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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Youth On Their Own

Educating homeless teens, investing in Arizona's future!

four stars

96.14

1660 North Alvernon Way Tucson, AZ 85712
tel: (520) 293-1136   Web Site
EIN: 86-0644388

Board Leadership
Jay Peskoe
President

CEO
Elizabeth Slater
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.14 four stars
  Financial 96.30 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Youth On Their Own (YOTO) is a dropout prevention program that supports the high school graduation of homeless unaccompanied youth throughout Southern Arizona. The youth we serve are in grades 6-12 (up to age 21) and have been abandoned through no fault of their own. Students are enrolled in Pima County public schools - including charter and alternative schools - and are motivated to obtain their high school diplomas despite personal and financial hardship. YOTO provides these tenacious young people with financial assistance, basic needs, and guidance as they work towards their high school graduation.

Youth On Their Own (YOTO) is a dropout prevention program that supports the high school graduation of homeless unaccompanied youth throughout Southern Arizona. The youth we serve are in grades 6-12 (up to age 21) and have been abandoned through no fault of their own. Students are enrolled in Pima County public schools - including charter and alternative schools - and are motivated to obtain their high school diplomas despite personal and financial hardship. YOTO provides these tenacious young people with financial assistance, basic needs, and guidance as they work towards their high school graduation.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Total number of clients experiencing homelessness
2,054
Number of visits to our Mini-Mall for food, clothing, and other personal needs items
13,714
Number of clients receiving emergency needs funding
280
Number of bus passes issued to homeless youth
876
Number of program graduates
364
Graduation rate among eligible YOTO seniors
82
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

96.30

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
80.8%
  Administrative Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.39
  Program Expenses Growth 9.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Youth On Their Own on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Youth On Their Own on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Youth On Their Own (AZ) 96.14 four stars
Global Kids (NY) 92.92 four stars
Church Hill Activities and Tutoring (VA) 96.85 four stars
Achievement Centers for Children & Families Foundation (FL) 87.24 three stars
Higher Achievement (DC) 86.38 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,654,541
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $253,384
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $200,660
Total Contributions $5,108,585
   Program Service Revenue $5,416
Total Primary Revenue $5,114,001
   Other Revenue $59,262
TOTAL REVENUE $5,173,263
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,279,312
   Administrative Expenses $157,921
   Fundraising Expenses $347,568
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,784,801
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,388,462
   
Net Assets $6,072,811

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/23/2020 96.14 four stars
2018-06 07/01/2020 89.11 three stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 88.91 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 89.47 three stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 89.68 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 89.66 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.23 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/22/2015 91.40 four stars
2014-06 11/01/2015 90.95 four stars
2013-06 03/01/2015 91.22 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 86-0644388
Name in IRS Master File YOUTH ON THEIR OWN
NTEE Code P85
NTEE Classification Homeless Persons Centers, Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (326) Care and housing of children (orphanage, etc)
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date August, 1990
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$90,701 3.25% Nicola Hartmann Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Youth On Their Own (AZ) 96.14 four stars
SEEDS – Access Changes Everything (NJ) 90.41 four stars
826LA (CA) 86.21 three stars
Global Kids (NY) 92.92 four stars
Optimist International Foundation (MO) 90.60 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Youth On Their Own
1660 North Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ 85712
tel: (520) 293-1136
fax: (520) 888-7233
EIN: 86-0644388

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Board Leadership

Jay Peskoe
President

CEO

Elizabeth Slater
Chief Executive Officer

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