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Freedom Youth Foundation

Fielding dreams, fostering futures

aka PAI   |   MERIDIAN, ID   |  http://www.freedom-youth.org

Mission

Freedom Youth Foundation is dedicated to fostering the growth, resilience, and potential of foster youth from all walks of life. Through innovative programs, mentorship, and community partnerships, we strive to provide a supportive environment where young individuals can thrive, develop essential life skills, and become catalysts for positive change in their communities and beyond.

Notes from the nonprofit

We would like to thank each and everyone of you for your interest. We are 100% volunteer based and every penny donated goes to the children we serve. Please pass our information along to others and contact us if you would like to get involved! Thanks

Ruling year info

2012

CEO

Shane Hanson

Main address

6700 N LINDER RD STE 156 # 306

MERIDIAN, ID 83646 USA

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EIN

30-0712494

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Voluntarism Promotion (T40)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Freedom Youth Foundation is dedicated to addressing the critical need for comprehensive support and empowerment for foster youth. Our organization recognizes the challenges and barriers these young individuals encounter, including limited access to education, lack of mentorship, financial insecurity, and social isolation. By providing tailored programs and resources, we aim to equip youth with the necessary skills, knowledge, and support networks to overcome these obstacles and thrive in all aspects of their lives. Our mission is centered on fostering resilience, fostering opportunities, and promoting a sense of belonging among youth, ultimately empowering them to unlock their full potential and build a brighter future for themselves and their communities.

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?

Free Sports Clinics

At the core of Freedom Youth Foundation are our sports clinics, strategically crafted as pivotal engagement platforms for the vulnerable youth we serve. These two-hour sessions, provided at no cost, are crafted to cultivate meaningful connections between participants and the Foundation. Utilizing committed local volunteers, we not only facilitate activities but also offer encouragement and guidance to the children. Our clinics foster inclusivity and motivation, nurturing a sense of belonging and community among youth, while encouraging active participation.

Population(s) Served

Our financial literacy program is a holistic program tailored for foster youth, offering life skills and financial literacy training. Our engaging workshops cover budgeting, banking, and more. Career readiness is emphasized through resume writing and mock interviews. We provide personalized support for employment placement or scholarships, ensuring a smooth transition into independence.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Victims and oppressed people
Foster and adoptive children

Where we work

Awards

Amigo (Volunteer) of the Year 2013

Casa Pacifica

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 rallies/events/conferences/lectures held to further mission

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

Women and girls, Men and boys, Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of attendees present at rallies/events

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

Women and girls, Men and boys, Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Our primary goal at Freedom Youth Foundation is to expand our reach and deepen our impact on the lives of children in need. We aim to achieve a 25% annual growth in our outreach efforts, ensuring that more young individuals have access to the support and resources they require to thrive. Additionally, we are committed to enhancing our programs by introducing new life skills, mentorship initiatives and providing children with invaluable tools and guidance to navigate life's challenges successfully. Through these efforts, we aspire to empower even more youth to reach their full potential and create positive change in their communities.

We are an extremely open minded organization and have open discussions on how to accomplish our goals. Our board is comprised of accomplished individuals from many sports and business backgrounds which helps to have a diversity of opinions. The number one strategy we use is once we reach an agreement, we execute it to the fullest. We set real and achievable goals and try to exceed expectations every time.

Freedom Youth Foundation boasts a robust array of capabilities to effectively meet our growth and impact goals. Our extensive network of dedicated volunteers, staff, and community partners enables us to expand our reach through outreach initiatives, engagement events, and collaboration opportunities. Additionally, our organization's expertise in program development and implementation ensures that we can seamlessly integrate new life skills and mentorship programs to deepen our impact on the children we serve.

We have established efficient systems for monitoring and evaluating our programs, allowing us to continually assess their effectiveness and make necessary adjustments to optimize outcomes. Our commitment to innovation and adaptability ensures that we remain responsive to the evolving needs of our youth population, enabling us to tailor our services to best support their growth and development.

Furthermore, Freedom Youth Foundation's track record of success and dedication to transparency and accountability instills confidence in our stakeholders, including donors, partners, and the communities we serve. With our collective expertise, passion, and resources, we are well-equipped to expand our reach and make a lasting difference in the lives of children across our communities.

Freedom Youth Foundation has seen tremendous progress since we were founded in 2011. In 2023 alone, we had over 660 volunteers participate in 56 events and served over 4,500 youth worldwide. These numbers all increased over the 2022 numbers, and we forecast them increasing again in 2024.

2023 BY THE NUMBERS
Children served 4,500
Events 127
Countries - 3
Average kids per clinic 35
Volunteers 660
Average volunteers per
event 5

Financials

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Operations

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Freedom Youth Foundation

Board of directors
as of 03/25/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Shane Hanson

Freedom Youth Foundation

Term: 2011 - 2031

Shane Hanson

Kayla Hanson

Adam Pitale

Mary Irby

Mike Barry

Jenna Tetrault