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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

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

NOVO Ministries is an Oklahoma 501 (c) 3 non-profit organizations that is making a life changing impact in the lives of underprivileged kids in OKC. Through their weekly Bible Clubs which are conducted at public elementary schools and local housing authority recreation centers, kids gather to enjoy participating in games, snacks and teaching times in both large and small group settings. NOVO's staff of employees and volunteers range in age from around 15-80 years and all enthusiastically pursue a common goal - to reach inner city boys and girls with life changing Biblical truth. Mentoring relationships are established between the kids who attend the Clubs and the staff and volunteers and it is sometimes hard to tell which group is receiving the most benefit as many of the volunteers have stated how much they feel privileged to spend time with these kids. Being a part of meeting someone else's need is totally awesome! The executive staff and key personal on the NOVO team provide outstanding, trustworthy leadership with and unwavering focus on being faithful to do what they say they will do. When the NOVO team commits to serve a community with regular weekly Bible Clubs, the kids never have to wonder if the NOVO team will be there on any given week. This consistent commitment and presence in the local communities has provided a haven for kids to run to because they know the NOVO team will be there and each kid in attendance knows they are loved by the staff and volunteers. I have served on the Board of Directors since the organizations was founded and count my involvement with NOVO ministries as one of the very best investments I can make with my personal time and money as the results from the efforts expended by NOVO Ministries are yielding returns way beyond anything I could have ever imagined. NOVO is truly making a difference - one child at a time.

Jerry9

Board Member

Rating: 5

My wife and I got involved in NOVO as volunteers because we saw the impact they were having on inner city children. We could see their heart and their strategy were working. My wife served as a bible club leader with our children as her assistants. As a Pastor I saw the value of the families of our church also getting involved as volunteers. As a result many of the children that we started teaching through NOVO are now attending our church. I have been able to get to know these children and see first hand the change that is being made in their lives. They come from some of the worst environments but they are finding hope through the love they are receiving and what they are being taught.

1 leelee

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a board member of Novo Ministry as well as a principal of a public school which hosts this ministry on a weekly basis, it has been a thrill to witness the transformation of lives of children with little hope to lives of great promise. To be succinct, I have seen countless young people evolve right in front of my very own eyes. They have gone from youngsters that consistently make poor choices to being more responsible and Godly. Novo is led by people of great faith and chracter and the ministry is simply an amazing difference maker!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I simply do not have words to illustrate the beauty of watching Novo ministries love and share the Good News with children who badly need such in their lives.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Novo Ministries Incorporated, since its inception, has sought to take Jesus to children who may not otherwise have the opportunity to meet Him. The ministry of the volunteers is invaluable to the children they reach. For a child to know that each week Bible Club is meeting, brings a sense of continuity and security in his or her life. Novo Ministries provides an opportunity to change the lives of children in circumstances that are often dismal and destructive. A weekly meeting with the same volunteers, a foundational lesson of truth, games, and numerous hugs are the integral components of the success of Novo Ministries Incorporated.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Weekly Bible Clubs for inner city children at their location-great ministry to children and their families with emphasis on evangelism and building character and hope in their lives. My wife and I volunteer at an inner city Bible Club and have seen the impact it has on their lives.