have no good role models to follow.

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?

71Five Mentors

A one-to-one and group mentoring program, 71Five Mentors is designed to serve 5-18-years-old kids that are deemed to be “at-risk.” Young people are referred to the program primarily by school counselors. Due to difficult situations that are usually beyond the student’s control, these kids are struggling. They are teamed with mentors who share their time, their life experiences and how they handle life’s challenges according to the teachings of Jesus Christ. Mentoring has consistently proven to be an effective means for a young person’s life to be positively changed forever!

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

Youth Center Clubs have been an effective method of impacting teens for many years. 71Five Campus combines healthy relationships with creative programs to help young people make good choices, establish a solid foundation for life and positively impact their schools and community. They also provide students with opportunities for friendship, fun and growth through meetings, trips, appointments, small groups and many other programs. These club meetings are generally high-energy and fun, with a discussion and teaching that is very relevant to the issues kids face today. Like every ministry of Youth 71Five Ministries, 71Five Campus seeks to engage these young people wherever they are found as life long followers of Jesus Christ. 71Five Campus encourages a balanced life–mentally, physically, spiritually and socially.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

The 71Five City is a relational community based ministry that desires to see deep change in an inner-city neighborhood through the raising of local leaders from the young people in that community. 71Five City is an effective ministry model to transform the lives of inner-city youth, their families and the communities that they live in. We want to facilitate strong collaborative relationships with business leaders and inner-city youth and raise up young people into local leaders who serve their communities.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people

At 71Five Justice, we reach out to high-risk teens in tough situations. Young people are met in a variety of locations such as detention centers, probation programs, correctional facilities, group homes, residential treatment centers and emergency shelters. Relationships are developed and sustained while kids are locked up and as they re-enter their communities. 71Five Justice staff and volunteers are committed to building relationships that last long after teens have left the juvenile justice system.

Population(s) Served
Incarcerated people
At-risk youth

We strive at 71Five Parents to impact pregnant and parenting teens by building relationships, creating community, and affirming self-worth. Teen parents face a unique set of challenges and we seek to empower them through finding their identity in Christ. By supporting, encouraging, and equipping these young moms and dads with the skills they need, they can become successful and healthy adults. 71Five Parents is impacting at least two generations at a time.

Population(s) Served
Parents
At-risk youth

A student burst into my office and said, “ I screw everything up at home… and now I’ve just screwed up again. My dad slaps me around and nobody likes me at school. I can’t do anything right!” Bullying and violence in our schools and communities are at unacceptable levels. Kids are hurting. In a 71Five Connect workshop, students experience a safe environment as they share their stories. They see others facing similar struggles and connect with caring adults. Students walk away from 71Five Connect wanting to show more kindness to others and make their school a better place. They learn they are not alone and there are safe adults they can turn to for guidance.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Children and youth

Young people today find themselves in one of the most challenging job markets in the last 100 years. Many youths find although they need and want to work, they lack the skill and training it takes to succeed. 71Five VoTech offers mentoring and vocational training for young men 16 – 24. Participants receive the life-transforming skills they need through the 71Five VoTech initiative.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
At-risk youth

At 71Five Camp, it is our desire to create an environment that invites God to transform the lives of young people through shared experiences, outdoor challenges, and times of solitude that draw students to the heart of God within the context of trusting relationships and memorable learning experiences. We have seen thousands of young people’s lives changed during an incredible week at one of our camps. We’re confident that when kids go to 71Five Camp this summer, God will work in their lives. Don’t miss it.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Students

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Hours of mentoring

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

Children and youth, Young adults

Related Program

71Five Mentors

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Youth 71Five tracks the average total number of volunteer hours by multiplying total # of volunteers by the average weekly volunteer hourly commitment of 2 hours per mentor.

Number of mentors recruited

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

Children and youth, Young adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total Volunteers engaged in serving youth

Number of youth receiving services (e.g., groups, skills and job training, etc.) with youths living in their community

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2015 measurement this metric changed from total youth connections to total youth engaged in services. Engaged in services is defined by attendance at one of our core programs or services.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

Youth 71Five Ministries (formerly Rogue Valley YFC) goal is to connect every youth with a healthy authentic adult relationship and share God's story with them.

Too many kids lack nurturing homes and a sense of belonging. At our 71Five Campus Youth Centers and 71Five City Community Center, kids find a safe, fun place to relax and caring adults who take the time to know them. 71Five Campus programs provide opportunities to discuss life lessons from a Christ-centered perspective. 71Five City is an effective ministry model to transform the lives of inner-city youth, their families and the neighborhood communities that they live in.

Many young people make poor decisions related to drugs and violence. These kids often end up in Juvenile Detention Centers feeling broken and hopeless. And our 71Five Connect Workshop reaches kids with a powerful resiliency program in local schools. The 71Five Justice and 71Five Connect staff and volunteers offer listening ears and the hope and encouragement found in a relationship with God.

Kids are always looking for role models to imitate, but many are growing up in relational poverty where they have no good role models to follow. Our 71Five Justice, 71Five Mentors, 71Five Parents, and 71Five VoTech mentoring programs provide young people with long term trusting relationships with adults that form the foundation for healthy influence.

Although we offer fun and helpful programs for kids, our real work is building the relationships necessary for kids to thrive. By providing places where youth feel secure, by delivering a message of real hope, and by being people kids can truly count on, we are seeing lives transformed.

Youth 71Five Ministries (formerly Rogue Valley YFC) has been effectively serving the community for over 50 years.

Youth 71Five Ministries reaches over 1200 youth every year. Within the region, many more youth are in need of healthy mentoring relationships.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    71Five serves youth residing in Josephine and Jackson County in Oregon.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Suggestion box/email, Point In Time Survey,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To report outcomes for transparency and accountability, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    71Five received feedback in regards to nutritional foods provided during our activities. Key staff members, as a direct result of the survey, will incorporate more healthy food options in our programming.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Providing feedback has allowed for the those we serve to have a voice in the services provided and to offer valueable insights so we may better serve youth in the future.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Youth 71Five Ministries

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Brett Zundel

Loon Outdoors

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and 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 and 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/15/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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