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The Gifford Youth Achievement Center (GYAC) is proud to announce that its strong financial health and ongoing accountability and transparency has earned a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator. This rating designates GYAC as an official “Give with Confidence” charity, indicating that our organization is using its donations effectively based on Charity Navigator’s criteria. Charity Navigator is America’s largest and most-utilized independent charity evaluator. Since 2001, the organization has been an unbiased and trusted source of information for more than 11 million donors annually. 

“We are delighted to provide the Gifford Youth Achievement Center with third-party accreditation that validates their operational excellence,” said Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator. “The Four-Star Rating is the highest possible rating an organization can achieve. We are eager to see the excellent work that the Gifford Youth Achievement Center is able to accomplish in the years ahead.”  

“Our Four-Star Charity Navigator is further validation that our supporters can trust our commitment to good governance and financial health,” said GYAC Executive Director Angelia Perry. “We hope this laudable designation will introduce our work to new supporters who can help us advance our mission to create, with God’s guidance, educational, cultural and social opportunities that enhance the lives of the youth and families we serve.” 

To learn more about GYAC or to schedule a tour of the campus, call 772-794-1005. 

GYAC’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on 

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