Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Youth First

Strengthening the lives of youth and families through specialized mentoring and evidence-based prevention programs

impact data icon

Impact Information is available from our partner, GuideStar

three stars

85.81

111 SE Third Street Suite 405
Evansville, IN 47708
tel: (812) 421-8336   Web Site
EIN: 35-2050168

Board Leadership
Crystal Wildeman
Chair

CEO
Parri O. Black
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.81 three stars
  Financial 83.23 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1998, Youth First, Inc. exists to strengthen and transform the lives of young people and families through Master's level social workers embedded in schools free of charge who deliver on-site behavioral mental health services and evidence-based programs that prevent substance abuse, improve relationships, and develop critical life skills.

Youth First Social Workers become specialized mentors for students and prevention coaches for parents/caregivers and teachers. Now in 75 schools in Indiana and with 10 years of independently analyzed data, Youth First's specialized mentoring is decreasing the risk of addiction and other dangers in Indiana youth. This means increased employability, happiness and health for our future adults.

Our organization has proven to be not only effective for youth but also sustainable through a blended stream of funding through state government, local schools, and private charitable donors, a balance of investment that holds steady over time.

Founded in 1998, Youth First, Inc. exists to strengthen and transform the lives of young people and families through Master's level social workers embedded in schools free of charge who deliver on-site behavioral mental health services and evidence-based programs that prevent substance abuse, improve relationships, and develop critical life skills.

Youth First Social Workers become specialized mentors for students and prevention coaches for parents/caregivers and teachers. Now in 75 schools in Indiana and with 10 years of independently analyzed data, Youth First's specialized mentoring is decreasing the risk of addiction and other dangers in Indiana youth. This means increased employability, happiness and health for our future adults.

Our organization has proven to be not only effective for youth but also sustainable through a blended stream of funding through state government, local schools, and private charitable donors, a balance of investment that holds steady over time.

Impact Information

GuideStar is Charity Navigator's trusted partner in sharing information on how this organization seeks impact.  GuideStar has recognized this organization with a Platinum Seal of Transparency for voluntarily and publicly sharing information about how they measure their progress and results.  Learn More about Impact Information.
Reported Results
Showing 3 of 12
Total in 2017
Number of K-12 youth with access to a Youth First Social Worker or program
28,572
Number of K-12 youth directly served by a Youth First Social Worker
15,734
Number of youth given educational presentations
13,430
Number of youth in one-to-one caseload care
1,975
Number of crisis interventions
493
Number of referrals to community resources
5,159
Number of teacher/staff consultations
14,978
Number of parent consultations
10,738
Number of student assessments conducted for risk of suicide
541
Number of student assessments conducted for risk of substance abuse
1,048
Number of student assessments conducted for risk of self harm
433
Percent of students served with a history of abuse or neglect trauma
30
This impact information is current as of July 2019, 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

three stars

83.23

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
84.3%
  Administrative Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.49
  Program Expenses Growth 5.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Youth First on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Youth First on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,046,432
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $239,621
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,040,419
Total Contributions $2,326,472
   Program Service Revenue $1,225,524
Total Primary Revenue $3,551,996
   Other Revenue $555
TOTAL REVENUE $3,552,551
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,138,703
   Administrative Expenses $187,991
   Fundraising Expenses $398,073
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,724,767
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-172,216
   
Net Assets $1,762,905

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$123,846 3.32% Parri Black President & CEO

Mission

Founded in 1998, Youth First, Inc. exists to strengthen and transform the lives of young people and families through Master's level social workers embedded in schools free of charge who deliver on-site behavioral mental health services and evidence-based programs that prevent substance abuse, improve relationships, and develop critical life skills.

Youth First Social Workers become specialized mentors for students and prevention coaches for parents/caregivers and teachers. Now in 75 schools in Indiana and with 10 years of independently analyzed data, Youth First's specialized mentoring is decreasing the risk of addiction and other dangers in Indiana youth. This means increased employability, happiness and health for our future adults.

Our organization has proven to be not only effective for youth but also sustainable through a blended stream of funding through state government, local schools, and private charitable donors, a balance of investment that holds steady over time.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Youth First (IN) 85.81 three stars
PACER Center (MN) 88.09 three stars
Children's Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida (FL) 90.46 four stars
Teen Parent Connection (IL) 96.46 four stars
The Centers for Exceptional Children (NC) 88.19 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Charity Contact Info

Youth First
111 SE Third Street
Suite 405
Evansville, IN 47708
tel: (812) 421-8336
EIN: 35-2050168

Mail donations to:
PO Box 3897
Evansville, IN 47737

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Crystal Wildeman
Chair

CEO

Parri O. Black
President & CEO