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Teen Night Out - Start up Costs

Costs will vary depending on the kind of TNO program you plan. The list below can give you some ideas of costs. From there you can think about what funding you will need.

Staff – Include driving time, planning, contacts and group meetings x the number of events per year. Contract for staff to supervise X number of events for a set fee. Fees can range from $5,000 to $15,000 per year.

Meals – Budget $6.00 per meal (maximum) per event (movies, bowling, picnics, etc.) per student, mentor, parent participant In some cases, with frugal shopping, you can get under this.

Outings – Budget $7.50 per activity per student, mentor or parent participant. Some parents will pay.

Mileage - Budget 41 cents per mile x the number of miles per event, x the number of trips per month

Presenter - Most presenters volunteer their time but be certain to consider extra costs if a presenter needs a meal or reimbursement for driving

Hygiene Kits - Budget 15 dollars for a simple kit including comb, shampoo, disposable razors, shaving gel, hand lotion, toothbrush and toothpaste for those students that may need one and whose families are unable to provide these items.