MentorKids USA

The information on this page was last updated 7/22/2022. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


MentorKids is, as you would expect, about mentoring kids. But it's also a lot more than that.

MentorKids is a program that serves K-12 grade students year-round, focusing on three distinct areas - academic excellence, spiritual growth, and leadership development. As our kids progress through the program, they move into higher levels of responsibility so that by the time they enter high school, they are ready to be hired on as an iLEADer. iLEADers mentor and tutor our younger students under the supervision of the classroom teachers, receive advanced leadership training and academic support, and engage with their community through outreach events and projects.

Contact information

Mailing address:
MentorKids USA
1776 N. Scottsdale Road
Box 1148
Scottsdale, AZ 85260


Phone: (480) 767-6707

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 860865368

CEO/President: Aaron Parrot

Chairman: Tammy Valdez

Board size: 8

Founder: Mr. Orv Krieger

Ruling year: 1997

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 07/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Vision: A world where all youth reach their full God-given potential.

Mission statement

MentorKids USA is a Christian based organization that equips and empowers youth to be transformative leaders in their lives, their families, and their communities.

Statement of faith

We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord and Savior.

We believe Jesus was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. He descended into hell and on the third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits on the right hand of God the Father Almighty, and will one day return from there to judge the quick and the dead.

We believe in the Holy Ghost, The Church as the body of Christ, the Fellowship of Saints, the Forgiveness of sins, the Resurrection of the body and that whoever believes in Jesus will have Life everlasting.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating622 of 102148 of 82
Fund acquisition rating646 of 102449 of 82
Resource allocation rating764 of 102463 of 82
Asset utilization rating312 of 102128 of 82

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$82,569$93,863$33,195$67,831$112,092
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$762,176$751,015$514,123$522,703$365,089
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total assets$762,176$751,015$514,123$522,703$365,089
Payables and accrued expenses$70,646$57,756$36,643$35,635$35,046
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$70,646$57,756$36,643$35,635$35,046
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$111,230$0$0$0
Total liabilities$70,646$168,986$36,643$35,635$35,046
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$657,434$515,637$477,480$421,600$218,073
With donor restrictions$34,096$66,392$0$65,468$111,970
Net assets$691,530$582,029$477,480$487,068$330,043
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,023,555$838,865$803,398$873,821$767,874
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$488$3,086$1,195$1,024$340
Other revenue($19,944)$19,926($1,824)($986)($3,616)
Total other revenue($19,456)$23,012($629)$38($3,276)
Total revenue$1,004,099$861,877$802,769$873,859$764,598
Program services$646,238$557,586$527,384$452,995$402,981
Management and general$153,843$146,692$129,523$114,321$101,234
Total expenses$879,908$747,328$706,648$716,834$563,644
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$124,191$114,549$96,121$157,025$200,954
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$124,191$114,549$96,121$157,025$200,954


Aaron ParrottExecutive Director$71,760

Compensation data as of: 7/31/2021

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 7/22/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


It began with a trip to a prison.
When MentorKids Founder Orv Krieger took a mission trip to South America in the early 1990's he toured some prisons. One of the prisons was for children below the age of 18, and he saw how the kids were treated and how they lived. So when he came back to America, he wanted to learn how the prison system dealt with juveniles here. He visited some prisons for kids here and he became convinced that God was telling him that he needed to do something. So Orv started MentorKids.

For the next 13 years, MentorKids grew into a network of Mentors investing in the lives of youth all over the valley. Many of the Mentors are still in touch with the kids they mentored, who are now adults with kids of their own. This longevity of relationship demonstrates the power of loving, consistent investment in the life of a young person.

MentorKids was founded in 1997 as a one-to-one mentoring program. In 2010 we determined that a transformative impact in child's life would only happen if we could impact their families and neighborhoods as well. The "Promise Neighborhood" model was born to meet this challenge, allowing us to make a long-term investment in the children, families, and neighborhoods that we serve.

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