162 East Main Street, Suite 210
Lexington KY 40507
Contact Information
Address 162 East Main Street, Suite 210
Lexington, KY 40507
Phone (859) 280-8003
Contact Name Briana Persley
At A Glance
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
You can also donate by making a check out to:  Partners for Youth Foundation, INC. and mail to 200 East Main Street,  Lexington, KY 40507. 
To find out about volunteer or mentoring opportunities, please contact Briana Persley at (859) 280-8003 or  
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement To promote positive youth development and to prevent juvenile delinquency through collaboration and capacity building.
Background Statement

Partners For Youth (PFY) is a non-profit 501 C(3) corporation founded by former mayor, Pam Miller, in 1995 in response to circumstances which followed the 1994 shooting and killing of an African American youth by a white police officer. The resulting civil disturbance and public discussion that took place over the ensuing months brought into focus the disaffection and despair felt by a segment of our youth. Partners For Youth was formed to help coordinate services and ensure that the resources in our community are made available to every segment of our population. To do this, PFY acts as a clearinghouse for community contributions - including money and in-kind assistance - to programs serving young people, and helps coordinate activities so the programs can work as cooperatively and effectively as possible. It is this cooperation among community agencies, institutions, and citizens which is so essential to provide meaningful programs which will put community resources to work where they are most needed.

Impact Statement


1) Distributed $88,700 to 60 Grassroots programs to support positive youth development programming.

2) Distributed 10 higher education scholarships for youth. 
3) Spotlight on Youth event showcasing 9 talented youth groups on stage and awarding an outstanding youth with the      "Shine-On Award".


1) Increase community awareness of PFY through enhanced marketing and public relations efforts in order to strengthen our sustainability and organizational value.

2) Maintain a knowledgeable and diverse board through on-going development and training opportunities.

3) Through increased funding, facilitate and strengthen services, programming and opportunities for youth.

4) Facilitate and strengthen collaboration with community partners.

Needs Statement
1) Transportation for field trips and special events for teens participating in our Neighborhood Youth Councils.
2) Donations and fundraising opportunities to apply towards our Grassroots Grant Allocations Program.
3) Mentor and volunteer support for our Grassroots Grant Recipients and Neighborhood Youth Councils.
CEO/Executive Director Statement Partners for Youth meets a unique need in our community by funding and giving support to true grassroots programs geared toward supporting our most vulnerable youth.  While our grant program does fund non-profits, our funding is also open to faith communities, schools, and individuals who are committed to creating opportunities to support children and youth.  We work to not only give financial support to these groups, but also engage their work with others in order for them to build capacity to serve more youth.  Please join us in our mission to identify true Partners for Youth! 
Geographic Areas Served
Board Chair
Board Chair Stephanie Bennett PH.D.
Company Affiliation UK Kinesiology and Health Promotion Department
Board Members
Stephanie Bennett PhDUniversity of KYVoting
Lieutenant Matthew BrothertonLexington Police DepartmentVoting
Olivia BurkettUK-StudentVoting
Kimberly BurrisFCPS Social WorkerVoting
Jessica CoffieCommunity Action CouncilVoting
Alex GarciaFayette Commonwealth Attorney's OfficeVoting
Barry LindsayOffice of the Fayette County SheriffVoting
Angie MaldonadoOffice of the Friend of the CourtVoting
Dale MorganUK College of Agriculture, Food & EnvironmentVoting
Mark Onishi4 BenefitsVoting
Eileen PittsUS Equestrian FederationVoting
Samantha RodarteCommunity VolunteerVoting
Steve SchnettlerStephen D. Schnettler, PLLCVoting
David StartsmanCommonwealth Attorney's OfficeVoting
Andy StithCommunity VolunteerVoting
Kevin SutphinChase BankVoting
Linda TaylorLFUCG - Division of Social ServicesVoting
Rev. Keith TylerAntioch Missionary Baptist ChurchVoting
Elizabeth Watchel Ph.D.EKU - Training Resource CenterVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity. Add number
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 2
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 10
Female 9
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 63%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 55%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 85%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Jennifer True
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Briana Persley
Term Start Nov 2017
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 3
Volunteers 75
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
The Grassroots Allocations program raises and allocates local funds to grassroots programs that provide opportunities for young people.  Programs served include academic tutoring, recreation, diversity programs, skill development, and many more.
The Partners for Youth/Toyota Scholarship program began in 1998 through a donation from Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky. Youth who participate in programs funded by the Grassroots Allocations Program are eligible. Scholarships can be used for any post-secondary education program that encourages recipients to continue their education. Each year up to 10 youth receive $1,000 – $1,500 scholarships. 
Budget 104720
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
Program Short Term Success PFY allocated $61,000 to 34 local youth programs for 2010-2011.
Program Long term Success Since 1995 PFY has given over $1,000,000 to 239 different youth programs.
Spotlight on Youth is an annual event where we bring the community together to highlight programming and services for youth in addition to recognizing our current Grassroots grants recipients.
Budget 5069
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
Neighborhood Youth Council (NYC) empowers youth to take leadership and service roles in their community.  Our mission is to Create, Advocate, Service, and Educate the community; through community development projects, promoting creativity, safe spaces, and raising awareness of social justice issues.  NYC will work closely with other youth organizations, neighborhood associations, and city government to increase availability of positive programming for youth in the city.  
Partners for Youth has created two councils in the Gainesway and Cardinal Valley area.  Meetings are open to all Fayette County high school students. 
Budget 17602
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 4
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Mar 2012
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2018
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2019
Projected Revenue $275,914.00
Projected Expenses $275,874.00
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$146,160$253,509$250,446
Individual Contributions$110,338$24,507$26,640
Investment Income, Net of Losses$483--$325
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind$146,160----
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$192,321$216,323$213,625
Administration Expense$60,740$65,622$69,482
Fundraising Expense----$500
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.111.000.99
Program Expense/Total Expenses76%77%75%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$307,616$284,691$275,964
Current Assets$307,616$284,691$275,964
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$59,526$64,676$55,742
Total Net Assets$248,090$220,015$220,222
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
Address 162 East Main Street, Suite 210
Lexington, KY 40507
Primary Phone 859 280-8003
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Briana Persley
Board Chair Stephanie Bennett PH.D.
Board Chair Company Affiliation UK Kinesiology and Health Promotion Department