Nonprofit Youth Services Business Plan

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Organization Summary

Unite for Youth is a nonprofit agency providing mentoring programs for middle and high school youth in the Greater Claremont area.  The program will form partnerships with local school districts and the juvenile court system.

Youth are matched with a caring adult volunteer who is trained to focus on positive reinforcement, trust-building, and the achievement of goals, by engaging youth in one-on-one outing and group adventures in the community.  Mentors and youth agree to meet for between 10-15 hours per month for a full year. 

Ongoing training will continue with mentors on individual case management throughout the year.  In addition, Unite for Youth will have monthly mentor support meetings.

2.1 Start-up Summary

Our start-up expenses come to $8,500, which is mostly stationery, legal costs, and expenses associated with opening our office. We will also need cash to finance the first year of operations. The start-up costs are to be financed by contributions by ten private sponsors.  The assumptions are shown in the following table and chart.

Start-up
Requirements
Start-up Expenses
Legal $500
Stationery etc. $200
Brochures $2,000
Consultants $5,000
Insurance $300
Rent $500
Total Start-up Expenses $8,500
Start-up Assets
Cash Required $71,500
Other Current Assets $0
Long-term Assets $0
Total Assets $71,500
Total Requirements $80,000
Start-up Funding
Start-up Expenses to Fund $8,500
Start-up Assets to Fund $71,500
Total Funding Required $80,000
Assets
Non-cash Assets from Start-up $0
Cash Requirements from Start-up $71,500
Additional Cash Raised $0
Cash Balance on Starting Date $71,500
Total Assets $71,500
Liabilities and Capital
Liabilities
Current Borrowing $0
Long-term Liabilities $0
Accounts Payable (Outstanding Bills) $0
Other Current Liabilities (interest-free) $0
Total Liabilities $0
Capital
Planned Investment
Donor 1 $8,000
Donor 2 $8,000
Donor 3 $8,000
Donor 4 $8,000
Donor 5 $8,000
Donor 6 $8,000
Donor 7 $8,000
Donor 8 $8,000
Donor 9 $8,000
Donor 10 $8,000
Additional Investment Requirement $0
Total Planned Investment $80,000
Loss at Start-up (Start-up Expenses) ($8,500)
Total Capital $71,500
Total Capital and Liabilities $71,500
Total Funding $80,000

Unite for Youth is a tax-exempt not-for-profit mentoring organization that pairs volunteers with at-risk youth.