JORDAN GOSPEL MUSIC MINISTRY INC

Kidz Matter!

aka JGM, Jordan Gospel Ministry, Jordan Prison Ministry   |   Sarasota, FL   |  www.jordangospelministry.com

Mission

Over 24 thousand children in Florida Foster Care, 21 thousand at-risk youth in the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice System, and over 59,000 arrested/intake in 2018. The suicide rate for kids ages 10 to 14 nearly tripled in the last decade around the nation. Children who feel abandoned, unwanted, unloved, rejected, and alone. This organization brings compassion and love from their supporters. Our mission is to utilize our programs by speaking hope and encouragement through inspiring true-life stories of our own heart healing experiences. Our purpose is to help instill confidence, worthiness, better self-esteem, and creating positive memory events. These at-risk children already have enough bad memories. It's about setting their hearts free to become the person they were meant to be!

Notes from the nonprofit

CREDENTIALS & MEMBERSHIPS

FLORIDA COUNCIL AND CRIME AND DELINQUENCY

FLORIDA SHERIFF'S YOUTH RANCHES, INC.

AMERICAN CORRECTIONAL CHAPLAIN ASSOCIATION

AMERICAN CORRECTIONAL ASSOCIATION

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF CHRISTIAN COUNSELORS

Ruling year info

1979

Co-Founder/Vice President

MaryAnn Jordan

Main address

4411 Bee Ridge Road Suite 246

Sarasota, FL 34233 USA

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EIN

59-1711380

NTEE code info

Religion Related, Spiritual Development N.E.C. (X99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are in the process of streamlining and expanding to reach a new generation. iGen / Gen Z - 1995 -2012, Gen Alpha - 2013 -2025. We are expanding our Youth Outreach by implementing our yearly programs to monthly programs in Detention Centers, Residential Youth Facilities, and Ranches. We do not want these vulnerable at-risk youth to end up in prison, where we have over 45 years working with the Department of Corrections. We know the cycle. Changing the organization from working with predominate inmates to at-risk youth and youth offenders requires a complete overhaul. We are starting from the ground up again.

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?

Kidz Matter!

We work with at-risk youth in the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches, Juvenile Detention Centers, Juvenile Residential Facilities between the ages of 3 to 18.

"You Are Special" programs to youth to let them know that not only does God care but their community cares for them too. So many of these children feel rejected, unloved, depressed, and missing home (even if the home was not a good environment). These children are the future and it takes all of us to raise a parent-less child into a responsible adult.

This program consists of donated items, funds to buy items that we may be short on, Pizza Parties, or other food-based parties during the year.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adolescents
At-risk youth
Foster and adoptive children

We go into at-risk youth centers ages 3-18 during December with a "Happy Birthday Jesus" party. The homemade cookies and stocking stuffers donated by you are tangible proof to at-risk kids that the community loves them and Jesus loves them. We are sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the true meaning of Christmas, and healing broken hearts that have been hurt and feel abandoned.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth
Foster and adoptive children
Orphans
Victims and oppressed people

Speaking Engagements in Churches, Women's Groups, Community Groups, etc., about the vision, the purpose, and the mission of our organization's dedicated work of not only the past 46 + years but our present and future as well.

Can include a leader or leader and various team members. Can include speaking only or speaking and singing. Can include a full program/service or just 10-30 minutes.

Population(s) Served
Adults

A radio program on WSEB for children where Mama Jordan reads children's stories and explains how they can relate to us today in everyday settings. It is also on our website so anyone can listen globally.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth
Victims of crime and abuse
Foster and adoptive children
Orphans

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 participants attending course/session/workshop

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

Children and youth, Multiracial people, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Incarcerated people

Related Program

Kidz Matter!

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

In 2020 due to COVID-19, all facilities were on lockdown. Our organization has suffered from the pandemic. In 2019 we worked with 3,133 children/people. This includes both adults and children.

Number of individuals applying skills learned through the organization's training

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

Multiracial people, Age groups, Family relationships, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all at-risk youth facilities were on lockdown.

Number of youth who report less likelihood to engage in criminal activity

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

Children and youth, Adolescents, Multiracial people

Related Program

Kidz Matter!

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Of course almost 100% that attend the programs state that they will not engage in criminal activity. Not all facilities are for criminal activity but getting the children out of a harmful household.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

1. We would like to offer more availability to our programs, in more locations, by having more volunteers and funds to facilitate these extra programs that educate them on accountability, life skills, working on their inner self, and how to relate to others.

2. We are receiving new applications for volunteers that go through Ministry training and State DOC training.

3. We are raising funds for a new vehicle for volunteers that travel with the ministry for the donated supplies given for the youth and organizational program essentials.

We have been more involved in learning webinars, seminars, and taking courses to bring our nonprofit to the level we want it to be.

We are expanding our social media presence and advertising our fundraising events on social media. We started a new feature of sending email newsletters that are short and sweet but to the point. We wholly remodeled our website and continue modifying it to make it more concise to our work.

We have been researching new virtual fundraising ideas. We had to cancel our only fundraising banquet due to the pandemic, so we are looking for new methods.

We are researching and applying for grants related to our type of fieldwork. As well we are searching for a grant writer that has expertise in this field.

We have begun to implement some of our ideas for our goals. We have booked more local church and group programs to spread the word and raise funds. We have created avenues to request more volunteers via the website and social media.

We just started a new awareness program for our outreach to raise funds, gather volunteers, and educate and bring together different generations. There has become such a generational gap in our society today. This new program is called "Generation BMX" Generation to Generation. We are really excited about this very new program and the response it's gathering.

OUR STATISTICS OF WHAT WE ACCOMPLISHED

HANDWRITTEN DECISIONS - 19,023
TO CHANGE ONE'S LIFE

INSTITUTIONAL PROGRAMS - 43,289

C-DAY COOKIES GIVEN - 3,331,065

ALL OCCASION CARDS - 431, 500

CHRISTMAS ​CARDS HANDMADE - 143,702

MINISTRY SERVICE HOURS - 2, 692

MILES TRAVELED - 12,800


Fundraising is a weak skill in our organization and COVID-19 has made it worse. We've not accomplished what we need in that area. We did not meet the guidelines for Federal relief as we do not have a payroll, we have all volunteers. We have excellent results but operate on a shoestring budget.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    At-risk youth in foster care, youth ranches, detention centers, and residential facilities.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have been asked into more facilities as our programs have been very successful with the at-risk youth that we work with. The children have asked to participate in singing during our programs. We have started ordering music in karaoke video style so they can become more included. This will also spotlight if a child has an interest in singing and wants to develop that talent.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    We want at-risk youth to feel comfortable in sharing what they need the most in order to heal from traumatic experiences and to grow into a healthy adult. The kids have openly expressed that they feel heard, they know that we care and they know we are there to help them. That's a high quality of trust from the most vulnerable.

  • 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 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?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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JORDAN GOSPEL MUSIC MINISTRY INC

Board of directors
as of 11/19/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Ed Longobardi

Jordan Gospel Music Ministry, Inc.


Board co-chair

Mrs. MaryAnn Jordan

Jordan Gospel Music Ministry, Inc.

Ulysses Salett

Salett Productions

Garry Clark

Fellowship of Englewood Church

Stephen Turner

Robert Shannon

Wings Of Faith Christian Worship Center

Ed Longobardi

MaryAnn Jordan

Jordan Gospel Music Ministry, Inc.

Solomn Hostetler

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Yes
  • 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 12/1/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

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Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/30/2020

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • 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 seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.