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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Youth Centers & Clubs, Youth Community Service Clubs, Youth Development - Religious Leadership, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Novo Ministries exists to break cycles of destruction, hopelessness, and purposelessness through the creation and cultivation of life-changing mentoring relationships with inner-city boys and girls.

Results: This past year we reached over 3,000 children in our programs and the programs of our partners! We have established partnerships with more than 50 local churches and organizations. Currently, over 170 volunteers are involved in Novo programs in the lives of boys and girls. Last year we developed 44 lessons of curriculum and distributed 6,812 booklets. Received ECFA Certification for financial accountability and transparency - Spring 2015.

Target demographics: At-risk children ages 4 - 12 in Oklahoma City's inner-city communities.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 500 children in our programs and 2500 in partner programs

Geographic areas served: Oklahoma City

Programs: Novo Ministries seeks to connect passionate individuals, churches, and organizations with inner-city communities in the greater Oklahoma City area by helping facilitate weekly after-school programming in these communities. Regularly, the children of our Novo programs and the programs of our partners have the opportunity to build relationships with caring mentors who pour into their lives, share positive teaching, and who paint a picture of a reality that doesn’t have to end with jail, broken families, or gangs. We believe that the children and families in inner-city communities have many needs, but their greatest one is to experience hope and to find and fulfill the purpose for which they were created.

Community Stories

67 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

I became familiar with Novo when my daughter started working there. I am amazed at the hearts Of God that the employees have & the love they have for all the kids. I may not leave close enough to volunteer but I pray my donations further His kingdoms work.

Kathy O.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Novo holds a special place in our hearts. My daughter started as a bible club gal. The volunteers invested so much in her (phone calls, letters, visiting her in the hospital, attending her bday party) showing her the love of Christ. She now has been a volunteer giving back for 4 yearA!

Previous Stories

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter, Abbie, has been a student that has been touched by NOVO Ministries. They hold a Bible Club on a weekly basis at her elementary school, Tulakes. The teachers of Bible Club have really helped her learn more about God, how to be a good friend/person. They show her weekly what it means to serve God unselfishly. Bible Club also had an overnight camp 2 summers ago, that she attended. This was the first time she had been away from home more than a night. I was so nervous. She got off the bus after a full week away, and was so estatic about the fun she had. They had a free camp, with lots of fun... all based on God. What more could a parent ask for!

Another great joy about Bible Club is that our church's children's minister, APril Swang, has joined the "staff". This gives Abbie a great connection between all the important areas of her life. Ms. April comes every week and helps spread the love of God to these students at Tulakes, most who live in severe poverty. It is people like her, and many many others, that make a difference in the lives of children every week!!

The time and dedication these teachers show the students is unmatched! They see them weekly, send notes to them sometimes, call them on the phone periodically.. it's a great great thing!! I could not have picked a better "club" for my daughter to join!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

NOVO has such a heart for these kids and families who are so vulnerable. It's such a privilege to be a part of this organization, and part of these kids' lives.

Libby Randall H.

Donor

Rating: 5

Novo truly loves children. From the top down you can see and hear the passion and joy that the leaders and other volunteers have for this ministry, the children and our community. We are so blessed to have this organization and the people involved with it to minister to so many children in our metro area that might be forgotten or ignored.

Shea G.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Such an amazing resource and ministry partner! Whiz Kids OK is so thankful for your support!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This non profit truly has a heart for kids. They care deeply about their future and work hard to provide positive role models. The kids really enjoy Bible club and look forward to coming every week. We enjoy seeing them each week.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Novo is an amazing ministry that truly meets the needs of children in OKlahoma City. I love seeing the enthusiasm on the kids faces as they're walking into Bible Club each week. Novo is transforming kids lives.

gtaylor16

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is my second year to work as a Novo volunteer. At first, I volunteered to help the kids in the program. It's different now. I get so much from hanging around these kids. They alway have me laughing, or sometimes crying.

I've learned more from the kids than I ever thought I could. None of this would be possible with ought the opportunity to be around these kids through Novo.

Clayton M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fantastic organization all around. I volunteered there for years and Novo has seriously impacted my life and the lives of hundreds of children.

Donor

Rating: 5

I've have had the honor to partner with novo ministries both financially and serving. What impresses me the most is how organized and prepared they are. This really helps out the volunteers as well as maximizing the time to share the love of Jesus with the kids. The bible is the foundation of their teaching and they share the gospel in a way that all ages can understand. Novo Ministry leaders and volunteers serve God with humility and grace. They glorify God, by interacting with the children with love. Their greatest joy is seeing God's work at hand when children make the decision to put their trust in God and follow him. God definitely uses novo ministries to advance the gospel, build His kingdom, and bring glory to his name -David Satre