Human Services

Crossroads Hope Academy Incorporated

Punta Gorda, FL

Mission

Our mission is to provide stability, education, and future preparation for teen boys who have had multiple failed foster placements in the Florida foster care system.

Ruling Year

2017

Executive Director

Mr. John Monroe Davidson

Main Address

45991 Bermont Road

Punta Gorda, FL 33982 USA

Formerly Known As

AMIkids Crossroads

Keywords

foster care, boarding school, troubled youth, last chance, boys school

EIN

81-5467641

 Number

5813922502

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Foster Care (P32)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Our foster boys have been to an average of 14 different foster placements. With that lack of stability, so does the ability to keep relationships and improve in education. It is no wonder that 80% of the adults in prison today had some experience in the foster system. It also makes sense that 1 in 4 foster boys will be homeless by the age of 22, and less than 50% of foster kids have their High School Diploma by the age of 18.

Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Social Development

Education

Where we work

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Our goal is to provide a stable environment for our boys and surround them with good role models so that they have a chance at being socially successful. Educationally, we are constantly adjusting so that we can best meet their educational needs.

A remote location requires our teens to interact with one-another as well as with the adults who are constantly parenting them. Our days are consistent and structured to promote stability to kids who's lives are anything but stable. We focus on strengths and all but ignore the weaknesses of each individual kid. Our education system is interactive, and forgiving so that our boys don't have to fear being thrown out of school or being made fun of for their educational deficiencies. And our life skills teaching platform ranges from gardening to grooming so that our boys are well prepared for life beyond foster care.

Remote location, self contained charter school, quality staff, consistent programming

Nationally, 1 in 4 foster boys will be homeless by the age of 22. One in five will be incarcerated, less than 50% of foster kids have their High School Diploma on time, less than 2% of foster kids go to the university level. Out of 22 boys who have turned 18 with us thus far, 6 are in college, more than 50% have a High School Diploma, 2 are incarcerated (10%, not 20%), and one is homeless (5%, not 25%). Additionally, our statistics are accomplished with kids who have on average been to 14 different foster placements. Nationally, foster kids go to an average of 3 foster placements. Our successes are with the kids who typically make up the bulk of the negative statistics nationally.

We started a second 501C3 last year: "Crossroads Transitions". The program is for our 18 and up population. Our goal is to have a small community of 'tiny houses' so that our boys have a place to land. Additionally, we will be partnering with the local builder's association, and college to work with our kids on a more intimate level so that their ability to be successful in the job world is higher.

External Reviews

Affiliations & Memberships

Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce 2000

Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce 2001

Charter Review Committee Member 2016

United Way Member Agency 2000

Financials

Crossroads Hope Academy Incorporated

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Operations

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

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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

Organizational Demographics

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? This organization has voluntarily shared information to answer this important question and to support sector-wide learning. GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/13/2020

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

Gender Identity

Sexual Orientation

Disability

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Equity Strategies

Last updated: 05/13/2020

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data

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We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
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We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
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We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
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We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
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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

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We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
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We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
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We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
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We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
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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.