2015 Report to Our Community
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Statement from the Chairman Mentoring works best with the support of an entire community! The YouthNet Board of Directors is grateful to our volunteer mentors, donors, community partners and individuals for their contribution this past year. As the 2015 incoming Chairman, I am honoured to accept the mantle from Mr. Ray Medeiros who served for the past seven years and I take this opportunity to thank him for his time, energy and commitment. It is with cautious optimism that I look forward to 2016 as we continue to further YouthNet’s Theory of Change to ensure that students are happy and satisfied with their lives and feel confident in their ability to succeed.
Jon Beard Chairman, YouthNet
Believe you can make a difference…
“We won’t always know whose lives we have touched and made better for our having cared, because actions can sometimes have unforeseen ramifications. What’s important is that you do care and you act.” Charlotte Lunsford
Strategic Goals 2015/2016 Financial Increase alternative sources of revenue by $40,000 and our donor base by 5-10 companies by June 2016.
Learning and Growth Recruit 60 new mentors so as to maintain 600 relationships in FY 2016.
Statement from the Executive Director When asked about the impact their mentors have had on them, many mentees respond with “ I have learned” or “my mentor taught me” such things as patience, hope, how to manage frustration and new ways to approach challenges. Exercising patience and finding creative approaches to challenges are necessary for nonprofits to operate successfully in this economy. This past year YouthNet was successful in raising the funds to sustain our program. In addition to the contributions from all our donors, YouthNet held a successful raffle and was a recipient of the Catlin End-to–End and the Bank of Bermuda Foundation 25th Anniversary Grant . We ended the year with 673 relationships having trained, screened and matched 193 mentors. The average attendance for the year across all programs was 75% . We held the 8th annual Alan Oliver Memorial Golf Tournament. To date, approximately $130,000 has been raised of which $100,000 has been awarded in scholarships. Looking to the future, YouthNet is exploring new ways of operating which will allow us to reduce fixed costs, maintain a leaner staffing structure and sustain quality program delivery.
Clare Mello Executive Director, YouthNet
YouthNet’s Theory of Change Our Programs
Our Outcomes: Self (Short Term)
Students have improved reading ability, improved attitudes toward books and reading, and greater satisfaction in class. Reading becomes fun!
Students become more honest, feel more confident, have higher expectations of themselves, and have positive views of their future.
Students feel more confident in decision making, demonstrate improved attitudes & behaviour in school. School becomes more fun!
To be 100% compliant with new government legislation and regulations by December 2015.
Community Awareness & Outreach Expand the number of social media platforms from 1-3 by June 2016 in order to enhance our online presence and organizational efficiency.
Year End Financials
Year End Vitals: FAST FACTS
YEAR END FINANCIALS $800,000 $700,000
$600,000 $500,000 $400,000 $300,000
$100,000 $0 FY 2015
-$100,000 Total Income
Cash Reserves at Year End
Cash Reserves at Year End
*FY15 drafted from June 2015 management accounts. Through prudent financial management and increased fundraising efforts, YouthNet was successful in reducing its deficit in FY2015, ending the year in a positive cash position ($4,000).
673 Relationships (Students served)
Mentoring is a valuable resource for assisting students in realizing their full potential in school and mentors derive significant benefits from their volunteer experiences. Our Outcomes: Relationships (Mid Term)
Our Outcomes: Community (Long Term)
Students build meaningful relationships, fostering greater respect between peers, teachers and older adults, enhancing school climate & culture.
Primary school students understand that reading is necessary to advance in school and succeed in life.
School feels like a community, where students have the opportunity to engage in positive activities which promote stronger connections & greater respect for teachers and peers.
Students value education as a means to success. They choose to stay in school, embrace civic engagement and are inspired to become peer mentors.
Peers are not viewed as authority figures. Students are able to build trust faster, feel better understood and relate well to their mentors.
Students are better prepared to cope with peer and social challenges and the transition to middle and high schools.
The Ultimate Goal
Students are happy and satisfied with their lives and feel confident in their ability to succeed.
YouthNet Board of Directors FY 2016 JON BEARD Chairman Saltus Grammar School RAYMOND C. MEDEIROS Past Chairman
JEFFREY CONYERS CARLOS LEE ANDREW GRIFFITH BAS Group DEREK RATTERAY JAMES GIBBONS Harbour International Trust Company Limited JANINE RATTERAY Horseshoe Group THE RT. REVD. NICHOLAS DILL Bishop of Bermuda JENNI ROWNTREE-ESTIS Guy Carpenter & Company LLC KIM WILSON, JP MP AML/ATF Board
Our Partners & Donors ACE Foundation - Bermuda Aeolus Re Ltd. Allied World Assurance Company, Ltd. Amlin Bermuda Appleby Aspen Bermuda Limited Atlantic Philanthropies Fund Axis Specialty Limited Bacardi International Limited Bank of Bermuda Foundation Bermuda Air Conditioning Ltd. Bermuda Aviation Services Ltd. BF&M Insurance Group Bermuda Brickyard Limited Bridge Charitable Trust Butterfield Bank Catlin Insurance Company Ltd. Catlin End-to-End Clarien Foundation Class Act Designs Conyers Dill & Pearman Department of Youth, Sport and Recreation Elbow Beach Bermuda Ernst E. Stempel Foundation EY Bermuda FIL Limited Guy Carpenter & Company, Inc. Hamilton Re Ltd. HSBC Bank Bermuda Limited Hiscox Bermuda Jardine Matheson International Services Limited Kitson and Company Ltd. Logic Mazars Chartered Accountants Ministry of Education Montpelier Re Foundation Nâ€™tertainment Bermuda Oil Management Services Ltd. Partner Reinsurance Company Limited Platinum Underwriters RenaissanceRe Charitable Fund. The Alan Oliver Sports Fund The Argo Foundation The Argus Group Thomas Miller (Bermuda) Ltd. Validus Holdings XL Foundation Ltd. YouthNet Board Members Private/Individual Donors