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2020 A N N UA L R E P O R T


I N S PI R I N G M E NTO R S H I P A N D TR A N S FO R M I N G TH E L I V E S O F FATH E R L E S S B OY S


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SON OF A SAINT


A LETTER FROM THE CEO

Every day, I’m both humbled and encouraged by our boys’ perseverance as well as their ability to set, then achieve, new goals and accomplishments.

After losing my father to a heart attack when I was three years old, and subsequently starting Son of a Saint in 2011, I would have never envisioned that the trauma, coping, and learning from that experience would ultimately impact the lives of so many young men, adults, and families in our community. In founding Son of a Saint, my aim was to harness the energy of social progress, opportunity, and advancement, then pay it forward for young men who needed the same levels of support, experience, and engagement in their daily lives and overall upbringings. Every day, I’m both humbled and encouraged by our boys’ perseverance as well as their ability to set, then achieve, new goals and accomplishments. It’s empowering to witness them overcome their challenges and emerge as leaders among their peers and within their larger communities. They are overcoming obstacles and encountering new experiences that lead to their enhanced growth. We have been blessed to see sustained major growth in all areas of our organization, ranging from recruitment of mentees and mentors, to new staff hires, to strengthened finances, along with more upward positive trends gleaned from our program evaluation data.

Despite its unfolding and unforeseen challenges, 2020 was a year of unprecedented impact for Son of a Saint. Our level of development and progression allowed us to formalize and enhance key facets of the organization and make essential additions. Our landmark partnership with Ochsner Health allowed us to forge ahead with building out our program and adding more experts to our staff, such as Mental Health Specialists and Case Managers. Additionally, we were able to hire a longtime supporter, board member, friend and volunteer, Ola Adegboye, to the permanent, full-time position of Chief Financial and Operations Officer. Under Ola’s guidance, leadership and expertise, our talented team of staff members and ancillary partners are destined to achieve great things. As we continue to live, work, and find joy beyond the pandemic, I know our resilient Son of a Saint family will show up strong for our mentees. We remain committed to supporting one another, our partners, our friends and our communities at large. I’m incredibly proud of all that’s been done, and I highly anticipate what’s yet to come.

BIVIAN “SONNY” LEE III Founder + CEO, Son of a Saint

2020 ANNUAL REPORT

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A L E T T E R F R O M T H E B OA R D C H A I R M A N

The resolve and resiliency of our team, coupled with the authenticity of our mission, resulted in unparalleled encouragement from our supporters, and led to the development of a historic partnership with Ochsner Health.

First and foremost, I’m grateful for all of you who made it through 2020, a year that started with so much hope and promise to only get crushed by a silent invisible enemy known as COVID-19. To add more fuel to the fire of the COVID-19 pandemic, the core of our society was challenged by a social and racial awakening sparked by the horrific public death of George Floyd. While these tumultuous events were simultaneously taking place, the Son of a Saint Team doubled down on our efforts to show how our mission is greater than the moment. We put together a COVID-19 response plan to support our boys and their families with needed food and educational support. Furthermore, we took a clear and concise stance on racial equity and inclusion. In March of 2020, we purchased a building and embarked upon an aggressive Capital Campaign in the midst of uncertainty, to build and optimize “A Home For Our Boys.” The resolve and resiliency of our team, coupled with the authenticity of our mission resulted in unparalleled encouragement from our supporters,

and led to the development of a historic partnership with Ochsner Health. Ultimately, with a $1 million bedrock gift from Ochsner, plus several five and six figure gifts from generous donors, we were able to raise $3 million towards our campaign in a time when others said it couldn’t be done. Focus and support for the core mission was never lost, because we were still able to meet our operational budget, upgrade our staff, improve our services, enhance our board of directors and add 30 more boys to our program. The future of our organization is extremely bright because of the dedication, love and support of our donors, staff, mentors and volunteers. As we embark upon our 2021 goals to impact the lives of 200 boys, and to complete the transformation of our new building, I ask you not to rest on your laurels, but instead to do as we did in 2020 and to double down on your support and efforts with us. With Respect and Gratitude.

RYAN BURKS Board Chairman, Son of a Saint

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WHO WE SERVE

Each year, Son of a Saint selects a group of boys ages 10-12 to join our program. These young men are fatherless due to their father’s death, incarceration, deportation or single motherhood, and are often boys in crisis. Son of a Saint employs a holistic approach, using a network of volunteers and partner agencies that enables us to address every boy’s individual needs. Each boy remains an official mentee until he is 18, but the connections remain, and we continue to advise and support him in the years that follow. Our goal is to graduate self-sufficient, independent thinkers who are leaders and give back to their community.

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AG E S 10 -18

84%

6%

5%

5%

Black or African American

Latino

2+ Races

White

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42%

80%

95%

H AV E A N I N CO M E OF LESS THAN $12 ,000 P E R Y E A R

Q UA L I F Y F O R F R E E / REDUCED LUNCH

R AC I A L MINORITIES

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THE PROBLEM

Systemic barriers chronically deprive fatherless young men of the economic, health, and education resources needed for them to thrive. The resulting outcomes cannot be ignored.

PUSHED TO PRISON

WHEN REJOINING SOCIETY LACK PREPARATION When a young man is sent to prison for years, he rejoins society as an adult who lacks preparation to:

• Get a job • Pay taxes

232% INCREASE The cost of keeping one youth in confinement has increased an alarming 232%, up from $46,662 in 2014.

• Raise a family • Community involvement

DISEMPOWERED CITIZEN A young man who enters prison will become a disempowered citizen. He may be on the public’s payroll for the rest of his life.

$155,000 PER YEAR In Louisiana, the cost to keep one youth incarcerated is approximately $155,000 per year.

A GENERATIONAL CYCLE

(Justice Policy Institute, 2020).

He may not be a present father in his children’s lives. The cycle will continue and grow exponentially with each generation.

THE CARDS ARE STACKED AGAINST FATHERLESS CHILDREN

85%

75%

71%

Of youth in prison come from fatherless homes.

Of male patients in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes.

Of high school dropouts come from fatherless homes.

“Father Absence, Father Deficit, Father Hunger,” Psychology Today, Kruk, 2012 • Journal of Research on Adolescence, Harper & McLanahan, 2004 • “Drugs, Guns, and Disadvantaged Youths,” Crime & Delinquency, Allen & Lo, 2012 • What Can the Federal Government Do To Decrease Crime and Revitalize Communities?” Panel Papers, US Department of Justice, 1998

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O U R I M PAC T

Without consistent, long-term, multi-dimensional support, systemic barriers, including lack of a father figure, poverty, childhood trauma, inequitable education, housing instability, structural racism, and neighborhood violence are nearly impossible to overcome.

CONSISTENT, LONG-TERM, MULTI-DIMENSIONAL SUPPORT EARLY PREVENTION

CELEBRATE INDIVIDUALITY

Son of a Saint focuses on early prevention with guidance, positive encouragement, and high expectations.

We engage mentees as active participants in their own development by emphasizing each youth’s strengths, cultivating trust, and fostering positive relationships. We encourage and celebrate individuality.

YIELDING RESULTS

100%

1%

New Orleans average: 75%

New Orleans average: 9%

80%

0%

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATE

COLLEGE ENROLLMENT

New Orleans average: 61% *100% of graduates are enrolled in post-secondary education or employed in jobs that offer career growth opportunities.

STUDENTS RECEIVING OUT-OF-SCHOOL SUSPENSION

YOUTH NOT EMPLOYED OR IN SCHOOL (AGE 16-19)

New Orleans average: 15%

22.2

0

New Orleans average: 18

New Orleans average: 29 (per 1,000)

ACT SCORE

TEEN BIRTH RATE

WHAT OUR MENTEES ARE SAYING EQUIPPED

MOTIVATED

They feel equipped to make responsible choices and reach the goals they set for themselves.

They feel motivated to attend college and have increased awareness of planning for college and career pathways.

United Health Foundation (2021). • Perry (2016). • National Center for Education Statistics (2020). • Louisiana Department of Education (2020). • The ACT (2019). • Louisiana Department of Education (2020). • National Center for Education Statistics (2019). • Louisiana Department of Education (2020). • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020). • Louisiana Department of Education (2020). • The Annie E. Casey Foundation (2020). • The Cowen Institute (2012).

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R E A L-T I M E R E F L E C T I O N : 2021

O R G A N I Z AT I O N A L V I S I O N

Launching a Trajectory of Growth during Son of a Saint’s 10th Anniversary Year. For Son of a Saint, 2021 is not only the organization’s 10th Anniversary, it is also the launch point for a period of exponential growth. This year, we are growing in a number of important ways.

GROWING OUR REACH

GROWING OUR PHYSICAL FOOTPRINT

It took us 9 years to grow to serve 100 mentees on an annual basis. We are now doubling that number over the course of a single calendar year:

For years, our entire program operated out of a small office within a larger building. We did not have space for private therapy sessions; we spent critical staff time and resources coordinating programming all across the city; and there was no room for tutoring sessions, among many other limitations.

200 young men will be enrolled in our program by December 2021. We have embarked on this growth plan strategically and carefully, ensuring that we maintain a high quality of services for each incoming mentee.

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In 2021, we are renovating a 12,000 sq. ft. building to serve as the center for programming for years to come. This new space will serve as a true HOME for our Son of a Saint family. It will be a place where mentees will feel welcome, accepted, and nurtured. We are excited to officially open the doors to our new home in early 2022 and involve the community in the transformational programming that will take place within its walls.


We have our community of supporters, advisors, partners, volunteers, and friends to thank for making this possible.

GROWING OUR PROGRAMMING AREAS By hiring additional dedicated staff positions, including social workers, therapists, and education specialists, we have improved the delivery of our programming, while building our capacity to increase the number of mentees in our program.

With growth across all of these areas, Son of a Saint is equipped to provide its mentees with opportunities, education, and mentorship — in other words, the tools they need to find and grow their confidence, motivation, and sense of purpose. We are also setting ourselves up for greater expansion in the years to come.

We would not have been able to accomplish this without a key strategic partnership with Ochsner Health, who hired many of these positions in-house and assigned them to Son of a Saint. As a human service organization, employing a talented, credentialed, and experienced program team is the single most important element in supporting our boys with the multi-faceted, individualized, and holistic programming that is the “secret sauce” to their success.

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A L E T T E R F R O M T H E CO O/C F O

Son of a Saint’s strong financial standing is further upheld and strengthened by the commitment and expertise of our talented staff, our dedicated board of directors, plus our trusted advisors and business consultants.

In a year filled with many challenges, Son of a Saint received tremendous support throughout 2020 from our donors as well as our philanthropic partners, bolstering both our mission and our organizational performance. Son of a Saint’s strong financial standing is further upheld and strengthened by the commitment and expertise of our talented staff, our dedicated board of directors, plus our trusted advisors and business consultants, all working together diligently to maintain sound financial and operational controls every step of the way. On March 30, 2020, we purchased a building in mid-city, New Orleans through Hancock Whitney Bank for approximately $1.6m and we were successful in fully repaying the promissory note by December 31, 2020. This has enabled us to focus our efforts on our capital campaign for the renovation of our new home for the boys.

The liquidity position of Son of a Saint at the end of December 2020 amounted to over $1.6m, giving us enough stability to navigate the pandemic crisis and providing us with enough financial flexibility to act on selected growth opportunities during and beyond the recovery. As Son of a Saint’s Chief Operating and Financial Officer, it is both encouraging and rewarding to witness the outcomes of what our organization is capable of achieving, even through uncertain times, and it is empowering to think of what lies ahead for us in the future. Thank you to our entire network of team members, including donors, partners and collaborators for entrusting Son of a Saint with your belief and sharing our vision for the path ahead of us in many years to come.

During the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020, volunteer workers donated an estimated 4,800 hours of time and the estimated value based on volunteer rates was $115,637. Son of a Saint also received $594,964 in donated goods and services which were reported at their fair value.

OLA ADEGBOYE Chief Operating Officer/CFO

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2020 F I N A N C I A L S

G I V I N G C AT E G O R I E S

44% Individuals

33%

ASSETS Current Assets: Cash and equivalents Promises to give Prepaid Insurance Total Current Assets

Tot al ($)

$

650,0 08 9 12, 3 8 4 18 ,745 1,581,137

Restricted Assets: Restricted and cash equivalents School Scholarships Capital Campaign Restricted Promises to Give Total Restricted Assets

67 7, 3 83 530,794 7 37,062 1,945,239

Property & Equipment: Buildings & Improvements Vehicles Software Development Less: Accumulated Depreciation Total Property & Equipment

1 ,7 20, 57 5 67, 8 4 4 13 ,0 0 0 (49, 249) 1,752,170

TOTAL ASSETS

$ 5 , 278 , 5 46

Corporate LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS

23% Foundations

Current Liabilities: Accounts Payable Total Current Liabilities Net Assets: With Restriction Without Restriction Total Net Assets TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS

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Tot al ($)

$

4 , 261 4 , 261

3 , 487,635 1 ,786 ,650 5 , 274 , 285 $ 5 , 278 , 5 46


Without Donor Re s t r i c t io ns ($)

INCOME Revenues and Other Support Contributed Support: Grants Donations In-Kind Donations School Contract Income Other Income Investments Income / (Loss)

$

Net Assets Released from Restriction TOTAL REVENUE AND OTHER SUPPORT

$

$

5 , 297, 210

$

Without Donor Re s t r i c t io ns ($) $

1 , 858 ,6 4 4

– 3 , 3 49, 27 3 – – – –

Tot al ($)

$

3 81 , 5 49 5 , 8 47, 27 5 7 10,601 (4 40) 16 , 320 –

(1 ,691 ,178)

1 ,691 ,178

EXPENSES Program Services

3 81 , 5 49 2, 498 ,0 02 7 10,601 (4 40) 16 , 320 –

With Donor Re s t r i c t io ns ($)

1 , 658 ,095

– $

With Donor Re s t r i c t io ns ($) $

116 , 878

6 ,955 , 305

Tot al ($) $

1 ,97 5 , 522

Supportive Services: General and Administrative

305 ,140

305 ,140

Fundraising

415 ,067

415,067

2,578,851

116,878

2,695,729

109, 30 0

109, 30 0

TOTAL EXPENSES Other Revenue/Expenses: COVID Payroll Protection Program (PPP) CHANGE IN NET ASSETS Net Assets at Beginning of Year Net Assets at End of Year

$

2 , 7 18 , 359

$

1 , 5 41 , 217

$

4 , 259, 576

659,976

245 , 433

905 , 409

3 , 487,635

1 ,786 ,650

5 , 274 , 285

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W E LCO M E 2020 M E N T E E S We welcomed a new class of 30 mentees (pictured here), graduated our second class of mentees, and launched new in-house programming.

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AMIR

BRENNAN

CALVIN

CHRISTIAN

DANIEL

DELVYN

DYLAN

EDWIN

EQUAN

JACOI

JADEN

JAMESON

JASON

JAYCE

SON OF A SAINT


JAYDEN

JULIAN

KAI

KE’MIKE

KT

LARNELL

LUCIEN

MAXWELL

REMI

ROBBY

SHANE

SHERROD

SYLAS

TYREZ

TYSON B.

TYSON C. 2020 ANNUAL REPORT

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2020 Y E A R I N R E V I E W

COVID-19 and Racial Justice 2020 was a year no one saw coming, including Son of a Saint. In June, we were poised to enroll 50 new mentees into our program, growing our total number of young men to previously unprecedented heights of 150 participants. The onset of COVID-19 a few months prior in March changed all of those plans, virtually overnight. Due to the abruptness of the pandemic and its subsequent effects, the funds required to support our mentees with the proper wealth of resources, opportunities and experiences were immediately assessed, triaged and swiftly redirected to provide basic needs and services to our single-guardian families. In some ways, the COVID-19 response put a halt to our intended plans and goals. In a sense, Son of a Saint lost an opportunity to transform 50 young lives meant to join our organizational family, and at a critical time. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world was once again confronted with the brutally harsh realities of racial violence and inequity, social unrest, and community activism. The weeks and months that followed resulted in a national awakening and reckoning like never before, as many across the United States began to notice the ways systemic racism, generational poverty, poor educational systems, and neighborhood conditions needed to be acknowledged and improved from the ground level.

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At Son of a Saint, we already knew these realities and circumstances all too well. We didn’t need statistical research to tell us the cold truth. We faced it every day through our work. However, the national conversation that arose helped illuminate precisely how uneven the playing field is for our mentees, 95 percent of whom are young men of color. Not only were they disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, but they also faced a system predisposed to diminish and dismiss them. These emerging barriers reinforced the need for Son of a Saint’s long-term, consistent and multidimensional support to uplift and refocus the trajectory of our young men’s lives. At Son of a Saint, we never stopped our work or our mission. Instead of feeling defeated, we became hopeful.

We faced a situation that could have been cataclysmic and instead used it as a catalyst.


Harnessing our team’s collective resources and energy, we made several impactful developments throughout 2020, including: Delivering More Than 15,000 Meals to families struggling to keep food on the table during COVID-19. Facilitating 150 Mental Wellness Therapy Sessions to support our mentees through the uncertainties of the pandemic and the national racial reckoning movement. Providing technology and smart device access to all mentees for continued online and remote learning throughout the academic school year. Graduating Our Third Class of Mentees, all of whom have post-secondary education plans, including our first mentee to attend West Point Military Academy, where he received a scholarship to play football. Welcoming a New Class of 30 Mentees in December 2020, picking back up with our growth and expanding the number of boys in our program to 130. Building A Home For Our Boys, to serve as a center for programming and a space where mentees can feel safety, stability and acceptance. While COVID-19 may have temporarily slowed Son of a Saint’s growth, it certainly did not stop our expansion or depth of impact.

The combined effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic and the increased attention to the worldwide social justice movement have created a seismic shift in public attention and intention for Son of a Saint. In particular, new supporters, partners, collaborators, donors, activists, organizers, business owners and individuals are becoming more aware, educated and illuminated about the near-decade-long work and core mission of Son of a Saint, forging new partnerships and bridging gaps that previously existed. Since its inception, Son of a Saint’s main approach focused on disrupting the societal imbalances and cultural biases, to set its young men on a course to become decision makers, leaders and change agents of their communities and the larger world. The ultimate goal is to position these young men to join community councils and boards of education, or to lead health care systems and to transform justice municipalities. They have the potential to restructure or even create Fortune 500 companies or start their own civic or grassroots organizations where they live. Through occupying these positions and critical seats at the table, Son of a Saint aims to ensure its young men will establish and demonstrate equality from the top. The transformation will continue as Son of a Saint steps into its bold future. 2020 ANNUAL REPORT

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2020 Y E A R I N R E V I E W

Partnering with Ochsner Health In August 2020, Ochsner Health announced its contribution of $1 million to Son of a Saint, in addition to major in-kind program support, marking the largest donation in our organization’s history.

The total financial commitment supports Son of a Saint’s expanding programming activities and its accelerating growth. Additional terms of the partnership included naming rights to the organization’s new permanent home in Mid-City, which will officially be called the Ochsner Health Son of a Saint Bivian Lee, Jr. Center. The building is named after the father of Son of a Saint Founder and CEO Bivian “Sonny” Lee III. The partnership is not only a natural extension of Ochsner’s Healthy You initiative, but also serves to fund critical programmatic staff and enhance the organization’s services to promote the whole young man—mind, body and spirit—through healthcare educators, social workers and mental health providers, as well as support and provide opportunities for Ochsner’s male staff to mentor boys in the program.

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To further that commitment, Ochsner Health’s Kevin Green, Vice President of Community Based Clinics, is a newly elected member of the Son of a Saint Board of Directors. The donation from Ochsner was allocated to the acquisition, naming rights, and full-scale renovation of Son of a Saint’s headquarters facility, located at 2803 St. Philip Street in the heart of Mid-City. Through this landmark collaboration, Ochsner will hire case workers and mental health specialists to further enhance Son of a Saint’s team capacity and overall capabilities. Ultimately, the support from Ochsner will allow Son of a Saint to expand its programming and deepen its impact.


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TESTIMONIALS

QUINTEN CRUMP

CHRISTOPHER KIRK

2020 Mentee of the Year

2020 Mentor of the Year

The biggest way Son of a Saint has helped me is by having someone in my corner who would never give up on me, even if I wanted to give up on myself.

Son of a Saint has given me the opportunity to make a tangible difference in a young man’s life. The organization has opened opportunities for me to give back to the community of New Orleans in ways I could not imagine. Son of a Saint also helped me get out of my comfort zone of being an introvert, both through meeting new people and becoming a leader on The Son of a Saint Mentor Leadership Council. It’s even given me the confidence to pursue professional leadership goals. I can see the organization expanding hopefully into other cities. This mentoring organization is certainly needed.

Growing up as a single child, I never had that brother who I would bond with, and felt I was alone for the most part. Then, along came the Son of a Saint family, and I got that brotherhood I never had, and I immediately cherished it, and I still do till this day. This family has given me many opportunities and eye-opening experiences, from traveling the world to starting my career. Now I see mentorship in my future, because I want to give back to the program that gave so much to me.

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Each community could use an organization like this—one that helps young boys discover that the sky is the limit for them, and they have potential to be whatever they want to be in life.


KARA KENTNER

TONI CHARLES

Mom

Mom

Simply put, my son Jaedon is not who he is today without the influence and assistance of Son of a Saint. This organization helps make good education affordable for him, helps keep him grounded and focused when he needs to be, helps reinforce accountability when it is needed, and has even prioritized his mental health. Son of a Saint has given him a safe space to be who he is and has groomed him as a leader, including preparing him for the future by teaching him the importance of giving back.

Son of a Saint has prepared my son Trey for the future. The organization has provided him with skills that he will need as he prepares for college. He is much more responsible, and he now seeks to understand when in the past he was only looking to respond. He has transformed from the kid who didn’t want to talk to the young man with emotional intelligence who doesn’t stop talking! He has such a bright future ahead of him. I’m so proud of my son!

They have left an undeniable and permanent stitch in his fabric.

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TESTIMONIALS

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ALEX GOSS

CHRISTY SLATER

Annual Supporter

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Program Officer

My family is deeply involved in supporting the ongoing efforts and expansion of Son of a Saint. Son of a Saint is fighting (and winning) to transform the lives of boys that have lost their fathers to longterm incarceration or violence. Over the last nine years, I have seen Son of a Saint help boys who were struggling with their self-worth go on to graduate with honors from high school and become the first in their families to attend college. The sense of selfworth and confidence Son of a Saint empowers its mentees to attain is nothing short of amazing.

Our vision is for New Orleans to become a child-centered city in which all policies, programs and people are working to create conditions for children and families to thrive. We see partners like Son of Saint as a critical component to realizing that vision. Not only are they mentoring young men to give them the tools they need to succeed today, they are investing in the future leaders of tomorrow.

SON OF A SAINT


WARNER THOMAS President & CEO, Ochsner Health System

Our partnership with Son of a Saint is not only financial, but also an investment in the health, wellness and future of the young men of New Orleans, and how we continue to impact more people and change and save more lives. It is our hope that even more boys will now have the opportunity to benefit from Son of a Saint’s guidance.

Ochsner has a strong commitment to the diverse communities we serve and building a healthier Louisiana has never been more important than it is now.

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MENTEE PROFILES

NEW MENTEE!

ISAIAH CHARLES Isaiah joined Son of a Saint in January 2020. He is currently an 8th grader at St. Augustine High School. Since joining the program, Isaiah has demonstrated his commitment to balancing school, extracurricular football, and active engagement in Son of a Saint’s nutrition education programming. A natural leader, Isaiah sets a positive example of healthy choices for staff, mentees, and mentors. As a result of his success in the organization, he was named Son of a Saint Mentee of the Month in November 2020. Isaiah also loves art and is constantly seeking to improve his own strengths and growth areas, advocating for himself and also working with others towards his goals.

MENTEE FOR 9 YEARS!

TREY HAND Trey joined Son of a Saint in 2012. He is currently a graduating senior at De La Salle High School. A dedicated student and helping hand to his teachers and coaches, Trey maintains a strong sense of community, especially when it comes to his most meaningful friendships. Some of Trey’s favorite experiences with the organization have involved traveling to Canada with his Son of a Saint peers, joining the Executive Mentee Council, and also getting to know and form a positive mentoring relationship with New Orleans Saints defensive end Cam Jordan. Upon graduating, Trey will be attending The University of Arkansas at Monticello where he will play collegiate football. His career goals and aspirations involve a future in sports communication.

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G R A D UAT E S P OT L I G H T

Program Growth (2019-2020)

Increased from 100 to 130 mentees

100% APSU HAMILTON 2020 Graduate

Mentee Retention + Participation

Apsu is a recent high school graduate who is currently working full time at Felipe’s Taqueria while also actively pursuing his real estate license.

Number of Graduates (2018)

2

JAHEIM WALTERS 2020 Graduate Jaheim is wrapping his Freshman year at Northwestern State University where he is majoring in Graphic Design. He will be returning this fall to play football on full scholarship.

(2019)

(2020)

10

5

80% In College / Postsecondary Education

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M E N T E E S P OT L I G H T

2011

MILES STEWART Miles joined Son of a Saint in 2011 as one of the organization’s first mentees. He was only nine years old.

In 2020, he graduated from Lusher High School and became an official alum of our organization. Miles was able to seize the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pursue and achieve college enrollment at Westpoint Military Academy on a football scholarship with the help of former U.S. Congressman and Senior Advisor to the President and Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement in the Biden Administration, Cedric Richmond. The chance for Miles to attend this prestigious higher education institution serves as a beacon not only to his Son of a Saint brothers, but to the larger New Orleans community of young men who look like him. This moment will without a doubt transform his future and change lives.

2020

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LEADERSHIP

BOARD OF DIRECTORS RYAN BURKS

CAROL ASHER

NANCY REBOLD

President, RYCARS Construction (Board Chair)

Community Activist

Founder and Director Child Advocates of Connecticut

WILLIAM H. HINES

Vice President Ochsner Community Based Clinics, Ochsner Health

Managing Partner, Jones Walker (Vice Chair & Governance Committee Chair)

AMANDA BERGER Attorney (Development Committee Chair)

PETER HAMILTON, III Attorney, The Law Offices of Peter Hamilton (Secretary)

KEVIN C. GREEN, JR.

HENRY KING Managing Member, King & Jurgens, LLC

THEODORE C. SANDERS, III Chief Executive Officer, Louisiana Asset Management Pool

CLEVELAND SPEARS, III President/CEO, Spears Group

CHIP KNIGHT Chief Banking Officer, Hancock Whitney Bank

BIVIAN “SONNY” LEE III Executive Director and Founder, Son of a Saint

JEN HAYES LEE Head of Marketing, The Bump

AMBASSADORS JON BATISTE

A.J. KLEIN

KENNETH POLITE

Composer, Musician, Recording Artist

Linebacker, Buffalo Bills

Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

BRYAN BATT

SOLANGE KNOWLES

MARK ROMIG

Actor/ Author/ Activist

Recording Artist

President and CEO, NOTMC

ELIZABETH BOH

DONALD LINK

THEODORE C. SANDERS, III

Philanthropist

Restaurateur

CEO, Louisiana Asset Management Pool

TERENCE BLANCHARD

DEUCE MCALLISTER

STEPHEN STRYJEWSKI

Jazz Trumpeter, Composer

New Orleans Saints Hall of Famer

Restaurateur

MARQUES COLSTON

THOMAS MORESTEAD

BENJAMIN WATSON

New Orleans Saints Hall of Famer

Punter, New Orleans Saints

Former New Orleans Saint

P.J. MORTON

MATTHEW WINKLER

Chef-owner, Compère Lapin and Bywater American Bistro

Maroon 5; Founder, Morton Records

Journalist; Founder, Bloomberg News

DR. JOHN NICKLOW

JUSTISE WINSLOW

STEVE GLEASON

President, University of New Orleans

Forward, Memphis Grizzlies

NINA COMPTON

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T H A N K YO U TO O U R 2020 S P O N S O R S

HERO

($50,000+) Harold and Carol Asher Baptist Community Ministries Amanda and Ryan Berger Chevron Trevor and CeCe Colhoun The Goss Family Gustaf W. McIlhenny Foundation Hancock Whitney The Hearst Foundations Michael and Alicia Johnson Jones Walker LLP Robert and Sheryl Merrick Methodist Health System Foundation, Inc. Ochsner Health System Dr. Benjamin Peeler Ray & Kay Eckstein Charitable Trust Rebold Family Ruth U. Fertel Foundation Gary & Pam Smith, Glen & Marilyn Smith, and GSmith Motorsports Wayne Teetsel Valero Energy Foundation W.K. Kellogg Foundation

SUPER SAINT

($25,000 - $49,999) Advantage Capital Align Infusion of Louisiana LLC The Allstate Foundation Elizabeth Boh Kevin Clifford Jrue and Lauren Holiday Fund King & Jurgens LLC Link Stryjewski Foundation Platt Family Foundation River Rock Stone Works Ruth Lilly Philanthropic Foundation United Way of Southeast Louisiana Universal Music Group

SAINT

($10,000 - $24,999) Tessa Albrecht and Daniel Schmitz Atmos Energy Corporation The Catholic Foundation Marques and Emily Colston

Stephen and Beth Conner Casey Cowley Keith Duet Egami Group Fore!Kids Foundation Daniel and Stefanie Gallagher Langston and Sabrina Galloway Hashu and Ligita Gidoomal GPOA Foundation Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company IBERIABANK | First Horizon Jillian Carruth Photography, LLC Brian Katz Rob Katz and Elana Amsterdam Kavanagh Family Foundation Keller Family Foundation Edwin Lipov Lockton Companies Inc. George Loening Shane and Mona Loper The Lupin Foundation Jeffrey and Kristy Meyers National Basketball Association No Kid Hungry Patrick F. Taylor Foundation In Memory of Brooke Posey Jennifer and Sean Reilly Lindsy and Jason Sanders Jeffrey Scott and Corine Koornhof Laura Scriba Jackie and Bruce Shreves Byron Kantrow Slosar and Matthew Slosar Gabrielle and Dakin Sloss La Societe Des Dames Hospitalieres Tesson Foundation Tito’s Handmade Vodka Verizon Where Y’at Magazine Matthew and Lisa Winkler Workplace Solutions

FRIEND

($2,500 - $9,999) Abita Brewing Company, LLC David and Lynn Adams Belle Chasse Marine Transportation Lynne Burkart Kelley Burke Capital One Nina Compton and Larry Miller Cox Communications CTC Minerals, Inc.

Dat Dog Reid and Sue Davison Tiffany Dickerson The Domain Companies Entergy New Orleans Bradley Feingerts Alan Franco Tony Gelderman Ben Grubbs Peter Hamilton Harper + Scott, LLC Paulette Irons Henry and Carol King Ruth and Larry Kullman Laird Norton Family Foundation Lauricella Land Company Foundation Lockheed Martin Lowe, Stein, Hoffman, Allweiss & Hauver L.L.P. Tracie Maloney MARiTECH Commercial, Inc. McMains Family Fund Elizabeth Morris National Football League Foundation New Orleans City Council / Harrah’s New Orleans Casino Community Support Grant Program New Orleans Rotary Fund, Inc. Shaun Norris Tim O’Connor Kenneth and Florencia Polite Pro Bono Publico Foundation Public Trust Advisors, LLC Pugh Accardo, LLC Ribit Productions, Inc. Robin’s House Foundation, Inc. Patricia Ross Amanda and Justin Seale SERVPRO of New Orleans Uptown & Mid City Shaya Mark J. Smith Family Foundation Sneaker Politics Sterbcow Family Foundation The Tau Upsilon Chapter Of Phi Gamma Delta Ms. Ann Tenenbaum and Mr. Thomas H. Lee Tranchina & Mansfield, LLC Sarah and Tommy Usdin The Whitman Family Foundation Your Honor Cast & Crew

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Son of a Saint 2020 Annual Report  

Son of a Saint is proud to present its 2020 Annual Report, providing an insightful look at the events of a historic and capacity building ye...

Son of a Saint 2020 Annual Report  

Son of a Saint is proud to present its 2020 Annual Report, providing an insightful look at the events of a historic and capacity building ye...

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