YOUTH FOR TOMORROW-NEW LIFE CENTER INC

aka Youth For Tomorrow   |   BRISTOW, VA   |  http://youthfortomorrow.org/

Mission

The mission of Youth For Tomorrow is to provide children and families with the opportunity to focus their lives and develop the confidence, skills, intellectual ability, spiritual insight and moral integrity - each based on Godly principles, resulting in positive changes to the benefit of the child, the family, the community, and the nation.

Ruling year info

1984

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Gary L. Jones

Main address

11835 HAZEL CIRCLE DRIVE

BRISTOW, VA 20136 USA

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EIN

52-1342268

NTEE code info

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

Group Home, Residential Treatment Facility - Mental Health Related (F33)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

These are whom we help: children who are victims of parental neglect, physical abuse in the home or bullying in public schools – an increasingly serious cause of emotional and psychological issues. We see girls who have been prostituted by a parent to pay for drugs, pregnant teens who have nowhere to go and no knowledge of how to take care of a child, young boys and girls who join gangs in search of a family and military veterans who need emotional support to return to a normal life. And we help families facing crises.

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?

Residential Program

Youth For Tomorrow offers residential treatment for girls and boys on our beautiful campus located in Bristow, Virginia, thirty-five miles west of Washington D.C. and only two miles south of the historic city of Manassas, VA. More than 200 residential, therapeutic and education staff provide professional services to the 120+ children including residential treatment and supervision, case management, clinical services, nursing services and education in our State and regionally accredited secondary school. A third of YFT staff are bilingual in Spanish and English.

A child-to-staff radio of 6:1 allows Youth For Tomorrow to provide treatment while maintaining a level of safety that creates an environment of trust. Video cameras strategically placed throughout the building also support a setting where child safety is the utmost priority. Our home-like setting, and large, open spaces filled with natural light help alleviate the institutional quality often associated with programs featuring this level of intensity and security.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
At-risk youth

Mommy and Me is a residential program in a campus setting for pregnant teens and young mothers and their babies. The program serves young mothers ages 12 to 18. Mothers and their babies may remain in the program until the child reaches age 4.
Our Expectant Teen Mothers & Babies Home is designed to help expectant teen moms and mothers prepare for motherhood. They reside in a separate home on campus. The home, staffed by experienced House parents, with support from other staff, is dedicated to their special needs and services. Expectant teen mothers and mothers benefit from receiving counseling from our in-house therapists and education from our state certified and accredited campus school. The expectant teen mother’s health is overseen by our staff nurse in partnership with community based medical and psychiatric professionals. Upon delivery, the mothers receive on-going medical care and their babies receive regular pediatric care by a pediatrician.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Adolescents

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has identified the Washington, DC area as one of the 14 major sex trafficking centers in the U.S. YFT is the only facility in Virginia and in the mid-Atlantic region that works to offer safe and secure residential and specialized recovery service for girls ages 12 to 19 who have been sexually exploited/sex trafficked. YFT professionals help girls who are victims of sexual abuse and trafficking to regain their lives through individual service plans that set weekly priorities and goals for each girl in their education, residence, counseling/therapy, supervision and safety, self-reliance and relationships.

Program Components
More than 150 girls have been reached through YFT since its “Girls on a Journey” began in 2008. Personalized staff advocates help victims improve their self esteem, learn age appropriate social skills and work through their individual needs. YFT’s integrated program offers sexually exploited and trafficked girls the following support:
-Therapeutic behavior management program for sexually abused, exploited and trafficked girls
-Psycho-educational groups, such as anger management, social skills, stress management, communication skills and daily living skills
-Weekly priorities and goals review through individual service plans
-Independent living and self-reliance training
-Substance abuse education and counseling
-Medical treatment when necessary
-Protection in partnership with police and FBI
-Tailored counseling and therapy for the girl and her family
-Community based support and partnerships with the private sector to provide valuable workforce development skills to the girls

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Adolescents

Youth For Tomorrow offers a Residential Substance Abuse Program for adolescents that focuses on prevention and treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders through evidence based practices delivered by staff who specialize in Substance Abuse Treatment. Each participant will receive daily group therapy, weekly individual therapy, family therapy, and support for making behavior changes as well as pursuing academic goals. We serve boys and girls ages 14-18 who meet the criteria for being placed in a clinically managed low-intensity residential program.

We treat Substance Abuse from a holistic framework treating and caring for the individuals physical, social, mental, and spiritual health. Each participant will be treated with dignity and respect as they pursue their path of discovery and recovery during their 4-6 month stay in the Substance Abuse Program. Upon completion of all the individual’s goals, each program participant will receive aftercare referrals that are individually designed to maintain the momentum of recovery and healing.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
At-risk youth

YFT’s State and regionally accredited secondary school provides at-risk children a stable, supportive educational environment. While most of our students live on campus, Day School students are welcome as well. Our school, grades 7-12, offers at-risk children an opportunity to live and learn together, outside their homes, within a stable and supportive environment.. The purpose of YFT’s school is to provide a way for young people to excel through high-quality education. Enrichment programs – including after-school tutoring, recreation, information technology, the arts, and clinical therapy– are offered on campus.

YFT’s school is well-regarded in the social services and education communities. Many social workers refer their children to YFT because of the opportunity to provide a residential education as a viable and important option for children, particularly teenagers. The majority of our students live in single-family home on campus. However, the same quality education is available to Day Students whose parents chose to place them in a private school setting with a Christian emphasis – particularly for those who struggle in public schools as a consequence of behavioral issues. YFT's school is a diploma granting and State Certified Special Education Secondary School offering a 12 month curriculum.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
At-risk youth

Youth For Tomorrow's Behavioral Health Services (BHS) offers a broad scope of outpatient mental health counseling services for children (ages five and up), adolescents, adults, families, and couples. Our mental health professionals are here to serve you and your family.

Our services are designed to meet the needs of clients and families from diverse backgrounds who may benefit from outpatient assessment and treatment. We diagnose and treat children, adolescents and adults with a wide variety of issues including but not limited to: depression, anxiety and panic symptoms, post-traumatic stress, anger issues, obsessive-compulsive issues, grief and loss, self-harm, issues related to attachment, co-occurring disorders, aggression, attention deficits and other behavioral concerns, as well as familial and relational issues.

We provide behavioral health services with professional excellence, Christian integrity, professional insight, and genuine compassion. Our staff is comprised of therapists with various credentials, backgrounds, training, and specialties, so we are able to offer a wide variety of treatment, including play therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, trauma-informed care, and behavioral intervention.

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults

Youth for Tomorrow (YFT) provides two levels of In-Home Services, Intensive In-Home Services and Supportive In-Home Services. They are both based on the philosophy that children and adolescents are best cared for within their home and community whenever it is possible. Services are generally time-limited, family focused and delivered in the home. In-Home Specialists help you and your family address behavioral and emotional issues.

Services include:
-Comprehensive and timely assessment
-Individualized, strengths-bases treatment plans
-Therapeutic services delivered in the home and community
-Family and individual interventions
-Parental coaching and skill development
-Safety and coping skills development
-Psycho-education
-Case coordination
-24 hour crisis support and response

Services begin with a comprehensive evaluation completed by a Licensed Mental Health Professional. An Individualized Service Plan is developed with the family and is used to guide services. The plan is reviewed regularly to evaluate progress and updated as needed. All services are delivered by Licensed Mental Health Professionals or Qualified Mental Health Professionals under the supervision of Licensed Mental Health Professionals.

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults

Therapeutic Day Treatment is a school-based program designed to successfully address mental health, emotional, and behavioral issues that create a barrier to effective learning. YFT's Specialist’s facilitate strategic interventions such as CBT, Person Control, and Strength Based Modalities designed to address disruptive behavior immediately without interrupting the class to address one child’s acting out. Effective interventions improve classroom dynamics and allow educators to teach. An immediate intervention by a specialist gives a child the best opportunity to redirect problematic behavior so he/she can return to learning while protecting the learning environment for their classmates.

The Therapeutic Day Treatment program provides therapeutic supports to youth who struggle with symptoms of ADHD, depression, ODD, mood instability, etc.
The interventions employed by our staff will reinforce positive behaviors while reducing self-defeating ideologies and maladaptive responses to structure by implementing and teaching age appropriate coping mechanisms.

The program’s treatment strategies focus on helping students learn to:
-Control aggression/anger;
-Enhance communication and social and interpersonal skills;
-Make healthy choices and better decisions;
-Improve daily living skills, impulse control, peer relations, and problem solving,; and,
-Improve community responsibility.
-Improve overall psychological well-being

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

Treatment foster care services are provided in Northern Virginia to youth who are placed out of their home and need intensive support to be maintained in a community placement. Youth (ages 0-21) are placed with trained and professionally supported families. YFT is committed to ensuring that youth maintain and create positive and permanent connections with their biological families and others in their communities.

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

VOLUNTEER MENTORING PROGRAM
ONE-ON-ONE mentors have the unique role of working with youth to provide a solid support system and be a reliable trusted adult in the young person’s life. Many of our youth have not had a solid foundation or positive role model in their lives. Our goal is to develop long lasting relationships between the mentors and the mentees.

Individual goals are created to empower youth, and to master life skills that enhance his/her future success in the work force.

All mentors are required to participate in a rigorous Federal, State, & Local CPS/DSS background check, and 21 hours of training. All mentors are required to spend 2 hours a week with their mentee.

YFT CARES OUTINGS
YFT CARES is the opportunity for Mentors & Mentees to gather for weekend outings. The goal is to allow the youth to bond with positive role models in a fun and relaxed environment. We want our residents to learn about the world around them, while gaining practical experience as they meet new people, and visit new locations. This opportunity will also allow our youth to put their new social and life skills to the test in a safe and stimulating environment. Some suggested field trips are:
-Museums
-Petting Farm
-Paint Sessions
-Community Outreach
-College Tours
-Yo-Yo competitions
-Double-Dutch Competitions
-Culinary Arts classes
-Volunteer Opportunities
-Horseback Riding
-Educational Outings and more

MOVING ON
MOVING ON offers the church community and any other faith-based organizations, the opportunity to form a small coalition that would function as a strong support system for our young adults, The team would be comprised of members with expertise in the following areas:
-Finance
-Education
-Housing
-Transportation
-Behavioral/Emotional
-Safety
-Spiritual
-Human Resources
-Mechanics

Youth For tomorrow offers each youth a comprehensive team, which is comprised of Case Managers, Therapists, Counselors, and a spiritual leader. Each member of this unique team offers the youth the support that he/she needs to be successful in our program. Unfortunately, this type of support system does not continue once the youth completes our program and enters the community. Consequently, the resident often struggles to gain self-sufficiency. It is our goal to offer to each student who ages out of our program, a strong team of supporters that will remain in the life of the young adult for a minimum of one year.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
At-risk youth

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 program participants who receive a secondary school diploma or GED

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

Residential Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These are youth who graduated from our secondary school. Many of our children return to their families and graduate from other schools after they complete the YFT program.

Number of participants engaged in programs

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

Private Secondary School

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

These are the number of at-risk youth who have participated in our residential program and attended our accredited secondary school.

Number of clients served

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

Adults, Children and youth, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Behavioral Health Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Average Number of Individuals Served on a Monthly Basis in Regional Offices

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.

Our strategic plan calls for expanding our regional offices into neighboring counties offering behavioral health programs and community clinical health services.

Today, YFT serves boys and girls, individuals and families, and all ages with a continuum of services. Its residential program based in Bristow, VA, continues to be strong and is complimented by programs serving hundreds of clients in local schools, private homes and community settings every day.

YFT is meeting the needs of children and families by offering a continuum of services as an alternative to the nation's fragmented and overburdened child and family care systems. The continuum of services offered by Youth For Tomorrow is unique to the Northern Virginia region and enables YFT to deliver the right care at the right time to children and families in crisis or in need of urgent care.
The integrated continuum offers levels of care which include:
-Treatment Group Homes – for boys and girls including services to pregnant teens and domestic girls -sexually exploited or trafficked
-Crisis Intervention Counseling Services
-Diagnostic and Assessment Services
-Outpatient Services
-Therapeutic Day Treatment
-Intensive In-Home Services
-Therapeutic Mentoring
All life-changing care offered in the continuum is consistently effective because it's based on the research-proven delivery of services. As children and families make progress (or fail to make progress) at one level, they move to other levels that better fit their needs without starting over in their care.

Services at the top of the continuum provide intensive care to children with serious emotional or behavioral problems. Children receive these services outside of their homes; nevertheless, family reunification is always our ultimate goal. Services at the bottom of the continuum help families stay together through training, counseling and other measures available to your family.

The most effective approach for improving a young person's life is to at once reduce the risk factors and increase the protective factors in all elements of one's life.

Our residential program, with 10 homes, continues to grow. We continue to maintain our historical success rate of 85% in young lives who complete our program and go on to college, the military, and employment in the community or successfully reunite with their families. During this past year, thanks to the generosity of HomeAid Northern Virginia, Toll Brothers and YFT philanthropist Bob Wiser, we dedicated and opened another girls' home. We increased opportunities for spiritual growth with the creation of the David and Karen Budd Outdoor Worship Center. At the same time, we broke ground for the Peterson Family Chapel right in the center of our campus. This is a dream we have had for years, now brought into sight by the Peterson Family Foundation's major naming gift.

We added to our ability to provide and broaden our behavioral health services into Fairfax County with the acquisition of Fairfax County-based Adolescent and Family Growth Center (AFGC), an organization which brings exceptional experience in the area of therapeutic foster care. YFT continues to provide an array of services in Prince William County through three community-based satellite centers and 26 Prince William County Public Schools. In 2016 we signed a memorandum of understanding for a pilot program in six Fairfax County Public Schools. We are pleased to report that our Behavioral Health Services programs also achieved a heartwarming 98% success rate based on responses to a survey of the children and adult clients we served.

In addition to reports on our residential and community-based programs, you'll find news about our year – the events, the community outreach and the successes achieved. Please celebrate with us the honors received by Youth For Tomorrow as well as the recognition bestowed on our supporters and staff. You also will find a report on our income and expenditures, including a fact of which we are very proud: our expenses for program administration remain at only 15.1% -- a very low percentage of our total budget! Even when corporate expenses are viewed from a broader perspective, our general and administrative expenses are only 17.1% of our total budget and our special event fundraising expenses from four record-breaking events are only 24.66% of fundraising revenue.

Youth For Tomorrow (YFT) is a non-profit organization with a 33-year record of success in providing effective behavioral health services to children and adults including military members and families.

Founded in 1983 by then Head Redskins Football Coach Joe Gibbs, YFT opened its doors in 1986 to boys with behavioral issues and provided them with residential care including counseling and education. In 2003, YFT expanded its programs to include residential services for girls. In 2007, the Mommy and Me Program for pregnant teens and young mothers was launched. In 2009, a comprehensive program was introduced for girls who have been sexually exploited, abused or trafficked.

The outstanding success of YFT’s residential program led to requests that it provide behavioral health services in public schools and in the larger community.

Since 2012, YFT has successfully established six regional offices in Gainesville, Manassas, Woodbridge, Springfield, Lansdowne and Warrenton. YFT provides mental health services to a monthly average of over 2000 children, youth and families in our clinical and community based Behavioral Health Services programs.

YFT holds the highest level of accreditation among programs providing behavioral health care clinical services, being awarded national accreditation from the Joint Commission (Oakbrook Terrace, IL.), which evaluates health care organizations throughout the nation for their standards of care. YFT’s behavioral health services also are accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA), and YFT is licensed by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the Virginia Department of Social Services and the Virginia Department of Education.

Financials

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YOUTH FOR TOMORROW-NEW LIFE CENTER INC

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

Coach Joes Gibbs

Joe Gibbs Racing


Board co-chair

Mr. Taylor Chess

Peterson Companies

Term: 2019 - 2021

Ron Devine

BK Racing

Vern McHargue

Long & Foster

Taylor Chess

Peterson Companies

Cynthia Atwater

Digital Benefit Advisors

Frank Baltz

Clark Construction Group

Anthony Barbour

Interstate Batteries

Carl Berquist

Brian Castell

Restoration Capital

Carlos Castro

Todos Supermarket

Kevin Cole

Ennis Electric

Kirk Cousins

Washington Redskins

Julie Cousins

Washington Redskins

Tom Davis

Deloitte

Jim Duszynski

NVR

Bruce Eberle

Eberle Communications Group

Blake Fellows

Fellows Financial Group

Gary Garczynski

National Capital Land & Development

Jim Giddings

Lustine Toyota/Scion/Dodge/Jeep

Danny Hazel

Hazel Construction Group

Tom Holly

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Brit hume

Fox News

Marty Irving

Irving Investments

Deborah Johnson

Dominion Energy

Gary Jones, II

The Fauquier Bank

Ron Lara

Lara, May and Associates, LLC

Barbara Lewis

Washington Fine Properties

Larry Michael

Washington Redskins

Richard Norman

Richard Norman Company

Oliver North

North American Enterprises

Patsy Norton

Great American Restuarants

Burke O'Malley

Mazda Subaru of Winchester

Nancy Padgett

Jon Peterson

Peterson Companies

Cecil Pruitt

Pruitt Corporation

Larry Rosenthal

Rosenthal Wealth Management

Vic Sellier

Tom Shumaker

Holder Construction

David Stadler

Stadler Nurseries

Nader Tavangar

The Mercury Group

Steve Templeton

Tom Toth

Toth Financial Advisory

Adam Volanth

Bohler Engineering

Roger West

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Juan Williams

Fox News

Russel Wiser

The Bob Wiser Charitable Foundation Trust

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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