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
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 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
Monday, January 5, 2015
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!
Monday, December 8, 2014
About fifty current Friendships, alumni, and guests came together for holiday fun! Those in attendance were able to enjoy ice skating, lunch, dessert, and a small gift courtesy of our donors. It was great seeing so many familiar faces. Thanks for choosing to kick off the holiday season with FFY!
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Friends for Youth partnered with Franklin Templeton this week for some fabulous fall fun! Mentees on the waitlist were able to enjoy Giants baseball, pizza and pumpkin carving. Many thanks to Franklin Templeton for sponsoring the event. We had a great time!