YOUTH OUTRIGHT WNC INC

aka Youth OUTright/YO   |   Asheville, NC   |  www.youthoutright.org

Mission

Supporting & Empowering Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Questioning Youth in Western North Carolina.

Ruling year info

2009

Co-Director

Adrian Parra

Co-Director

Cynde Allen

Main address

PO Box 1893

Asheville, NC 28802 USA

Show more contact info

EIN

20-5675764

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Lesbian/Gay Rights (R26)

IRS filing requirement

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

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2020, 2020 and 2019.
Register now

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Top Issues Facing LGBTQ youth (as identified by youth & stakeholders):
• Personal & Mental Health (Depression, suicide, self-harm, low self-esteem, hopelessness, self-hate, etc.)
• Feeling Unsafe at School (being bullied/harassed by peers, teachers, staff, etc.)
• Violence/Assault (Physical, sexual, verbal, emotional, etc.)
• Fear of rejection/Lack of Acceptance (Losing friends, family, parents, negative parental reactions, etc.)
• Fear of the Future (Lack of life skills, repercussions of dropping out of school, not having a stable home or job, criminal record, etc.)
• Fear & uncertainty about changes in laws or policies affecting the civil and human rights of the LGBTQ community

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?

Sunday Youth Support Meetings

Every Sunday meetings provide peer and adult support, as well as guest speakers, panel discussions, entertainment and social activities. Focus on LGBTQ youth ages 11-20.

Population(s) Served

Annual prom for LGBTQ youth and their straight youth allies.

Population(s) Served

Once per week Safe Space program for LGBTQ youth ages 11-20.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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.

EXTERNAL GOALS focused on Engagement & Collaboration – Connecting Youth OUTright with community partners that support and nurture our purpose by engaging all stakeholders in creating an environment in which youth can thrive.
1. Increase Youth OUTright's presence in the community with non-profits, schools, businesses, and local and social media.
2. Build meaningful relationships with current and potential community partners and allies.

INTERNAL GOALS focused on Sustainability – Developing sustainable programming and operational goals that leads to growth for all involved.
1. Fundraising: Increase diversity of funding sources.
2. Human Resources: Determine number and conditions for a committed, skilled, and passionate team of individuals to deliver quality programming and achieve operational goals.
3. Governance: Increase youth presence in determining goals, priorities, and programs; Revise policies and procedures; and reestablish Board standing committees

EXTERNAL GOALS focused on Engagement & Collaboration
1. Increase Youth OUTright's presence in the community with non-profits, schools, businesses, and local and social media.
a. Youth, staff & volunteers attend more community events
b. Contact local press to make sure we are included in the non-profit issues
c. Create and maintain a consistent marketing campaign

2. Build meaningful relationships with current and potential community partners and allies.
a. Create a list of active partners.
b. Create a list of past partners we would like to re-engage with.
c. Create a list of aspirational partners, include individuals and organizations that serve Youth of Color.
d. Develop a plan for creating and maintaining partnerships for development & programming purposes.

INTERNAL GOALS focused on Sustainability
1. Fundraising: Increase diversity of funding sources.
a. Write case statement. (It can be used to promote the organization, provide clarity to staff, and let donors know why we need their help.)
b. Utilize crowdsourcing platforms to identify national sponsors.
c. Increase individual donor base.
d. Maintain positive relationships with current funders.
e. Apply for new grants that support our programming goals and needs.
f. Research Major gifts and Planned giving campaigns.
g. Support Special Events.
h. Identify, utilize and promote additional “low-energy" fundraising opportunities, such as Amazon Smile.
i. Register & participate in Give Out Day

2. Human Resources: Determine number and conditions for a committed, skilled, and passionate team of individuals to deliver quality programming and achieve operational goals.
a. Find an appropriate meeting and office space
b. Recruit and retain target number of volunteers.
i. 10 facilitators
ii. 10 board members & 2 new youth members
c. Develop and implement a plan for a sustainable staffing structure.
d. Increase parental involvement.

3. Governance:
a. Increase youth presence in determining goals, priorities, and programs
i. Youth Advisory Council--provide mentorship & leadership training
b. Revise policies and procedures for: Volunteering; Board member recruitment, orientation, training, and mentoring; Personnel; Finances; Crisis Management; c. Reestablish Board standing committees

Financials

YOUTH OUTRIGHT WNC INC
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

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

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

YOUTH OUTRIGHT WNC INC

Board of directors
as of 04/29/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Lise Kloeppel

UNC Asheville

Term: 2016 -

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