101 East Vine Street, Suite 100
Lexington KY 40507
Contact Information
Address 101 East Vine Street, Suite 100
Lexington, KY 40507
Phone (859) 258-3119
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 101 East Vine Street, Suite 100, Lexington, KY 40507. 
To find out about volunteer or mentoring opportunities, please contact Briana Persley at (859) 258-3119 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 $105,057 to 45 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 Grassroot Grant Recipients.
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
Catrena Bowman Community Action CouncilVoting
Lieutenant Matthew Brotherton Lexington Police DepartmentVoting
Olivia Burkett UK-StudentVoting
Kimberly Burris FCPS Social WorkerVoting
Wesley Hollbrook Community VolunteerVoting
Barry Lindsay Office of the Fayette County SheriffVoting
Angie Maldonado Office of the Friend of the CourtVoting
Dale Morgan UK College of Agriculture, Food & EnvironmentVoting
Mark Onishi 4 BenefitsVoting
Eileen Pitts US Equestrian FederationVoting
Samantha Rodarte Community VolunteerVoting
Steve Schnettler Stephen D. Schnettler, PLLCVoting
David Startsman Commonwealth Attorney's OfficeVoting
Kevin Sutphin Chase BankVoting
Linda Taylor LFUCG - Division of Social ServicesVoting
Rev. Keith Tyler Antioch Missionary Baptist ChurchVoting
Elizabeth Watchel Ph.D.EKU - Training Resource CenterVoting
Assistant Chief Lawrence Weathers LFUCG Police Department
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 6
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 2
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 9
Female 11
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 67%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 85%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Jennifer True
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term 2015 to 2017
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 75%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 4
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.  Meeting 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, 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2018
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 Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$253,509$250,446$232,976
Individual Contributions$24,507$26,640$28,000
Investment Income, Net of Losses--$325$324
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$216,323$213,625$210,465
Administration Expense$65,622$69,482$58,341
Fundraising Expense--$500--
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.000.991.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses77%75%78%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$284,691$275,964$270,606
Current Assets$284,691$275,964$270,606
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$64,676$55,742$47,886
Total Net Assets$220,015$220,222$222,720
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
Address 101 East Vine Street, Suite 100
Lexington, KY 40507
Primary Phone 859 258-3119
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Briana Persley
Board Chair Stephanie Bennett PH.D.
Board Chair Company Affiliation UK Kinesiology and Health Promotion Department.