Right Choices, Inc.

Helping Young People To Make Better Choices.

Houston, TX   |  http://www.rightchoicesinc.org

Mission

To prevent among our youth all forms of abuse, homelessness, drug/substance abuse and gang violence through education and (re)socialization.

Ruling year info

1997

Executive Director

Mike Carraway

Main address

PO Box 331252

Houston, TX 77233-1252 USA

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EIN

76-0534813

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

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

Music

Music Studio: Allows youth to write, record and sell their music.

Population(s) Served

To provide information services about health and human services, attending college, financial aid and job search.

Population(s) Served

Teach how to use cameras and video equipment

Population(s) Served

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.

Hours of mentoring

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Information & Referral

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth who identify, manage, and appropriately express emotions and behaviors

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Information & Referral

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of youth who demonstrate motivation to learn

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Music

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed positive relationships

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Music

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed coping skills

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Information & Referral

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed a strong sense of self

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Information & Referral

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of youth who demonstrate that they avoid risky behaviors

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Information & Referral

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of youth who demonstrate that they are aware of their interests and abilities

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Music

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth who demonstrate leadership skills (e.g., organizing others, taking initiative, team-building)

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Photography/Videography

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth who demonstrate critical thinking skills (e.g., reasoning, analysis)

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Music

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth who demonstrate civic participation skills (e.g., compromise, perspective-taking)

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Information & Referral

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Right Choices mission is to prevent among our youth all forms of abuse, homelessness, drug /substance and gang involvement /violence through education and (re)socialization. Our motivating programs are design to help young at risk males to make right choices in their lives. Our focus is to encourage these young men to live lives of integrity, have basic life skills, goal setting and management, leadership, and social responsibility.

Identify each participant's personal needs by develop goal setting strategies to respond to their challenges. Respond to increasing demand for services by enlisting more volunteers and staff and improving our current programs. We are in the planning stages of replacing our current data base with a new and improved data base to measure our performance and successes with each participant in our programs. Right Choices is also in the planning stages of identifying, reaching out to and collaborating with other nonprofits and agencies to help us identify other best practices to help us measure our performance so we can improve on our current programs.

With a 20 year track record of success, Right Choices, Inc. is uniquely positioned to continue and accomplish its mission. Right Choices, Inc. does not currently have any paid staff, but has a volunteer staff of 15 innovative, committed, experienced and talented individuals that work tirelessly to help Right Choices, Inc. to meet its program(s) objectives. The future of Right Choices, Inc. is healthy, but we continue to seek support from donors and foundations to continue to provide the innovative and motivating programs that place the young at risk males we serve on a path towards a successful future.

• On Going Accomplishment: To improve our program(s) content, performance and participant success rate. This is top priority.
• Finish Building our Brand.
• Continue to identify and partnering and collaborating with other nonprofits and agencies for Best Practices.
• Expand our office space and/or add a second location by late 2016
• Advance fundraising: We are identifying new opportunities to increase contributions. Understanding the giving habits and giving decisions within various segments. Our goal is to have sustained support of $250000.00 by 2020
• We are using more Social Media to promote Right Choices Inc.
• We improved our Music and Video Program by adding new equipment.
• We have improved our Resource/Job Search Program by adding more computers.

Although we are tremendously energized and excited about the direction of Right Choices, Inc., we comprehend that we have a long crossing ahead.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Right Choices, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 8/13/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

TR Gore

Del McCondishe

Andre Gipson

Board leadership practices

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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 ? Yes
  • 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? Yes