Nobody owns a nonprofit agency, not even the founder of the organization. It is a public trust—and everyone in the community is an integral part of the work we do.
When the young people in our society are receiving care, we all benefit: the community saves on court costs and fewer prisons (which cost taxpayers far more than programs like ours—and obviously without the transformational results); less crime; fewer teen pregnancies; less poverty; less cyclical domestic and child abuse; increased literacy; improved mental health—in fact, the benefits of restoring hope to a struggling young person are innumerable.
We continue to hold fundraisers, solicit grants, and pursue contracts with other youth organizations, and we also believe strongly in the reciprocity of individual giving. It not only benefits the recipient—in this case, high-risk youth—but blesses the giver. If you’d like more information on the emotional and financial benefits of giving and how important it is especially during hard times, please download an article called “The Greatest Moneymaking Secret In History” by Dr. Joe Vitale.