Teen Challenge International, USA

Summary

Teen Challenge International ("TCI") works with youth, adults and families involved in drug, alcohol, and other life controlling problems by offering spiritual and moral guidance. TCI is dedicated to educating teens and adults alike about the dangers of drug abuse, the prevention thereof, and maybe most importantly that there is hope and a new way of life for those already trapped or affected by this terrible epidemic.

TCI offers a number of services to the community, many times free of charge. For over 30 years, TCI has been going into schools around the world working with teens to educate them about the dangers of drugs. TCI school teams consist of 8-10 TCI residents and a staff member. For younger children TCI has a puppet show that is used to educate them in a way that they can easily understand.

TCI reaches out to people in juvenile halls, jails, and prisons. TCI "jail teams" help show inmates that there is hope for them to turn their lives around. And more importantly, it educates them in how to change their lives!

Many of TCI centers offer a one-year residential program for adults designed to help men and women learn how to live drug-free lives. During their 1-year stay, they do not hold down outside jobs, as all of their attention is focused on the program. TCI challenges the residents to embrace the Christian faith. TCI sees that when they do, their lives are transformed and they find true meaning and purpose.

This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Contact information

Mailing address:
3728 W. Chestnut Expy,
(Box 1015, 65801)
Springfield, MO 65802-1015

Website: www.teenchallengeusa.com

Phone: (417) 862-6969

Email: tcusa@teenchallengeusa.com


Organization details

EIN: 431353323

CEO/President: Mr. Michael A. Hodges

Chairman: Zollie Smith

Board size: 18

Founder: Mr. David Wilkerson

Year founded: 1958

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 03/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1996


Purpose

Teen Challenge International ("TCI") works with youth, adults and families involved in drug, alcohol, and other life controlling problems by offering spiritual and moral guidance. TCI is dedicated to educating teens and adults alike about the dangers of drug abuse, the prevention thereof, and maybe most importantly that there is hope and a new way of life for those already trapped or affected by this terrible epidemic.

TCI offers a number of services to the community, many times free of charge. For over 30 years, TCI has been going into schools around the world working with teens to educate them about the dangers of drugs. TCI school teams consist of 8-10 TCI residents and a staff member. For younger children TCI has a puppet show that is used to educate them in a way that they can easily understand.

TCI reaches out to people in juvenile halls, jails, and prisons. TCI "jail teams" help show inmates that there is hope for them to turn their lives around. And more importantly, it educates them in how to change their lives!

Many of TCI centers offer a one-year residential program for adults designed to help men and women learn how to live drug-free lives. During their 1-year stay, they do not hold down outside jobs, as all of their attention is focused on the program. TCI challenges the residents to embrace the Christian faith. TCI sees that when they do, their lives are transformed and they find true meaning and purpose.

This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Mission statement

TCI's Mission Statement is:

To provide youth, adults and families with an effective and comprehensive Christian faith-based solution to life-controlling drug and alcohol problems in order to become productive members of society. By applying biblical principles, Teen Challenge endeavors to help people become mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well, and spiritually alive.

Goal
To provide prevention programs to the youth of America and to take the faith-based proven treatment techniques developed over the last forty-three years to thousands more who are addicted to drugs and alcohol and see no hope of an effective solution.


Statement of faith

    TCI uses the following ot express its faith:

  • We believe the Bible is the inspired, infallible, and authoritative written Word of God.
  • We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miraculous ministry, His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His Ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His personal return to earth, at which time he will judge the quick and the dead.
  • We believe the only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious blood of Jesus Christ, and that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for personal salvation.
  • We believe in the ordinances of the church: Holy Communion and Water Baptism by immersion
  • We believe the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, according to Acts 2:4, is given to believers who ask for it.
  • We believe the redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides divine healing of the human body in answer to believing prayer.
  • We believe in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life.
  • We believe in the Blessed Hope, the imminent return of Jesus Christ followed by his reign on the earth for 1,000 years.
  • We believe in the resurrection of the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and other to everlasting damnation.

    Accepted in the Teen Challenge National Executive Committee meeting 2/28/91. Revised and approved on January 23-24, 2001.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating340 of 43015 of 23
Fund acquisition rating136 of 4302 of 23
Resource allocation rating405 of 43022 of 23
Asset utilization rating340 of 43015 of 23

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%4%5%5%0%0%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%2%2%2%0%0%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%54%44%51%0%0%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%2%2%2%0%0%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%46%56%49%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%64%68%66%0%0%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%98%96%97%0%0%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%62%65%64%0%0%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%2%4%3%0%0%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%1%2%2%0%0%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%34%30%31%0%0%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.320.480.480.460.000.00
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.531.961.601.550.000.00
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.530.930.770.710.000.00
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.099.7827.8822.190.000.00
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.100.040.050.000.00
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.0711.5614.9616.150.000.00
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%5%2%3%0%0%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
63%199%202%212%0%0%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$188,865$582,003$592,525$0$0
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$338,113$215,550$206,526$0$0
Short-term investments$733,590$680,476$741,043$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,260,568$1,478,029$1,540,094$0$0
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$807,332$808,700$841,635$0$0
Other long-term assets$398,404$73,480$687$0$0
Total long-term assets$1,205,736$882,180$842,322$0$0
Total assets$2,466,304$2,360,209$2,382,416$0$0
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$77,294$53,010$69,390$0$0
Other current liabilities$51,553$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$128,847$53,010$69,390$0$0
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$924$511$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$924$511$0$0$0
Total liabilities$129,771$53,521$69,390$0$0
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Unrestricted$2,233,872$2,207,390$2,156,858$0$0
Temporarily restricted$59,491$56,128$112,990$0$0
Permanently restricted$43,170$43,170$43,178$0$0
Net assets$2,336,533$2,306,688$2,313,026$0$0
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$654,452$522,862$577,785$0$0
Program service revenue$363,326$472,889$520,387$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$31,930$12,541$31,117$0$0
Other revenue$155,141$184,218$0$0$0
Total other revenue$550,397$669,648$551,504$0$0
Total revenue$1,204,849$1,192,510$1,129,289$0$0
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$751,235$776,341$723,069$0$0
Management and general$399,146$341,080$342,858$0$0
Fundraising$24,623$25,580$27,128$0$0
Total expenses$1,175,004$1,143,001$1,093,055$0$0
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$29,845$49,509$36,234$0$0
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$29,845$49,509$36,234$0$0

Response from ministry

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History

Teen Challenge International, expresses its history as follows:

It was Feb. 28, 1958 when the 26-year-old Pentecostal preacher from rural Pennsylvania disrupted a highly publicized murder trial in New York City. David Wilkerson had made the eight-hour drive from his quiet mountain village to downtown Manhattan for a simple reason: to speak to the seven accused gang members about their salvation. In a grave attempt to share the love of God, Wilkerson had rushed to the front of the courtroom at the close of trial proceedings and pleaded publicly with the judge for permission to meet the teenage defendants. News media were everywhere, and Wilkerson unwittingly made himself the source of headline news throughout New York City.

The judge had been receiving death threats during the trial, and Wilkerson was almost arrested as a presumed assailant. The judge later refused Wilkerson's request to see the boys and ordered him never to return to his courtroom. Today the one-time rural preacher is known as the founder of a international drug rehabilitation program called Teen Challenge that has one of the highest success rates anywhere in the world. Since it's first center opened in New York in 1960, Teen Challenge has grown to over 150 centers nationwide and over 100 centers in 60 countries. In Puerto Rico the organization is building an AIDS hospital, the first of its kind. Wilkerson also founded a global evangelistic ministry, World Challenge. Yet the Pentecostal preacher remains today what he was 40 years ago-a man dedicated to preaching the gospel in the heart of New York City. He pastors Times Square Church in Manhattan, which he founded in 1987. Wilkerson made more than the news back in 1958-five months after his discouraging day in court, his compassion for teen-age gangs and drug addicts make history.

A year later he established the first Teen Challenge center in one of the roughest areas of Brooklyn. Addicts and other troubled youths poured into the center and were delivered by God's power. One skeptical psychiatrist observing the program remarked, "It seems to me you're just using Jesus as a crutch." "Then give me two of them," a resident of the center responded. "What is the program?" the psychiatrist asked. "God in the morning, Jesus in the afternoon and the Holy Ghost at night," the resident replied. The good news spread quickly, and Wilkerson was deluged with pleas for help with drug problems from all over the country. "I raised funds for the first 10-12 centers that started," he said. Answering appeals got so demanding that he allowed the ministry to come under the Home Missions department of the Assemblies of God. His brother Don then took over as director of the center. Based on strong Christian principles, the intensive program runs from 6 to 14 months. Residents come from the streets, detoxification facilities, hospitals or jails. Some are referred by pastors and counselors or court-ordered into treatment by judges. HIV-positive students are normally accepted. Teen Challenge teaches that the key to abstinence from substance abuse is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

To get information on a specific Teen center it is best to contact that center directly.


Program accomplishments

    TCI's 2002 Statistics include the following:

  • Total Teen Challenge Centers: 167
  • Residential Centers: 152
  • Adult Male: 83
  • Adult Female: 37
  • Adolescent Male: 11
  • Adolescent Female: 14
  • Family Center and Re-entry: 3
  • Ministry Institutes: 4
  • Crisis and Referral Centers: 15
  • Total Staff: 2308
  • Full-time: 1363
  • Part-time: 131
  • Regular Volunteers: 814
  • Total Residential Beds: 4810
  • Graduated From Teen Challenge: 3383

Needs

The following represents the current needs of TCI:

Teen Challenge is generally in a constant state of flux. Clothes (particularly fitting the center population) bibles, cosmetic/toiletries, Christian books, bedding, and food items are always appreciated. Volunteered skills such as, Adult Basic Education and GED teachers, construction, plumbing, electrical, in-kind donations of facility fixtures are always in demand. Any skill may be needed depending on the time of the year and what the center is able to put energy into. Call your local Teen Challenge for more information concerning their current needs and projects.