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Risk Takers for Christ Inc

Moving believers from the sidelines to the front lines

aka Risk Takers for Christ   |   Vero Beach, FL   |  www.risktakersforchrist.org

Mission

To reach at-risk youth and the community at-large with the Gospel of Jesus Christ by engaging them in athletic competition and providing positive male role models.

Ruling year info

2012

President

Rev. Dale Mark Glading

Main address

PO Box 651421

Vero Beach, FL 32965 USA

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EIN

45-3515230

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Basketball (N62)

Christian (X20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

1. The leading predictor of future incarceration and life-long poverty is out-of-wedlock birth caused by absentee fathers. 2. Teenage boys lacking a positive male role model are more likely to take drugs, drop out of school, and engage in gang and/or criminal behavior.

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?

Living H2O Initiative

We seek to provide positive male role models for at-risk youth by hosting twice-weekly faith-based basketball programs.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Multiracial people
People of African descent
People of Latin American descent

We host men's conferences throughout the Eastern United States, challenging men to be leaders in their families, their churches and their communities.

Population(s) Served
Men and boys
Christians

Risk Takers for Christ planted a new church in an RV and manufactured home community on April 10, 2022.

Population(s) Served
Christians
Retired people
Older adults
Seniors

We periodically conduct conferences and sponsor guest speakers to enhance racial harmony in our community. In November 2022, we held a breakfast event with author, columnist, and social activist Star Parker.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups

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 clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Living H2O Initiative

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These figures include estimates from our Living H2O Initiative, sports camps and tournaments, and various conferences, church events, and community outreaches.

Number of people trained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Living H2O Initiative

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These figures reflect the number of new board members and Living H2O Initiative volunteers that we have trained each year.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Living H2O Initiative

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These figures reflect best estimates of volunteer participation at our Living H2O Initiative, sports camps, basketball tournaments, and other related programs.

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Living H2O Initiative

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These figures reflect the estimated number of at-risk youth who attend our weekly Living H2O Initiative, sports camps, and basketball tournaments.

Number of public events held to further mission

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Living H2O Initiative

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These figures include speaking engagements, conferences, worship services, and special events. They do not include weekly breakfast meetings with pastors and donors, or board meetings.

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Living H2O Initiative

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Gross revenues from contributions and grants.

Number of people on the organization's email list

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of people who receive our monthly E-newsletter, our weekday devotional messages, or who are exposed to our ministry through Facebook ads and posts.

Number of Facebook followers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Living H2O Initiative

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Many of our Facebook followers are subscribers to our daily devotional messages, whereas others simply follow and support our various outreaches at-risk youth and others.

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.

We seek to prevent criminal and anti-social behavior by providing positive male role models for at-risk, mostly minority youth. We also provide a safe and wholesome place to recreate using the "international language" of sports, while simultaneously encouraging and rewarding sportsmanship, teamwork, self-discipline, humility, and other positive character traits.

Our Living H2O Initiative provides a safe place for at-risk youth to recreate while being exposed to positive male role models and faith-based messages.

We conduct a weekly basketball program and periodic 3-on-3 tournaments (in a clean, attractive, and air-conditioned gym) for at-risk, mostly minority youth in Indian River County. We also encourage and assist our program attendees to further their education or to find gainful employment upon their graduation from high school.

Through our first 12 years, we have conducted hundreds of prison ministry trips throughout the Eastern United States and Africa; thousands of basketball outreach programs for at-risk youth; and dozens of men's - and racial harmony - conferences.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve

Financials

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Operations

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

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Risk Takers for Christ Inc

Board of directors
as of 06/07/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Rev. Dale Glading

Risk Takers for Christ

Term: 2011 - 2023

Lawrence Lilly

Retired

Steve Salis

Cornerstone Private Advisors

Steve Schwartz

PD/GO Digital Marketing

David Daniel

Sebastian Church of God

Christopher Glading

AmeriLife

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? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • 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 6/7/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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