Saturday, June 20, 2015

Rockin' Jump!

Friendships new and old enjoyed some FUN fitness at Rockin' Jump this week! Mentors and mentees dove into foam pits, played dodgeball, and got to know one another!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Friendships visit NASA!

Current and Alumni Friendships visited the NASA/Ames Visitor Center this weekend! They were able to learn more about NASA's missions, take cool photos, and get to know one another.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Spotlight Friendship

Prachi and Elizabeth were matched in March of 2014. During their first year together they embarked on many outdoor adventures, took advantage of the free ticket opportunities, and joined us at our annual Holiday Party. These two have learned from one another, become a great source of support for each other, and will continue to meet monthly!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Friendship fun and sharpie tie dye

Past and present Friendships joined forces to express their creativity through wearable art. Alumni Friendship Connie + Lizbet gave us a quick lesson on sharpie tie dye and the results were amazing! Thanks to those who attended!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Friends for Youth recognized by GuideStar as gold-level charity

Friends for Youth has earned the GuideStar Exchange Gold-level participant designation, demonstrating our organization's commitment to transparency and accountability.

"Friends for Youth is proud to have earned this recognition from GuideStar," said Executive Director Becky Cooper. "We want our donors, supporters, and community partners to know that we strive to be a well-run youth mentoring organization."

Information available on GuideStar about Friends for Youth includes: financial, leadership, mission, programming, impact, and effectiveness.

Founded in 1994, GuideStar's mission is to revolutionize philanthropy by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Saturday of service at Samaritan House

Current Friendships gave back to their community last weekend by volunteering at Samaritan House. These gals prepared healthy ingredients used for delicious lunches made available to food service clients. Thank you Samaritan House for welcoming us into your kitchen and allowing us to start the weekend off positively!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Spotlight Friendships

Yale + Keilee  
Yale and Keilee were matched in November of 2013 and have since become great friends! They were able to attend various FFY activities like the ballet, Sky High, CuriOdyssey, the Nutrition Workshop, and the holiday party. Although they were busy having fun, they volunteered at Lytton Gardens and packed boxes for Operation Christmas.  These gals had a fabulous year and will continue to meet and enjoy homemade smoothies!
 Jeff + Michael
Jeff and Michael were matched in November of 2013 and are now buddies! During their first year of Friendship these two visited the Cal Academy, attended a Warriors game, went to Sky High and attended both the stress management and nutritional workshops. As their Friendship has only continued to grow, these two will still meet, play sports, and have a blast!