2017-18 Impact Report
Simon Youth Foundation believes that all youth, regardless of their personal circumstances, should have the opportunity to pursue their dreams through education. The Foundation embraces the philosophy that changing the life of just one student is enough to make a difference, yet the full scope of our impact comes into focus when you consider the numbers and the stories behind them.
The pages of this year’s report are filled with thoughts from SYF’s students and the stories that have shaped their SYF experiences; stories of second chances, stories of opportunity, and stories of who SYF’s students truly are. Together, SYF’s generous partners are proving that hope can be found in all places – especially the mall.
Management is responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of these financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America; this includes the design, implementation and maintenance of internal control relevant to the preparation and fair presentation of financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.
An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor’s judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal control relevant to the entity’s preparation and fair presentation of the financial statements in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity’s internal control. Accordingly, we express no such opinion. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of significant accounting estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of financial statements.
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