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Healthy Futures

 403 Andover Street
 Lowell, MA 01852
[P] (978) 458-6064
[F] (978) 458-6480
www.healthy-futures.org
[email protected]
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INCORPORATED: 2002
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 04-3499852

LAST UPDATED: 02/27/2014
Organization DBA HF
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

Mission StatementMORE »

Healthy Futures is a holistic relationship education program. Our mission is three-fold: to empower teens to enjoy their lives, respect themselves and their bodies and further their dreams; provide relationship education to help teens have healthy, fulfilling relationships; equip middle and high school students with tools and resources to make healthy life decisions.

Mission Statement

Healthy Futures is a holistic relationship education program. Our mission is three-fold: to empower teens to enjoy their lives, respect themselves and their bodies and further their dreams; provide relationship education to help teens have healthy, fulfilling relationships; equip middle and high school students with tools and resources to make healthy life decisions.


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2012 to Dec 31, 2012
Projected Income $1,000,000.00
Projected Expense $1,000,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Classroom Presentation
  • Parent Program
  • Peer Education Program

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

Expense Breakdown (%)

No data available

For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Overview

Mission Statement

Healthy Futures is a holistic relationship education program. Our mission is three-fold: to empower teens to enjoy their lives, respect themselves and their bodies and further their dreams; provide relationship education to help teens have healthy, fulfilling relationships; equip middle and high school students with tools and resources to make healthy life decisions.


Background Statement

Healthy Futures first began as an organization operated out of the Greater Boston Area in Massachusetts in 2002. Since 2002, Healthy Futures has provided thousands of middle school and high school students in Massachusetts the resources and tools to make healthy choices for themselves. To do this, Healthy Futures uses a five-prong approach to sexuality and relationship education: Classroom Base, Parent Resource Base, Peer Education Base, Resources for Education and Community Groups, and Online. Specifically, we strive to educate students about healthy relationships, media influence, and self-respect. We desire to support parents in helping their teens make healthy choices.


Impact Statement

Our organization has accomplished four significant tasks in the last year. We have hired a culturally diverse staff that understands, values, and respects the culture and principles that teens emerge from in the targeted communities within the Greater Boston Area in Massachusetts. Secondly, we have trained a knowledgeable, diverse and culturally competent staff, despite operating from different locations. Thirdly, we have begun the evaluation process to scientifically prove that our curriculum decreases teen pregnancy rates. This is a lengthy process lasting 5 years, and requires staff unity and attention to detail. Lastly, we have updated and solidified an interactive and developmentally appropriate 6th Grade curriculum.

 
For the upcoming year, we will update and solidify the 7th Grade curriculum. Once finished, we will train and pilot the revised curricula in the classroom. Additionally, we will maintain focus and meet goals in the end of year one, moving into year two, of the evaluation process.

Needs Statement

The most pressing need of our organization is finances. Underneath our Teen Pregnancy Prevention Grant, the funds are allocated to specific uses. It would be extremely helpful if outside donations could contribute to other needs within the organization such as hiring more Health Educators and a Social Marketing specialist. This would enable our organization to reach more youth with the resources for them to make healthy choices. Outside funding would also aid in additional community outreach programs surrounding relationship education. Our organization could utilize volunteers to help with light office work and effective marketing strategies to draw in parents (for our Parent Program) and students (for our Peer Education Program).


CEO Statement

As the Director, I believe a significant part of Healthy Futures positive impact comes from the staff. Not only are they from the communities in which we are located, but many are of the same ethnicity as those with whom we interact. Therefore, they have a greater ability to understand and empathize with the issues that both teens and parents face. The connection is much stronger, even before a relationship is established. Another aspect that I firmly believe in is the approach that we take by using developmentally appropriate and medically accurate curricula that covers topics that are relevant to today’s teens.


Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

STATEWIDE

Healthy Futures serves cities with particularly high teen pregnancy rates. We educate students and parents in schools in Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, Peabody, and Boston, Massachusetts.

Organization Categories

  1. Education - Secondary & High Schools
  2. Public & Societal Benefit - Public & Societal Benefit NEC
  3. -

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

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Programs

Classroom Presentation

The classroom portion of Healthy Futures is a 50 minute presentation for 8 sessions.  The program provides developmentally appropriate, medically accurate information to middle and high school students. Health Educators cover topics such as achieving goals, appropriate and inappropriate interactions, cyber bullying and conflict resolution, sexually transmitted diseases, media influence, boundaries and refusal skills, and many more.  Healthy Futures strives to equip middle and high school students with the tools and resources to make healthy life decisions. The Healthy Futures motto is "The choices you make NOW will affect you LATER!"
Budget  .
Category  Education, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success  --
Program Long-Term Success  --
Program Success Monitored By  Third party evaluations are conducted.
Examples of Program Success 
Students who have completed the HF program stated:
"I enjoyed all the activities and visual aids you used to help get points across. It was not boring!” -9thgrade female

“The most important thing I learned was the risk factors of having sex before you’re married. It informed me a lot.” -10thgrade male

Teachers who have invited the HF program to their classroom stated:
"Healthy Futures provides students with information required for developing and strengthening decision making skills, avoiding high risk behaviors and the consequences of wrong decisions that will affect them for the rest of their life." -Health & Physical Education Teacher
 
"The faculty and staff...are impressed with the professionalism exhibited by the Healthy Futures presenters. They were well-prepared and exercised excellent classroom management. They connected well with the student body. It is our intention to continue inviting them to speak to our student body in years to come.” -Head of Middle School
 

Parent Program

Healthy Futures strives to empower parents to be the primary educators of their  children with regards to sexuality and relationship education.  We provide parents with tools for engaging their middle and high school aged children in conversations about relationships, sexuality and other high risk sensitive issues/behaviors.
Budget  .
Category  Education, General/Other
Population Served Adults At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success  --
Program Long-Term Success  --
Program Success Monitored By  Third party evaluations are conducted.
Examples of Program Success 
A few parent statements show the effectiveness of our program:
"This program...is relevant and factful. Excellent tool."
"The leaders did an excellent job engaging parents in discussion."
"[I] wish I knew of this program long ago."

Peer Education Program

This is a 10 week after-school program where students learn to make healthy choices.  The objective is to nurture and develop the leadership potential in each participant and to empower teens to reach out to other teens with messages about healthy choices in relationships and risky behaviors. The program includes poetry writing and other forms of artistic expression as well as a culminating Poetry Slam performed for their peers, family and school community.
Budget  .
Category  Education, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success  --
Program Long-Term Success  --
Program Success Monitored By  Third party evaluations are conducted.
Examples of Program Success 
Two students who completed the after-school program wrote the following poems:
"You ask me why I set my limits so high
Cause the pressure of pregnancy might make me cry
The joy and pain of being a young mother would keep me emotional
 Yet my goals keep me so hopeful
 So you ask me why my limits are so high
 Cause my dreams are higher than the sky" -Middle School female
 
 "People around me drinking
 They tell me to take one, “drink, don’t be scared”
 I say to them, “no”
 I want to fit in but drinking is not what I want to do
 I say NO!
 Take a drink
 NO!
 In my mind, I feel scared
 My brother is drinking
 I should drink too
 But every time I try to act like my brother
 I get in trouble." -Middle School male

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Rhea Gordon
CEO Term Start June 2002
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience --
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

The Black Ministerial Alliance is the fiscal sponsor for Healthy Futures

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 14
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 0
Number of Contract Staff 2
Staff Retention Rate % 100%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 4
Hispanic/Latino: 3
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 8
Other (if specified): European, Southeast Asian
Gender Female: 11
Male: 5
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? No
Organization has Strategic Plan? No
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan --
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit --
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Governance


Board Chair Rev. Dr. Gregory Groover
Board Chair Company Affiliation Charles Street AME Chruch
Board Chair Term June 2010 -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Rev. Roland Cooper Jubilee Christian Church, Boston Voting
Rev. William Dickerson Greater Love Tabernacle Church, Boston Voting
Rev. Arthur Gerald Twelfth Baptist Church, Boston Voting
Rev. Arlene Hall Deliverance Temple Church of God Voting
Rev. Ray Hammond Bethel AME Church, Boston Voting
Bishop Frank Kelly Way of the Cross Church, Boston Voting
Ms Lori Nelson Commonwealth of Massachusetts Voting
Rev. Charlotte Prigden-Randolph Newton United Methodist Church, Newton Voting
Rev. Richard Richardson St. Paul AME, Cambridge Voting
Rev. Dr. Wesley Roberts Peoples Baptist Church, Boston Voting
Ms. Monalisa Smith Citizens Bank Foundation Voting
Minister Harold Sparrow Jubilee Christian Church, Boston Voting
Bishop Gideon Thompson Jubilee Christian Church, Boston Voting
Minister Veronica Truell Morning Star Baptist Church Voting
Rev. Lawrence Ward Abundant Life Church, Cambridge Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 16
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 0
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 5
Male: 11
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 6
Board Meeting Attendance % 60%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 94%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

The BMA has reorganized its board to bring on younger directors, as well as more women directors.  It is continuing to bring on directors from the corporate community.  It continues to intentionally recruit members who are committed to community transformation with a focus on BMA's three priority areas: (1) Education, (2) Health Disparities, and (3) High-Risk Youth. (note the BMA is the fiscal sponsor for Healthy Futures)

Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

Expense Breakdown (%)

No data available

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2012 to Dec 31, 2012
Projected Income $1,000,000.00
Projected Expense $1,000,000.00
Form 990s

2012 Form 990

2011 Form 990

2010 990

2009 990

2008 990

Audit Documents

2012 Audit

2011 Audit

2010 Audit

2009 Audit

2008 Audit

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 --
Total Revenue $1,076,243 $991,450 --
Total Expenses $1,061,204 $989,893 --

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 --
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$730 $7,192 --
Government Contributions $1,075,468 $984,243 --
    Federal $1,075,468 $984,243 --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions -- $15 --
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 --
Program Expense $1,053,468 $982,925 --
Administration Expense $7,736 $6,968 --
Fundraising Expense -- -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.01 1.00 --
Program Expense/Total Expenses 99% 99% --
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% --

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 --
Total Assets -- -- --
Current Assets -- -- --
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- --
Current Liabilities -- -- --
Total Net Assets -- -- --

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 --
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 --
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities -- -- --

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 --
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% --

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

The Black Ministerial Alliance has been fiscal agent for Healthy Futures since November 2010. Audited financials are not available for a full year for Healthy Futures at this time.

Foundation Comments

Healthy Futures is fiscally sponsored by the Black Ministerial Alliance (BMA) and does not yet have a full year of financials available.  The audits and 990s posted above are for BMA, the fiscal agent. The 2012 and 2011 FY data was provided by the Black Ministerial Alliance, as corresponding with the supplemental data in the audited financials.

Documents


Other Documents

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