Haiti Teen Challenge

Mission Statement

“Our mission is to build godly leaders of integrity in targeted communities so that they will rebuild the cities of Haiti that have been devastated for generations.” Isaiah 61:1-4

Contact Information

1619 Portland Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404

General Information

Alternative Name
Defi Jeunesse D'Haiti
Principal Staff
Julio Volcy
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE)
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Board Chair
Craig Sulentic
Number of Board Members
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Impact and Programs

1. 102 students have entered and 98 will have completed Phase I of program by year end. 31 students have returned to their communities with 84% having completed professional school, 64% having gained full time employment or an internship in their vocation. Students have gained authority in their communities and are leading members of their communities in clean up, restoration projects, outreach for kids, and other areas of community service. 2. Awareness in Haiti is growing exponentially. First Haitian fundraiser generated $12,000 for the ministry. The donor base continues to expand in country and in the US. 3. The HTC Board is in partnership with "Integrated Governance Solutions" in order to ensure good governance. An IGS and board review of HTC governance revealed positive outcomes, but a desire to continue to improve. Goals and objectives were identified and implementation is in process. 4. Foundation Status is in progress. 5. HTC is fully transparent and meets regularly with donors to update them on the organization. HTC annually files a 990 and has completed financial audits for 2013 and 2014. Both audits resulted in a clean report from the auditing agency. 5. HTC continually works to improve program, accountability and impact.
Current Goals
1). To attract the necessary resources for the startup and launch of a Women's Center - This includes facility, staffing and intake on or before November 2015. 2). To engage in country legal counsel and attain Foundation status to facilitate the acquisition of property. The Haitian Foundation will be staffed with a majority Haiti residents and will take over an increasing role in the operation of the ministry. 3). To revise/restate our five year strategic plan (2016-2020) with significant survey input from Haitian students, staff and partners. Develop a dashboard of key ministry metrics which measure the health and outcomes of the organization. 4). To improve measurement and performance of the key reentry outcomes - employment, church membership/service, stable housing, community service and a meaningful mentor relationship. 5). To continue building in country partnerships with churches, businesses, law enforcement and individuals. Success is measured with increasing donor base (cash/gifts in kind) and student/mentor participation.
Community or Constituency Served
Targeted neighborhoods in the Port au Prince area. These neighborhoods are characterized by rampant poverty and violence. Our male and female students were once a part of the lawless; addicted to drugs and alcohol often supporting their habit with lawless activities like kidnapping, robbery or prostitution.
Geographic Area Served
Targeted neighborhoods in the Port au Prince area. These neighborhoods are characterized by rampant poverty and violence.


3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services $248,455 86.4%
Management $25,986 9%
Fundraising $13,271 4.6%
Unrestricted Net Assets
2013 2012 2011
End of Year: $569,156 $170,324 $193,187
Beginning of Year: $170,324 $193,187 $171,711
Difference: $398,832 ($22,863) $21,476

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