Strength and Honor Mentoring and Tutoring

Where Dreams Become Reality and Boys become Men

aka Men of Honor   |   FLORISSANT, MO   |  www.mysah.org

Mission

Our mission is to save our youth from thoughtless habits by providing them positive models, opportunities, experiences and exposure that will provide options in making rational decisions in life. Through repeated downfalls in the classroom and the development of destructive habits, at-risk young people have lost faith in the possibilities that await them if they are successful in putting their lives together. Strength and Honor provides year-round tutoring and mentoring services that foster educational, character and social development.

Ruling year info

2015

Principal Officer

Mr. Albert Harrold

Main address

2575 CAMBRIDGE DR

FLORISSANT, MO 63033 USA

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EIN

27-3101290

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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

Most of the youth that participate in the Strength and Honor programs are African American, broken family structure and/or comes from home that are low socioeconomic. Strength and Honor services youth of all socioeconomic backgrounds. The program is intended to provide positive academic reinforcement and character building to our youth as they become the next generation of decision makers in the world. Youth that we service have many issues that are beyond their control. They range from the foster care system, broken homes, learning disabilities, physical and sexual abuse. With our mission of positively redirecting our youth through positive conversations and relationships we help our youth to understand that the hurtful situations that they have gone through and will go through, doesn’t mean that they can’t achieve their goals and dreams and live a happy productive life.

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?

Tutoring

Strength and Honor tutoring provides academic re-enforcement of of essential foundation skills that ensure success in school.

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

The all male mentoring programs serves as one of the solutions to the community problem of missing fathers and positive male role models. Youth that participate are rewarded by the fact that they are able to establish and maintain healthy relationships.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups

SAH summer camp offers an action packed experience full of arts, crafts, guest speakers, field trips, community service and character building lessons for youth.

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

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Strength and Honor (SAH) is currently in a unique position to be the catalyst that brings healing to a entire community. Strength and Honor administers programs that positively redirect youth so that they will have a true chance at being productive adults when they are older. These missions are accomplished through established partnerships with national and community-based organizations along with SAH programs. There are immediate results as it relates to academic and character growth after the first year of the program when the youth participate in the tutoring, mentoring and summer camp programs. Another mission is to build character and social skills in our youth (ages 5-20) to help ease the sometime turbulent transition from teen-hood into adulthood. We accomplish this by providing positive adult male role-models that assist and lead educationally enriching activities while spending time with the youth each week throughout the summer and during the school year. One key to our success is the quality time spent building character in our youth. This allows counselors to pin point specific gaps in social and character development and address them in positive ways. How a youth perceives themselves determines how they view the world and ultimately what kind of person they will become. By spending intentional time with our youth, it plants the critical seed of, “I am appreciated” in the hearts of the youth and gives them the courage to become great adults. Strength and Honor organization programs consists of 4 programs that all overlap. Male youth Mentoring, youth girls and boys after school tutoring and robotics, boys and girl’s youth summer camp and Men of Honor high school career and college development after school program. Strength and Honor currently serves 150-175 youth annually through its programs. We would like to see that number steadily grow however, we will remain committed to keeping the integrity of our mission. The existing partnerships that Strength and Honor have includes the city of Ferguson, the Ferguson Police Department, Earth Dance farms, Missouri Department of Conservation, Emerson tool Company, Ferguson Library, the Boeing company and the Ferguson Florissant School District. The city of Ferguson provides its community center for mentoring and tutoring throughout the school year. This also serves as the Summer Camp location. In addition, the city also provides compensation for some of the Men of Honor students to gain valuable work experience. The Ferguson Police chief has committed to 2000 hours of volunteerism for the organization’s yearly programs. This commitment intentionally places the police and the community’s youth in contact to help build on relations that may be stained and to also help dispel fears on both sides though healthy conversations and activities. The Ferguson Florissant School District partnership provides the location to administer the high school aged mentoring and college development program.

As a current teacher in a "at-risk" environment, it gives me another perspective of what works when it comes to the academic and social portion of the healing process in a community. My connection with the community over the last 13 years of teaching and building positive relationships within the community while directing Strength and Honor the last 8 years have afforded me the insight to administer a program whose mission is to positively redirect youth so that they will have a true chance at being productive adults when they are older. We accomplish this by providing positive adult male role-models that assist and lead educationally enriching activities while spending time with the youth each week throughout the summer and during the school year. One key to our success is the quality time spent building character in our youth. This allows counselors to pin point specific gaps in social and character development and address them in positive ways. How a youth perceives themselves determines how they view the world and ultimately what kind of person they will become. By spending intentional time with our youth, it plants the critical seed of, “I am appreciated” in the hearts of the youth and gives them the courage to become great adults.

Strength and Honor currently serves 150-175 youth annually through its programs. We would like to see that number steadily grow however, we will remain committed to keeping the integrity of our mission. The existing partnerships that Strength and Honor have includes the city of Ferguson, the Ferguson Police Department, Earth Dance farms, Missouri Department of Conservation, Emerson tool Company, Ferguson Library, the Boeing company and the Ferguson Florissant School District. The city of Ferguson provides its community center for mentoring and tutoring throughout the school year. This also serves as the Summer Camp location. In addition, the city also provides compensation for some of the Men of Honor students to gain valuable work experience. The Ferguson Police chief has committed to 2000 hours of volunteerism for the organization’s yearly programs. This commitment intentionally places the police and the community’s youth in contact to help build on relations that may be stained and to also help dispel fears on both sides though healthy conversations and activities. The Ferguson Florissant School District partnership provides the location to administer the high school aged mentoring and college development program.

Over 450 Families positively impacted over the last 7 years.

Community Partnerships, Ferguson PD, Missouri Highway Patrol, Earth dance Farms, The city of Ferguson, Oasis Group, Missouri Department of Conservation, National Parks Services, Young Eagles

Youth receive Exposure to Colleges, Trade schools, National Monuments, Hiking, Camping, Community Service, Guest speakers, Cooking, Field Trips, Friendships and long lasting memories

Sponsors include, I Love Ferguson, Ferguson Lions Club, Vatterott Foundation, Eveready Services, and the city of Ferguson

Group Mentoring and Relationship Building
Community Service (Leaf raking, trash pick up, Feeding Seniors of the meals on wheels)
Field Trips(Magic House, Arch, Riverboat Cruise, airplane flights, Cardinals baseball games, college visits, etc.)
Mentoring Christian Rites of Passage Curriculum (Young Lions)
Outings ( Family Fishing, Ferguson Holiday Parade,)
Retreats (Camp Manatowa, IL, Camping, Zoo overnighters)


Through our Men of Honor after school mentoring program we strive to build character and skilled trade exposure in our male students (14-19) to help ease the sometime turbulent transition from high school to the work force. We accomplish this by providing assistance with the online Workkeys training modules, positive male role models, visits to career and technical job and training opportunities, apprenticeships and job opportunities. What makes this program successful are the national and community partnerships we have formed that are committed to the success of our youth.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Strength and Honor Mentoring and Tutoring

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

Mrs. Quiana Harrold

Bobo's Fundraising

Term: 2017 - 2022


Board co-chair

Mr. Emanuel Harrold

Rokkit Entertainment

Term: 2016 - 2023

Grant Augenstein

Eveready Services

Elgin Carnes

Master Teacher

Chris Downs

Bobo's Fundraising

Timothy Sanders

Professional Engineer

Board leadership practices

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  • 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? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/15/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
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Person without a disability

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/15/2021

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Data
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.