Pro Deo Youth Center
214 NE Chipman Rd.
Lee's Summit MO 64063
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 226-6806
Mission Statement
Pro Deo Youth Center exists to see every teen loved, valued, and equipped for change. We do this by providing an after school program free of charge to teens in the Lee’s Summit community. In this program, we offer tutoring, counseling, life skills courses, exercise classes, emotional well-being small groups, and artistic outlets. Our after school programs give teens a safe place to hang out after school where they can realize and pursue their goals and dreams.
CEO/Executive Director Jason Williams
Board Chair Jenn Beard
Board Chair Company Affiliation Mozilla
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2010
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement
Pro Deo Youth Center exists to see every teen loved, valued, and equipped for change. We do this by providing an after school program free of charge to teens in the Lee’s Summit community. In this program, we offer tutoring, counseling, life skills courses, exercise classes, emotional well-being small groups, and artistic outlets. Our after school programs give teens a safe place to hang out after school where they can realize and pursue their goals and dreams.
Background Statement
In 2009, Lee’s Summit police officer, Andy Ewing, began getting calls to a local park where teens were hanging out. Upon visiting the park, it seemed these teens “looked like trouble,” but had nowhere else to go. The park had become a safe haven to escape from their rough home lives. Andy shared this discovery with his wife, Kylie, whose heart to help abused and neglected children prompted her to do something simple to help. Kylie began serving hotdogs to these teens once a week, which soon turned into 50 students coming over to their home for dinner. As they spent more time with these teens, the Ewings realized these kids were hungry for much more than food. Each was facing their own set of circumstances, some were abused, suicidal, pregnant, homeless, and addicted to drugs and alcohol. These teens needed a safe place to go and they needed adults who cared. Compelled to help, Kylie researched how to create a 501©3 and launched Pro Deo in 2010. Kylie, the 30-year-old former executive director, has created strong partnerships with the Lee’s Summit school district, local churches, and many businesses and organizations. Today, Pro Deo operates out of a location in Lee's Summit near the neighborhoods where many of their students live. They offer an after school program with tutoring, life skills classes, workout groups, and counseling small groups. Pro Deo staff and volunteers work on building intentional relationships with the teens, helping them identify their goals and developing plans to reach those goals. 
Impact Statement
  1. We won the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Year for 2014 after a rigorous application process. After winning this, we gained publicity and name recognition. This has increased our volunteer and donor base.
  2. We acquired a new location that tripled our programming space. This has given us more room to add programs and increase our capacity for teens. We also added an office space for our staff to have a place of their own to work and host meetings.
  3. We now have six staff members which allows us to focus on and develop our fundraising, volunteer management, and student programming departments.
  4. We have improved our capacity building by increasing our volunteer recruitment and retention. We did this by revisiting our volunteer program and changing it to fit our new programs and fit our growing volunteer base. 
  1. We desire to hire more full-time staff members such as a full-time case manager to work with our teens through crisis and family situations.
  2. We want to increase our capacity for our after school program to 100 teens daily.
  3. We desire to increase our monthly and regular donors in order to add programming and support staff.
  4. We want to add to our number of volunteers so that we can continue to offer interesting programs and classes to our teens.
Needs Statement
  1. We are need of volunteers to assist in our after school programming.
  2. We need funding for our after school programming and summer camps.
  3. Every day we need healthy after-school snacks for our teens.
  4. We need interns to assist with our summer programming. 
  5. We need 4 consistent volunteers to help with transporting our teens to and from our location. 
Service Categories
Youth Centers and Clubs (includes Boys/Girls Clubs)- Multipurpose
Areas of Service
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
My name is Kylie Ewing and I have been the executive director since 2010 when my husband and I founded the organization. Pro Deo started as a passion for some teens in a park. There was no strategy and no programming just people passionate about teens in our community.
Through the years we have developed into a high functioning organization that has seen growth over the year. We went from being a couple that was passionate about at risk-teens into a community, backed by churches, business, schools, and other community partners. In 2014, we won business of the year from our Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce.
The 2014-15 school year was a unique one for us from a management standpoint as we started the year in a new space and we grew our staff from 2 full-time to 3 full time and 2 part time staff. This is the most space and most staff that Pro Deo has had in our existence of an organization! So the challenges we are seeing is the fundamental shift in an organization from going from a founder driven organization to one where all staff have buy in. Challenges were addressed by weekly staff meetings, team building, open communication, creating systems and process to achieve weekly activities, and close board governance. We as an organization experienced so much growth last year, that we're excited to see what this next year has to offer. 
Our focus for the 2016-17 school year was intentional about our programming, expanding our counseling program to all of our teens, and continually assessing student's greatest needs so that we can serve them best.
Description Our After School Program provides a safe place for teens to go each day when they leave school. We provide one-on-one tutoring, counseling, artistic activities, exercise classes, emotional well-being small groups, and life skills courses. Snacks are served.
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), ,
Short-Term Success Our short term goals include our teens coming out of their shell. We want our students to meet new people, make new friends, and be comfortable with who they are. We want our teens to overcome their issues of abuse, neglect, drug use, and depression. Our teens can then use those struggles to share with and help others overcome their own hurts and habits. We want our students to explore their own interests and grow those interests. We work with our teens to discover their own goals and dreams and then make plans to accomplish them.
Long-Term Success
Our ultimate goal is that our teens would graduate from high school and enroll in college or enter the workforce. We also desire that our teens become productive and useful members of our community. We want our teens to end the destructive cycles that exist in their families and communities.
Program Success Monitored By
  • We will know our program is successful when teachers notice a difference in teens that participate in our after school program. Teachers will be able to see that our students grades improve and that there is more of a desire to work hard.
  • Another measure of success is the ability to interact with adults and other students. We will see an expansion of the student’s friends and an improvement of his ability to hold a conversation with adult volunteers.
  • We will also measure success by the number of students who graduate our program. This year, we hope to have fifteen seniors graduate and enter college or the workforce.
Examples of Program Success
This has been an excellent year for us as we have seen many of our older students graduate from college and began working full-time jobs.
For example, Alicia was a student that was recommended to Pro Deo through her school counselor. Alicia didn’t have gas, electricity or food at home because her mom was emotionally unhealthy. Pro Deo stepped in and sponsored Alicia’s senior prom and graduation, and turned on her heat and electricity at home. They also fixed her family’s washer and dryer and did 16 loads of laundry together in one day. Pro Deo filled their pantry with food and helped get rid of the trash that had been stacking up due to no trash service. Pro Deo even worked it out so Alicia’s mom wouldn’t lose their house. Alicia graduated that year from high school and is now working a full-time job and going to school for social work.
That is just one of the many success stories from Pro Deo teens!
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Jason Williams
Term Start Jan 2017
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
Mrs. Kylie Ewing Jan 2010 - Nov
Paid Full-Time Staff 2
Paid Part-Time Staff 4
Volunteers 25
Paid Contractors 0
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Res in Motus Business of the Year Sanctimonia CategoryLee's Summit Chamber of Commerce2014
Board Chair
Board Chair Jenn Beard
Company Affiliation Mozilla
Term Feb 2015 to Dec 2017
Board Members
Anne Aubuchon Lees Summit Chamber
Jenn Beard Mozilla
Hope Davis Solix
Andrew Ewing Lee's Summit Police Department
Andrew Felker Chinnery, Evans & Nail
Clint Haynes NextGen Wealth
John Heurtin Lee's Summit Medical Center
Adam Hubbard Blue Ridge Bank and Trust
Sandy Morris H&R Block
Rosalie Newkirk HSMC Orizon
Burt Whaley Lee's Summit School District
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 0
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 91%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2018
Projected Revenue $206,624
Projected Expenses $206,624
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2016, 2015, 2014: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990.
  • Foundations/Corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$64,560$40,602$43,566
Administration Expense$115,550$64,587$0
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.921.101.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses36%39%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$27,097$39,639$28,481
Current Assets$17,086$32,059$15,841
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$3,683$1,536$640
Total Net Assets$23,414$38,103$27,841
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities4.6420.8724.75
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Organization Name Pro Deo Youth Center
Address 214 NE Chipman Rd.
Lee's Summit, MO 64063
Primary Phone (816) 226-6806
CEO/Executive Director Jason Williams
Board Chair Jenn Beard
Board Chair Company Affiliation Mozilla
Year of Incorporation 2010