Novo: “To Make New”

Novo comes from the Latin word for “change” or “to make new.”

Novo exists to break cycles of destruction, create hope, and instill a sense of purpose through life-changing mentoring relationships with boys and girls in need. Since 2005, Novo Ministries has been making a lasting impact in at-risk communities in partnership with churches, organizations, and individuals to provide children with positive role models, a safe haven from the challenges that surround them, and opportunities to learn about the God who created and loves them.

“My heart breaks when I see the realities of the at-risk communities that these children are from. Each child is affected by broken systems, marginalization, and disparity. Novo exists to help these children through mentorship and relationships,” says Valerie Sherrer, Novo Founder.

Impact by the Numbers

Join a community changing the world, 1 child at a time!

  • 12,000+ lesson and resource downloads
  • 7,000+ curriculum booklets distributed
  • 4,000+ kids impacted annually
  • 2,000+ volunteers serving
  • 265+ foundations, companies, and individuals donating
  • 200+ behind-the-scenes volunteers who served at Novo
  • 100% of our partners believe they have gained new knowledge and / or skills from Novo
  • …And 1 more child who is grateful for the support of a mentor!



“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”

II Corinthians 5:17

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