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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Youth Guidance

Guiding kids to bright futures

four stars

92.21

1 North LaSalle Street Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60602
tel: (312) 253-4900   Web Site
EIN: 36-2167032

Board Leadership
Ann Lennon
Board Chair

CEO
Michelle A. Morrison
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.21 four stars
  Financial 99.65 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Youth Guidance creates and implements school-based programs that enable children to overcome obstacles, focus on their education and, ultimately, to succeed in school and in life. Youth Guidance sees a bright and successful future for every elementary and high school student.  Because we believe that success in school is not only possible but should be achieved and celebrated, we are present in the schools to facilitate an environment that truly engages students in the learning process, and through careful guidance, enables them to realize their full potential and graduate with a meaningful plan for successfully managing life. We are a leading provider of outcomes-driven programs and capacity-building initiatives, with delivery areas of: Counseling & Prevention, Community & Afterschool, and Youth Workforce Development.

Youth Guidance creates and implements school-based programs that enable children to overcome obstacles, focus on their education and, ultimately, to succeed in school and in life. Youth Guidance sees a bright and successful future for every elementary and high school student.  Because we believe that success in school is not only possible but should be achieved and celebrated, we are present in the schools to facilitate an environment that truly engages students in the learning process, and through careful guidance, enables them to realize their full potential and graduate with a meaningful plan for successfully managing life. We are a leading provider of outcomes-driven programs and capacity-building initiatives, with delivery areas of: Counseling & Prevention, Community & Afterschool, and Youth Workforce Development.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2019
Number of participants engaged in programs
13,130
Percent of WOW students who had fewer trauma symptoms after participating in WOW.
62
Percent of BAM students who improve on measures of social emotional growth, including positive values, social competencies, commitment to learning, and positive identity.
59
Percent of WOW students who reported that the program has helped them make better decisions for themselves.
96
Percent of BAM students who reported that the program has helped them make better decisions for themselves.
96
Percent of BAM students who improve their school attendance from the prior year or maintain a high attendance rate (90% for HS or 95% for ES).
60
Percent of WOW students who improve their school attendance from the prior year or maintain a high attendance rate (90% for HS or 95% for ES).
59
Percent of BAM students who are promoted to the next grade level
97
Percent of WOW students who fail no more than one core course, keeping them on-track to graduation
91
Percent of BAM students who say they would recommend BAM to a friend
96
Percent of WOW students who say they would recommend WOW to a friend
97
Percent of WOW students who are promoted to the next grade level
98
Percent of BAM students who fail no more than one core course, keeping them on-track to graduation
83
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

99.65

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
83.8%
  Administrative Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.26
  Program Expenses Growth 20.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Youth Guidance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Youth Guidance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Youth Guidance (IL) 92.21 four stars
Pando Initiative (KS) 90.25 four stars
Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania (PA) 87.35 three stars
Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes (MI) 96.01 four stars
Project GRAD Los Angeles (CA) 86.84 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $21,374,782
   Federated Campaigns $102,622
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $744,591
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $11,131,101
Total Contributions $33,353,096
   Program Service Revenue $1,683,840
Total Primary Revenue $35,036,936
   Other Revenue $133,557
TOTAL REVENUE $35,170,493
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $19,133,314
   Administrative Expenses $2,619,707
   Fundraising Expenses $1,087,230
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $22,840,251
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $12,330,242
   
Net Assets $23,700,510

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.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Social and Emotional Learning $15,098,339 78.9%
Community and After School Programs $3,065,233 16.0%
Youth Workforce $969,742 5.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 02/01/2020 92.21 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 36-2167032
Name in IRS Master File YOUTH GUIDANCE
NTEE Code B80
NTEE Classification Student Services, Organizations of Students
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (328) Combat juvenile delinquency
(29) Other religious activities
(59) Other school related activities
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, 2003
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$189,204 0.82% Michelle Adler Morrison Chief Executive Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Youth Guidance (IL) 92.21 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Youth Guidance
1 North LaSalle Street
Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60602
tel: (312) 253-4900
EIN: 36-2167032

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Board Leadership

Ann Lennon
Board Chair

CEO

Michelle A. Morrison
Chief Executive Officer

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