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YFS INC

Youth, Connection, Community

aka Forever Cameron   |   Atlanta, GA   |  www.forevercameron.org
GuideStar Charity Check

YFS INC

EIN: 26-2982155


Mission

YFS Mission: Our mission is to mentor, motivate, and inspire young people all over the world into becoming young, fabulous, and successful by providing them with the knowledge to identify their creative gifts and the environment to monetize it. Forever Cameron Mission:To create authentic connections through life-altering programs that reconnect participants to self, source and family while rebuilding community.

Ruling year info

2008

Principal Officer

Tiffany Smith

Main address

2255 Cumberland Pkwwy Bldg 900 Suite 230 % Tiffany Smith Founder

Atlanta, GA 30339 USA

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EIN

26-2982155

Subject area info

Philanthropy

Gun control

Bullying

Dispute resolution

Family courts

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Population served info

Families

Parents

Non-adult children

People of African descent

Multiracial people

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NTEE code info

Business, Youth Development (O53)

Business, Youth Development (O53)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

The Forever Cam Experience

The Forever Cam Experience is a 2 day Rites of Passage experience for At-risk youth where we use mental games, mindfulness training, fitness & boxing drills, competitions and experiential activities to help them reconnect to self and discover who they are and what they want out of life.

Our "Rite of Passage" experience is one of our foundational programs that facilitate participants through the 3 distinct phases; Separation (leaving the familiar), Transition(learning & growth) & Return(Reintegration).

Population(s) Served
People of African descent
Multiracial people
Non-adult children
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people

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 youth service participants who have involvement in juvenile justice system

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

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Decreasing

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

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

The Forever Cam Experience

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of clients engaged in the criminal justice system in the last 12 months

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

The Forever Cam Experience

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of youth receiving services (e.g., groups, skills and job training, etc.) with youths living in their community

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

The Forever Cam Experience

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth who have a positive adult role model

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

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

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 are committed to reducing senseless gun violence with our youth and providing resources and support to parents with at-risk youth.

We offer youth transformational programs
We offer parent engagement and support groups
We offer community engagement sessions/groups

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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, 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 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

YFS INC

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

YFS INC

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $19,238
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $19,238
Expenses
Program Services $19,238
Administration $19,238
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $19,238

YFS INC

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $0
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $0

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Principal Officer

Tiffany Smith

There are no officers, directors or key employees recorded for this organization

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

YFS INC

Board of directors
as of 03/01/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Lewis Jackson

WAEN TV

Lewis Jackson

No affiliation

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 ? 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/1/2023

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
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/01/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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 measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.