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 4,000 children in our programs and the programs of our partners! We have established partnerships with more than 50 local churches and organizations. We have 375 volunteers that either give time at our office to prepare supplies or are involved in Novo programs in the lives of boys and girls. Last year we developed 36 lessons of curriculum and surpassed 11,000 downloads of curriculum and resources - all for free! Our HOPEBuilder (monthly donor) program grew to over 100 individuals who give on a monthly recurring basis and therefore every donation they give is matched!
Target demographics: At-risk children ages 4 - 12 in Oklahoma City's inner-city communities.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 700 children in Novo programs and over 3,300 children 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.