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Youth Leadership America

 P.O. Box 8543
 Anaheim, CA 92812
[P] (714) 422-8661
[F] (714) 274-7121
http://www.ylamerica.org/
[email protected]
Heain Lee
FOUNDED: 2002
INCORPORATED: 2007
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Organization DBA YLA
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 20-4315655 00000

Summary


Mission StatementMORE »

To develop and inspire America’s young leaders through collaboration among local businesses, progressive and driven students, and the community; providing mentoring opportunities and real-life experience for the collective benefit of the student and the community.

Mission Statement

To develop and inspire America’s young leaders through collaboration among local businesses, progressive and driven students, and the community; providing mentoring opportunities and real-life experience for the collective benefit of the student and the community.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2018
Projected Expenses $30,000.00
Projected Revenue $40,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Summer Academy
  • Fall Leadership Program

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Overview


Mission Statement

To develop and inspire America’s young leaders through collaboration among local businesses, progressive and driven students, and the community; providing mentoring opportunities and real-life experience for the collective benefit of the student and the community.

Background Statement

Overview

Youth Leadership America believes in the power of youth to affect positive change for themselves and their community. Leveraging local leaders and community resources, YLA offers a week long Summer Camp and a 14-week Fall Leadership Program that serve to empower high school youth to become the leaders of today by providing them the necessary tools and life experiences to become strong leaders in the community. The most unique aspect of YLA program is that it is planned and led by youth for youth, giving these young leaders the opportunity to grow in leadership and that great leadership is within reach. Associates attend weekly sessions, participating in seminars, group discussions, and interactive activities focused on an array of topics such as public speaking, interviewing skills, and entrepreneurship  whileentrepreneurship while experiencing civic responsibility first hand. Through YLA many associates have not only networked with other associates, but have had the opportunity to network with prominent community and business leaders throughout California.

 

History

Youth Leadership America is the outgrowth of Youth Leadership Anaheim, a program that was founded in 2002 by a group of high school students in Anaheim, California. Inspired by the vision of program founder John Nguyen, these youth created a leadership development program that was operated by high school students for high school students.

The group approach to Leadership Anaheim was to inspire youth to lead by giving them the opportunity to interact and work with community leaders. Chartered as the youth component of Leadership Anaheim, Youth Leadership Anaheim was born. Each year, a youth board of directors comprised of high school students operated and expanded the program. Under the guidance of the corporate board and holding to the belief that “Leaders are made, not born,” Youth Leadership Anaheim flourished, molding young people into skilled leaders.

Three years later, founding corporate board members facilitated an intense weekend of goal setting for the 2005-2006 youth board. It was here that the youth board decided that they wanted to share the benefits of their program with young people all across the United States. This goal setting session inspired everyone to envision a new YLA, a Youth Leadership America, that would be its own nonprofit commissioned with spreading the YLA model across America.

In January of 2006, with the support of our youth members, community partners, and Youth Leadership Anaheim, Youth Leadership America was officially founded as its own 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. To this day, we continue to excel as Anaheim’s premier youth leadership program and aggressively pursue our vision of exporting our community-centric leadership development model throughout America.


Impact Statement

Youth Leadership America has recently undergone a strategic development process that supports a five year growth plan. Last year, in it's first year of projected growth, YLA successfully expanded to the Bay Area with a Summer Camp held at Stanford University. In continuing that growth, there is now a bustling Youth Board in Northern California, planning its second annual camp and first Fall Leadership program. YLA goals for this year include the completion of the five year growth plan, the addition of an LA based Summer Camp, the exploration of a Summer Camp in San Diego, the hire of the first ever support staff for organizational growth, and the implementation of the first Fall Leadership program in the Bay Area. 

Needs Statement

Youth Leadership America is in need of funds to support the on going 14-16 week leadership program. We are still a 100% volunteer operated organization, putting on a peer-to-peer youth leadership program. Finally, and looking long term, YLA is looking for strong volunteers to shepard programming in new locations across the nation.

CEO Statement

Youth Leadership America is unique in that the programming was originally designed by youth, for youth-over ten years ago. This remains true today: Youth design and implement programming components, they make requests of speakers, fundraise, and promote YLA in their schools. It is amazing to see these youth in action-dynamic, smart, engaged, and empowered to lead themselves and others in a way that encourages healthy communities.

Board Chair Statement


Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

You can donate online through our website or by check to the PO Box listed. YLA gladly accepts in-kind donations. Our volunteer opportunities are various in tenure and location: Summer Camp counselors, Fall mentors, speakers, and everything in between. YLA looks to effectively collaborate with local partners and welcomes a conversation about ways to get involved.

Geographic Area Served

West Orange County
South Orange County
Central Orange County
North Orange County
Youth Leadership America has been serving all of Orange County since its founding in 2002.  Since its founding Youth Leadership America has grown to other California locations, including the San Francisco Bay area and San Diego.

Organization Categories

  1. Youth Development - Youth Development-Citizenship
  2. Education - Secondary & High Schools
  3. Public & Societal Benefit - Leadership Development

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Programs


Summer Academy

YLA Summer Academies bring together a diverse group of high school students to develop leadership skills, serve the local community, and provide exposure to leaders and companies in the technology, social enterprise and clean tech/environmental sciences industries. YLA - Bay Area is coming back for it's annual Summer Academy at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, CA and University of California - San Diego in La Jolla, CA.  Like the YLA Anaheim program, Summer Academies are planned for youth by youth creating an exciting, relevant and unique summer learning experience. Our adult staff and advisors are all volunteers that take time off from their full-time jobs to help run the camp and invest in the lives of our youth.

Budget  $30,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Afterschool Enrichment
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  Youth Leadership America Summer Academies excite and engage youth, providing leadership skills that better allow them to navigate high school and more equipped to successfully complete college.
  • Significant improvement in core leadership skills of problem solving, teamwork, and future focus
  • New or reinforced interest in area of study and career
  • Leave an outstanding mark in the community through team project
  • Introduce an active resource for continued leadership involvement post-camp
Program Long-Term Success  Ideally, Youth Leadership America is supporting the desire of youth to become leaders in their own ways, in their own communities. YLA youth graduate from high school better equipped to be leaders-with more self confidence and a more future focused perspective.
Program Success Monitored By  Youth Leadership America provides pre and post surveys that track progress in five key areas of youth development:
  • Significant improvement in core leadership skills of problem solving, teamwork, and future focus
  • New or reinforced interest in area of study and career
Examples of Program Success 
Youth in the Summer Academies give testimonies that portray deep change, saying that YLA changed their lives:

Barbara Korycki, Sophomore from Leland High School

"The YLA 2012 Stanford summer camp was an enriching experience I will never forget. The extremely educational workshops, beautiful campus, and collaboration with a group of extraordinary people all contributed to the exceptional experience. I feel blessed to have received the opportunity to attend."


Fall Leadership Program

Youth Leadership America has a unique 14 week Fall Leadership program filled with networking and professional development workshops that is rare to find for high school students-especially when it is designed and implemented by the students themselves. The Fall Leadership Program supports youth development and skill building by utilizing community partnerships, speakers, and in-kind donations. Over the course of 14 weeks, youth meet weekly to complete service projects, design presentations, and collaborate on community service ideas.
Budget  $20,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Afterschool Enrichment
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 

Youth leadership America excites and engages youth, providing leadership skills that better allow them to navigate high school and leave them more equipped to successfully complete college. YLA sees significant improvement in core leadership skills in problem solving, teamwork, and future focus. They have new or reinforced interest in the areas of study and career. And lastly, YLA youth leave an outstanding mark in their community through team service projects.

Program Long-Term Success 

Youth leadership America excites and engages youth, providing leadership skills that better allow them to navigate high school and leave them more equipped to successfully complete college. YLA sees significant improvement in core leadership skills in problem solving, teamwork, and future focus. They have new or reinforced interest in the areas of study and career. And lastly, YLA youth leave an outstanding mark in their community through team service projects.

Program Success Monitored By  YLA does pre and post surveys in key areas of youth success indicators like engagement, future focus, and self confidence. YLA tracks the differences and notes increased scores, while giving enough flexibility to tweak programming based on test results.
Examples of Program Success  YLA youth leave the Fall Leadership Program with an increased sense of confidence, often more engaged in their own education and desiring community impact. Youth provide testimonies to this effect.

Management


CEO/Executive Director Mr. John Nguyen
CEO Term Start Mar 2014
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Ms. Lauren Weston Mar 2013 Mar 2014
Ms. Lauren Weston Mar 2013 Mar 2014

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

Currently collaborates with Bain Consulting, City of Anaheim, Anaheim Union High School District and Disney in both programming and planning.

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 60
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 0%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 100
Caucasian: 0
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 0
Male: 100
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Quarterly
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency No N/A

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Robert Thompson
Board Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Chair Term 2017 - 2019
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Heain Lee -- Voting
Edward Medina -- Voting
John Nguyen -- Voting
Alexi Robichaux -- Voting
Robert Thompson -- Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 20
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 40
Caucasian: 20
Hispanic/Latino: 20
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 20
Male: 80
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

   

Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

  • Audit
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Program / Program Planning

Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Fiscal Year Aug 01, 2017 to July 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $40,000.00
Projected Expenses $30,000.00
Form 990s

2017 990

2016 990

2015 990

2014 990

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Revenue $41,552 $37,654 $21,363
Total Expenses $28,012 $40,675 $36,482

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $19,619 $21,682 $13,439
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues $11,950 $4,240 $7,584
Special Events $9,983 $11,732 $340
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Program Expense $26,773 $38,812 $36,013
Administration Expense $1,238 $1,288 $469
Fundraising Expense -- $575 --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.48 0.93 0.59
Program Expense/Total Expenses 96% 95% 99%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 2% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Assets $21,261 $7,721 $10,741
Current Assets $21,261 $7,721 $10,741
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- --
Current Liabilities -- -- --
Total Net Assets $21,261 $7,721 $10,741

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities inf inf inf

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
Endowment Value $0.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage(If selected) 0%
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal $0.00
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount $0.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the financials provided by Youth Leadership America and consultation with the organization.

Documents


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