Higher M-Pact
1601 E. 18th St., Suite 364
Kansas City MO 64108
2014 Inspired M-Pact Community Dinner
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 353-8103
Mission Statement
The mission of Higher M-Pact is to instill hope and inspiration in the nation's high-risk urban youth and every life we encounter.
 
Our vision is to transform today's high-risk urban youth into tomorrow's leaders.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Tyrone J Flowers JD
Board Chair Ms Shannon Demaree
Board Chair Company Affiliation Lockton Companies
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1998
Former Names
Servant Programs, Inc.
Higher Impact
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement
The mission of Higher M-Pact is to instill hope and inspiration in the nation's high-risk urban youth and every life we encounter.
 
Our vision is to transform today's high-risk urban youth into tomorrow's leaders.
Background Statement

HMP started in 1993 as the vision of Tyrone Flowers. Tyrone had a childhood in urban Kansas City, Missouri, not unlike many of his peers, with many challenging circumstances. He was born to teenage parents, but was left to his grandmother at an early age because his father was absent and his mother was addicted to drugs. When his grandmother fell ill, Tyrone was forced into foster care where he spent the majority of his formative years shuffled between homes, detention centers, and state hospitals. In high school Tyrone lived with extended family but was left to find food, clothing and basic necessities on his own. Basketball appeared to offer an avenue of escape – during his senior year of high school he was offered college scholarships. During an after-school fight in his senior year of high school, a basketball teammate pulled a gun and shot Tyrone – leaving him confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. 

Tyrone decided shortly after to make his life matter. He completed community college in Kansas City, then his undergraduate, and law degrees from the University of Missouri. After a few years of work in the family court system, Tyrone started HMP to reach urban high-risk youth just like him and turn their lives around through intense one-on-one and team mentoring. Tyrone lives out his commitment to youth and his community because he grew up in Kansas City’s urban core, with time spent in the juvenile justice system. He understands the needs of urban youth and works daily through HMP to achieve its mission. 
 
HMP defines “high-risk” in the following way:  High-risk youth are actively involved in or have been labeled as likely candidates for criminal and violent activities by the community, law enforcement, juvenile justice system, and the educational system. They have not responded to previous intervention and conventional programs. They have no positive adult advocates. They challenge the system and question traditional policies and procedures with a strong sense of fairness. Many of these youth are leaders and sound thinkers; they are street wise and are often charismatic, influential, determined, persistent, and strong-willed.
 
HMP introduces an alternative lifestyle to these high-risk urban youth through three areas:
  1. Leaders of Tomorrowis our cornerstone program and provides one-on-one and team mentoring for high-risk urban youth.
  2. Project Restore Hope is a program that targets residents and individuals who live in high-risk communities. Currently this program is being offered in the Charlie Parker Square and Wayne Miner public housing projects.
  3. Bridging the Gap is a program that invites the larger diverse community into our work and connects high-risk urban youth with opportunities that otherwise would not be available to them.
Impact Statement

During our first decade, Higher M-Pact has saved society $326 million with $3.29 million in funding. Through our three core programs, 100 youth have graduated from high school and 12 youth have begun their post-secondary education. 

Among our youth is Anthony. As a direct result of his involvement with our programs, he was able to obtain a full athletic scholarship to play football at the University of Missouri. He is currently a Junior with a 3.6 GPA. 

Of the 30 youth involved with Higher M-Pact in the first decade, none have died prematurely or entered long-term incarceration. 

We are excited about our future. As we enter the next decade, we have three goals:

  1. Give your youth a 360 Degree Experience - Helping youth in just one area of their life is ineffective. The 360 Degree Experience will help us focus on reaching youth in a variety of the areas and exposing them to more opportunities including health, education, career/professional development, spirituality, culture and recreation.
  2. Double our sustaining monthly givers.
  3. Give our youth a place to call home - Right now we are working out of different buildings. We are not as efficient or effective as we need to be in order to improve and expand our services to our youth.
Needs Statement
The five most pressing needs of HMP include:
  1. HMP "Sustainers" are needed to help support our programs and events for the high-risk youth we serve.  These monthly donors can be corporations or individuals and range from $25 - $4,000 a month.  No matter the level of donation, these funders are vital to our success.
  2. Sponsors for monthly and annual events such as Birthday Parties, Field Trips, The Back To School Rally, Easter Basket Giveaway, and The Summer Kick-Off. Each of these events provides HMP staff and volunteers the opportunity to bring hope to youth.     
  3. IT Support to manage a Microsoft Exchange Server and computer lab. 
  4. A Volunteer Coordinator to serve on a volunteer basis in coordinating volunteer efforts.
  5. Our dream is to one day have a facility in which to centralize our programs, services, and staff.  We are currently working on this plan.
Service Categories
Youth Development Programs
Areas of Service
MO
MO - Jackson County
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement I met Tyrone Flowers, Executive Director of HMP,  and was immediately inspired. HMP is impacting youth and families in Kansas City that have great needs. I firmly believe that Tyrone and his staff are effective with these youth because Tyrone relates to them. The organization understands that “high-risk” youth demonstrate a variety of aptitudes that can be channeled from negative to positive. For example, many of these young people are leaders with a strong sense of fairness and the ability to think soundly. They are street wise and are often charismatic, influential, determined, persistent, and strong-willed. Yet they are also misdirected and in need of a role model. HMP provides this role model-and much more. I’m honored to be part of an organization that gives these kids someone positive to follow when they have had no one to follow before. As a relatively new organization, we experience challenges associated with growing, such as needing to raise more funding support, yet we find ourselves serving more youth and reaching more community members, locally and even nationally, with our story than ever before. Even while we grow, Higher M-Pact continues to be a presence in these kids’ lives every day – driving them to school, finding funds for school uniforms, feeding them, helping them with homework, taking them on fun and educational field trips, just talking to them – real effort on a daily basis with the young people in Kansas City who absolutely need us most. HMP is working today with the future in mind.
Programs
Description

Leaders of Tomorrow addresses the needs of up to 15 high-risk urban youth each year through intense long-term mentoring for a select group of high-risk urban youth leaders ages 11 to 18. HMP’s Leaders of Tomorrow program makes a long-term commitment to youth. HMP will “follow” youth (who tend to experience frequent changes in housing) throughout the Kansas City Metropolitan area. Furthermore, youth do not age-out or graduate from the program. Many are involved for 8+ years and benefit from the knowledge that HMP will be a stable presence in their adolescent life.

These youth possess high self-esteem; have leadership characteristics; have an attitude of hopelessness regarding their future; and are from non-traditional, broken and low-income families. HMP services for these youth focus on creating opportunities for positive personal development and socialization experiences. Socialization includes lessons in appropriate behavior, attitude, communication and appearance and is designed to make the youth more comfortable and confident in situations outside of their usually limited experiences.

Program Budget $30,300.00
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Leadership
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), ,
Short-Term Success

Leaders of Tomorrow Outcomes

  1. 100% of youth participants will have open access to their mentor.
  2. 100% of youth participants will communicate or meet with mentors at least once per week.
  3. 75% of participants will complete at least fifty hours of community service annually.
  4. 75% of participants will stay in school or educational program (GED).
  5. 100% of participants will set and reach annual goals in areas of growth including academic, job skills, community service, and physical/well-being.
Long-Term Success Most of our youth are considered too challenging to work with and too often are left to battle with their environment’s negative influences on their own. Our youth and their circumstances can be challenging. However, studies have shown that if programs that target high-risk urban youth are at least partially successful, the benefits to society will far outweigh the costs of the programs. Without intervention, high-risk urban youth typically become high school dropouts, drug users and/or career criminals. As a result, the community pays. The lifetime cost to society for just one high-risk urban youth with no Intervention is $3.26 million. If the our community can work to invest in providing programs for high-risk urban youth, these youth will no longer be a cost to the community but rather contributors to the community.
Program Success Monitored By

These outcomes will be tracked by the Executive Director utilizing mentor communication records; community service records maintained by participants; grade reports submitted by participants; and goal sheets provided by mentors.

Examples of Program Success Goldie started participating when she was 12. She graduated from high school and Langston University, was employed at Koch Industries in Wichita, Kansas, and has recently returned to Kansas City to pursue her dream of working in the nonprofit industry – to help others like herself.
Description

Project Restoring Hope provides services to high-risk urban communities in Kansas City’s urban core characterized by high crime, substance abuse, gangs, physical deterioration, overcrowding, high poverty level, teenage pregnancy, and single parent homes. HMP’s program and services include after school programs, spiritual, recreational and social activities, community outreach events, field trips, computer learning center, monthly birthday parties, Scout Troops and other opportunities for personal development.

Program Budget $50,500.00
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), ,
Short-Term Success

Project Restoring Hope Outcomes

  1. 75% of youth participants will stay in school.
  2. 100% of youth participants will have access to safe, structured programs and activities at least four days a week.
  3. 50% of youth participants will be exposed to at least three off-site opportunities.
Long-Term Success

The goal of Project Restore is to instill pride, respect and ownership in the lives of the residents through quality, structured programs. Youth understand that the Higher M-Pact program is a safe place for them to go where character and hope are emphasized. Youth participate in programming in which these principles are modeled by staff and volunteers through simple, practical activities and events. These activities and events expose youth to opportunities and experiences they would not normally have the resources or means to participate. Project Restoring Hope is transforming the housing projects in which we provide services by leveling the playing field and providing hope for the future.

Program Success Monitored By

Project Restoring Hope outcomes will be tracked by the Executive Director utilizing program records; field trip attendance records, pre and post-program parent surveys, pictures, and videos.

Examples of Program Success
Anthony who has been a part of Higher M-Pact since he was 8 years old, graduated from high school and is in his freshman year at the University of Missouri, where he is enrolled on a football scholarship.
Description

Bridging the Gap reaches the community through local and national workshops, training and speaking engagements, educating and inspiring individuals to become effectively active in their communities.

Program Budget $2,000.00
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Short-Term Success

Bridging The Gap Goal 

  1. Reach over 2,000 youth and 1,500 adults annually in locally and nationally with presentations that provide a message of hope and encouragement. 
  2. Educate more than 1,000 individuals annually in cultural competencies needed to deal with, understand, and assist in becoming part of the solution for dealing with youth issues of crime, drugs, and youth blight in our urban core settings.
Long-Term Success

Bridging the Gap provides a much needed resource and dialogue for educators, agencies, community leaders, churches, civic organizations and businesses leaders. The awareness created and instruction provided on how to effectively address the needs and challenges of high-risk urban youth, their culture and their community give a new brighter perspective that change can occur in the lives of high-risk urban youth.

Program Success Monitored By Bridging the Gap success and outcomes are tracked by the speaker evaluations, response letters and referrals.
Examples of Program Success

When Frank first heard Higher M-Pact’s presentation, he was 16-year-old male who did not take his education seriously, had academic and behavioral problems in school, gave in to peer pressure, had little respect for others and felt unable to accomplish anything outside of sports.

The message of Higher M-Pact had a strong impact on Frank. As a result he was inspired to change his perspective on life and enrolled at the University of Missouri. Frank focused more on his education; stopped giving in to peer pressure; and began treating people how he would want to be treated. Frank developed mentoring relationship with Higher M-Pact Founder, Tyrone J. Flowers that continued as Frank received a BA, MD, and eventually a Ph. D in Psychology.

CEO Comments Our desire is to reach those high-risk urban youth in the Kansas City, Missouri area who are not involved in activities or receiving services that are productive or positive. We want to develop citizens of good moral character, trust and respect while valuing their rights to be unique individuals. At the same time, we will forge relationships based on positive values, citizenship, understanding and acceptance. If we change their method of thinking, then they will change their negative behavior.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Tyrone J Flowers JD
Term Start Jan 1998
Experience

Tyrone J. Flowers, Founder and Executive Director of Higher M-Pact has a combination of over 25 years of personal and professional experience being involved in the juvenile justice field. After graduating from law school, Flowers worked for the Family Court Division of the 16th Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri. As a youth growing up in the violent streets of inner city Kansas City, Flowers frequently found himself involved with the same juvenile court system that later employed him. Flowers’ motivation comes from two sources: faith in Christ and desire to fulfill his God given purpose. He is involved with community service organizations, agencies and has served on local, state and national committees and boards addressing the needs of youth. He has been featured in numerous publications, newspaper articles and has received certificates and awards in recognition of the work he does for youth, his community, and for his inspiring life story. Flowers was recognized by the University of Missouri for his professional accomplishments by receiving the University Of Missouri School Of Law’s Distinguished Recent Graduate Award and the Outstanding Alumni Award.  His success has been documented as part of Missouri’s History in the books A Very Special Place in Life; The History of Juvenile Justice in Missouri and Dispatches from Juvenile Hall: Fixing a Failing System and Be Somebody: A Guide to Achieving Personal Success. Flowers story has also been featured in the international documentary Youth Under Fire: Youth Violence in America, The 700 Club television program and as part of the I AM SECOND international video movement, giving the hope of Christ to individuals dealing with typical struggles of every day living. A native of Kansas City, MO, Flowers received his associates arts degree from Penn Valley Community College and his bachelors degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1993. He and his wife, Renee, reside in Kansas City, MO.

Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Senior Staff
Title Founder & President
Experience/Biography Tyrone J. Flowers, Founder and Executive Director of Higher M-Pact has a combination of over 25 years of personal and professional experience being involved in the juvenile justice field. After graduating from law school, Flowers worked for the Family Court Division of the 16th Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri. As a youth growing up in the violent streets of inner city Kansas City, Flowers frequently found himself involved with the same juvenile court system that later employed him. Flowers’ motivation comes from two sources: faith in Christ and desire to fulfill his God given purpose. He is involved with community service organizations, agencies and has served on local, state and national committees and boards addressing the needs of youth. He has been featured in numerous publications, newspaper articles and has received certificates and awards in recognition of the work he does for youth, his community, and for his inspiring life story. Flowers has been recognized by the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law for his accomplishments and received the School of Law’s “2004 Distinguished Recent Graduate Award.” Flowers’ success has also been documented as part of Missouri’s History in the book “A Very Special Place in Life”; The History of Juvenile Justice in Missouri.” Most recently, Flowers was featured in the August 7, 2005 issue of the Star Magazine published by The Kansas City Star. A native of Kansas City, MO., Flowers received his associates arts degree from Penn Valley Community College and received his bachelors degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1993. He and his wife, Renee, reside in Kansas City, Missouri.
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 2
Paid Part-Time Staff 0
Volunteers 275
Paid Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Formal Evaluations
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Collaborations
Higher M-Pact is pleased to partner with the following organizations and businesses:  
  • Blue Ridge Mall Optimist Club
  • The Rotary Club of Johnson County
  • Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences
  • Paseo Baptist Church
  • Lenexa Baptist Church
  • Ryan Lawn & Tree
  • Bryan T. Reese Foundation
  • Alpha Phi Alpha - Beta Lambda
  • Dr. Bruso & Associates 
  • Kansas City Power & Light
  • Sprint
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Article - Flowers Works to Cushion the Impact From High-Risk YouthsKansas City Business Journal2008
Article - High-impact MentorThe Register-Guard2008
Article - Provide Hope for Kansas City's High-Risk Urban YouthKCMBA KC Counselor2008
Freshman Entrepreneur AwardBlack Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City2007
African American History MonthPresident George W. Bush 2007
Passion AwardNational Christian Foundation Heartland2008
The Philly Award - Informational Brochure < $1 MillionNonprofit Connect2008
The Philly Award - Website < $1 MillionNonprofit Connect2012
Finalist for Toyota’s 100 Cars for GoodToyota2012
Passion AwardNational Christian Foundation Heartland2011
Passion AwardNational Christian Foundation Heartland2006
Passion AwardNational Christian Foundation Heartland2004
Community Spirit AwardTrumpet Awards Foundation & General Motors2006
Philly Award for Informational Video < $1 MillionNonprofit Connect2006
Achievement in Education Award for Outstanding Contributions to EducationBlue Ridge Mall Optimist2005
Ford Freedom Unsung OrganizationFord Motor Company2015
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms Shannon Demaree
Company Affiliation Lockton Companies
Term Jan 2017 to Dec 2019
Email sdemaree@lockton.com
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Jim Carnes BlitzTrade LLC
Mrs. Shannon Demaree Lockton Benefit Group
Mr. Tyrone J Flowers JDHigher M-Pact
Mr. Michael Jackson Kansas City Power & Light
Mrs. Terri Lewis Lawing Financial, Inc.
Mrs. Kim S Perkins Bridges and Yallay, CPA's
Mrs. Janet Thompson CBIZ Cottonwood
Mr. Michael Wedel B12 Partners
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 84%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 22%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 8
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Board Development / Board Orientation
Finance
Marketing
Program / Program Planning
Advisory Board Members
NameAffiliation
Dean Robert Bailey University of Missouri, School of Law
Mr. Dave Embry SelectQuote Senior
Mr. Ray Evans Pegasus Capital Management
Mr. Dave Gras Navigators
Mr. Drew Hiss Convene
Dr. Ellis Ingram MDUniversity of Missouri - Columbia, School of Medicine
Mr. Tom Lipscomb Northwest Mutual Financial Network
Mr. Patrick McGannon Kessinger / Hunter
Mr. Matt Miller The Robert E. Miller Group
Mr. Robert Pascuzzi Creative Planning
Mr Dave Perky TPP, CPA
Mr. Larry Ryan Ryan Lawn & Tree
Mrs. Jane Shelley Waterford
Mr. John "Jay" Simpson Shook Hardy Bacon
Mr. Tim Sotos Clinical Reference Laboratory
Mr. Michael Williams Williams Dirks, LLC
Mr. Mike Yardley VML
CEO Comments The strength of HMP's board of directors stems from the combined experience and expertise in the areas of business, ministry, education and social services. This has and will produce outstanding results. The board of directors' members have combined experience exceeding 30 years working in the juvenile justice system, 16 years of personally receiving services from the juvenile justice system, 20 years in the field of education, 60 years in business and 30 years in ministry.
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Aug 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End July 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $521,500
Projected Expenses $521,440
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 7/31/2015, 2014, 2013: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990. 
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item includes contributions from individuals. 
Detailed Financials
 
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$241,322$186,820$201,152
Administration Expense$95,068$82,853$79,605
Fundraising Expense$61,693$53,623$45,561
Payments to Affiliates----$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.211.061.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses61%58%61%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue13%16%14%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$161,039$73,569$56,674
Current Assets$156,604$62,803$44,950
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$4,119$1,577$3,686
Total Net Assets$156,920$71,992$52,988
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities38.0239.8212.19
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountGeorge H. Davis Trust Bank of America $30,000 -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSprint Foundation $20,000 -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountKCP&L $11,250 -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments
HMP has an operating budget of $420,000 for the 2013-2014 FY.  Income is received from monthly sustainers including individuals, businesses, churches, and community organizations; support from foundations and grants; special events; annual campaigns and program revenue received for the performance of services.  
 
Higher M-Pact hosts two annual fundraisers: The Inspired M-Pact Community Luncheon and a fall event. The money raised from these events continues to grow each year. A written fundraising plan guides the board and staff in raising the funds to meet our budget. The plan includes measurable goals to increase the monthly gifts and grant applications.
Organization Name Higher M-Pact
Address 1601 E. 18th St., Suite 364
Kansas City, MO 64108
Primary Phone (816) 353-8103
Contact Email TFlowers@HigherMPact.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Tyrone J Flowers JD
Board Chair Ms Shannon Demaree
Board Chair Company Affiliation Lockton Companies
Year of Incorporation 1998
Former Names
Servant Programs, Inc.
Higher Impact