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Aslan, Inc. 


255 Harding Road 
P.O. Box 270
Red Bank, NJ 07701

Mission and Programs


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.


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Program Description:

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.


  • X20 (Christian)
  • O50 (Youth Development Programs)
  • P30 (Children's and Youth Services)

Chief Executive Profile

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.

Balance Sheet Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2015

Total Note: The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities also must be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.
Assets January 1, 2015December 31, 2015Change
Cash & Equivalent$167,658$175,668$8,010
Accounts Receivable$12,570$22,626$10,056
Pledges & Grants Receivable$0$0$0
Receivable/Other Due to changes in the 2008 Form 990, this data is no longer reported.$0$0$0
Inventories for Sale or Use$0$0$0
Investment/Securities Due to Changes in the 2008 Form, this value now includes Publicly Traded Securities as well as Other Securities. $0$0$0
Investment/Other Due to various changes in the way this data is reported in the 2008 Form 990, it may not be possible to accurately compare this data from the 2008 form 990 against the same field on prior forms $0$0$0
Fixed Assets The 2008 form does not distinguish between LBE as investments and LBE as fixed assets. This value is equivalent to the sum of both line items on earlier forms (Part IV line 55 plus line 57). $31,500$24,841($6,659)
Other Program Related Investments is now a separate field on the new form, Part X-13(A) and (B). $8,058$7,445($613)
Total Assets:$219,786$230,580$10,794

LiabilitiesJanuary 1, 2015December 31, 2015Change
Accounts Payable$2,004$2,283$279
Grants Payable$0$0$0
Deferred Revenue$0$0$0
Loans and Notes The value on this line may now include payables to former employees, disqualified persons and unrelated third parties. $20,000$20,000$0
Tax-Exempt Bond Liabilities$0$0$0
Other Due to various changes in the way this data is reported in the 2008 Form 990, it may not be possible to accurately compare this data from the 2008 Form 990 against the same field on prior forms $653$0($653)
Total Liabilities:$22,657$22,283($374)

Fund Balance:$197,129$208,297$11,168

Basic Information

  • This organization is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity.
  • Financial information in this report is derived from the organization's December 31, 2015 Form 990.


Mr.  S. Craig  Bogard 


Mr. Steven Bogard, Executive Director/CEO


732 -741-7824


732 -741-3284



Year Founded: Information not available
Ruling Year:1975
Fiscal Year End Date: December 31, 2015
Assets: $230,580
(from Dec 31, 2015 Form 990)
Income: $490,258
(from Dec 31, 2015 Form 990)
No. of Employees:8

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