GIFFORD YOUTH ACHIEVEMENT CENTER INC

More than an After School Program

Vero Beach, FL   |  www.gyac.net

Mission

WITH GOD'S GUI DANCE, OUR MISSION IS TO ESTABLISH A PARTNERSHIP AMONG YOUTH, ADULTS AND THE GIFFORD/INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY THAT DEVELOPS SELF ESTEEM, TEACHES CHARACTER AND ENCOURAGES EACH INDIVIDUAL TO REACH FOR HIS OR HER ULTIMATE POTENTIAL

Ruling year info

2002

Executive Director

Ms. Angelia Perry

Main address

4875 43rd Ave

Vero Beach, FL 32967 USA

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EIN

43-1950911

NTEE code info

Youth Centers, Clubs, (includes Boys/Girls Clubs)- Multipurpose (O20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GYAC is working to address the unacceptable condition of Black and Hispanic students under performing in academic areas. During the 2016-17 school year, 36% of Black students and 49% of Hispanic students scored a 3 or higher in English/Language Arts on the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) compared to 65% of Caucasian students. Math results for the same period shows that 41% of Black students and 55% of Hispanic students scored a 3 or higher in Math compared to 70% of Caucasian students (www.fldoe.org). Gifford, a majority African-American community, is located in the unincorporated area of Vero Beach/Indian River County, Florida. In Gifford, approximately 22% of families and 28% of individuals live below the poverty level and 49% have less than a high school diploma (source: http://factfinder.census.gov). Approximately 64% of students served by GYAC live with a single parent or their grandparents. Approximately 70% of students served by GYAC are from low-income families.

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?

After School Education Program

The After School Education Program, which serves students in grades K-12, is the major program offered at GYAC and provides homework assistance in addition to tutoring, educational enrichment, counseling services, in addition to cultural, social and recreational activities.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The Walter Jackson Haven Summer Camp is an eight-week program that serves students in grades 1st - 12th. The program provides academic enrichment activities in the morning and recreational activities in the afternoon.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The Beyond Special K Program serves adults and senior citizens. The program provides educational, social, recreational and cultural programs on a daily basis.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Where we work

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 students receiving homework help

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

Children and youth, People of African descent, At-risk youth

Related Program

After School Education Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The decrease in the 2020 was due to COVID-19, and the social distancing required in the classrooms. As a result, enrollment in the after school program was limited.

Number of students served who earn passing grades in core subjects

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

Children and youth, People of African descent, At-risk youth

Related Program

After School Education Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric is measured using report cards from the School District of Indian River County. Core subjects are considered English, Math and/or Science.

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.

GYAC's goals are to:

1. Improve the academic success of the students it serves by providing a variety of educational, social, cultural and recreational activities.

2. Increase participation, of youth and adults, in GYAC's programs and activities.

3. Increase contributions/giving by 10% - 20% each year.

4. Expand the existing facility to serve more students.

1. The strategies are to provide homework assistance, tutoring, educational enrichment activities, counseling services, cultural, social and recreational activities, in addition to activities that promote healthy social behaviors and positive self-esteem. These activities are provided to increase a student's academic performance thereby increasing the likelihood of high school graduation, reduced delinquency, prevention of substance abuse and teen pregnancy.

2. Increase and continue to provide programs and activities that serve youth and adults. Increase educational support, recreational and cultural activities and field trips and adult/senior citizen workshops on topics pertinent to that demographic.

GYAC is a 501(c)(3) organization that celebrated its 20th Anniversary in February of 2018. A volunteer Board of Directors governs the GYAC and embodies the concept that there is nothing more important than ensuring that our students are provided the opportunities and support necessary to ensure their graduation from high school.
Areas of expertise includes: The Executive Director, who holds a MS Degree, with over 20 years of experience in working with vulnerable youth and non-profit management experience; the staff included teachers with an AS or BS Degree, a certified Guidance Counselor, mentors, volunteers, and recreational support staff. Collaborative partners provide specific programmatic expertise in a variety of cultural, recreational, and educational activities.
GYAC received the 2010 United Way of Indian River County Agency Excellence Award and the 2005 Outstanding Florida Minority Education Community Organization Award.

Enrollment in the after school program has seen a 62% increase over the last 10 years. Attendance for the adult/senior citizens program continues to steadily increase as more adults, throughout the County, are informed of our programs and activities.

GYAC's donor retention rate is 63.80%; the national average is 46.0%. New donors accounted for 17.9% of all 2018 donations.

Financials

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Operations

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

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GIFFORD YOUTH ACHIEVEMENT CENTER INC

Board of directors
as of 7/14/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Deborah Taylor-Long


Board co-chair

Dr. Deborah Taylor-Long

School District of Indian River County, Florida

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 07/14/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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