MentorKids USA

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Summary

MentorKids USA, formerly known as MatchPoint of Arizona, is an independently incorporated affiliate ministry of Prison Fellowship Ministries (PFM) and serves as a resource in the Phoenix area in mobilizing and supporting local churches in the development of a one-on-one mentoring program that matches caring, Christian adults with at-risk kids. MentorKids USA is the pilot ministry for PFM's Matchpoint program - a church-based program that PFM licenses to local Christian ministry affiliates. MentorKids USA believes that children most likely to end up in trouble are alienated--disconnected from positive adults in their lives. The mentoring program involves men and women age 21 and over setting aside 2-3 hours a week to love a child that desperately needs an adult friend. Mentors receive comprehensive initial training, additional in-service training and have regular contact with a Case Manager. MentorKids USA works closely with Juvenile Probation, Child Protective Services, school counselors, church representatives and parents to identify kids, ages 8 to 15 (16-18 year olds may be considered in exceptional circumstances). This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Contact information

Mailing address:
15300 N 90th St. #200
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Website: www.mentorkidsusa.org

Phone: (480) 767-6707

Email: info@mentorkidsusa.org


Organization details

EIN: 860865368

CEO/President: Aaron Parrot

Chairman: Tammy Valdez

Board size: 11

Founder: Mr. Orv Krieger

Year founded: 1997

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 03/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

MentorKids USA (formerly known as MatchPoint of Arizona, Inc.) is an independently incorporated affiliate ministry of Prison Fellowship Ministries (PFM) and serves as a resource in the Phoenix area in mobilizing and supporting local churches in the development of a one-on-one mentoring program that matches caring, Christian adults with at-risk kids. MentorKids USA is the pilot ministry for PFM's Matchpoint program - a church-based program that PFM licenses to local Christian ministry affiliates. The Matchpoint program provides local youth and community development ministries with a mentoring model for restoring youth at risk of becoming chronic offenders to productive relationships with their families, communities, and Creator.

MentorKids USA partners with Christian churches to recruit and develop caring, responsible mentors who invest their lives into their "MatchKids". MentorKids believes that children most likely to end up in trouble are alienated--disconnected from positive adults in their lives. Family problems are at the core of the problem. The mentoring program involves men and women age 21 and over setting aside 2-3 hours a week to love a child that desperately needs an adult friend. Mentors serve as a guide and a role model. Mentors are rigorously screened, including state and federal background checks, and come from all walks of life. Mentors receive comprehensive initial training, additional in-service training and have regular contact with a Case Manager. Although the ministry is "one-on-one," MentorKids USA provides extensive support every step of the way.

MentorKids USA works closely with Juvenile Probation, Child Protective Services, school counselors, church representatives and parents to identify kids, ages 8 to 15 (16-18 year olds may be considered in exceptional circumstances). All youth having to demonstrate two of the following risk factors: from a family with a parent or sibling in prison, living in a single parent home, any type of court contact, evidence of substance abuse, lagging behind in school or has dropped out, living below the poverty line, history of physical and/or sexual abuse.

The following elements are required to start a Matchpoint program: be willing to serve as an affiliate, Youth Referral Agency, bring together a coalition of churches, have a set of donors, and a desire to work with the local Christian community in ministering to at risk youth. The specific responsibilities of an affiliate include: mobilizing resources, implementing the Matchpoint program, and monitoring and evaluating the program. The Prison Fellowship National Office is responsible for the following: developing operations, marketing, and training materials; maintaining a resource database; training Prison Fellowship field staff; assessing potential affiliates; providing initial training and technical assistance; monitoring and evaluation. MentorKids USA partners with Christian churches to recruit and develop caring, responsible mentors who invest their lives in these children. MentorKids USA has peer groups in Boston, MA; Charleston, MS; Houston, TX; Orange County, CA; Upper Marlboro, MD.

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


Mission statement

MentorKids USA's Mission Statement is:

Our mission is to locate, train and empower mentors to be the presence of Christ to kids facing tough life challenges through one-to-one relationships.


Statement of faith

MentorKids USA's Statement of Faith is:

We believe in one God, Creator and Lord of the Universe, the co-eternal Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe that Jesus Christ, God's Son, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died a substitutionary atoning death on the cross, rose bodily from the dead and ascended to heaven where, as truly God and truly man, He is the only mediator between God and man.

We believe that the Bible is God's authoritative and inspired Word. It is without error in all its teachings, including creation, history, its own origins, and salvation. Christians must submit to its divine authority, both individually and corporately, in all matters of belief and conduct, which is demonstrated by true righteous living.

We believe that all people are lost sinners and cannot see the Kingdom of God except through the new birth. Justification is by grace through faith in Christ alone.

We believe in one holy, universal and apostolic Church. Its calling is to worship God and witness concerning its Head, Jesus Christ, preaching the Gospel among all nations and demonstrating its commitment by compassionate service to the needs of human beings and promoting righteousness and justice.

We believe in the necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit for the individual's new birth and growth to maturity, and for the Church's constant renewal in truth, wisdom, faith, holiness, love, power, and mission.

We believe that Jesus Christ will personally and visibly return in glory to raise the dead and bring salvation and judgment to completion. God will fully manifest His kingdom when He establishes a new heaven and new earth, in which He will be glorified forever and exclude all evil, suffering, and death.

Transparency grade

D

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating381 of 91316 of 45
Fund acquisition rating198 of 9159 of 45
Resource allocation rating691 of 91531 of 45
Asset utilization rating371 of 91318 of 45

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
9%5%6%17%8%6%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
7%5%6%17%8%6%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
81%97%100%100%100%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
7%6%7%21%11%7%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
19%3%0%0%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
79%75%75%63%71%69%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
97%87%88%82%74%90%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
78%65%66%52%53%62%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
3%13%12%18%26%10%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%20%20%32%61%44%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
12%20%18%16%18%25%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.751.001.371.371.543.28
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.721.001.001.001.001.00
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.691.001.371.371.543.28
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.1013.0014.0314.6710.425.77
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.080.070.070.100.17
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.9411.138.118.157.033.02
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
14%23%7%7%10%17%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
4%15%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
94%78%68%68%59%25%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$657,152$480,928$454,872$252,997$53,800
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$93,863$33,195$67,831$112,092$102,136
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$751,015$514,123$522,703$365,089$155,936
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$0$0$0$0$107
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$73
Total long-term assets$0$0$0$0$180
Total assets$751,015$514,123$522,703$365,089$156,116
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$57,756$36,643$35,635$35,046$27,027
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$57,756$36,643$35,635$35,046$27,027
Debt$111,230$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$111,230$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$168,986$36,643$35,635$35,046$27,027
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$515,637$477,480$421,600$218,073$41,174
With donor restrictions$66,392$0$65,468$111,970$87,915
Net assets$582,029$477,480$487,068$330,043$129,089
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$838,865$803,398$873,821$767,874$568,940
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$3,086$1,195$1,024$340$0
Other revenue$19,926($1,824)($986)($3,616)$0
Total other revenue$23,012($629)$38($3,276)$0
Total revenue$861,877$802,769$873,859$764,598$568,940
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$557,586$527,384$452,995$402,981$352,542
Management and general$146,692$129,523$114,321$101,234$125,371
Fundraising$43,050$49,741$149,518$59,429$33,599
Total expenses$747,328$706,648$716,834$563,644$511,512
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$114,549$96,121$157,025$200,954$57,428
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$114,549$96,121$157,025$200,954$57,428

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Aaron ParrottExecutive Director$71,533

Compensation data as of: 7/31/2020


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 3/24/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

In 1997, Orville Krieger founded Phoenix MatchPoint, in partnership with Prison Fellowship, to address the needs of at-risk youth in the Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area by matching caring Christian adults with youth ages 8-17 who showed warning signs of becoming criminal offenders. Youth targeted for mentoring included those who had either trouble with the law, significant school problems, dysfunctional family backgrounds, or drug or alcohol abuse.
Throughout the history of the organization, local churches have played a major role by providing program support and mentors. Mentors commit time each week to be a friend and role model for an at-risk youth. The mentors offer concrete expressions of unconditional love and support to the mentee; and the two participate in activities designed to build friendship, trust, and constructive values.
In January of 2004, Phoenix MatchPoint changed its name to MentorKids USA. Maintaining the heart of the organization, MentorKids USA continues to serve at-risk youth, specifically targeting youth between the ages of 5-18 who have an incarcerated parent, come from a single-parent household, have drug or alcohol problems, have been physically or sexually abused, have significant school problems, or live in poverty.


Program accomplishments

  • MentorKids USA has served more than 500 youth since 1997.
  • Their mentors represent more than 50 churches throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area.
  • Each year they provide their mentors and mentees with nearly $75,000 worth of donated activities and events to enjoy.
  • They partner with Prison Fellowship's Angel Tree program to provide mentors to children with incarcerated parents.
  • MentorKids works hand-in-hand with Neighborhood Ministries to help mentor 80 of the kids they serve.
  • They are a member in good standing of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

Needs

MentorKids USA has indicated the following ministry needs:

  • As MentorKids USA grows, so does the need for more staff to screen, train, and support each volunteer match. Your gift will allow MentorKids USA to reach even more children.
  • Their biggest need is for more mentors, with over 100 youth on their waiting list. They also have a need for tutors, both on long-term and short-term bases.