Community Improvement, Capacity Building

HAITI TEEN CHALLENGE

Building godly leaders of integrity

Minneapolis, MN

Mission

Building godly leaders of integrity so that Haitians are empowered to rebuild their nation for God's glory.

Ruling Year

2009

President

Craig Sulentic

Main Address

740 E 24th Street c/o William Kaul

Minneapolis, MN 55404 USA

Keywords

Haiti, Teen Challenge

EIN

37-1578706

 Number

7630204185

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

Religious Leadership, Youth Development (O55)

Christian (X20)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Mission: “Building godly leaders of integrity so Haitians are empowered to rebuild their nation.” We strongly believe that Haitians themselves must lead any lasting change in the nation. We focus on high risk youth in targeted communities. Our goal is to empower these young men and women to bring the change that is needed to rebuild their nation and to alleviate poverty.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Vocational Education

Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of industry standards/practices developed by nonprofit

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Context notes

Annual Audit-Strategic Plan-Annual evaluation of Board/Foundation by outside monitoring org.-Quarterly Board/Foundation Mtgs-Documented processes-annual performance reviews of Ex Dir.- Risk Management

Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed social skills (e.g., interpersonal communication, conflict resolution)

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Context notes

171 Graduates from HTC, who have proven transformation in their personal life, commitment to serve others, completed all studies and achieved requirements for graduation.

Number of personal development plans in place

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Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Context notes

All students have a personal plan developed while in program and monitored for 5 years after they graduate. Included: personal development, vocational focus, community service, mental health, etc.

Number of computer literacy/skills/technology courses conducted

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Context notes

Women and men both receive 3 computer classes and 3 English classes per week. These skills greatly increase their employment opportunities.

Number of students receiving personal instruction and feedback about their performance

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Population(s) served

No target populations selected

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All students and graduates have a personal plan of action . This is developed with them. and reviewed quarterly with input from their teachers, mentors, parents, school and community.

Number of students with good social and leadership skills and self-discipline

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Context notes

Demonstration of skills is a requirement for graduation and continued support of Educational Scholarship. Outcomes tracked 5 years with input from community, family, mentors, schools and employers.

Number of links and collaborations with external organizations that support student learning and its priority tasks

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Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Context notes

This includes US and Haitian support ministries, Churches, Foundations, Monitoring Organizations partnerships, and Schools and Trade Programs in Haiti.

Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Context notes

90% of graduates qualify for Education Scholarships in: Computer Science, Nursing, Seminary, Electrical, Communications, Hotel Mgt, Diesel Mechanics, Culinary Arts, Construction, Journalism, etc.

Number of donations made by board members

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Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Context notes

!00% of Board Members financially support the Mission. It is a requirement for Board Service.

Average number of dollars per person served

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Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Context notes

HTC is a residential program. Cost per student, including education for a degree or in a trade averages about $7,500 per student.

Number of donors retained

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Population(s) served

No target populations selected

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Donor retention rate in 2017 was 84%

Number of program graduates

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Population(s) served

No target populations selected

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171 young men and women have graduated since launch in 2011. Class size is about 12. 12Men's classes, and 2 Women's classes

Number of volunteers

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Population(s) served

No target populations selected

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Over 200 volunteers provided support. 5,500 volunteer hours were provided in US and over 150 Haitians in Haiti volunteered for HTC

Charting Impact

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

HTC is a Residential Program that addresses the brokenness in the lives of Haiti's youth, giving them significance and purpose, equipping them to lead lives of integrity and then sending them out to benefit their families, their communities and their nation. Accomplished through: 1. Personal Transformation though God's work, the curriculum of Teen Challenge and training in line with "When helping Hurts" by Corbett and Fikkart. 2. Education in a trade or degree to create a life time of responsibility, benefits and dignity 2. Strength in character: Accountable, Trustworthy, Respectful, Honoring, Compassionate and Service oriented 3. Rebuilding the family structure 4. Economic Development; recognition of each person’s God given abilities and significance, and an understanding of God’s concept of work and service. This contributes to economic development for the person, a community and a nation. 5. Utilization of the church as catalyst for the nation’s transformation.

The Strategic Plan and prayer drives HTC. The US Board /HTC Foundation quarterly review adherence and success of HTC mission and strategic plan, financial and program outcomes and effective governance. HTC Strategic Plan: 1. Program: Build program that is relational / intimate in nature, and transformative as a result. 2. Development: Growing financial support in US /Haiti through fundraising that is cost effective and growth-oriented. 3. Leadership and Capacity: Build in biblical manner, strictly adhering to the mission and values while recognizing need of nation. 4. Economic Development: Launch business initiatives, which utilize HTC students and build an income stream for HTC. 5. Finance: Function with the utmost integrity, accountably and transparency. 6. Governance: Document processes that foster high performance and support for achieving the mission and vision of the organization. To ultimately transfer all design, planning and decision making to Haitian leadership.

- Commitment to functioning with utmost integrity, accountably, transparency, good stewardship, collective prayer, strong partnerships and hard work - Implementation and quarterly assessment of Strategic Plan and Annual Operations Plan - Annual Audit - Full legal entity in Haiti and US - Haitian Leadership, Executive Director, who understands the deep needs of his nation and has a personal calling to mentor and spur growth in the young men and women in Haiti - Accomplished, professional, fully engaged leadership in US and Haiti. Board and Foundation operate with Committee Structure: Finance, Program, Development and Governance - External Reviews of Program Effectiveness through ACT Worldwide Consultants, and Board and Foundation effectiveness through Integrated Governance Solutions - Haitian Staff committed to mission, regularly trained to ensure goals and objectives are achieved - Mobilization of HTC graduates into targeted communities with systems to monitor success

Quarterly Performance Indicators include review of: Student success in: -Growing Faith in Jesus -Personal Integrity / Character Development -Literacy -Educational Opportunity -Employment & Community support -Mentoring outcomes -Evidence of Life Without Dependencies -Healthy Relationships being built Staff success in: -Training/development for personal growth -Growth in leadership capacity Program Results: -External Report from ACT Worldwide -Communities and student outcomes Financials success in: -Adherence to Budget -Ensure proper compliance and reporting -Effective cash management Development success in: -Funding Strategic Plan -Donor Retention -Donors gain/Loss -Review of financials, operations and ROI of Business initiatives Annually Performance review of: -Financial Audit -Strategic plan, all outcomes, risk and goals -External Audit of Board and Foundation effectiveness -Review Executive Director's Performance Review

Since launched in 2011, 171 former addicts, gang leaders and prostitutes have graduated from the HTC program and have obtained or are obtaining a degree or trade certification. When they return to their communities they are building strong families as they marry with commitment, providing help to vulnerable children, leading sports camps, teaching computer skills and English and mentoring them to prevent them from making bad choices. They clean the streets, feed the hungry and engage in relief when needed. They bring the gospel through their transformed lives, Bible studies and worship services. Rather then letting their communities define them they are rebuilding their communities. -60% of graduates officially involved in community ministry -Rendez Vous Christ Church now with 1,300 members grew of HTC program and Julio Volcy's commitment to the importance of the local church. -United Nations sought HTC partnership to address challenges in the prisons and with street violence

External Reviews

Financials

HAITI TEEN CHALLENGE

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

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

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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