In May 2016, Youth On Their Own received the GuideStar Platinum rating for its commitment to program impact and overall organizational transparency. This is an upgrade from the Gold rating, which the agency received back in 2014.
The GuideStar program is made up of bronze, silver, gold, and platinum participation levels that reward nonprofits based on the information they share with the public via GuideStar. The program is free, open to nonprofits of all sizes, and is designed to connect nonprofits with donors, funders, and other stakeholders through information sharing. The Platinum rating was added as the highest tier in May 2016 to allow nonprofits to report their progress against their missions in quantitative terms.
To view Youth On Their Own’s GuideStar page, click here.