The Mentoring Alliance

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The Mentoring Alliance is a Christ-centered, intentionally multi-ethnic ministry. We exist to mobilize godly people into the lives of kids and families, to provide tangible help and eternal hope.

The TMA staff operates through the three mentoring ministries that together form The Mentoring Alliance:

Boys & Girls Clubs of East Texas is the after-school program of The Mentoring Alliance. The BGCET meets daily in 14 different locations all throughout the community. Great, godly staff mentors work with kids to help them develop emotionally, academically and spiritually.

Gospel Village is the one-on-one volunteer mentoring program of The Mentoring Alliance. Gospel Village connects godly, adult volunteer mentors from local area churches with students from targeted local area schools in mutually transforming mentoring relationships.

Rose City Summer Camps is the summer camp program of The Mentoring Alliance. In this exciting summer camp, godly camp counselor mentors lead hundreds of students each and every day. They combat summer learning regression by creating a structured and fun learning environment. They also have fun worship times and daily Bible studies.

Contact information

Mailing address:
The Mentoring Alliance
1909 S. Broadway Ave
Tyler, TX 75701


Phone: 903-593-9211


Organization details

EIN: 752541408

CEO/President: Kevin East

Chairman: Carrie-Ann Jasper-Yearty

Board size: 14


Year founded: 1994

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2016


We connect godly people with families in our community to provide high quality after school programs, summer camps, and dedicated mentoring relationships.


Vibrant Faith; Strong Character; Academic Success; Emotional Resilience; Life Readiness

Mission statement

The Mentoring Alliance exists to mobilize godly people into the lives of kids and families, to provide tangible help and eternal hope.

Statement of faith

The Board of Directors adopted this Statement of Faith in 2013 in efforts to create a standard for the leadership of our organization. We desire to bring on staff and board members who are compelled by Christ's love and who strive for unity in our goals as a ministry.

We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the inspired Word of God, which never fails. It is the supreme and final authority in all matters about which it speaks. (Matt. 5:17-18; Gal. 3:17-20; 2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:21; Heb. 4:12)

We believe in one God eternally existing in three persons; namely, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Deut. 6:4; Gal. 3:20; Matt. 28:19; Acts 13:2)

We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, was born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man. (Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:27-35; Heb. 2:17)

We believe that Jesus Christ lived a sinless life, died for our sins as a substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are made righteous on the basis of His shed blood. (2 Cor. 5:14; Rom. 5:19; Rom. 3:24-26)

We believe in the bodily resurrection of Christ, in His ascension into heaven, and in His present life there for us. Jesus now serves as high priest, intercessor, and advocate on our behalf with the Father. (Rom. 1:4; John 20:25-27; I John 2:1; Heb. 7:25; Mark 16:19; Acts 1:9-11)

We believe man was created in the image of God and that he sinned, therefore experiencing death and separation from God. Man is now lost, without hope, and in need of forgiveness. (Gen. 1:26-27; Rom. 5:12-19, 6:23; Eph. 2:1-3; Mark 7:20-23)

We believe that anyone can be saved - becoming a child of God - by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. Salvation is a gift of God, not of works. (Eph. 2:8-9; John 3:7; John 1:12; Rom. 10:9-10) We believe it is the privilege of all who are born again of the Spirit to be assured of their salvation from the very moment in which they trust Christ as their Savior. (John 10:28-30; Eph. 4:30; 1 John 2:1; Rom. 8:38-39)

We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men. Believers are resurrected to enjoy life with God. Unbelievers are resurrected to experience judgment and then eternal suffering apart from God. (1 Cor. 15:52; 1 Thess. 4:16; Rev. 20:4-6; John 5:28-29; Dan. 12:2; Rev. 21:1-8)

We are committed to ministering to a lost and hurting world and to partnering with other ministries to accomplish this. It is our desire to share the Gospel, to carry on the ministry of reconciliation, and to strive for social justice. (Matt. 25:31-40, 28:18-20; Luke 19:11-27; 2 Cor. 5:20)

This Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs at The Mentoring Alliance. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. For the purposes of The Mentoring Alliance's faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, our Board of Directors is The Mentoring Alliance's final interpretive authority on the Bible's meaning and application.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating779 of 94149 of 59
Fund acquisition rating697 of 94347 of 59
Resource allocation rating539 of 94334 of 59
Asset utilization rating738 of 94144 of 59

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$72,558$82,570$15,938$16,986$82,640
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,278,583$3,603,741$2,622,363$1,809,121$1,367,639
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$4,468,680$4,080,253$3,157,337$1,833,413$2,018,615
Other long-term assets$764,323$706,499$95,328$43,250$40,064
Total long-term assets$5,233,003$4,786,752$3,252,665$1,876,663$2,058,679
Total assets$9,511,586$8,390,493$5,875,028$3,685,784$3,426,318
Payables and accrued expenses$171,723$88,152$5,080$16,373$12,849
Other current liabilities$141,846$7,748$0$48,511$12,000
Total current liabilities$313,569$95,900$5,080$64,884$24,849
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$526,000$542,318$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$526,000$542,318$0$0$0
Total liabilities$839,569$638,218$5,080$64,884$24,849
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$8,524,085$6,331,265$5,383,564$3,563,195$32,191,816
With donor restrictions$147,932$1,421,010$486,384$57,705$109,653
Net assets$8,672,017$7,752,275$5,869,948$3,620,900$3,401,469
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$4,006,818$3,777,176$3,969,307$1,911,404$719,878
Program service revenue$1,306,171$1,807,934$1,575,749$1,363,889$657,273
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$10,553($28,760)$11,839$8,951$1,390
Other revenue$507,333$98,048$10,800$10,198$7,884
Total other revenue$1,824,057$1,877,222$1,598,388$1,383,038$666,547
Total revenue$5,830,875$5,654,398$5,567,695$3,294,442$1,386,425
Program services$3,895,956$3,108,537$2,793,594$2,523,120$1,129,604
Management and general$479,785$459,768$326,546$332,375$126,105
Total expenses$4,920,764$3,783,242$3,317,613$3,092,339$1,358,914
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$910,111$1,871,156$2,250,082$202,103$27,511
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$910,111$1,871,156$2,250,082$202,103$27,511


Kevin EastPresident$228,841

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 4/26/2021. To update the information below, please email:


Program accomplishments

Per 2020 Impact Report:

1,385 total students enrolled daily total at peak enrollment in March 2020 for after school program

1,035+ total campers impacted/served for summer camp program

71,096 meals were given to families through our partnership with TISD

3,698 disaster relief kits distributed

10,154 boxes of food were packed through our work with local non-profits

3,252 academic packets distributed


The Alliance is a passionate group of monthly givers on a mission to provide tangible help and eternal hope to kids and families in our community. Your monthly donation provides an opportunity for Mentoring Alliance to bless more families in need of financial assistance and scholarships for our after school and summer camps childcare programs, and foster relationships in our mentoring program.